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Dr. James E. Faller

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Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Fellow


  • Ph.D. degree
    Princeton University
  • AB degree
    Indiana University
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Lessons from graduate school (July 2005) - Physics World - PhysicsWeb, 1 July 2005 [cached]
"A month or two in the lab can save you several hours in the library," quipped James Faller of the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder, Colorado.
APS Names Joseph F. Keithley 2001 Award Winner, 13 Mar 2001 [cached]
Cleveland, Ohio -- March 13, 2001 -- The American Physical Society (APS) has named Dr. James E. Faller of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) as this year's recipient of the Joseph F. Keithley Award.The annual prize recognizes physicists who have made outstanding advances in measurement science through the development of original measurement techniques or equipment.Nominations are reviewed by a panel of five APS members, who select a person or persons working in the same area whose contributions have made a long-lasting impact on both physics and instrumentation.Dr. Faller received the Keithley Award during this year's APS meeting held in Seattle, March 12-14.
In its presentation of the Joseph F. Keithley Award, APS recognized Dr. Faller for his development of sensitive gravitational detectors and their successful application to the study of physics and geophysics.As Chief of the Quantum Physics Division at NIST and Fellow of JILA (1), Dr. Faller's other research interests include experimental relativity, fundamental constants, and precision measurements.
Dr. Faller received his AB degree from Indiana University and his Ph.D. degree from Princeton University.Currently, he is Fellow of JILA and Professor Adjoint, Department of Physics; previously, he held the position of Chairman, JILA.Professional affiliations include Fellow of the American Physical Society, the American Geophysical Union, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Optical Society of America and Member, the International Astronomical Union.Prior honors and awards include the Federal Laboratory Consortium Technology Transfer Award, 1992; Department of Commerce Gold Medal, 1990; and NASA Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal, 1973.
The Joseph F. Keithley Award is endowed by Keithley Instruments, Inc. (NYSE:KEI) and the Instrument and Measurement Science Topical Group (IMSTG).The award honors the founder of Keithley Instruments for his outstanding contributions and numerous accomplishments in the area of sensitive and precision instrument development and measurement techniques.
Additional information on Dr. Faller and on the Joseph F. Keithley Award can be found at
(1) JILA is an interdisciplinary institute for research and graduate education in the physical sciences.Located on the main campus of the University of Colorado (CU) in Boulder, JILA is operated jointly by CU and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
About Keithley Instruments.Keithley Instruments, Inc. provides electrical measurement solutions to the telecommunications, semiconductor, optical electronics, and other related segments of the electronics industry.
Optomechanical Instrument Register: Gravimeter, Fiber Optic, Absolute, 9 Sept 2006 [cached]
5) Jim Faller, Joint Institute for Laboratory Astro­physics, Boulder, CO
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The Daily Camera: Science, 27 Aug 2004 [cached]
JILA scientist James Faller suggested the idea, and NBS is able to accurately measure the distance to within 2.5 centimeters.
"Debbie has an inquiring and creative ... [cached]
"Debbie has an inquiring and creative mind," says James Fuller, Chief of the NIST Quantum Physics Division.
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