John David Jackson

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John David Jackson
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Jackson autographing a copy of his classical electrodynamics textbook
Born(1925-01-19)January 19, 1925
DiedMay 20, 2016 (age 91)
NationalityAmerican; naturalized, 1988
Alma materUniversity of Western Ontario
MIT
AwardsHon. D.Sc., University of Western Ontario, 1989
Scientific career
FieldsPhysicist
InstitutionsMIT
McGill University
University of Illinois
University of California, Berkeley
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Doctoral advisorVictor Frederick Weisskopf
Doctoral studentsGordon L. Kane
Chris Quigg

John David Jackson (January 19, 1925 – May 20, 2016[1][2]) was a CanadianAmerican physics. He was the professor emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley and a faculty senior scientist emeritus at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

He was a theoretical physicist. He was a member of the National Academy of Sciences. He was well known for his many publications and summer-school lectures in nuclear and particle physics, as well as his widely used graduate text on classical electromagnetism.[3]

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  1. http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/lsj/obituary.aspx?n=john-david-jackson&pid=180073742&fhid=11048
  2. Quigg, Chris (21 May 2016). "J. D. Jackson, meticulous scholar, revered teacher, master of Classical Electrodynamics, my mentor, & very fine person, has died at 91. RIP".
  3. Jackson, J. D. (1998) [1962]. Classical Electrodynamics (3rd ed.). New York: John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 978-0-471-30932-1. OCLC 535998.