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Barry I. Schneider

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Barry I. Schneider (b. 1940 in Brooklyn, New York) is a staff member of the NIST Applied and Computational Mathematics Division. He is also a General Editor for the DLMF project. A graduate of the NYC Public Schools, he received his B.S. in chemistry from Brooklyn College, his M.S. in chemistry from Yale University and a Ph.D. in theoretical chemistry from the University of Chicago. Before coming to NIST in 2014, he was a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Southern California (1969-1970), and astaff member of the General Telephone and Electronics Laboratory (1970-1972). He joined the Theoretical Division of Los Alamos National Laboratory (1972-1991) and then the National Science Foundation (1991-2013) where he was a Program Director in the Physics Division and then in the Office of Cyberinfrastructure. In early 2014, he came to NIST as General Editor of the DLMF project.

Schneider’s current research interests span a broad number of areas of theoretical chemistry, atomic and molecular physics, numerical methods and high performance computing. His current principal focus is developing novel methods for the solution of the time dependent Schrödinger equation in ultra-short, and intense laser fields. He has authored or co-authored 130 refereed papers and books and has given numerous invited talks in the US and abroad. Schneider was awarded a Poste Rouge by the CNRS in 1980, was elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) in 1983 and received the prestigious Humboldt prize from the German government in 1987. He was a visiting scientist at NIST from 1995 to 2013 and spent a sabbatical year at NIST in 2000-2001. Schneider has served as Chair and Co-Chair of the APS Division of Computational Physics and Few Body Topical group and has been the organizer of a number of conferences and invited sessions here and abroad. He also serves as a reviewer for a variety of journals inside and outside the US.