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Biography

AbstractImportant DatesOccupationPlacesSubjects

Relationships

PeopleInstitutions

Resources

Archival as SubjectPublished as Author

Stanley Mandelstam

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Dates

December 12, 1928 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Mandelstam, Stanley

Additional Forms of Names

Mandelstam, S. (Stanley)

Biography

Abstract

Stanley Mandelstam is Professor of Physics at University of California, Berkeley (1963-present). Other institutional affiliations include University of Birmingham. His research interests include particle physics, string theory, and supersymmetric field theories.

Important Dates

December 12, 1928Birth, Johannesburg (South Africa).

1951Obtained BSc, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (South Africa).

1954Obtained BA, Cambridge University, Cambridge (England).

1956Obtained PhD in Mathematical Physics, University of Birmingham, Birmingham (England).

1956 – 1957Researcher in Mathematical Physics, University of Birmingham, Birmingham (England).

1957 – 1958Boese Fellow, Columbia University.

1958 – 1960Assistant Research Physicist, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley (Calif.).

1960 – 1963Professor of Mathematical Physics, University of Birmingham, Birmingham (England).

1963 – presentProfessor of Physics (1963-1994) and Professor Emeritus of Physics (1994-present), University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley (Calif.).

1992Awarded Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics, American Physical Society.

Occupation

Particle physicist.

Places

Birth

Johannesburg (South Africa)

Undergraduate Education

Johannesburg (South Africa)

Cambridge (England)

Graduate Education

Birmingham (England)

Employment

Berkeley (Calif.)

Subjects

Field theory (Physics).

Particles (Nuclear physics).

String theory.

Supersymmetry.

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

Brower, Richard C.

Advised by Mandelstam at University of California, Berkeley.

Kaku, Michio

Advised by Mandelstam at University of California, Berkeley.

Peierls, Rudolf E. (Rudolf Ernst), 1907-1995

PhD advisor at University of Birmingham.

Polchinski, Joseph Gerard

Advised by Mandelstam at University of California, Berkeley, "Vortex operators in gauge field theories."

Thorn, Charles B.

Advised by Mandelstam at University of California, Berkeley.

Yourgrau, Wolfgang,

Co-wrote Variational Principles in Dynamics and Quantum Theory.

Colleagues

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.

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

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

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.

Booth, Eugene

Both employed at Columbia University.

Bradbury, Norris, 1909-1997

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Brillouin, Léon, 1889-1969

Both employed at Columbia University.

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, and Columbia University.

Cummins, Herman Z., 1933-

Both employed at Columbia University.

Davidson, Ronald C.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Davis, Bergen, 1869-1958

Both employed at Columbia University.

Davis, J. C. Séamus

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Dunning, John R. (John Ray), 1907-1975

Both employed at Columbia University.

Dynes, Robert C.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

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.

Foley, Henry Michael, 1917-1982

Both employed at Columbia University.

Freedman, Daniel Z.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Freedman, Stuart J.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Frosch, Robert A. (Robert Alan), 1928-

Both employed at Columbia University.

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.

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.

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.

Javan, Ali, 1926-

Both employed at Columbia University.

Jeffries, C. D., 1922-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Kahn, Steven Michael

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Kittel, Charles

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Kroll, Norman Myles, 1922-

Both employed at Columbia University.

Kusch, Polykarp, 1911-1993

Both employed at Columbia University.

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.

Lederman, Leon M.

Both employed at Columbia University.

Lee, T. D., 1926-

Both employed at Columbia University.

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

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Louie, Steven G., 1949-

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.

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 Columbia University.

Pegram, George Braxton, 1876-1958

Both employed at Columbia University.

Perlmutter, Saul

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Phillips, J. C.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Price, Paul Buford

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Rabi, I. I. (Isidor Isaac), 1898-1988

Both employed at Columbia University.

Rainwater, L. James (Leo James), 1917-1986

Both employed at Columbia University.

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.

Ruderman, Malvin A.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Sachs, Allan M. (Allan Maxwell), 1921-1989

Both employed at Columbia University.

Samios, Nicholas P.

Both employed at Columbia University.

Schwartz, Melvin, 1932-2006

Both employed at Columbia University.

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

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Segrè, Emilio

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Serber, R. (Robert)

Both employed at Columbia University.

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.

Smoot, George

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Steinberger, J.

Both employed at Columbia University.

Steiner, Herbert M.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Stubbs, Christopher

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Teller, Edward, 1908-2003

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Thomas, Gareth, 1932-2014

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Thomas, Llewellyn Hilleth, 1903-1992

Both employed at Columbia University.

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, and Columbia University.

York, Herbert F. (Herbert Frank)

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Zumino, B. (Bruno), 1923-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Institutions

Major Positions

Columbia University. Department of Physics

Obtained BA (1954). Boese Fellow.

University of Birmingham. Department of Mathematical Physics

Obtained PhD in Mathematical Physics (1956). Researcher in Mathematical Physics and Professor of Mathematical Physics.

University of California, Berkeley. Department of Physics

Assistant Research Physicist; Professor of Physics; and Professor Emeritus of Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Received 1992 Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics.

University of the Witwatersrand

Obtained BSc (1951).

Resources

Archival Resources

Subject

Oral history interview with Joseph Polchinski, 2009 March 18.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Author

Variational principles in dynamics and quantum theory, by Wolfgang Yourgrau and Stanley Mandelstam.