Henry W. “Woody” Jackson, PhD

Title: Physicist, Researcher
Location: La Verne, CA, United States


  • American Ceramic Society
  • American Physical Society
  • Materials Research Society
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Sigma Xi
  • United States Army (1952-1954)
  • University of Texas
  • Washington University


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2019)
  • Inductee, Top Professionals of the Year, Marquis Who’s Who (2019)
  • Recipient, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (2019)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in America,” Marquis Who’s Who (2019)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in Science and Engineering,” Marquis Who’s Who (2000-2001, 1999)
  • National Science Foundation Predoctoral Fellow, Washington University, St. Louis (1962, 1961)
  • Constructed a bridge between microscopic theory and phenomenological two-fluid models of superfluid helium 4
  • Contributor, design of cryogenics on the Infrared Astronomy Satellite the first space-based liquid helium cooled telescope
  • Contributor, quantum theory of helium liquids
  • Contributor, Space Lab II, first space-based scientific experiment on superfluid helium 4
  • Developer, theory of critical fluctuations consisting of isothermal fourth sound waves near the lambda transition in bulk liquid helium 4, explained how this first principles microscopic-based theory can be validated experimentally and provide a new paradigm for understanding physics of lambda transitions
  • Patent Recipient, subkelvin refrigerators for space flight, acoustic levitators and positioners, microwave techniques for processing of materials
  • Self-consistent electromagnetic and thermal models for microwave processing of materials

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