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Biography

AbstractImportant DatesOccupationPlacesSubjects

Relationships

PeopleInstitutions

Resources

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John H. Schwarz

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Dates

November 22, 1941 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Schwarz, John H.

Biography

Abstract

John Schwarz is Harold Brown Professor of Theoretical Physics at California Institute of Technology (1989-present). Other institutional affiliations include Princeton University. His research interests include the strong nuclear force and string theory.

Important Dates

November 22, 1941Birth, North Adams (Mass.).

1962Obtained AB, Harvard University, Cambridge (Mass.).

1966Obtained PhD in Physics, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley (Calif.).

1966 – 1972Instructor and Lecturer (1966-1968); Lecturer (1968-1969); and Assistant Professor of Physics (1969-1972), Princeton University, Princeton (N.J.).

1972 – presentResearch Associate (1972-1981); Senior Research Associate (1981-1985); Professor of Theoretical Physics (1985-1989); and Harold Brown Professor of Theoretical Physics (1989-present), California Institute of Technology, Pasadena (Calif.).

1978 – 1979Visiting Professor, École Normale Supérieure.

1982 – presentMember, Board of Trustees (1982-1988); General Member (1988-2005); Member, Board of Trustees (1996-2002); and Honorary General Member (2005-present), Aspen Center for Physics.

1983Visiting Professor, Queen Mary College London.

1986Visiting Professor, Institute of Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara.

1986Fellow, American Physical Society.

1987Fellowship, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

1993Visiting Professor, Institute of Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara.

1995Visiting Professor, Rutgers University.

1997Member, National Academy of Sciences.

1998Visiting Professor, Institute of Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara.

2002Awarded Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics, American Physical Society.

Occupation

Particle physicist.

Places

Birth

North Adams (Mass.)

Undergraduate Education

Cambridge (Mass.)

Graduate Education

Berkeley (Calif.)

Employment

Princeton (N.J.)

Pasadena (Calif.)

Subjects

Particles (Nuclear physics).

Quantum gravity.

String theory.

Superstring theories.

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

Chew, Geoffrey F.

PhD advisor at University of California, Berkeley, "Pion-nucleon scattering in the P11 state."

Green, M. (Michael B.)

Co-wrote "Superstring Theory" with Schwarz and Edward Witten.

Witten, E.

Co-wrote "Superstring Theory" with Schwarz and Michael B. Green.

Colleagues

Adelberger, Eric G.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Anderson, Carl D. (Carl David), 1905-1991

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Bacher, Robert F. (Robert Fox), 1905-2004

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Bargmann, V. (Valentine), 1908-1989

Both employed at Princeton University.

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

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Bertsch, George F.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Bleakney, Walker, 1901-1992

Both employed at Princeton University.

Boehm, Felix

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Brown, Harold, 1927-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Callan, Curtis G.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Christ, Norman

Both employed at Princeton University.

Christy, Robert F.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Cronin, James W., 1931-2016

Both employed at Princeton University.

Deser, S. (Stanley)

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Dicke, Robert H. (Robert Henry)

Both employed at Princeton University.

DuBridge, Lee A. (Lee Alvin), 1901-1994

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

DuMond, Jesse W. M. (Jesse William Monroe), 1892-1976

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Eisenstein, James P. (James Philip)

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Everhart, Thomas E.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Feynman, Richard P. (Richard Phillips), 1918-1988

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Fitch, Val L., 1923-2015

Both employed at Princeton University.

Fowler, William A.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Freedman, Daniel Z.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Freedman, Stuart J.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Gates, S. James

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Gell-Mann, Murray

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Goldberger, Marvin L.

Both employed at Princeton University and California Institute of Technology.

Gross, David J. (David Jonathan)

Both employed at Princeton University.

Hartle, J. B. (James B.)

Both employed at Princeton University.

Holdren, John P.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Hopfield, John J.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Kimble, H. Jeff (Harry Jeffrey), 1949-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Koonin, Steven E.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Lange, Andrew

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Lauritsen, Thomas, 1915-1973

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Leighton, Robert B.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

McKeown, R. D.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Politzer, H. David, 1949-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Pollock, Robert Elwood, 1936-

Both employed at Princeton University.

Sciulli, Frank J.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Shenstone, A. G. (Allen Goodrich)

Both employed at Princeton University.

Smyth, Henry De Wolf, 1898-1986

Both employed at Princeton University.

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

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Thorne, Kip S.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Tollestrup, Alvin

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Treiman, Sam B.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Tsuei, Chang C.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Wheeler, John Archibald, 1911-2008

Both employed at Princeton University.

Wightman, A. S. (Arthur Strong), 1922-2013

Both employed at Princeton University.

Wigner, Eugene Paul, 1902-1995

Both employed at Princeton University.

Wilkinson, David T.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Wise, Mark B., 1953-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Ye, Jun, 1967-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

York, James W., Jr., 1939-

Both employed at Princeton University.

Zweig, George

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Additional

Polchinski, Joseph Gerard

Institutions

Major Positions

California Institute of Technology. Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy

Research Associate; Senior Research Associate; Professor of Theoretical Physics; and Harold Brown Professor of Theoretical Physics.

Princeton University. Department of Physics

Instructor; Lecturer; and Assistant Professor of Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

Visiting Professor.

American Physical Society

Fellow and received 2002 Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics.

Aspen Center for Physics

Member, Board of Trustees; General Member and Honorary General Member.

Harvard University. Department of Physics

Obtained AB (1962).

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Fellowship.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

Queen Mary College (University of London)

Visiting Professor.

Rutgers University. Department of Physics and Astronomy

Visiting Professor.

University of California, Berkeley. Department of Physics

Obtained PhD (1966).

University of California, Santa Barbara. Institute for Theoretical Physics

Visiting Professor.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Oral history interview with John Schwarz, 2000.

Institute Archives.

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Selected talks from the International Conference on the History of Original Ideas and Basic Discoveries in Particle Physics [sound recording] / 1994.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

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

Selected talks from Corporate Associates Meetings [videorecording] : 1983-1987.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Author

John Schwarz Interview at superstringtheory.com

Superstring theory / Michael B. Green, John H. Schwarz, Edward Witten.

Superstrings : the first 15 years of superstring theory / edited by John H. Schwarz.