Prof. Roman W. Jackiw

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    Prof. Roman Jackiw, MIT Center for Theoretical Physics, USA


    Swarthmore College BA (1961), Cornell University PhD (1966) advisors: H.A. Bethe, K. Wilson


    • 1966-1969: Junior Fellow, Society of Fellows, Harvard University;
    • 1969-present: Assistant Professor to Jerrold Zacharias Professor of Physics, MIT


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    Roman W. Jackiw was born in Lublinec, Poland on November 8th 1939. After graduating from Swarthmore college in 1961, he pursued doctoral studies with Professors Hans Bethe and Kenneth Wilson at Cornell, receiving his Ph.D. in 1966. After a Junior Fellowship at Harvard, he joined the faculty of MIT in 1969 where he occupies the Jerrold Zacharias chair.

    Professor Jackiw has received Sloan and Guggenheim fellowships, along with the Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics (1995) and the Dirac Prize and Medal (1998). He has in addition received honorary doctorates from universities in Italy, Sweden, and Ukraine. Jackiw is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Physical Society, and the national scientific academies (NAS) of the United States and Ukraine.

    In addition to an extensive list of scientific pulications in theoretical and mathematical physics, focused on particle, condensed matter, and gravitational physics, Professor Jackiw is the author of seven books, including a quantum mechanics textbook with Bethe that has been reissued as an "advanced book classic".

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