University of California, San Diego, CA, USA
Featured Author: Robert Galambos
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 Gotenborg University, Sweden. Bob taught and did research at Emory University, Harvard, the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, and Yale, eventually retiring at the University of California, San Diego in 1981, where he is Professor of Neuroscience, emeritus.
Bob's 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 is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the author of over 200 scientific publications. Among the many distinguished neuroscientists he has trained is the Nobel Laureate David Hubel. Currently, Bob studies temporal features of visual processing; his most recent publication on this topic was published in 2006.
- Galambos R. (2007) Echolocation in Bats. Scholarpedia
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1914 - 2010