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Archival as Author

Peter Van Nieuwenhuizen

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Dates

unknown – present

Authorized Form of Name

Van Nieuwenhuizen, Peter

Additional Forms of Names

Nieuwenhuizen, P. van (Peter van)

Nieuwenhuizen, Peter Van

Nieuwenhuizen, Peter van, 1938-

Van Nieuwenhuizen, P. (Peter)

Van Nieuwenhuizen, Peter, 1938-

Biography

Abstract

Peter Van Nieuwenhuizen is Distinguished Professor of Physics at State University of New York, Stony Brook (2001-present). His research interests include quantum field theory, supergravity, supersymmetry, and string theory.

Important Dates

1969 – 1971Fellow (1969-1970) and Research Associate (1970-1971), Theory Division, European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).

1971Obtained PhD, Utrecht University, Utrecht (Netherlands).

1971 – 1973Joliot-Curie Fellow, University of Paris, Orsay.

1973 – 1975Research Associate, Brandeis University.

1975 – presentAssistant Professor of Physics (1975-1977); Associate Professor of Physics (1977-1979); Professor of Physics (1979-1985); Leading Professor of Physics (1985-2001); Deputy Director, C. N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics (1993-1999); Director, C. N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics (1999-2002); and Distinguished Professor of Physics (2001-present), State University of New York, Stony Brook, Stony Brook (N.Y.).

1977Visiting Professor, École Normale Supérieure.

1978Visiting Scientist, European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).

1982 – 1983Visiting Scientist, European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).

1983Visiting Professor, University of Utrecht.

1986Donders Chair, University of Utrecht.

1992Visiting Scientist, European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).

1994Fellow, American Physical Society.

2006Awarded Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics, American Physical Society.

Occupation

Quantum theorist.

Places

Undergraduate Education

Utrecht (Netherlands)

Employment

Stony Brook (N.Y.)

Subjects

Quantum field theory.

String theory.

Supergravity.

Supersymmetry.

Theoretical physics.

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

Fischler, Mark Steven

Advised by Van Nieuwenhuizen at State University of New York, Stony Brook.

Freedman, Daniel Z.

Collaborated on the consistent theory of supergravity and both employed at State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Veltman, Martinus

PhD advisor at University of Utrecht, "Radiative corrections to muonic processes."

Colleagues

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.

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.

McCoy, Barry M.

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.

Yang, Chen Ning, 1922-

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

Additional

Ferrara, S.

Institutions

Major Positions

Brandeis University. Department of Physics

Research Associate.

C. N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics

Deputy Director and Director.

European Organization for Nuclear Research

Fellow, Theory Division; Research Associate, Theory Division; and Visiting Scientist.

Rijksuniversiteit te Utrecht

Obtained PhD (1971). Visiting Professor and Donders Chair.

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

Assistant Professor; Associate Professor; Professor; Leading Professor; and Distinguished Professor of Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

Visiting Professor.

American Physical Society

Fellow and received 2006 Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics.

Université Paris-Sud

Joliot-Curie Fellow.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Oral history interview with Sergio Ferrara, Dan Freedman, and Peter van Nieuwenhuizen, 1991 March 25.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA