George Lake †
Institute for Theoretical Physics
University of Zurich, Winterthurerstr. 190, 8057 Zurich Switzerland
Ph.D., Physics, 1980; Princeton University.
B.A. with High Honors, Physics and
Astronomy, Haverford College, 1975.
2005-present: Professor of Theoretical Physics, Head, Computational
2003-2005: William Band Professor of Theoretical Physics, Washington
2003: President’s Prof, U, Alaska & Chief Scientist, Arctic Region
2000–2003: Professor and CIO, Institute for Systems Biology
1985–2004: University of Washington, Professor of Astronomy &
1981–1987: Member of the Technical Staff, AT&T Bell Laboratories.
1983–1986: Visiting Member, Institute for Advanced Study
Some Recent Professional Service
Executive Committee, Roadmap (Strategic Plan) for Astronomy
in Switzerland 2007-2016.
Project Scientist, NASA High Performance Computing &
Communications Earth and Space
Science Project, 1997–2002, Member of Working
NASA HQ Information Systems and Operations Management
Working Group, 1997–2002
Setting Priorities for Neuroscience, NIH Working Group, 2002.
ISB Lead for Strategic Alliances with ARSC, UAF
& IBM, 2001–2003
Consultant, Center for Excellence in Space Data
Information Systems (CESDIS), 1996–2000
Co-PI, Intel Technology 2000 Initiative at UW, 1998– 2001
“Detectability of gamma-rays from clumps of dark matter?”,
Nature, 346, 39, 1990.
“The Formation of a Realistic Disk Galaxy in Lambda Dominated
Cosmologies” with F. Governato, L. Mayer, J. Wadsley, J. P. Gardner,
B. Willman, E Hayashi, T. Quinn and J. Stadel, Astrophysical Journal,
607, 688, 2004.
“Little Dwarf Galaxies survive within Bigger Dwarfs: Why Some
Dwarfs Go Dark and Others Stay Luminous” with E. D’Onghia,
Astrophysical Journal (Letters), 686, L61, 2008.
“Thin, thick and dark discs in ΛCDM”, with J.I. Read, O. Agertz and
V. P. Debattista, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society,
389, 1041, 2008.
“Detecting the Milky Way’s Dark Disk”, with T Bruch, J. Read and
L. Baudis, Astrophysical Journal, 696, 920, 2009