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Freeman Dyson’s work on quantum electrodynamics marked an epoch in physics. The techniques he used in this domain form the foundation for most modern theoretical work in elementary particle physics and the quantum many-body problem. He has made highly original and important contributions to an astonishing range of topics, from number theory to adaptive optics. His current research tries to answer the question of whether any conceivable thought-experiment could detect a single graviton.
University of Cambridge, B.A. 1945; Cornell University, Professor 1951–53; Institute for Advanced Study, Member 1948–50, Professor 1953–94, Professor Emeritus 1994–; National Academy of Sciences, Member; American Institute of Physics and American Physical Society, Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics 1965; German Physical Society, Max Planck Medal 1969; Harvey Prize 1977; Wolf Foundation Prize in Physics 1981; American Association of Physics Teachers, Oersted Medal 1991; Enrico Fermi Award 1995; Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion 2000
Chandra’s Role in 20th Century Science
as author at The 100th anniversary of the birth of Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar: Chandrasekhar Centennial Symposium 2010 - Chicago,
together with: James W. Cronin (introducer),