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Biography

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Richard Arnowitt

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Dates

May 3, 1928 – June 12, 2014

Authorized Form of Name

Arnowitt, Richard

Additional Forms of Names

Arnowitt, Richard Lewis

Biography

Abstract

Richard Arnowitt is known for his work in theoretical particle physics and general relativity. His research interests include supersymmetry and supergravity.

Important Dates

May 3, 1928Birth, New York (N.Y.).

1948Obtained BS and MS, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy (N.Y.).

1952 – 1954Research Associate, Lawrence Radiation Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley.

1953Obtained PhD in Physics, Harvard University, Cambridge (Mass.).

1954 – 1956Member, Institute for Advanced Study.

1956 – 1959Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Physics, Syracuse University.

1959 – 1986Professor of Physics, Northeastern University, Boston (Mass.).

1986 – 2014Professor of Physics (1986-1988); Distinguished Professor of Physics (1988-2004); and Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Physics (2004-2014), Texas A & M University, College Station (Tex.).

1994Awarded Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics, American Physical Society.

Occupation

Particle physicist.

Places

Birth

New York (N.Y.)

Undergraduate Education

Troy (N.Y.)

Graduate Education

Troy (N.Y.)

Cambridge (Mass.)

Employment

Boston (Mass.)

College Station (Tex.)

Subjects

General relativity (Physics).

Particles (Nuclear physics).

Supergravity.

Supersymmetry.

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

Schwinger, Julian, 1918-1994

PhD advisor at Harvard University, "The hyperfine structure of hydrogen."

Colleagues

Alvarez, Luis W., 1911-1988

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Birge, Raymond T. (Raymond Thayer), 1887-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Charney, Jule G.

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Cooper, Leon N. (Leon Neil), 1930-

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Deser, S. (Stanley)

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

DeWitt, Bryce S. (Bryce Seligman), 1923-2004

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Dyson, Freeman J.

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Feinberg, Gerald, 1933-

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Goldhaber, Gerson

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Helmholz, August Carl, 1915-2003

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Jeffries, C. D., 1922-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Kinoshita, T. (Toichiro)

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Kittel, Charles

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Lawrence, Ernest Orlando, 1901-1958

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Loeb, Leonard B. (Leonard Benedict), 1891-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

McMillan, Edwin M. (Edwin Mattison), 1907-

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Morse, Marston, 1892-1977

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Moyer, Burton J., 1912-1973

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Nambu, Yoichiro, 1921-2015

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Oppenheimer, J. Robert, 1904-1967

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Reynolds, John Hamilton, 1923-2000

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Ruderman, Malvin A.

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Seaborg, Glenn T. (Glenn Theodore), 1912-1999

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Segrè, Emilio

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Von Neumann, John, 1903-1957

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Weyl, Hermann, 1885-1955

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Yang, Chen Ning, 1922-

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

York, Herbert F. (Herbert Frank)

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Additional

Goldberg, Joshua N.

Institutions

Major Positions

Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton, N.J.)

Member.

Lawrence Radiation Laboratory

Research Associate.

Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). Department of Physics

Professor of Physics.

Syracuse University. Department of Physics

Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Physics.

Texas A & M University. Department of Physics

Professor of Physics; Distinguished Professor of Physics; and Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Awarded 1994 Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics.

Harvard University. Department of Physics

Obtained PhD in 1953.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Department of Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy

Obtained BS and MS in 1948.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Gravity Research Foundation essays and abstracts, 1949-2014.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Subject

Oral history interview with Joshua Goldberg, 2011 March 21.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Stanley Deser, 2011 March 12.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Subject

Richard Lewis Arnowitt Physics Today obituary.