Dr. Robert Galambos
University of California, San Diego, CA, USA
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Robert Galambos (b. April 20, 1914 in Lorain, Ohio, d. June 18, 2010, San Diego, California) was educated at Oberlin College (A.B., M.A. 1937); Harvard University (A.M. and Ph.D., 1941); and Rochester University (M.D, 1946). He has honorary degrees from Yale and Gothenburg University, Sweden. He taught and did research at Emory University, Harvard, the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, and Yale, eventually became Professor Emeritus of Neuroscience at at the University of California, San Diego after his retirement in 1981.
Dr. Galambos' major contributions include the discovery of bat sonar in 1939 (with Donald R. Griffin) and the first recording of single sensory neuron activity in vivo. He became a member of the National Academy of Sciences in 1960 and was a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He had over 200 scientific publications to his credit. Among the many distinguished neuroscientists he trained was the Nobel Laureate David Hubel. Dr. Galambos was also interested the temporal features of visual processing during the later years of his life. He passed away at the age of 96 on June 18, 2010 at his home in San Diego, California.
- Galambos R. (2007) Echolocation in Bats. Scholarpedia
1914 - 2010