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Biography

AbstractImportant DatesOccupationPlacesSubjects

Relationships

PeopleInstitutions

Resources

Archival as SubjectPublished as AuthorPublished as Subject

Leonard Susskind

Photo

Dates

1940 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Susskind, Leonard

Additional Forms of Names

Susskind, Leonard, 1940-

Biography

Abstract

Leonard Susskind is Felix Bloch Professor of Physics at Stanford University (2000-present). Other institutional affiliations include Yeshiva University. His research interests include particle physics, quantum field theory, quantum gravity, black holes, string theory, and cosmology.

Important Dates

1940Birth, New York (N.Y.).

1965Obtained PhD in Physics, Cornell University, Ithaca (N.Y.).

1965 – 1966National Science Foundation (NSF) Fellow, Cornell University.

1966 – 1978Assistant Professor of Physics (1966-1968); Associate Professor of Physics (1968-1970); and Professor of Physics (1970-1978), Belfer Graduate School of Science, Yeshiva University, New York (N.Y.).

1971 – 1972Professor of Physics, University of Tel Aviv.

1978 – presentProfessor of Physics (1978-2000) and Felix Bloch Professor of Physics (2000-present), Stanford University, Stanford (Calif.).

1998Awarded J. J. Sakurai Prize for Theoretical Particle Physics, American Physical Society.

2000Member, National Academy of Sciences.

Occupation

Theoretical particle physicist.

Places

Birth

New York (N.Y.)

Graduate Education

Ithaca (N.Y.)

Employment

New York (N.Y.)

Stanford (Calif.)

Subjects

Black holes (Astronomy).

Cosmology.

Quantum field theory.

Quantum gravity.

String theory.

Theoretical physics.

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

Carruthers, Peter A., 1935-1997

PhD advisor at Cornell University, "Quantum mechanical approach to strong interactions."

Srednicki, Mark Allen

Advised by Susskind at Stanford University.

Colleagues

Aharonov, Yakir, 1932-

Both employed at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics.

Ashcroft, Neil W.

Both employed at Cornell University.

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

Both employed at Cornell University.

Bjorken, James D.

Both employed at Stanford University.

Bucksbaum, Philip H.

Both employed at Stanford University.

Burchat, P. (Patricia)

Both employed at Stanford University.

Cabrera, Blas

Both employed at Stanford University.

Chu, Steven

Both employed at Stanford University.

Corson, Dale R.

Both employed at Cornell University.

Dorfan, Jonathan

Both employed at Stanford University.

Fairbank, William Martin, 1917-1989

Both employed at Stanford University.

Fetter, Alexander L., 1937-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Freedman, Stuart J.

Both employed at Stanford University.

Greene, Christopher Henry

Both employed at Stanford University.

Greisen, Kenneth

Both employed at Cornell University.

Hänsch, T. W. (Theo W.), 1941-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Haroche, S.

Both employed at Stanford University.

Hofstadter, Robert, 1915-1990

Both employed at Stanford University.

Kahn, Steven Michael

Both employed at Stanford University.

Kinoshita, T. (Toichiro)

Both employed at Cornell University.

Kirkpatrick, Paul

Both employed at Stanford University.

Kivelson, Steven

Both employed at Stanford University.

Krumhansl, J. A. (James A.)

Both employed at Cornell University.

Laughlin, Robert B.

Both employed at Stanford University.

Lee, David M.

Both employed at Cornell University.

Linde, A. D.

Both employed at Stanford University.

McDaniel, Boyce D. (Boyce Dawkins), 1917-

Both employed at Cornell University.

Mermin, N. David

Both employed at Cornell University.

Meyerhof, Walter E. (Walter Ernst), 1922-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Nelson, Ann E. (Ann Elizabeth)

Both employed at Stanford University.

Osheroff, Douglas D.

Both employed at Stanford University.

Pohl, Robert O.

Both employed at Cornell University.

Schawlow, Arthur L., 1921-1999

Both employed at Stanford University.

Schwartz, Melvin, 1932-2006

Both employed at Stanford University.

Tigner, M.

Both employed at Cornell University.

Turner, Michael Stanley

Both employed at Stanford University.

Walecka, John Dirk, 1932-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Wieman, C. E. (Carl Edwin)

Both employed at Stanford University.

Will, Clifford M., 1946-

Both employed at Stanford University.

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

Both employed at Cornell University.

Wojcicki, Stanley G., 1937-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Additional

Polchinski, Joseph Gerard

Institutions

Major Positions

Cornell University. Department of Physics

Obtained PhD (1965). National Science Foundation (NSF) Fellow.

Stanford University. Department of Physics

Professor of Physics and Felix Bloch Professor of Physics.

Universiṭat Tel-Aviv

Professor of Physics.

Yeshiva University. Belfer Graduate School of Science

Assistant Professor; Associate Professor; and Professor of Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Received 1998 J. J. Sakurai Prize for Theoretical Particle Physics.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

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

"Quark Containment," in The Rise of the Standard Model: Particle Physics in the 1960s and 1970s, ed. Lillian Hoddeson, Laurie Brown, Michael Riordan, and Max Dresden (New York: Cambridge University Press: 1997), 233-242

Einstein's General Theory of Relativity | Lecture 1

Quantum mechanics : the theoretical minimum / Leonard Susskind and Art Friedman.

TEDxCaltech - Leonard Susskind - Richard Feynman

The black hole war : my battle with Stephen Hawking to make the world safe for quantum mechanics cLeonard Susskind.

Subject

Leonard Susskind Profile and Video at edge.org