Julian Schwinger By: Kassie Boysen
Biography • Born on February 12th 1918 in New York • Became professional physicist at the age of sixteen • In 1939 he received his Ph.D. degree • National Research at University of California, Berkeley • He taught elementary physics to engineering students at Purdue University.
Biography • Became Associate Professor at Harvard University. • Then became a full Professor • A year later married Clarice Carrol of Boston • Died on July 16th, 1994 • At the age 76
Contributions • Began to think of nuclear physics as language of electrical engineering • First approached electromagnetic radar problems as a nuclear physicist • Being conscious of the large microwave powers available • Began to think about electron accelerators • Led to questions of radiation by electrons in magnetic fields
Contributions • Later on he worked in a number of directions • His primary focus was theoretical questions • He was mainly pleased by an anticipation • Two different neutrinos associated • Also respectively, with the electron and the moon
Award and honors • The first Einstein Prize (1951) • The U.S National Medal of Science (1964) • Honorary D.Sc, degrees from Purdue University (1961) • And also Harvard University (1962) • And the Nature of Light Award of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (1949)
Books • Einstein’s Legacy: The Unity of Space and Time • Selected Papers on Quantum Electrodynamics • Particles, Sources, and Fields, Volume 1-3 • Classical Electrodynamics • Electromagnetic Radiation: Variational Methods, Waveguides and Accelerators: Including Seminal Paper of Julian Schwinger
Books • Quantum Mechanics: Symbolism of Atomic Measurements • Quantum kinematics and dynamics • Particles and Sources • Particles, sources, and fields (Vol. 1and 2) • Quantum Kinematics and Dynamics • Discontinuities in waveguides; notes on lectures by Julian Schwinger
bibliography • alibris." alibris. Web. 24 Feb 2010. <http://www.alibris.com/booksearch?S=R&wauth=Julian+Schwinger&siteID=1JSk6CbYEf0-Unq4UZOpJVfmEwCUNYbUww>. • Schwinger, Julian. "Julian Schwinger biography." Nobelprize . Les Prix Nobel, Web. 24 Feb 2010. <http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1965/schwinger-bio.html>.