Stan Wojcicki is a Polish American emeritus professor and former chair of the physics department at Stanford University. Stan fled from Poland to Sweden with his mother and brother when he was 11 and came to the US at the age of 12. He graduated from Harvard University with a B.A. and later UC Berkeley, where he earned a PhD.
Stan worked at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and was a National Science Foundation fellow at CERN and the Collège de France. In 1966, he joined the Stanford University physics faculty, where he headed the Department of Physics from 1982–85 and 2004–2007.
Stan is the husband of fellow educator Esther Wojcicki, whom he met at UC Berkeley. They have three children and eight grandchildren.
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