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Barry M. McCoy

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Dates

December 14, 1940 – present

Authorized Form of Name

McCoy, Barry M.

Biography

Abstract

Barry McCoy is Distinguished Professor of Physics at State University of New York, Stony Brook (1979-present). His research interests include classical statistical mechanics, integrable models and conformal field theories.

Important Dates

December 14, 1940Birth, Trenton (N.J.).

1963Obtained BS, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena (Calif.).

1967Obtained PhD in Physics, Harvard University, Cambridge (Mass.).

1967 – presentResearch Associate (1967-1969); Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Physics (1969-1979); and Professor to Distinguished Professor of Physics (1979-present), State University of New York, Stony Brook, Stony Brook (N.Y.).

1999Awarded Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics, American Physical Society.

Occupation

Theoretical physicist.

Places

Birth

Trenton (N.J.)

Undergraduate Education

Pasadena (Calif.)

Graduate Education

Cambridge (Mass.)

Employment

Stony Brook (N.Y.)

Subjects

Field theory (Physics).

Statistical mechanics.

Theoretical physics.

Relationships

People

Colleagues

Bardeen, William A.

Both employed at State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Blume, Martin, 1932-

Both employed at State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Brown, G. E. (Gerald Edward), 1926-

Both employed at State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Courant, Ernest D. (Ernest David), 1920-

Both employed at State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Dolan, Gerald

Both employed at State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Feibelman, Peter J.

Both employed at State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Freedman, Daniel Z.

Both employed at State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Glimm, James

Both employed at State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Jacak, Barbara

Both employed at State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Jain, Jainendra K.

Both employed at State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Marburger, John H., III (John Harmen), 1941-2011

Both employed at State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Sprouse, Gene D.

Both employed at State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Van Nieuwenhuizen, Peter

Both employed at State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Yang, Chen Ning, 1922-

Both employed at State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Institutions

Major Positions

State University of New York at Stony Brook. Department of Physics

Research Associate; Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Physics; and Professor to Distinguished Professor of Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Received 1999 Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics.

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

Obtained BS (1963).

Harvard University. Department of Physics

Obtained PhD (1967).

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