Jerrold Zacharias Professor of Physics
areas of expertise: elementary particle theory, theoretical particle physics, condensed matter physics, gravitational physics
Roman Jackiw was born in Lublinec, Poland, on Nov. 8, 1939. After graduating from Swarthmore College in 1961, he pursued doctoral studies with professors Hans Bethe and Kenneth Wilson at Cornell University. He received his PhD from Cornell in 1966.
Jackiw currently occupies the Jerrold Zacharias chair in the Department of Physics at MIT, where he has been since 1969. From 1966 to 1969, he was a junior fellow with the Society of Fellows at Harvard University. He has held visiting professorships at Rockefeller University from 1977 to 1978, at the University of California, Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, in 1980, and at Columbia University from 1989 to 1990.
In addition to having an extensive list of scientific publications in theoretical and mathematical physics, focused on particle, condensed matter and gravitational physics, Jackiw is the author of seven books.
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