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Biography

AbstractImportant DatesOccupationPlacesSubjects

Relationships

PeopleInstitutions

Resources

Published as Author

Tai Tsun Wu

Photo

Dates

December 1, 1933 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Wu, Tai Tsun

Additional Forms of Names

Wu, Ta-chün

Wu, Tai Tsun, 1933-

Biography

Abstract

Tai Tsun Wu is Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Physics at Harvard University. His research interests include classical electromagnetic radiation, statistical mechanics, and high-energy particle physics.

Important Dates

December 1, 1933Birth, Shanghai (China).

1953Obtained BS in Electrical Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (Minn.).

1954Obtained SM in Applied Physics, Harvard University, Cambridge (Mass.).

1956Obtained PhD in Applied Physics, Harvard University, Cambridge (Mass.).

1956 – presentJunior Fellow, Society of Fellows (1956-1959); Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Applied Physics (1959-1966); Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Physics (1966-present); and Professor of Physics (1994-present), Harvard University, Cambridge (Mass.).

1958 – 1963Member (1958-1959; 1960-1961; and 1962-1963), Institute for Advanced Study.

1966 – 1967National Science Foundation (NSF) Senior Fellow, Rockefeller University.

1970 – 1971Guggenheim Fellow, German Electron Synchrotron (DESY).

1977 – 1978Visiting Scientist, European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).

1977 – 1978Kramers Professor, Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Utrecht.

1986Visiting Scientist, European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).

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

Occupation

Applied physicist.

Places

Birth

Shanghai (China)

Undergraduate Education

Minneapolis (Minn.)

Graduate Education

Cambridge (Mass.)

Employment

Cambridge (Mass.)

Subjects

Applied physics and engineering.

Electromagnetic waves.

Particles (Nuclear physics).

Statistical mechanics.

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

King, Ronald

PhD advisor at Harvard University, "The concept of impedance. High-frequency scattering." Co-wrote "The scattering and diffraction of waves."

Colleagues

Armstrong, J. A. (John A.)

Both employed at Harvard University.

Bainbridge, Kenneth T. (Kenneth Tompkins), 1904-1996

Both employed at Harvard University.

Beasley, Malcolm

Both employed at Harvard University.

Bienenstock, Arthur

Both employed at Harvard University.

Bloembergen, N.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Bode, Hendrik W. (Hendrik Wade), 1905-1982

Both employed at Harvard University.

Brooks, Harvey

Both employed at Harvard University.

Carrier, George F.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Clark, N. A. (Noel Anthony), 1940-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Coleman, Sidney, 1937-2007

Both employed at Harvard University.

Dyson, Freeman J.

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Emmons, H. W. (Howard W.)

Both employed at Harvard University.

Furry, W. H. (Wendell Hinkle), 1907-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Gabrielse, Gerald

Both employed at Harvard University.

Georgi, Howard

Both employed at Harvard University.

Glashow, Sheldon L.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Glauber, Roy J., 1925-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Halperin, Bertrand I.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Huth, John Edward

Both employed at Harvard University.

Jaffe, Arthur, 1937-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Kastner, Marc A.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Kemble, Edwin C. (Edwin Crawford), 1889-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Lee, T. D., 1926-

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Maldacena, Juan Martin, 1968-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Martin, Paul Cecil, 1931-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Meyer, Robert B.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Murray, Cherry Ann

Both employed at Harvard University.

Nelson, Ann E. (Ann Elizabeth)

Both employed at Harvard University.

Nelson, David R., 1951-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Oppenheimer, J. Robert, 1904-1967

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Pines, David, 1924-

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Pound, Robert V.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Purcell, Edward M.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Ramsey, Norman, 1915-2011

Both employed at Harvard University.

Randall, Lisa

Both employed at Harvard University.

Raney, William P.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Schwinger, Julian, 1918-1994

Both employed at Harvard University.

Street, Jabez Curry, 1906-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Strominger, Andrew Eben

Both employed at Harvard University.

Stubbs, Christopher

Both employed at Harvard University.

Tinkham, Michael

Both employed at Harvard University.

Vafa, Cumrun

Both employed at Harvard University.

Van Vleck, J. H. (John Hasbrouck), 1899-1980

Both employed at Harvard University.

Weitz, David A.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Yang, Chen Ning, 1922-

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Institutions

Major Positions

European Organization for Nuclear Research

Visiting Scientist.

Harvard University. Department of Physics

Junior Fellow, Society of Fellows and Professor of Physics.

Harvard University. Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Obtained SM (1954) and PhD in Applied Physics (1956). Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Applied Physics and Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Physics.

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

Member.

Rijksuniversiteit te Utrecht

Kramers Professor, Institute for Theoretical Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Received 1999 Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics.

Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (Center)

Guggenheim Fellow.

Rockefeller University

National Science Foundation (NSF) Senior Fellow.

University of Minnesota. Department of Electrical Engineering

Obtained BS (1953).

Resources

Published Resources

Author

The scattering and diffraction of waves / [by] Ronold W.P. King and Tai Tsun Wu.