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Martin B. Einhorn
Regents' Proceedings 115

Martin B. Einhorn, Ph.D., professor of physics in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, retired from active faculty status on August 31, 2004.

Professor Einhorn received his B.S. degree from the California Institute of Technology in 1965 and his Ph.D. degree from Princeton University in 1968. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Laboratory (1968-70), Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (1970-72), and the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (1972-73), and a staff physicist at the latter from 1973-76. He joined the University of Michigan faculty as an associate research scientist in 1976 and was promoted to associate professor in 1979 and professor in 1983.

Professor Einhorn's research spans a broad range of topics in relativistic quantum field theory and focuses on relating theory to existing or potential experimental results. His work includes studies of cosmology and phase transitions in the early universe, quantum gravity, the cosmological constant problem, and superstring theory. He was editor of the book, The Standard Model Higgs Boson. Professor Einhorn also played a significant role in government and university advisory positions. He was a member of the original national panel that established the Institute for Theoretical Physics and a member of the Department of Energy's High Energy Physics Advisory Panel. He served on the executive committee of the Division of Particles and Fields of the American Physical Society, was deputy director of the Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of California-Santa Barbara, and was a long-time consultant for the Department of Energy. Within the University, he served on the Department of Physics Executive Committee and chaired the Research Policies Committee for the vice president for research and the Financial Affairs Advisory Committee for the executive vice president and chief financial officer.

The Regents salute this distinguished scholar by naming Martin B. Einhorn professor emeritus of physics.