John M. Cowley

Physicist, Academic

1923 – 2004

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Who was John M. Cowley?

John M. Cowley was an American Regents Professor at Arizona State University. The John M. Cowley Center for High-Resolution Electron Microscopy at Arizona State is named in his honor.

John Cowley was an extraordinarily productive scientist over more than five decades. He made pioneering contributions in the fields of electron microscopy, diffraction and crystallography, all of which brought him widespread recognition. He received the highest awards of the International Union of Crystallography, the Electron Microscopy Society of America and the American Crystallographic Society, and he was honored by election to Fellowship of the Australian Academy of Science, The Royal Society of London, and the American Physical Society. His monograph Diffraction Physics remains the standard reference in the field. His ideas, enthusiasm and basic understanding of electron optics and diffraction phenomena provided a valued source of leadership to many generations of students and co-workers, and he was universally admired by his peers and colleagues as a great and inspiring scientist.

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Born
Feb 18, 1923
Australia
Also known as
  • John Cowley
Nationality
  • Australia
Profession
Education
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • University of Adelaide
Died
May 18, 2004

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on July 23, 2013

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