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Memberships: Fel Optical Soc Am; Soc Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engrs; Am Inst Aeronaut & Astronaut; Am Soc Photogram. Research Statement & Publications: Validity of Selwyn’s equation for image resolution; advantages of using polarization in remotesensing; simulation of the shuttle’s dynamics. Mailing Address: 1638 Seagate, Houston, TX 77062. CAMPBELL, CHARLES EDWIN, MANY-BODY THEORY, QUANTUM FLUIDS. Personal Data: b Columbus, Ohio, December 11, 1942; m 1965, c 2. Education: Ohio State Univ, BS, 1964; Washington Univ, St Louis, PhD(physics), 1969.

Personal Data: b Philadelphia, Pa, December 28, 1950; c Heather, Chelsey & Nicholas. Education: Univ Pa, BS, 1972; Princeton Univ, MA, 1974, PhD(appl physics, aerospace & mech sci), 1977. Honors & Awards: Excellence in Weapons Res Award for X-Ray laser, US Dept Energy, 1985; Award for Excellence in Plasma Physics Res, Am Phys Soc, 1990; Edward Teller Medal, 1994; E O Lawrence Award, 1994. Professional Experience: ASSOC DIR, LASER PROGS, LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NAT LAB, 1994-; actg assoc dir, Lawrence Livermore Nat Lab, 1993-1994; dep assoc dir & prog leader, Lawrence Livermore Nat Lab, 1991-1993; dep inertial confinement fusion prog leader, Lawrence Livermore Nat Lab, 1989-1991; prog leader, Lawrence Livermore Nat Lab, 1986-1989; assoc prog leader, Lawrence Livermore Nat Lab, 1984-1986; group leader, Lawrence Livermore Nat Lab, 1981-1984; staff physicist, Lawrence Livermore Nat Lab, 1977-1981; Wiezman Res fel award, 1977; Guggenheim fel, 1972-1973; mem, Nat Acad Comt Optical Sci & Eng.

Edu CAMPBELL, JOHN C(ARL), OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY, AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING. Personal Data: b Wilsey, Kans, April 20, 1920; m 1941, Roberta; c Frederick J, Terry D, Chris J & Victor C. Education: Kans State Univ, BS (agr engr), 1947; Ore State Univ, MS (agr engr), 1949. Professional Experience: RETIRED; assoc prof indust & gen eng & dir safety, Ore State Univ, 1978-1985; assoc prof indust eng, Ore State Univ, 19731977; head dept, Ore State Univ, 1966-1972; assoc prof gen eng, Ore State Univ, 19561965; Exten agr engr, Ore State Univ, 1948-1954 & Univ Ill, 1954-1955.

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