Robert J. Silbey
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Description

Robert J. Silbey joined the MIT faculty as an Assistant Professor in 1966. He became Head of the Chemistry Department in 1990-1995. He was appointed Director of the Center for Materials Science & Engineering in 1998. He served as Dean of the School of Science from 2000-2007. Silbey's primary research concerns the theoretical studies of a) the low temperature thermal properties of glasses, b) energy and electron transfer and relaxation in molecular aggregates, c) the optical and electronic properties of conjugated polymers and d) in collaboration with Professor Field, the dynamics of highly vibrationally excited molecules.

Silbey has received numerous teaching awards at MIT, and has lectured extensively throughout the world. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1965.


Lectures:

debate
flag Teaching the Second Law
as moderator at  MIT World Series: Meeting the Entropy Challenge,
together with: Joseph Smith, Howard Butler, Andrew Foley, Kimberly Hamad-Schifferli, Bernhardt Trout, Jeffrey Lewins, Enzo Zanchini, Michael von Spakovsky,
3080 views
  debate
flag Foundations of the Second Law
as moderator at  MIT World Series: Meeting the Entropy Challenge,
together with: Seth Lloyd, Owen Maroney, Silviu Guiasu, Ping Ao, Jochen Gemmer, Bernard Guy, Gian Paolo Beretta, Speranta Gheorghiu-Svirschevski, Dorion Sagan,
3939 views
lecture
flag Fundamentals of Cancer Research: Introduction and Overview
as author at  MIT World Series: Fundamentals of Cancer Research,
together with: Susan Hockfield, Tyler Jacks,
3888 views