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Biography

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Relationships

PeopleInstitutions

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John David Jackson

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Dates

January 19, 1925 – May 20, 2016

Authorized Form of Name

Jackson, John David, 1925-

Additional Forms of Names

Jackson, J. D. (John David)

Jackson, J. David

Biography

Abstract

John David Jackson is Professor Emeritus of Physics at University of California, Berkeley (1993-present). Other institutional affiliations include McGill University and University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. His research interests include theoretical particle and nuclear physics.

Important Dates

January 19, 1925Birth, London (Ontario).

1946Obtained BSc, University of Western Ontario, London (Ontario).

1949Obtained PhD in Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge (Mass.).

1949Research Associate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge (Mass.).

1950 – 1957Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Mathematics, McGill University, Montréal (Québec).

1956 – 1957Guggenheim Fellow, Princeton University.

1957 – 1967Associate Professor of Physics (1957-1958) and Professor of Physics (1958-1967), University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Urbana (Ill.).

1963 – 1964Ford Foundation Fellow, European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).

1964 – 1966Member, Users Advisory Committee, Argonne National Laboratory.

1967 – 1992Faculty Senior Scientist (1967-1992); Group Leader, Theoretical Physics (1974-1976, 1977-1978); Associate Director and Head, Physics Division (1982-1984), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley (Calif.).

1967 – presentProfessor of Physics (1967-1992); Professor Emeritus of Physics (1993-present); and Chair, Department of Physics (1978-1981), University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley (Calif.).

1968 – 1972Associate Editor, Reviews of Modern Physics.

1970 – 1972Member, Program Advisory Committee, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC).

1972 – 1975Acting Head, Theoretical Physics Department (1972-1973) and Member, Program Advisory Committee (1972-1975), Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.

1977 – 1993Editor, Annual Review of Nuclear and Particle Science.

1980 – 1984Member, Scientific Policy Committee, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC).

1982 – 1984Member, Committee on International Freedom of Scientists, American Physical Society.

1982 – 1986Member, High Energy Physics Advisory Panel, United States Department of Energy and National Science Foundation.

1984 – 1987Deputy Director for Operations, Central Design Group, Superconducting Super Collider.

1988 – 1989Visiting Fellow, Department of Theoretical Physics, University of Oxford.

1989Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

1990Member, National Academy of Sciences.

May 20, 2016Death.

Occupation

Nuclear and particle physicist.

Places

Birth

London (Ontario)

Undergraduate Education

London (Ontario)

Graduate Education

Cambridge (Mass.)

Employment

Montréal (Québec)

Urbana (Ill.)

Berkeley (Calif.)

Subjects

Beta decay.

Nuclear physics.

Particles (Nuclear physics).

Theoretical physics.

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

Quigg, Chris

Advised by Jackson at University of California, Berkeley.

Colleagues

Almy, Gerald Marks, 1904-

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Alvarez, Luis W., 1911-1988

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Anderson, A. C. (Ansel Cochran), 1933-

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Appelbaum, J. A. (Joel A.)

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Bardeen, John

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Baym, Gordon

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

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.

Bitter, Francis, 1902-1967

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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.

Chamberlain, O. (Owen)

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Chemla, D. S.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Chew, Geoffrey F.

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.

Deutsch, Martin, 1917-2002

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Dynes, Robert C.

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.

Feshbach, Herman

Both employed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Frauenfelder, Hans, 1922-

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Freedman, Stuart J.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Gaillard, Mary K.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Ginsberg, Donald M.

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Glaser, D. A.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Goldberger, Marvin L.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Goldhaber, Gerson

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

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

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Haxton, Wick C.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Hellman, Frances

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.

Jacak, Barbara

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Jeffries, C. D., 1922-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Kadanoff, Leo P.

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

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.

Klein, Martin J.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Klein, Miles V., 1933-

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Kraushaar, William L.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Lange, Andrew

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Lazarus, David, 1921-

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Leggett, A. J. (Anthony J.)

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Lieb, Elliott H.

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Livingston, M. Stanley (Milton Stanley)

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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.

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.

Morse, Philip M. (Philip McCord), 1903-1985

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Moyer, Burton J., 1912-1973

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Murnane, Margaret

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Novick, Robert

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Perlmutter, Saul

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.

Riess, Adam, 1969-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Rossi, Bruno, 1905-1993

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Schrieffer, J. R. (John Robert), 1931-

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Segrè, Emilio

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Seitz, Frederick, 1911-2008

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Shank, C. V. (Charles V.)

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.

Simmons, Ralph Oliver

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Slater, John C. (John Clarke), 1900-1976

Both employed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Slichter, Charles P.

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Smoot, George

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Spruch, Larry

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Steiner, Herbert M.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Stratton, Julius Adams, 1901-1994

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Stubbs, Christopher

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Sullivan, Jeremiah D.

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 de Graaf, Robert Jemison, 1901-1967

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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.

Weisskopf, Victor Frederick, 1908-2002

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Wheatley, John Charles

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Zacharias, Jerrold Reinach, 1905-1986

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Zumino, B. (Bruno), 1923-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Institutions

Major Positions

Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory

Faculty Senior Scientist; Group Leader, Theoretical Physics; Associate Director and Head, Physics Division.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics

Obtained PhD (1949). Research Associate.

McGill University

Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Mathematics.

University of California, Berkeley. Department of Physics

Professor of Physics; Professor Emeritus of Physics; and Chair, Department of Physics.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Department of Physics

Associate Professor of Physics and Professor of Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Member.

American Physical Society

Associate Editor, Reviews of Modern Physics and Member, Committee on International Freedom of Scientists.

Annual Reviews, Inc.

Editor, Annual Review of Nuclear and Particle Science.

Argonne National Laboratory

Member, Users Advisory Committee.

European Organization for Nuclear Research

Ford Foundation Fellow.

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Acting Head, Theoretical Physics Department and Member, Program Advisory Committee.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

National Science Foundation (U.S.)

Member, High Energy Physics Advisory Board.

Princeton University. Department of Physics

Guggenheim Fellow.

Stanford Linear Accelerator Center

Member, Program Advisory Committee and Member, Scientific Policy Committee.

Superconducting Super Collider Laboratory

Deputy Director for Operations, Central Design Group.

United States. Department of Energy

Member, High Energy Physics Advisory Board.

University of Oxford. Department of Physics

Visiting Fellow.

University of Western Ontario. Department of Physics

Obtained BSc (1946).

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

History of physics contributed papers [sound recording], 2010 February 14.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

John David Jackson papers, 1949-2000.

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA, 94720-6000, USA

Published Resources

Author

"A Personal Adventure in Muon-Catalyzed Fusion," Physics in Perspective 12 (2010): 74-88

"Snapshots of a Physicist's Life," Annual Review of Nuclear and Particle Science 49 (1999): 1-33.

Classical electrodynamics.

Mathematics for quantum mechanics : an introductory survey of operators, eigenvalues, and linear vector spaces / John David Jackson.

The physics of elementary particles.

Subject

John David Jackson Physics Today obituary.