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PeopleInstitutions

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Roman W. Jackiw

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Dates

November 8, 1939 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Jackiw, Roman W.

Additional Forms of Names

Jackiw, Roman

Biography

Abstract

Roman W. Jackiw is Jerrold Zacharias Professor of Physics, Emeritus at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1969-present). Other institutional affiliations include Harvard University. His research interests include field theory and atomic structures.

Important Dates

November 8, 1939Birth, Lubliniec (Województwo Śląskie, Poland).

1961Obtained AB, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore (Pa.).

1966Obtained PhD in Physics, Cornell University, Ithaca (N.Y.).

1966 – 1969Junior Fellow, Society of Fellows, Harvard University.

1969 – presentAssistant Professor to Jerrold Zacharias Professor of Physics to Jerrold Zacharias Professor of Physics Emeritus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge (Mass.).

1974 – 1984Consultant, Los Alamos National Laboratory.

1977 – 1978Guggenheim Fellow and Visiting Professor, Rockefeller University.

1995Awarded Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics, American Physical Society.

1998Member, National Academy of Sciences.

Occupation

Particle physicist.

Places

Birth

Lubliniec (Województwo Śląskie, Poland)

Undergraduate Education

Swarthmore (Pa.)

Graduate Education

Ithaca (N.Y.)

Employment

Cambridge (Mass.)

Subjects

Atomic structure.

Field theory (Physics).

Particles (Nuclear physics).

Quantum field theory.

Relationships

People

Family

Jackiw, Stefan, 1985-

Son.

Advisors & Collaborators

Adler, Stephen L.

Joint 1998 Dirac Medal winners for their research in quantum field theory. The "Bell-Jackiw-Adler anomaly" explained how a neutral pion could decay into two photons. Both employed at Harvard University.

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

PhD advisor at Cornell University, “Nonperturbative solutions of the Bethe-Salpeter equation for the vertex function.” Co-wrote "Intermediate Quantum Mechanics."

Strominger, Andrew Eben

Advised by Jackiw at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), "The large symmetry approximation in quantum field theory."

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

PhD advisor at Cornell University, "Nonperturbative solutions of the Bethe-Salpeter equation for the vertex function."

Colleagues

Al'tshuler, B. L.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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

Both employed at Harvard University.

Benedek, George Bernard, 1928-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Bertsch, George F.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Bertschinger, Edmund William

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Birgeneau, Robert J. (Robert Joseph), 1942-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Bloembergen, N.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Callan, Curtis G.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Coleman, Sidney, 1937-2007

Both employed at Harvard University.

Conant, James Bryant, 1893-1978

Both employed at Harvard University.

Coppi, B.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Davidson, Ronald C.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Deutsch, Martin, 1917-2002

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Dresselhaus, M. S.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Enge, Harald A.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Feshbach, Herman

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Freedman, Daniel Z.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Friedman, Jerome I. (Jerome Isaac), 1930-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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

Both employed at Harvard University.

Glashow, Sheldon L.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Glauber, Roy J., 1925-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Goldstone, Jeff Alan

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Gross, David J. (David Jonathan)

Both employed at Harvard University.

Guth, Alan H.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Jaffe, Arthur, 1937-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Javan, Ali, 1926-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Joannopoulos, J. D. (John D.), 1947-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Kaspi, Victoria Michelle, 1967-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Kastner, Marc A.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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

Both employed at Harvard University.

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

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Ketterle, Wolfgang

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Keyes, Frederick G. (Frederick George), 1885-1976

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Kleppner, Daniel

Both employed at Harvard University.

Lax, Benjamin

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Lee, P. A. (Patrick A.), 1946-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Leggett, A. J. (Anthony J.)

Both employed at Harvard University.

Lieb, Elliott H.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Livingston, M. Stanley (Milton Stanley)

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Martin, Paul Cecil, 1931-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Moniz, E.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Morrison, Philip

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Page, Lyman A.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Phillips, William D. (William Daniel), 1948-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Porkolab, Miklos

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Pound, Robert V.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Purcell, Edward M.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Ramsey, Norman, 1915-2011

Both employed at Harvard University.

Randall, Lisa

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Read, Nicholas

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Rossi, Bruno, 1905-1993

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Schwinger, Julian, 1918-1994

Both employed at Harvard University.

Shull, Clifford Glenwood

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Stratton, Julius Adams, 1901-1994

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Street, Jabez Curry, 1906-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Ting, S. C. C. (Samuel Chao-chung), 1936-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Tinkham, Michael

Both employed at Harvard University.

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

Both employed at Harvard University.

Weinberg, Steven, 1933-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Weiss, Rainer

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Weisskopf, Victor Frederick, 1908-2002

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Wiesner, Jerome B. (Jerome Bert), 1915-1994

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Wilczek, Frank

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Zacharias, Jerrold Reinach, 1905-1986

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Additional

Deser, S. (Stanley)

Institutions

Major Positions

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Consultant.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics

Assistant Professor; Jerrold Zacharias Professor of Physics; and Jerrold Zacharias Professor of Physics, Emeritus.

Rockefeller University

Guggenheim Fellow and Visiting Professor.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Received 1995 Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics.

Cornell University. Department of Physics

Obtained PhD in Physics (1966).

Harvard University. Department of Physics

Junior Fellow, Society of Fellows.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

Swarthmore College. Department of Physics and Astronomy

Obtained AB (1961).

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

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

Laboratory for Nuclear Science [videorecording], 14 May 1992.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Roman Jackiw, 2010 August 5.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Subject

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

Published Resources

Author

Intermediate quantum mechanics / Hans A. Bethe, Roman W. Jackiw.

Shelter Island II : proceedings of the 1983 Shelter Island Conference on Quantum Field Theory and the Fundamental Problems of Physics / edited by Roman Jackiw ... [et al.].