John A. Armstrong

John A. Armstrong, 1993

Dr. Armstrong holds the AB in physics from Harvard College (1956) and the PhD (1961) from Harvard University for research in nuclear magnetic resonance at high pressures. He worked at IBM from 1963 to 1993, retiring as a member of the Corporate Management Board and Vice President, Science and Technology.  Dr. Armstrong is internationally recognized as an expert in nonlinear optics, the statistical properties of laser light, picosecond pulse measurements and the multiphoton laser spectroscopy of atoms. More biographical information is available via MIT News.


“Is Basic Research a Luxury Our Society Can No Longer Afford?” October 13, 1993.