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Biography

AbstractImportant DatesOccupationPlacesSubjects

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PeopleInstitutions

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Archival as Author

Mitchell J. Feigenbaum

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Dates

December 19, 1944 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Feigenbaum, Mitchell J.

Biography

Abstract

Mitchell J. Feigenbaum is the Toyota Professor of Mathematical Physics at Rockefeller University (1986-present). Other institutional affiliations include Cornell University and Los Alamos National Laboratory. His research interests include chaos theory and applying fractal methods to cartography.

Important Dates

December 19, 1944Birth, Philadelphia (Pa.).

1964Obtained BEE, City University of New York, New York (N.Y.).

1970Obtained PhD in Theoretical Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge (Mass.).

1970 – 1972Research Associate and Instructor, Cornell University.

1972 – 1974Research Associate in Physics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute.

1974 – 1982Staff Member, Theoretical Physics (1974-1981) and Fellow (1981-1982), Los Alamos Laboratory, Los Alamos (N.M.).

1978Visiting Member, Institute for Advanced Study.

1980 – 1981Visiting Professor, Institute des Hautes Études des Sciences.

1982 – 1986Professor of Physics, Cornell University.

1984Visiting Member, Institute for Advanced Study.

1984Fellowship, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

1985 – 1988Member, Advisory Board, Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara.

1986Awarded Wolf Foundation Prize in Physics.

1986 – presentToyota Professor of Mathematical Physics (1986-present) and Director, Center for Studies in Physics and Biology (1986-present), Rockefeller University, New York (N.Y.).

1987Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

1988Member, National Academy of Sciences.

2008Awarded Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics, American Physical Society.

Occupation

Mathematical physicist.

Places

Birth

Philadelphia (Pa.)

Undergraduate Education

New York (N.Y.)

Graduate Education

Cambridge (Mass.)

Employment

Los Alamos (N.M.)

New York (N.Y.)

Subjects

Chaotic behavior in systems.

Fractals.

Mathematical physics.

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

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

PhD advisor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology "The Relationship of Feynman Parametrization to the Double Spectral Representation of Scattering Amplitudes for Higher Spin Particles."

Colleagues

Agnew, Harold M.

Both employed at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory.

Anderson, Herbert Lawrence

Both employed at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Ashcroft, Neil W.

Both employed at Cornell University.

Bethe, Hans A. (Hans Albrecht), 1906-2005

Both employed at Cornell University.

Bowman, J. D. (J. David)

Both employed at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Browne, John Charles, 1942-

Both employed at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Campbell, David K.

Both employed at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Clogston, Albert McCavour

Both employed at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Corson, Dale R.

Both employed at Cornell University.

Duffield, Robert B.

Both employed at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory.

Edwards, David F. (David Franklin)

Both employed at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Fisk, Zachary

Both employed at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Greisen, Kenneth

Both employed at Cornell University.

Haxton, Wick C.

Both employed at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Hecker, Siegfried S.

Both employed at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Kerr, Donald M.

Both employed at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Keyworth, George A., II, 1939-

Both employed at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Kinoshita, T. (Toichiro)

Both employed at Cornell University.

Knapp, Edward A.

Both employed at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Krumhansl, J. A. (James A.)

Both employed at Cornell University.

Lee, David M.

Both employed at Cornell University.

McDaniel, Boyce D. (Boyce Dawkins), 1917-

Both employed at Cornell University.

Mermin, N. David

Both employed at Cornell University.

Moss, Joel M.

Both employed at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Pandharipande, V. R.

Both employed at Cornell University.

Peoples, John, Jr.

Both employed at Cornell University.

Pohl, Robert O.

Both employed at Cornell University.

Reppy, John David

Both employed at Cornell University.

Richardson, Robert C. (Robert Coleman), 1937-2013

Both employed at Cornell University.

Robertson, R. G. Hamish, 1943-

Both employed at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Robinson, C. Paul

Both employed at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Teukolsky, Saul A. (Saul Arno), 1947-

Both employed at Cornell University.

Tigner, M.

Both employed at Cornell University.

Wheatley, John Charles

Both employed at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory.

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

Both employed at Cornell University.

Wilson, Robert R., 1914-2000

Both employed at Cornell University.

Wiringa, Robert Bruce

Both employed at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory.

Zweig, George

Both employed at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Institutions

Major Positions

Cornell University. Department of Physics

Research Associate and Instructor and Professor of Physics.

Institut des hautes etudes scientifiques (Paris, France)

Visiting Professor.

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

Visiting Member.

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Staff Member, Theoretical Physics and Fellow.

Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory

Staff Member, Theoretical Physics and Fellow.

Rockefeller University

Toyota Professor of Mathematical Physics and Director, Center for Studies in Physics and Biology.

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Department of Physics

Research Associate in Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Fellow.

American Physical Society

Received 2008 Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics.

City University of New York. City College. School of Engineering

Obtained BEE.

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Fellowship.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics

Obtained PhD in Theoretical Physics (1970).

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

National Institute of Standards and Technology (U.S.)

University of California, Santa Barbara. Institute for Theoretical Physics

Member, Advisory Board.

Wolf Foundation Prizes

Awarded 1986 Wolf Foundation Prize in Physics.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Toward the harnessing of chaos [videorecording] : a lecture / by Mitchell Feigenbaum.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA