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Geoffrey F. Chew

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Dates

June 5, 1924 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Chew, Geoffrey F.

Additional Forms of Names

Chew, Geoffrey F., 1924-

Chew, Geoffrey Foucar, 1924-

Biography

Abstract

Geoffrey Chew is an American theoretical physicist and Emeritus Professor of Physics at University of California, Berkeley. He is also a member of the National Academy of Sciences as well as the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His other institutional affiliations include University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and University of Chicago.

Important Dates

June 5, 1924Birth, Washington (D.C.).

1944Obtained BS, George Washington University, Washington (D.C.).

1948Obtained PhD in Physics, University of Chicago, Chicago (Ill.).

1948 – 1950Theoretical Physicist, Radiation Laboratory (1948-1949) and Assistant Professor of Physics (1949-1950), University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley (Calif.).

1950 – 1957Assistant Professor of Physics (1950-1951); Associate Professor of Physics (1951-1955); and Professor of Physics (1955-1957), University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Champaign (Ill.).

1957 – presentProfessor of Physics (1957-1993); Dean of Physical Sciences (1986-1993); Chair, Department of Physics (1974-1978); and Emeritus Professor of Physics (1993-present), University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley (Calif.).

1962Member, National Academy of Sciences.

1962 – 1963Fellow, Churchill College, Cambridge University.

1970 – 1971Visiting Professor, Princeton University.

1983 – 1984Visiting Professor, University of Paris.

Occupation

Theoretical physicist.

Places

Birth

Washington (D.C.)

Undergraduate Education

Washington (D.C.)

Graduate Education

Chicago (Ill.)

Employment

Champaign (Ill.)

Berkeley (Calif.)

Subjects

Matrix mechanics.

Mesons.

Theoretical physics.

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

Fermi, Enrico, 1901-1954

Ph.D. advisor at University of Chicago, "Elastic Scattering of High-Energy Nucleons by Deuterons."

Gross, David J. (David Jonathan)

Advised by Chew at University of California, Berkeley, "Investigation of the Many-Body, MultiChannel Partial-Wave Scattering Amplitude."

Schwarz, John H.

Advised by Chew at University of California, Berkeley, "Pion-nucleon scattering in the P11 state."

Colleagues

Abrahams, Elihu

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Almy, Gerald Marks, 1904-

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Alvarez, Luis W., 1911-1988

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Appelbaum, J. A. (Joel A.)

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Bardeen, James Maxwell, 1939-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Bardeen, John

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Baym, Gordon

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Bialek, William S.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

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

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Birgeneau, Robert J. (Robert Joseph), 1942-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Bradbury, Norris, 1909-1997

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Brode, Robert B. (Robert Bigham), 1900-1986

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Case, Kenneth M.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Chamberlain, O. (Owen)

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Chemla, D. S.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Chu, Steven

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Clarke, John, 1942-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Clauser, John F. (John Francis), 1942-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Cohen, Marvin L.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Commins, Eugene D.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

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

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Davidson, Ronald C.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Davis, J. C. Séamus

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

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

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Emery, V. J. (Victor J.)

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Falcone, Roger W.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Falicov, L. M. (Leopoldo Maximo), 1933-1995

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Fetter, Alexander L., 1937-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Frauenfelder, Hans, 1922-

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Freedman, Daniel Z.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Freedman, Stuart J.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Gaillard, Mary K.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Glaser, D. A.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Glashow, Sheldon L.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Goldberger, Marvin L.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Goldhaber, Gerson

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Goldhaber, Gertrude S. -1998

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Goldhaber, Maurice, 1911-2011

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Hahn, E. L. (Erwin Louis), 1921-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Haxton, Wick C.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Heeger, Alan J.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Helmholz, August Carl, 1915-2003

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Holdren, John P.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Hopfield, John J.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Jacak, Barbara

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Jackson, John David, 1925-2016

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Jeffries, C. D., 1922-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Kahn, Steven Michael

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Kerst, Donald William, 1911-1993

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Kittel, Charles

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Lange, Andrew

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Langenberg, D. N., 1932-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Lawrence, Ernest Orlando, 1901-1958

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Lazarus, David, 1921-

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Lee, T. D., 1926-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Lieb, Elliott H.

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

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

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Loomis, F. W. (Francis Wheeler), 1889-1976

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Louie, Steven G., 1949-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Low, Francis E. (Francis Eugene), 1921-2007

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Mandelstam, Stanley

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

McKee, Christopher, 1942-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

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

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley and Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Moyer, Burton J., 1912-1973

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Murnane, Margaret

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Nierenberg, William Aaron, 1919-2000

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Novick, Robert

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Overhauser, Albert Warner, 1925-

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

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

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Perlmutter, Saul

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Phillips, J. C.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Pines, David, 1924-

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Price, Paul Buford

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Randall, Lisa

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Reynolds, John Hamilton, 1923-2000

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Richards, Paul L. (Paul Linford)

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Ruderman, Malvin A.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

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

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Segrè, Emilio

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Seitz, Frederick, 1911-2008

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Serber, R. (Robert)

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Shapiro, Marjorie

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Shen, Y. R.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Shirley, David Arthur, 1934-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Slichter, Charles P.

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Steinberger, J.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Steiner, Herbert M.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Stubbs, Christopher

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Tape, Gerald Frederick, 1915-2005

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Teller, Edward, 1908-2003

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Thomas, Gareth, 1932-2014

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Tinkham, Michael

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Townes, Charles H.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Trilling, George H.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Van Harlingen, Dale J.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Watson, Kenneth M.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Weinberg, Steven, 1933-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Wheatley, John Charles

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Wick, G. C. (Gian Carlo)

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

York, Herbert F. (Herbert Frank)

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Zumino, B. (Bruno), 1923-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Additional

Frieman, E. A.

Gell-Mann, Murray

Hagstrom, Warren O.

Heisenberg, Werner, 1901-1976

Jacob, Maurice

Kaiser, David

Pickering, Andrew, 1948-

Institutions

Major Positions

Lawrence Radiation Laboratory

Theoretical Physicist.

Princeton University. Department of Physics

Visiting Professor.

Université de Paris

Visiting Professor.

University of California, Berkeley. Department of Physics

Assistant Professor of Physics; Professor of Physics; Chair, Department of Physics; Dean of Physical Sciences; and Emeritus Professor of Physics.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Department of Physics

Assistant Professor of Physics; Associate Professor of Physics; and Professor of Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Member.

George Washington University. Department of Physics

Obtained B.S. in 1944.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

University of Cambridge

Fellow, Churchill College.

University of Chicago. Department of Physics

Obtained Ph.D. in 1948.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Geoffrey F. Chew papers, circa 1921-1991.

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA, 94720-6000, 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

Murray Gell-Mann papers, 1931-2001 (bulk 1955-1993).

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

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

Oral history interview with E. A. Frieman, 1986 June 26.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with John Schwarz, 2000.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

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

Oral history interview with Werner Heisenberg, 1962 November 30, 1963 February 7, 11, 13, 15, 19, 22, 25, 27, 28 and 1963 July 5, 12.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Outtakes and candid footage from the production of : The world of Enrico Fermi, circa 1930-1968.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Text materials for documentary film: The world of Enrico Fermi, circa 1930-1968.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

The world of Enrico Fermi [motion picture].

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Warren O. Hagstrom interviews conducted for his book "The Scientific Community," 1960-1961.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Author

"Particles as S-Matrix Poles: Hadron Democracy," in Pions to Quarks: Particle Physics in the 1950s, ed. Laurie M. Brown, Max Dresden, and Lillian Hoddeson (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press: 1989), 600-607.

Multiperipheral dynamics; lectures. G. Chew, session leader and reviewer.

S-matrix theory of strong interactions; a lecture note and reprint volume.

Strong-interaction physics; a lecture note volume / [by] Maurice Jacob [and] Geoffrey F. Chew.

Subject

"Nuclear Democracy: Political Engagement, Pedagogical Reform, and Particle Physics in Postwar America," Isis 93 (2002): 229-268.