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James D. Bjorken

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Dates

June 22, 1934 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Bjorken, James D.

Additional Forms of Names

Bjorken, B. J.

Bjorken, James D., 1934-

Biography

Abstract

James Bjorken is an Emeritus Professor of Physics at Stanford University. Bjorken discovered what is known as light-cone scaling, which is a phenomenon in the deep inelastic scattering of light on hadrons.

Important Dates

June 22, 1934Birth, Chicago (Ill.).

1956Obtained BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge (Mass.).

1959Obtained PhD, Stanford University, Stanford (Calif.).

1960 – 1979Research Associate (1960) and Assistant Professor to Professor of Physics (1961-1979), Stanford University, Stanford (Calif.).

September 1, 1962 – December 31, 1962Visiting scholar, Institute for Advanced Study.

1972Awarded Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics, American Physical Society.

1973Member, National Academy of Sciences.

1979 – 1989Associate Director for Physics, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia (Ill.).

1983 – 1986Member, Advisory Board, Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara.

1989 – 1998Theoretical Physicist, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC), Menlo Park (Calif.).

1995 – 1996Eastman Professor, Oxford University.

1998 – presentEmeritus Professor of Physics, Stanford University, Stanford (Calif.).

Occupation

Theoretical physicist.

Places

Birth

Chicago (Ill.)

Undergraduate Education

Cambridge (Mass.)

Graduate Education

Stanford (Calif.)

Employment

Stanford (Calif.)

Batavia (Ill.)

Menlo Park (Calif.)

Subjects

Hadrons.

Particles (Nuclear physics).

Quantum chromodynamics.

Quantum field theory.

Relativistic quantum theory.

Theoretical physics.

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

Drell, Sidney D. (Sidney David), 1926-

Co-wrote "Relativistic quantum mechanics" and "Relativistic quantum fields" and both employed at Stanford University and at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC).

Quinn, Helen R.

Advised by Bjorken at Stanford University, "Radiative Corrections to Beta Decay and Some Sum Rules for Neutrino Interactions," and both employed at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC).

Soper, Davison E., 1943-

Advised by Bjorken at Stanford University.

Colleagues

Adelberger, Eric G.

Both employed at Stanford University.

Bardeen, William A.

Both employed at Stanford University and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.

Beasley, Malcolm

Both employed at Stanford University.

Bloch, Felix, 1905-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Cabrera, Blas

Both employed at Stanford University.

Chodorow, Marvin

Both employed at Stanford University.

Chu, Steven

Both employed at Stanford University.

Dorfan, Jonathan

Both employed at Stanford University and at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC).

Fairbank, William Martin, 1917-1989

Both employed at Stanford University.

Fetter, Alexander L., 1937-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Freedman, Stuart J.

Both employed at Stanford University.

Friedman, Jerome I. (Jerome Isaac), 1930-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Glashow, Sheldon L.

Both employed at Stanford University.

Hänsch, T. W. (Theo W.), 1941-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Hofstadter, Robert, 1915-1990

Both employed at Stanford University.

Huth, John Edward

Both employed at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.

Jaffe, Arthur, 1937-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Kahn, Steven Michael

Both employed at Stanford University.

Kendall, Henry W. (Henry Way), 1926-1999

Both employed at Stanford University.

Kirkpatrick, Paul

Both employed at Stanford University.

Kivelson, Steven

Both employed at Stanford University.

Laughlin, Robert B.

Both employed at Stanford University.

Lederman, Leon M.

Both employed at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.

Linde, A. D.

Both employed at Stanford University.

May, Michael M., 1925-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Meyerhof, Walter E. (Walter Ernst), 1922-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Osheroff, Douglas D.

Both employed at Stanford University.

Pake, G. E. (George Edward)

Both employed at Stanford University.

Panofsky, Wolfgang K. H. (Wolfgang Kurt Hermann), 1919-2007

Both employed at Stanford University and at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC).

Peoples, John, Jr.

Both employed at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.

Perl, Martin L., 1927-2014

Both employed at Stanford Linear Accelerator Center.

Prescott, Charles

Both employed at Stanford Linear Accelerator Center.

Richter, Burton, 1931-

Both employed at Stanford University and Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC).

Schawlow, Arthur L., 1921-1999

Both employed at Stanford University.

Schiff, Leonard I. (Leonard Isaac), 1915-1971

Both employed at Stanford University.

Schwartz, Melvin, 1932-2006

Both employed at Stanford University.

Smith, Neville, 1942-2006

Both employed at Stanford University.

Sprouse, Gene D.

Both employed at Stanford University.

Susskind, Leonard

Both employed at Stanford University.

Taylor, Richard Edward, 1929-2018

Both employed at Stanford Linear Accelerator Center.

Terman, Frederick Emmons, 1900-1982

Both employed at Stanford University.

Tollestrup, Alvin

Both employed at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.

Turner, Michael Stanley

Both employed at Stanford University.

Walecka, John Dirk, 1932-

Both employed at Stanford University.

White, Robert M., 1938-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Will, Clifford M., 1946-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Wojcicki, Stanley G., 1937-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Additional

Frautschi, Steven C., 1933-

Pickering, Andrew, 1948-

Institutions

Major Positions

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Associate Director for Physics.

Stanford Linear Accelerator Center

Theoretical Physicist.

Stanford University. Department of Physics

Obtained PhD (1959). Research Associate; Assistant Professor to Professor of Physics; and Emeritus Professor of Physics.

University of Oxford. Department of Physics

Eastman Professor.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Bjorken organized the Topical Group on Hadronic Physics. 1972 Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics recipient.

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

Visiting Scholar.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics

Obtained BS (1956).

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

University of California, Santa Barbara. Institute for Theoretical Physics

Member, Advisory Board.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Banquet of the American Physical Society and the American Association of Physics Teachers [sound recording] / 1972 February 2.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interviews. High-Energy Physics. Selected Experiments: SLAC-E-137: Search for Low Mass, Metastable Neutral Particles at SLAC, 1990-1991.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Subject

Andrew Pickering interviews conducted for his book CONSTRUCTING QUARKS, 1978-1982.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Steven C. Frautschi, 2003 June 17 and 20.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Proceedings of the ECFA-RAL topical meeting : The challenge of ultra-high energies, 1982.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Author

"Deep-Inelastic Scattering: From Current Algebra to Partons," in The Rise of the Standard Model: Particle Physics in the 1960s and 1970s.

Relativistic quantum fields / [by] James D. Bjorken [and] Sidney D. Drell.

Relativistic quantum mechanics / [by] James D. Bjorken [and] Sidney D. Drell.