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Biography

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PeopleInstitutions

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Sheldon L. Glashow

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Dates

December 5, 1932 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Glashow, Sheldon L.

Additional Forms of Names

Glashow, Sheldon L., 1932-

Glashow, Sheldon L. (Sheldon Lee), 1932-

Glashow, Sheldon Lee

Glashow, Sheldon Lee, 1932-

Biography

Abstract

Ph.D. in Physics, Harvard University, 1939. Assistant Professor of Physics, Stanford University, 1961-1962; Associate Professor of Physics, University of California, Berkeley, 1962-1966; Professor of Physics, Harvard University, 1966-2000; Professor of Physics, Boston University, 2000-present. Received the Nobel Prize in 1979.

Important Dates

December 5, 1932Birth, New York (N.Y.).

1954Obtained B.A., Cornell University, Ithaca (N.Y.).

1955Obtained A.M., Harvard University, Cambridge (Mass.).

1958 – 1960National Science Foundation (NSF) Fellow, Institute for Theoretical Physics, Copenhagen and European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)..

1959Obtained Ph.D. in Physics, Harvard University, Cambridge (Mass.).

1960 – 1961Research Fellow in Physics, California Institute of Technology.

1961 – 1962Assistant Professor of Physics, Stanford University.

1962 – 1966Associate Professor of Physics, University of California, Berkeley.

1964Visiting Scientist, Niels Bohr Institute.

1966 – 2000Professor of Physics (1966-1978); Higgins Professor of Physics (1979-2000); and Mellon Professor of Science (1987-1992), Harvard University, Cambridge (Mass.).

1968Visiting Scientist, European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).

1968 – 1990Consultant, Brookhaven National Laboratory.

1974 – 1975Visiting Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

1977Member, National Academy of Sciences.

1979Awarded Nobel Prize in Physics with Abdus Salam and Steven Weinberg "for their contributions to the theory of the unified weak and electromagnetic interaction between elementary particles, including, inter alia, the prediction of the weak neutral current".

1979 – 1980Visiting Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

1983 – 1984University Scholar, Texas A&M University.

1983 – presentDistinguished University Professor and Visiting Professor of Physics (1983-1984); Distinguished Visiting Scientist (1984-2000); and Arthur G.B. Metcalf Professor of Physics (2000-present), Boston University, Boston (Mass.).

1985 – 1988President, International Sakharov Committee.

Occupation

Elementary particle physicist.

Places

Birth

New York (N.Y.)

Undergraduate Education

Ithaca (N.Y.)

Graduate Education

Cambridge (Mass.)

Employment

Cambridge (Mass.)

Boston (Mass.)

Subjects

Cosmology.

Elementary particles.

Particles (Nuclear physics).

Quarks.

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

Salam, Abdus, 1926-1996

Shared the 1979 Nobel Prize in Physics along with Steven Weinberg "for their contributions to the theory of the unified weak and electromagnetic interaction between elementary particles, including, inter alia, the prediction of the weak neutral current".

Schwinger, Julian, 1918-1994

Ph.D. advisor at Harvard University in quantum theory. Both employed at Harvard University.

Weinberg, Steven, 1933-

Shared the 1979 Nobel Prize in Physics along with Abdus Salam "for their contributions to the theory of the unified weak and electromagnetic interaction between elementary particles, including, inter alia, the prediction of the weak neutral current". Both employed at University of California, Berkeley and Harvard University.

Colleagues

Adler, Stephen L.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Ahlen, Steven P.

Both employed at Boston University.

Alvarez, Luis W., 1911-1988

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Anderson, Carl D. (Carl David), 1905-1991

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Bacher, Robert F. (Robert Fox), 1905-2004

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

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

Both employed at Harvard University.

Bansil, Rama

Both employed at Boston University.

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

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Bjorken, James D.

Both employed at Stanford University.

Bloch, Felix, 1905-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Bloembergen, N.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Boehm, Felix

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Bradbury, Norris, 1909-1997

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Brecher, Kenneth

Both employed at Boston University.

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

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Campbell, David K.

Both employed at Boston University.

Chamberlain, O. (Owen)

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Chew, Geoffrey F.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Chodorow, Marvin

Both employed at Stanford University.

Christy, Robert F.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Cohen, Marvin L.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Cole, Julian D.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Coleman, Sidney, 1937-2007

Both employed at Harvard University.

Commins, Eugene D.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Davidson, Ronald C.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

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

Both employed at Stanford University.

DuBridge, Lee A. (Lee Alvin), 1901-1994

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

DuMond, Jesse W. M. (Jesse William Monroe), 1892-1976

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Emery, V. J. (Victor J.)

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Epstein, Paul S. (Paul Sophus), 1883-1966

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Fairbank, William Martin, 1917-1989

Both employed at Stanford University.

Fetter, Alexander L., 1937-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Feynman, Richard P. (Richard Phillips), 1918-1988

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Fowler, William A.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Freedman, Daniel Z.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

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

Both employed at Harvard University.

Gabrielse, Gerald

Both employed at Harvard University.

Gallagher, Thomas F., 1944-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Gates, S. James

Both employed at Harvard University.

Gell-Mann, Murray

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Georgi, Howard

Both employed at Harvard University.

Glaser, D. A.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Glauber, Roy J., 1925-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Goldhaber, Gerson

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Gould, Roy W. (Roy Walter), 1927-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Gross, David J. (David Jonathan)

Both employed at Harvard University.

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

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Halperin, Bertrand I.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Haroche, S.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Heeger, Alan J.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Hellwarth, Robert Willis, 1930-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Helmholz, August Carl, 1915-2003

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Hofstadter, Robert, 1915-1990

Both employed at Stanford University.

Hooft, G. 't

Both employed at Harvard University.

Huth, John Edward

Both employed at Harvard University.

Jackiw, Roman W.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Jaffe, Arthur, 1937-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Jeffries, C. D., 1922-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

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

Both employed at Harvard University.

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

Both employed at Stanford University.

Kirkpatrick, Paul

Both employed at Stanford University.

Kittel, Charles

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Kleppner, Daniel

Both employed at Harvard University.

Lauritsen, Charles Christian, 1892-1968

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Leggett, A. J. (Anthony J.)

Both employed at Harvard University.

Leighton, Robert B.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

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

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Maldacena, Juan Martin, 1968-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Mandelstam, Stanley

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Martin, Paul Cecil, 1931-

Both employed at Harvard University.

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

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

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

Both employed at Stanford University.

Moyer, Burton J., 1912-1973

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Nelson, Ann E. (Ann Elizabeth)

Both employed at Harvard University.

Nelson, David R., 1951-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Nierenberg, William Aaron, 1919-2000

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

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

Both employed at Stanford University.

Pipkin, Francis M.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Polchinski, Joseph Gerard

Both employed at Harvard University.

Politzer, H. David, 1949-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Pound, Robert V.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Purcell, Edward M.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Quinn, Helen R.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Ramsey, Norman, 1915-2011

Both employed at Harvard University.

Randall, Lisa

Both employed at Harvard University.

Reynolds, John Hamilton, 1923-2000

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Richards, Paul L. (Paul Linford)

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Robertson, H. P. (Howard Percy), 1903-1961

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Ruderman, Malvin A.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Schawlow, Arthur L., 1921-1999

Both employed at Stanford University.

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

Both employed at Stanford University.

Segrè, Emilio

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Shapiro, Marjorie

Both employed at Harvard University.

Shen, Y. R.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Spencer, Thomas, 1946-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Stanley, H. Eugene (Harry Eugene), 1941-

Both employed at Boston University.

Steiner, Herbert M.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Steinhardt, Paul J.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Strauch, Karl, 1922-2000

Both employed at Harvard University.

Street, Jabez Curry, 1906-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Sulak, Lawrence R., 1944-

Both employed at Boston University.

Teller, Edward, 1908-2003

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Terman, Frederick Emmons, 1900-1982

Both employed at Stanford University.

Thomas, Gareth, 1932-2014

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Tinkham, Michael

Both employed at Harvard University.

Tollestrup, Alvin

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Trilling, George H.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Vafa, Cumrun

Both employed at Harvard University.

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

Both employed at Harvard University.

Walecka, John Dirk, 1932-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Watson, Kenneth M.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Weitz, David A.

Both employed at Harvard University.

White, Alice E.

Both employed at Boston University.

Wilson, Richard, 1926-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Wise, Mark B., 1953-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Witten, E.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Wu, Tai Tsun

Both employed at Harvard University.

Additional

Anderson, Herbert Lawrence

Institutions

Major Positions

Boston University. Department of Physics

Distinguished University Professor and Visiting Professor of Physics; Distinguished Visiting Scientist; and Arthur G.B. Metcalf Professor of Physics.

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Consultant.

California Institute of Technology. Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy

Research Fellow in Physics.

European Organization for Nuclear Research

National Science Foundation (NSF) Fellow and Visiting Scientist.

Harvard University. Department of Physics

Received A.M. in 1955 and Ph.D. in 1959. Professor of Physics; Higgins Professor of Physics; and Mellon Professor of Science.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics

Visiting Professor.

National Science Foundation (U.S.)

Fellow at Copenhagen and European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).

Niels Bohr institutet

Visiting Scientist.

Stanford University. Department of Physics

Assistant Professor of Physics.

Texas A & M University. Department of Physics

University Scholar.

University of California, Berkeley. Department of Physics

Associate Professor of Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

American Association for the Advancement of Science

American Association of Physics Teachers

American Philosophical Society

American Physical Society

Cornell University. Department of Physics

Received B.A. in 1954.

International Sakharov Committee

President.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

Rossiiskaia akademiia nauk

Society of the Sigma Xi

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Oral history interview with Sheldon Glashow, 1976 December 7.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Sheldon L. Glashow, 1998 April 13.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

QFT and QCD: past, present, and future [videorecording], 2005 March 18 and 19.

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 Herbert Anderson, 1981 January 13 and 16.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Selected talks from the International Conference on the History of Original Ideas and Basic Discoveries in Particle Physics [sound recording] / 1994.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

The quantum universe [videorecording].

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Timothy Ferris interviews conducted for the television program, The Creation of the Universe, circa 1982-1988.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Author

From alchemy to quarks : the study of physics as a liberal art / Sheldon L. Glashow.

Interactions : a journey through the mind of a particle physicist and the matter of this world / Sheldon Glashow, with Ben Bova.

The charm of physics / Sheldon L. Glashow.