Curriculum Vitae


Laurence S. Rothman
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Atomic and Molecular Physics Division, MS 50
60 Garden St, Cambridge MA 02138-1516, USA


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• Boston University, Boston MA, A.M. (1964) and Ph.D. (1971) in Physics
• Center of Advanced Studies, Mexico City (Summer grant 1967)
• Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel (Summer stipend 1965)
• Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA, B.S. (1961) in Humanities and Physics




• Smithsonian Research Associate, 2017-present
• Senior Physicist, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics,
      Atomic and Molecular Physics Division, 1999-2017
• Physicist, Air Force Geophysics Laboratory, 1968-1999




• Ioannes Marcus Marci medal, 2012
• JQSRT Milestone Paper Award, 2010
• NASA Aura Team Award, 2005
• Smithsonian Institution Special Achievement award, 2003
• AF Geophysics Guenter Loeser Award, 1995
       (highest honor bestowed by the Geophysics Laboratory, for lifetime accomplishments in the geosciences)

• Federal Laboratory Consortium Award of Merit for Technology Transfer, 1990
• Air Force Scientific Achievement Award, 1979




• Fellow of the Optical Society of America
• Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer
• Officer of the International Radiation Commission (IRC)
• Invited Professor, University of Paris (1985-2001)
• International Advisory Committee for the Prague High-resolution Spectroscopy Conferences (chairman, 2010-2012)
• International Advisory Committee for the Ohio State University Spectroscopy Symposia (1992-1995)
• International Program Committee for the Symposia on High Resolution Molecular Spectroscopy, Russia (2008-present)
• Member of Strategic Advisory Board of the European Infrastructure Project:
      the Virtual Atomic and Molecular Data Centre (VAMDC)