Martin B. Einhorn


  • August 14, 1942, Dayton, Ohio


  • 1965 B.S. (with honors), California Institute of Technology, major in physics.
  • 1968 Ph.D., Theoretical Physics, Princeton University.


  • 1965-66 Woodrow Wilson Fellow
  • 1965-68 NSF Graduate Fellow
  • 1978 DoE Outstanding Junior Investigator Award
  • 1989 C.N.R.S. Visiting Professor, Marseilles.
  • 1991 Fellow of American Physical Society.


  • 1968-70 Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford Linear Accelerator Laboratory
  • 1970-72 Postdoctoral Fellow, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory
  • 1972-73 Postdoctoral Fellow, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
  • 1973-76 Staff Physicist, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
  • 1976-79 Associate Research Scientist, University of Michigan
  • 1979-83 Associate Professor, University of Michigan
  • 1983-- Professor, University of Michigan (on leave 1990-92)
  • 1990-92 Deputy Director, Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Research Activities

    My research has spanned a broad range of topics in field theory, especially those motivated by experimental data or potential results. I have also done research in cosmology and phase transitions in the early universe. In the past several years, my interests have turned to more esoteric matters having to do with the consistency of quantum gravity, the cosmological constant problem, supergravity, and superstring theory.

    Sponsored Research

    I share a DoE contract in elementary particle theory with R. Akhoury, K. Freese, G. L. Kane, R. Stuart, and Y.-P. Yao, which supports four postdoctoral fellows and a number of graduate students. I personally have one thesis student currently, A. Mecke.

    National/International Activities

  • 1977-78 Member, NSF Panel to review proposals and select site for Institute for Theoretical Physics
  • 1977 Vice-Chair, Gordon Research Conference on Elementary Particle Interactions
  • 1982-83 Review, DoE Subpanel of the Technical Assessment Committee for University Programs to review approximately 20 University-based theory contracts
  • 1983-87 Member, High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP) to the High Energy Physics Division of the Department of Energy
  • 1984 Subcommittee of the National Science Foundation Advisory Committee for Physics to Review the NSF Theoretical Physics Program
  • 1984 Director, Theoretical Advanced Study Institute in Elementary Particle Physics, Ann Arbor
  • 1984-87 Co-chair, Scientific Advisory Board, Theoretical Advanced Study Institute
  • 1988-92 Chair, Scientific Advisory Board, Theoretical Advanced Study Institute
  • 1987-90 Member, Executive Board, American Physical Society Forum on Physics and Society
  • 1988-89 Member, KAON subpanel of the Nuclear Science Advisory Committee to the Division of Nuclear Physics of the Dept. of Energy and the Nuclear Science Section of the Physics Division of NSF.
  • 1989 Consultant, DoE Technical Review of Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.
  • 1989-90 Member, APS DPF Committee on a National Center for Particle Theory
  • 1990 Consultant, DoE Technical Review of Brookhaven National Accelerator Laboratory.
  • 1991 Co-organizer (with G.L. Kane and M. Peskin) of ITP Workshop and Conference on Precise Measurements of Electroweak Parameters as Probes for New Physics
  • 1991--93 Member, Sakurai Prize Committee of the Division of Particles and Fields of the American Physical Society
  • 1992 Consultant, DoE Technical Review of Stanford Linear Accelerator Laboratory.
  • 1994-95 Consultant, DoE Review of Outstanding Junior Investigator Nominations
  • 1994-97 Member, Executive Committee, Division of Particles and Fields, American Physical Society
  • 1995 Member, External Review Committee for the Department of Physics, University of Cincinnati
  • 1996 Member, Physics Review Panel of U.S. Civilian Research & Development Foundation (CRDF) for the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union. (To evaluate proposals for cooperative research projects.)
  • 1997 Consultant, NSF Program in Theoretical Physics
  • 1998 Consultant, DoE Technical Review of Argonne National Laboratory.

    University of Michigan Service

  • 1981-82 Member, LS&A Faculty Fund Distribution Committee
  • 1987--89 Member, LS&A Academic Judiciary Committee
  • 1993--96 Member, Research Policies Committee (Chair, '94-'95 & '95-'96), to the Vice-President for Research
  • 1995-- Member, Research Excellence and VCM Advisory Committee, appointed by Vice-President for Research.
  • 1996--99 Chair, Financial Affairs Advisory Committee to the Office of the Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer.

    Department of Physics Service

  • 1976-77 Particle Physics Seminar; Admissions and Fellowship Committee; High Energy Experimenter Search Committee
  • 1977-78 General Colloquium
  • 1977-78 ParticleTheory Search Committee, Chair
  • 1978-79 Particle Physics Seminar
  • 1978-79 ParticleTheory Search Committee, Chair
  • 1979-80 Theory Seminar (with D. Unger)
  • 1979-80 Condensed Matter Theory Search Committee
  • 1980-81 Internal Review Committee for Physics, Chair
  • 1981-82 Theory Seminar
  • 1981-82 High Energy Experiment Search Committee
  • 1982-83 Astrophysics Search Committee, Chair
  • 1987-88 Building & Space Planning Committee
  • 1988 Library Committee
  • 1988-89 Experimental High Energy Physics Search Committee
  • 1989 Computing Committee
  • 1989 Ad hoc Committee on Computers in Undergraduate Instruction
  • 1990--92 On leave at Institute for Theoretical Physics
  • 1993 Graduate Curriculum Committee
  • 1993-95 Computing Committee
  • 1995-97 Physics Department Executive Committee
  • 1997-98 Awards Committee
  • 1997-98 Graduate Admissions Committee
  • 1998-99 Computing Committee