Schild, Alfred, 1921-

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Birth 1921
Death 1977-05-24
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Alfred Schild (1921-1977) was a mathematical physicist specializing in relativity and gravitation at the Carnegie Institute of Technology (1946-1957) and the University of Texas at Austin (1957-1977). His work concentrated on foundations of relativity, quantization, algebraically special solutions, and conformal techniques. His later research dealt particularly with Fokker action principles and string models of particles.

From the description of Schild, Alfred, papers, 1915-1982. (University of Texas Libraries). WorldCat record id: 19479375

Alfred Schild (1921-1977) was a mathematical physicist specializing in relativity and gravitation at the Carnegie Institute of Technology (1946-1957) and the University of Texas at Austin (1957-1977). He was named one of the first Ashbel Smith professors in 1963 and cofounded the first Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics. He was also one of the founders of the International Committee on Gravitation and General Relativity, the Center for Particle Theory, the Center for Statistical Mechanics, and the Center for Relativity Theory at the University of Texas. His work concentrated on foundations of relativity, quantization, algebraically special solutions, and conformal techniques. His later research dealt particularly with Fokker action principles and string models of particles.

From the guide to the Alfred Schild Papers, 86-27; 86-39., 1915-1982, (Archives of American Mathematics, Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin)

Relativity theorist and founder of the University of Texas Center for Relativity and the Texas Conference on Relativistic Astrophysics.

From the description of Papers, 1944-1977. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82625974

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  • Space and time
  • Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics
  • Relativity (Physics)
  • Calculus of tensors
  • Gravitation
  • Relativity

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