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S. Deser

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Dates

March 19, 1931 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Deser, S. (Stanley)

Additional Forms of Names

Deser, Stanley

Biography

Abstract

Stanley Deser is Emeritus Professor of Physics at Brandeis University (1958-present). Other institutional affiliations include California Institute of Technology and European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). His research interests include quantum theory of fields, elementary particles, gravitation, supergravity, and strings.

Important Dates

March 19, 1931Birth (Równe, Poland), Zloty Stok (Poland).

1949Obtained BS, Brooklyn College, New York (N.Y.).

1950Obtained MA, Harvard University, Cambridge (Mass.).

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

1953 – 1955Member, Institute for Advanced Study.

1954 – 1955Research Associate, Radiation Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley.

1955 – 1957National Science Foundation (NSF) Fellow, Institute for Theoretical Physics, Copenhagen.

1957 – 1958Lecturer in Physics, Harvard University.

1958 – presentAssociate Professor to Professor of Physics (1958-1980); Enid and Nate Ancell Professor of Physics (1980-2007); and Emeritus Professor of Physics (2007-present), Brandeis University, Waltham (Mass.).

1961 – 1962Visiting Scientist, European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).

1966 – 1967Guggenheim Fellow, University of Paris, Sorbonne (Université de Paris).

1970Fulbright Professor, University of the Republic of Uruguay.

1971 – 1972Fulbright Fellow, University of Paris, Sorbonne.

1972Fellow, American Physical Society.

1976Visiting Professor, Collège de France.

1976Visiting Scientist, European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).

1977Visiting Fellow, All Souls College, Oxford University.

1979Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

1980 – 1981Visiting Scientist, European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).

1984Visiting Professor, Collège de France.

1987 – 1988Visiting Scientist, Boston University.

1987 – 1988Visiting Scientist, Institute for Advanced Study.

1991 – 1995Member (1991-1995) and Chair (1993-1994), Advisory Board, Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara.

1993 – 1994Visiting Senior Scientist, European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).

1994Member, National Academy of Sciences.

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

2005 – presentVisiting Scientist, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena (Calif.).

Occupation

Theoretical physicist.

Places

Birth

Zloty Stok (Poland)

Undergraduate Education

New York (N.Y.)

Graduate Education

Cambridge (Mass.)

Employment

Waltham (Mass.)

Pasadena (Calif.)

Subjects

General relativity (Physics).

Quantum field theory.

Quantum gravity.

Supergravity.

Supersymmetry.

Theoretical physics.

Yang-Mills theory.

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

Schwinger, Julian, 1918-1994

Ph.D. advisor at Harvard University on relativistic two-body interactions.

Colleagues

Alvarez, Luis W., 1911-1988

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Arnowitt, Richard

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

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

Both employed at Harvard University.

Barish, B. C. (Barry Clark), 1936-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

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

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Bloembergen, N.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Boehm, Felix

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

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

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Charney, Jule G.

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Christy, Robert F.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

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.

Eisenstein, James P. (James Philip)

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Everhart, Thomas E.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

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

Both employed at Harvard University.

Gell-Mann, Murray

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Glauber, Roy J., 1925-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Goldhaber, Gerson

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

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

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.

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

Both employed at Harvard University.

Kimble, H. Jeff (Harry Jeffrey), 1949-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Kinoshita, T. (Toichiro)

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Lange, Andrew

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Lawrence, Ernest Orlando, 1901-1958

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Lee, T. D., 1926-

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Martin, Paul Cecil, 1931-

Both employed at Harvard University.

McKeown, R. D.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

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.

Politzer, H. David, 1949-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Pound, Robert V.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Purcell, Edward M.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Reynolds, John Hamilton, 1923-2000

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Ruderman, Malvin A.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Schwarz, John H.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

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

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Segrè, Emilio

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Stephens, F. S. (Frank Samuel)

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Street, Jabez Curry, 1906-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Thorne, Kip S.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Tinkham, Michael

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

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

Both employed at Harvard University.

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.

Wise, Mark B., 1953-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

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

Coleman, Sidney, 1937-2007

Dirac, P. A. M. (Paul Adrien Maurice), 1902-1984

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

Ginzburg, V. L. (Vitaliĭ Lazarevich), 1916-2009

Goldberg, Joshua N.

Goldberger, Marvin L.

Hooft, G. 't

Jackiw, Roman W.

Landau, L. D. (Lev Davidovich), 1908-1968

Misner, Charles W.

Pauli, Wolfgang, 1900-1958

Strominger, Andrew Eben

Wheeler, John Archibald, 1911-2008

Witten, Louis

Zumino, B. (Bruno), 1923-

Institutions

Major Positions

Boston University. Department of Physics

Visiting Scientist.

Brandeis University. Department of Physics

Associate Professor; Professor; Enid and Nate Ancell Professor of Physics; and Emeritus Professor.

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

Visiting Scientist.

Collège de France

Visiting Professor.

Harvard University. Department of Physics

Obtained MA and PhD in Physics (1953). Lecturer in Physics.

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

Member and Visiting Scientist.

Lawrence Radiation Laboratory

Research Associate.

Universidad de la República, Uruguay

Fulbright Professor.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

All Souls College (University of Oxford)

Visiting Fellow.

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Fellow.

American Physical Society

Fellow and received 1994 Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics.

Brooklyn College. Department of Physics

Obtained BS.

European Organization for Nuclear Research

Visiting Scientist and Visiting Senior Scientist.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

Niels Bohr institutet

National Science Foundation (NSF) Fellow.

Université de Paris

Guggenheim Fellow and Fulbright Fellow.

University of California, Santa Barbara. Institute for Theoretical Physics

Member and Chair, Advisory Board.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Gravity Research Foundation essays and abstracts, 1949-2015.

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

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 Louis Witten, 2011 March 17.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA