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Biography

AbstractImportant DatesOccupationPlacesSubjects

Relationships

PeopleInstitutions

Resources

Published as Subject

Joaquin M. Luttinger

Photo

Dates

December 2, 1923 – April 6, 1997

Authorized Form of Name

Luttinger, Joaquin M.

Additional Forms of Names

Luttinger, Joaquin Mazdak, 1923-1997

Luttinger, Quin

Biography

Abstract

Joaquin M. Luttinger was Emeritus Professor of Physics at Columbia University (1960-1997). Other institutional affiliations included the University of Pennsylvania and École Normale Supérieure. His research interests included condensed matter physics and field theory.

Important Dates

December 12, 1923Birth, New York (N.Y.).

1944Obtained BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge (Mass.).

1947Obtained PhD in Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge (Mass.).

1947 – 1948Swiss-American Exchange Fellow, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule, Zurich.

1948 – 1949National Research Council (NRC) Fellow, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule, Zurich.

1949 – 1950Jewett Fellow, Institute for Advanced Study.

1950 – 1953Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison.

1953 – 1957Associate Professor of Physics, University of Michigan.

1957 – 1958Visiting Associate Professor, École Normale Supérieure.

1958 – 1960Professor of Physics, University of Pennsylvania.

1960 – 1997Professor of Physics (1960-1993); Chair, Department of Physics (1977-1980); and Emeritus Professor of Physics (1993-1997), Columbia University, New York (N.Y.).

1967 – 1968Visiting Professor, Rockefeller University.

1975 – 1976Visiting Professor, Rockefeller University.

1976Member, National Academy of Sciences.

April 6, 1997Death, New York (N.Y.).

Occupation

Theoretical physicist.

Places

Birth

New York (N.Y.)

Undergraduate Education

Cambridge (Mass.)

Graduate Education

Cambridge (England)

Employment

New York (N.Y.)

Death

New York (N.Y.)

Subjects

Condensed matter.

Electric conductivity.

Field theory (Physics).

Solid state physics.

Theoretical physics.

Relationships

People

Family

Luttinger, Catherine

Daughter.

Advisors & Collaborators

Tao, R. (Rongjia)

Advised by Luttinger at Columbia University, "Application of Functional Integration in Disordered Systems."

Tisza, Laszlo, 1907-2009

PhD advisor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, "Dipole interactions in crystals."

Waxler, Roger Martin

Advised by Luttinger at Columbia University, "Application of Functional Integrals to the Study of Sundry Electronic Properties of Disordered Systems in the Strongly Localized Regime."

Colleagues

Adair, Robert K., 1924-

Both employed at University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Barschall, H. H. (Henry Herman), 1915-1997

Both employed at University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Brillouin, Léon, 1889-1969

Both employed at Columbia University.

Brueckner, Keith A.

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study and University of Pennsylvania.

Burstein, Elias, 1917-2017

Both employed at University of Pennsylvania.

Callen, Herbert B.

Both employed at University of Pennsylvania.

Case, Kenneth M.

Both employed at University of Michigan.

Charney, Jule G.

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Christ, Norman

Both employed at Columbia University.

Commins, Eugene D.

Both employed at Columbia University.

Crane, H. R. (Horace Richard), 1907-2007

Both employed at University of Michigan.

Cummins, Herman Z., 1933-

Both employed at Columbia University.

Dennison, David M. (David Mathias), 1900-1976

Both employed at University of Michigan.

Devons, Samuel

Both employed at Columbia University.

DeWitt, Bryce S. (Bryce Seligman), 1923-2004

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

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

Both employed at Columbia University.

Dyson, Freeman J.

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Edwards, David F. (David Franklin)

Both employed at University of Michigan.

Ehrlich, Gert

Both employed at University of Michigan.

Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Feinberg, Gerald, 1933-

Both employed at Columbia University.

Foley, Henry Michael, 1917-1982

Both employed at Columbia University.

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

Both employed at Columbia University.

Glaser, D. A.

Both employed at University of Michigan.

Glauber, Roy J., 1925-

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Guth, Alan H.

Both employed at Columbia University.

Haeberli, W. (Willy)

Both employed at University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Happer, William, 1939-

Both employed at Columbia University.

Herb, R. G. (Raymond George), 1908-1996

Both employed at University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Kahn, Steven Michael

Both employed at Columbia University.

Kraichnan, Robert H., 1928-2008

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Kroll, Norman Myles, 1922-

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Kusch, Polykarp, 1911-1993

Both employed at Columbia University.

Langenberg, D. N., 1932-

Both employed at University of Pennsylvania.

Laporte, Otto, 1902-1971

Both employed at University of Michigan.

Lederman, Leon M.

Both employed at Columbia University.

Lee, T. D., 1926-

Both employed at Columbia University.

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

Both employed at Institute for Advanced Study.

Merzbacher, Eugen

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Morse, Marston, 1892-1977

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Nagamiya, S. (Shoji)

Both employed at Columbia University.

Novick, Robert

Both employed at Columbia University.

Nygren, David R.

Both employed at Columbia University.

Oppenheimer, J. Robert, 1904-1967

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Peoples, John, Jr.

Both employed at Columbia University.

Perl, Martin L., 1927-2014

Both employed at University of Michigan.

Primakoff, H. (Henry), 1914-1983

Both employed at University of Pennsylvania.

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, Harrison M. (Harrison McAllister), 1870-

Both employed at University of Michigan.

Ruderman, Malvin A.

Both employed at Columbia University.

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

Both employed at Columbia University.

Sachs, Robert Green, 1916-

Both employed at University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Satchler, G. R. (George Raymond)

Both employed at University of Michigan.

Schwartz, Melvin, 1932-2006

Both employed at Columbia University.

Sciulli, Frank J.

Both employed at Columbia University.

Serber, R. (Robert)

Both employed at Columbia University.

Steinberger, J.

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study and Columbia University.

Thomas, Llewellyn Hilleth, 1903-1992

Both employed at Columbia University.

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

Both employed at Columbia University.

Townes, Charles H.

Both employed at Columbia University.

Trilling, George H.

Both employed at University of Michigan.

Uhlenbeck, George Eugène, 1900-1988

Both employed at University of Michigan.

Von Neumann, John, 1903-1957

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Watson, Kenneth M.

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Weinberg, Erick J.

Both employed at Columbia University.

Weyl, Hermann, 1885-1955

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Wick, G. C. (Gian Carlo)

Both employed at Columbia University.

Wilson, Robert R., 1914-2000

Both employed at Columbia University.

Wu, C. S. (Chien-shiung), 1912-1997

Both employed at Columbia University.

Yang, Chen Ning, 1922-

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Institutions

Major Positions

Columbia University. Department of Physics

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

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

Jewett Fellow.

University of Michigan. Department of Physics

Associate Professor of Physics.

University of Pennsylvania. Department of Physics and Astronomy

Professor of Physics.

University of Wisconsin--Madison. Department of Physics

Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

Visiting Associate Professor.

Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich. Departement Physik

Swiss-American Exchange Fellow and National Research Council (NRC) Fellow.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics

Obtained BS (1944) and PhD in Physics (1947).

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

Rockefeller University

Visiting Professor.

Resources

Published Resources

Subject

"Chapter 10.2: Quantum Field Theory in Zurich: Pauli's Seminar, 1947-1950," in Q.E.D. and the Men Who Made It: Dyson, Feynman, Schwinger, and Tomonaga (Princeton: Princeton University Press: 1994)

Joaquin Luttinger Columbia University News obituary.

Joaquin M. Luttinger Physics Today obituary.