Barry C. Barish

Ronald and Maxine Linde Professor of Physics, Emeritus

Barry Barish, Caltech
Mail Code: MC 100-36
Office: 250 West Bridge (33W)
Phone: 626-395-3853
Email: barish@​ligo.caltech.edu
B.A., University of California, 1957; Ph.D., 1962; Laurea, h.c., University of Bologna. Research Fellow, Caltech, 1963-66; Assistant Professor, 1966-69; Associate Professor, 1969-72; Professor, 1972-91; Linde Professor, 1991-2005; Linde Professor Emeritus, 2005-. Principal Investigator of LIGO, 1994-97; Director, LIGO, 1997-2006.
Research Areas: Physics

Selected Awards

Nobel Prize in Physics 2017
Elected as Foreign Member to the Royal Society, Great Britain 2019
Elected as Foreign Member to the Academy of Sciences of Spain 2018
Honorary Member: Royal European Academy of Doctors 2018
UC Berkeley – Alumnus of the Year 2018
Fudan-Zhongzhi Science Award – Shanghai, China 2017
Princess of Asturias Prize for Science and Technology – Spain 2017
Giuseppe and Vanna Cocconi Prize; European Physical Society 2017
Henry Draper Medal, National Academy of Sciences 2017
Smithsonian Magazine's American Ingenuity Award - Physical Sciences 2016
Enrico Fermi Prize; Italian Physical Society 2016
Titan of Physics Award - On the Shoulders of Giants; 2016 World Science Festival NYC
Elected Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS) 2005
Presidential Appointee (Bush), National Science Board (NSB) 2003-2010
Elected Member, National Academy of Science (NAS) 2002
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Klopsteg Award for 2002, American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT)
Fellow, American Physical Society (APS)
Maxine and Ronald Linde Professorship – California Institute of Technology

Honorary Doctoral Degrees:
University of Sofia, Bulgaria 2018
Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX 2018
University of Glasgow – Glasgow, Scotland 2013
University of Florida – Gainesville, Florida 2007
University of Bologna – Bologna, Italy 2006

Professional Societies

AURA LSST Oversight Committee 2016 – present - Chairperson
Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) 1994 - present;
          Director, LIGO Laboratory 1997-2006;
          Senior Scientist 2006 to present.
International Linear Collider - Global Design Effort Director 2005 - 2012
Caltech High Energy Physics Group Principal Investigator 1984-96
NCR Board of Physics and Astronomy - Neutrino Facilities Assessment Committee
    Chair 2002 Report “Neutrinos & Beyond”
High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP) to DoE and NSF Co-chair of Subpanel a “Long Range Plan for the U.S. High Energy Physics (HEP) program” 2001-2002
IUPAP U.S. Liaison Committee - Chair 2002-2005
IUPAP Panel on Nuclear, Particle and Gravitational-Wave Astrophysics (PaNAGIC)
    Member 1998-2005

IUPAP Commission on Particles and Fields (C-11) 1990-1999

Publications