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Curtis G. Callan

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Dates

October 11, 1942 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Callan, Curtis G.

Biography

Abstract

Curtis Callan is a theoretical physicist and a Professor at Princeton University. His other institutional affiliations include Haverford College, the Institute for Advanced Study, and Harvard University. He is known for his research on broken scale invariance, quantum field theory, and cellular biology.

Important Dates

October 11, 1942Birth, North Adams (Mass.).

1961Obtained BA, Haverford College, Haverford (Pa. : Township).

1964Obtained PhD in Physics, Princeton University, Princeton (N.J.).

1964 – 1967Research Fellow (1964-1965) and Instructor in Physics (1965-1967), Princeton University, Princeton (N.J.).

1967 – 1969Assistant Professor of Physics, Harvard University.

1968 – presentMember, JASON study group.

1969 – 1972Member, Institute for Advanced Study.

1971Visiting Professor, University of Paris.

1972 – presentProfessor of Physics (1972-1986); Eugene Higgins Professor (1986-1995); Director, Center for Theoretical Physics (2005-2008); Chair, Department of Physics (1998-2001; 2008-2011); and James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor (1995-present), Princeton University, Princeton (N.J.).

1976Visiting Professor, Institute for Advanced Study.

1980Visiting Professor, University of Paris.

1982 – 1986Member, Scientific Policy Committee, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC).

1985 – 1995Vice-Chair (1985-1990) and Chair (1990-1995), Steering Committee, JASON study group.

1988 – 1989Visiting Professor, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC).

1989Member, National Academy of Sciences.

1990 – 1993Member, Advisory Board, Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara.

1992 – 1995Member, Defense Science Study Group, Institute for Defense Analyses.

1993 – 1994Visiting Professor, Institute for Advanced Study.

2000Awarded J. J. Sakurai Prize for Theoretical Particle Physics, American Physical Society.

2008 – presentMember, Board of Trustees, Institute for Advanced Study.

2010President, American Physical Society.

Occupation

Theoretical particle physicist.

Places

Birth

North Adams (Mass.)

Undergraduate Education

Haverford (Pa. : Township)

Graduate Education

Princeton (N.J.)

Employment

Princeton (N.J.)

Subjects

Elementary particles.

Particles (Nuclear physics).

Quantum field theory.

Theoretical physics.

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

Maldacena, Juan Martin, 1968-

Advised by Callan at Princeton University, "Black Holes in String Theory."

Treiman, Sam B.

Ph.D. advisor at Princeton University, Spherically Symmetric Cosmological Models. Both employed at Princeton University.

Colleagues

Adler, Stephen L.

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Aizenman, Michael

Both employed at Princeton University.

Al'tshuler, B. L.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Anderson, P. W. (Philip W.), 1923-

Both employed at Princeton University.

Austin, Robert H.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Bahcall, John N.

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Bainbridge, Kenneth T. (Kenneth Tompkins), 1904-1996

Both employed at Harvard University.

Bargmann, V. (Valentine), 1908-1989

Both employed at Princeton University.

Bialek, William S.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Bleakney, Walker, 1901-1992

Both employed at Princeton University.

Bloembergen, N.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Brinkman, William F. (William Frank), 1938-

Both employed at Princeton University.

Brown, G. E. (Gerald Edward), 1926-

Both employed at Princeton University.

Chaikin, Paul M.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Christ, Norman

Both employed at Princeton University.

Cronin, James W., 1931-2016

Both employed at Princeton University.

Dalitz, R. H. (Richard Henry), 1925-2006

Both employed at Princeton University.

Dashen, Roger F.

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Dicke, Robert H. (Robert Henry)

Both employed at Princeton University.

Dyson, Freeman J.

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Fitch, Val L., 1923-2015

Both employed at Princeton University.

Freedman, Stuart J.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Furry, W. H. (Wendell Hinkle), 1907-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Glauber, Roy J., 1925-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Goldberger, Marvin L.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Gross, David J. (David Jonathan)

Both employed at Princeton University.

Haldane, F. Duncan M.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Happer, William, 1939-

Both employed at Princeton University.

Hartle, J. B. (James B.)

Both employed at Princeton University.

Hopfield, John J.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Jackiw, Roman W.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Jaffe, Arthur, 1937-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Kaspi, Victoria Michelle, 1967-

Both employed at Princeton University.

Kemble, Edwin C. (Edwin Crawford), 1889-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Leggett, A. J. (Anthony J.)

Both employed at Harvard University.

Libchaber, Albert J.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Lieb, Elliott H.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Martin, Paul Cecil, 1931-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Morse, Marston, 1892-1977

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Page, Lyman A.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Pollock, Robert Elwood, 1936-

Both employed at Princeton University.

Polyakov, A. M.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Pound, Robert V.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Purcell, Edward M.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Ramsey, Norman, 1915-2011

Both employed at Harvard University.

Randall, Lisa

Both employed at Princeton University.

Rosenbluth, M. N.

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Schwarz, John H.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Schwinger, Julian, 1918-1994

Both employed at Harvard University.

Shenstone, A. G. (Allen Goodrich)

Both employed at Princeton University.

Smyth, Henry De Wolf, 1898-1986

Both employed at Princeton University.

Steinhardt, Paul J.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Street, Jabez Curry, 1906-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Tank, David William, 1953-

Both employed at Princeton University.

Taylor, Joseph H. (Joseph Hooton)

Both employed at Princeton University.

Thorne, Kip S.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Tinkham, Michael

Both employed at Harvard University.

Van Vleck, J. H. (John Hasbrouck), 1899-1980

Both employed at Harvard University.

Weiss, Rainer

Both employed at Princeton University.

Wheeler, John Archibald, 1911-2008

Both employed at Princeton University.

Wightman, A. S. (Arthur Strong), 1922-2013

Both employed at Princeton University.

Wigner, Eugene Paul, 1902-1995

Both employed at Princeton University.

Wilczek, Frank

Both employed at Princeton University.

Wilkinson, David T.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Witherell, Michael S., 1949-

Both employed at Princeton University.

Witten, E.

Both employed at Princeton University.

York, James W., Jr., 1939-

Both employed at Princeton University.

Additional

Wilson, Kenneth G. (Kenneth Geddes), 1936-2013

Institutions

Major Positions

Harvard University. Department of Physics

Assistant Professor of Physics.

Princeton University. Department of Physics

Obtained (Physics) PhD in 1964. Research Fellow; Instructor in Physics; Professor of Physics; Eugene Higgins Professor; Chair, Department of Physics; Director, Center for Theoretical Physics; and James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor.

Université de Paris

Visiting Professor.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

President and received 2000 J. J. Sakurai Prize for Theoretical Particle Physics.

Haverford College

Obtained BA in 1961.

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

Member; Visiting Professor; and Member, Board of Trustees.

Institute for Defense Analyses

Member, Defense Science Study Group.

JASON Defense Advisory Group

Member; Vice-Chair, Steering Committee; and Chair, Steering Committee.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

Stanford Linear Accelerator Center

Visiting Professor and Member, Scientific Policy Committee.

University of California, Santa Barbara. Institute for Theoretical Physics

Member, Advisory Board.

Resources

Archival Resources

Subject

Oral history interview with Kenneth G. Wilson, 1991 December 10.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA