Marvin Cohen

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Marvin L. Cohen (born Montreal on March 3, 1935) is a Canadian-born American physicist. He is a professor of condensed matter physics and materials science at the University of California, Berkeley. Nobel laureate Robert B. Laughlin studied under John D. Joannopoulos, a student of Cohen's.

Cohen received his PhD from the University of Chicago in 1964, under Professor Jim Phillips. He ... more »

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  • ''Your views are now my own.''
    Marvin Cohen, U.S. author and humorist. In conversation, after having taken a strong position in an argument and heard a complete refutation of hi...
  • ''I've gradually risen from lower-class background to lower-class foreground.''
    Marvin Cohen, U.S. author and humorist. Baseball the Beautiful, Links Books (1970). Author's biography.
  • My friend devotes himself to his life, whenever he can find the spare time. His motto is: 'Don't just sit there: live!' So he's too busy to stand, to walk, to do anything, except to live. He even refu...
    Marvin Cohen, U.S. author and humorist. The Self-Devoted Friend, New Directions (1967).
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