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Radio Physics | John Schwarz

Physicist: John Schwarz
Summer Intern: Bryson Wells

On this episode of Radio Physics, student intern Bryson Wells interviews John Schwarz, a Professor of Theoretical Physics at Caltech, the California Institute of Technology.

John is the Harold Brown Professor of Theoretical Physics at Caltech, the California Institute of Technology. Along with a few others, he is John is regarded as one of the founders of string theory. His work with Michael Green on anomaly cancellation in Type I string theories led to the so-called "first superstring revolution" of 1984, which greatly contributed to moving string theory into the mainstream of research in theoretical physics. Schwarz was elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a Fellow of the American Physical Society (1986). He was a Fellow of the MacArthur Foundation in 1987. He received the Dirac Medal of the International Centre for Theoretical Physics in 1989, and the Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics of the American Physical Society in 2002. On December 12, 2013, he shared the Fundamental Physics Prize with Michael Green "for opening new perspectives on quantum gravity and the unification of forces." John has been a General Member of the Aspen Center for Physics since the 1980s, serving as the Treasurer, on numerous committees, and as a Trustee.

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