Sheldon Lee Glashow Facts

Sheldon Lee Glashow Facts
Sheldon Lee Glashow (born December 5, 1932) is an American theoretical physicist. He shared the 1979 Nobel Prize in Physics with Abdus Salam and Steven Weinberg "for their contributions to the theory of the unified weak and electromagnetic interaction between elementary particles, including inter alia, the prediction of the weak neutral current."
Interesting Sheldon Lee Glashow Facts:
Sheldon Lee Glashow was the youngest of three boys born to Russian immigrants Lewis and Bella Glashow.
He was born in Manhattan and graduated from the Bronx High School of Science in 1950.
That same year he was a Westinghouse Science Talent Search Finalist.
One of his classmates was Steven Weinberg with whom he would later share the Nobel Prize in Physics.
In 1954 Glashow earned his B.A from Cornell University and received his PhD in physics from Harvard in 1958.
He received a NSF fellowship and, from 1958 to 1960, worked at the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen.
It was during his fellowship in Copenhagen that he discovered the SU(2)xU(1) structure of the weak electromagnetic theory.
In 1960 his work on the algebraic structure of weak interactions were presented and he was invited to Caltech.
From 1962 to 1966 he was Associate Professor at the University of California, Berkeley.
In 1966 he became a professor of physics at Harvard.
In 1979 he became the Higgins Professor Physics.
He has also been a visiting scientist at CERN in 1968, a visiting professor at the University of Marseilles in 1970 and a visiting professor at MIT in 1974.
In 1964 Glashow became the first to predict a fourth quark.
In 1973 he and Howard Georgi proposed a grand unified theory which became the foundation of future work on unified theory.
He dismissed string theory since is not experimentally testable.
In 1977 he and Feza Gursey shared the J. Robert Oppenheimer Memorial Prize.
He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.


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