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Eisenstein to Head NSF Directorate of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

August 01, 1997

Robert A. Eisenstein, Ph.D., has been appointed Assistant Director for Mathematical and Physical Sciences at the National Science Foundation (NSF). The appointment will become effective September 8.

Eisenstein has served as the director of the physics division at NSF since 1992. As director, he played a significant role both in the management of large-scale projects such as the Laser Interferometer Gravity Wave Observatory, and in the establishment of physics divisions in biological physics and complex phenomena.

NSF Director Bob Lane stated, "Bob has the leadership and wisdom to help pave a new road for integrative, multi-disciplinary, and increasingly interdependent science and engineering."

Dr. Eisenstein received his masters and doctoral degrees in physics from Yale University, and his AB degree in physics from Oberlin College. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society.