Douglas J. Scalapino is Research Professor of Physics at the
University of California, Santa Barbara
His primary scientific interests are superconductivity and magnetism,
focusing on the high Tc cuprates and the Fe-pnictides.
He and his students and posdocs have developed and used numerical simulation
methods to study the physics of strongly interacting many-body systems.
Scalapino received his undergraduate degree from Yale in 1955 and his PhD from
Stanford in 1961 working with E.T. Jaynes.
He then worked as a research associate with J.R. Schrieffer and
was appointed to the physics faculty at the University of Pennsylvania in 1964.
In 1968 he joined the physics department at UCSB.
In 1979 he along with J. Hartle, R. Sawyer and R. Sugar
founded the NSF Institute for Theoretical Physics ( KITP ) at UCSB.
Scalapino was elected as a Member of the National Academy of Sciences in 1991
and to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1992.
In 1998 he was awarded the Julius Lilienfeld Prize of the American Physical Society,
in 2006 the John Bardeen Prize and in 2013 the Eugene Feenberg Memorial Medal.