Julian Schwinger

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Birthday
12, 1918
Birthplace
New York
DEATH DATE
Jul 16, 1994 (76)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
12, 1918
Birthplace
New York
DEATH DATE
Jul 16, 1994 (76)

About

American theoretical physicist whose work on quantum electrodynamics won him the 1965 Nobel Prize for Physics. He also received the US National Medal of Science in 1964 and was the first recipient of the Albert Einstein Award in 1951.

Before Fame

He finished high school at 14 and worked at MIT's Radiation Laboratory, where he did the critical calculations that led to the development of radar.

Trivia

His work laid the foundation for much of the quantum physics research that followed it, helping scientists to understand the fundamental structures of all matter.

Family Life

He grew up in Manhattan, New York, his father a successful garment maker.

Associated With

He shared his 1965 Nobel Prize with colleague and rival, Richard P. Feynman.