OSA | Living History

Norman J. Brown

OSA Awards & Distinctions



Norman J. Brown received a BA from the St. Joseph’s Seminary in Menlo Park, CA, and a BS and ME from the University of California at Berkeley. His spent his career with Lawrence Liverpool National Laboratory as an engineer in the Mechanical Engineering Department, where he worked on nuclear reactors and in optics and optical fabrication, including work on the Hubbell Telescope. Brown retired from LLNL in 1994.

An OSA member since 1981, Brown was elected a Fellow in 1982. He was a recipient of OSA’s David Richardson Medal and of SPIE’s Rudolf Kingslake Medal.

Norman Jack Brown, Jr. died on 3 September 2010, please see OSA's memorial entry.



Document Created: 17 Sep 2020
Last Updated: 17 Sep 2020