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Julian Schwinger

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Julian Schwinger
Born Julian Seymour Schwinger
(1918-02-12)February 12, 1918
New York City, USA
Died July 16, 1994(1994-07-16) (aged 76)
Los Angeles, California, USA
Nationality United States
Awards Albert Einstein Award (1951)
National Medal of Science (1964)
Nobel Prize in Physics (1965)
Scientific career
Fields Physics

Julian Seymour Schwinger (February 12, 1918 – July 16, 1994) was an American theoretical physicist. He won the Nobel Prize in Physics.

Schwinger is well known for his theories about quantum electrodynamics.

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Schwinger was born in New York City. His parents were Jewish from Poland.[1]

Schwinger attended Townsend Harris High School and the City College of New York. He received a B.A. in 1936. He received a Ph.D. from Columbia University. He worked at the University of California, Berkeley.

Schwinger died of pancreatic cancer.

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