Oak Ridge National Laboratory


News Release

Media Contact: Fred Strohl (strohlhf@ornl.gov)
Communications and External Relations


ORNL physicist earns prestigious award

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Sep. 8, 1998 — Dr. Sheldon Datz, senior corporate fellow in the Physics Division of the Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), has been named recipient of the 1998 Davisson-Germer Prize in Atomic or Surface Physics.

The award recognizes and encourages outstanding work in atomic or surface physics. Datz was cited for his contributions that have provided new understanding of the dynamics of atomic interactions with ions, electrons and photons.

Datz earned bachelor's and master's degrees in physics from Columbia University and a doctorate in chemistry from the University of Tennessee.

He and his wife, Joanna, reside in Oak Ridge.

ORNL, one of DOE's multiprogram national research and development facilities, is managed by Lockheed Martin Energy Research Corporation.