Stanley Mandelstam

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Stanley Mandelstam
Born(1928-12-12)12 December 1928
Died23 June 2016(2016-06-23) (aged 87)
Alma materUniversity of the Witwatersrand,
Birmingham University,
Trinity College, Cambridge
AwardsFellow of the Royal Society
Dirac Medal
Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics (1992)
Scientific career
FieldsParticle physics
String theory
InstitutionsUniversity of the Witwatersrand,
University of California - Berkeley,
University of Birmingham
ThesisSome Contributions to the Theory and Application of the Bethe-Salpeter Equation (1956)
Doctoral advisorRichard Henry Dalitz
Other academic advisorsPaul Taunton Matthews
Doctoral studentsMichio Kaku
Charles Thorn
Joseph Polchinski
Nathan Berkovits

Stanley Mandelstam (12 December 1928 – 23 June 2016) was a South African-born American theoretical physicist of Jewish descent.[2] He introduced the Mandelstam variables into particle physics in 1958. It was a coordinate system for creating his double dispersion relations.

He was the Professor of Mathematical Physics at the University of Birmingham (1960-63), the Professeur Associé at Université de Paris-Sud (1979–80; 1984–85) and the Professor of Physics at the University of California, Berkeley from 1963 until his death and was also the Professor Emeritus from 1994 until his death.

References[change | change source]

  1. Array of Contemporary American Physicists
  2. Jewish Year Book 2005, page 214.

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