Robert P. Redwine

Professor of Physics, Emeritus
Current research is focussed on the search for a non-zero value of the electric dipole moment of the neutron.
(617) 253-3600
Office: 26-453
Assistant Phone: (617) 253-2391

Research Interests

Professor Redwine’s research is in experimental medium-energy nuclear physics, especially the study of the structure of protons, neutrons, and light nuclei, as well as in the search for extensions to the Standard Model of nuclear and particle physics. His current research is focussed on the search for a non-zero value of the electric dipole moment of the neutron. Professor Redwine’s research has been performed at a number of accelerators in the United States, Canada, Switzerland, Germany, and Japan.

Biographical Sketch

Professor Redwine is a Professor of Physics in the MIT Department of Physics. He received his A.B. degree in Physics from Cornell University in 1969 and his Ph.D. in Physics from Northwestern University in 1973. Following postdoctoral positions at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico and at the University of Berne in Switzerland, he was appointed to the permanent scientific staff at Los Alamos in 1977. He joined the faculty at MIT in 1979 and has remained there since, with the exception of a sabbatical year at Rutgers University and Princeton University in 1988-89. He has served at MIT as the Director of the Laboratory for Nuclear Science from 1992 to 2000, as the Dean for Undergraduate Education from 2000 to 2006, and as the Director of the Bates Research and Engineering Center from 2007 to 2017.

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MIT150 Infinite History Project interview with Robert Redwine
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Awards & Honors

  • 2018 // American Physical Society Division of Nuclear Physics Distinguished Service Award
  • 2009 // Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • 1998 // Fellow, American Physical Society

Key Publications

  • Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 042501 (2008)

  • Ann. Rev. Nucl. Part. Sci. 52, 23 (2002)

  • Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 5519 (1998)