Sakurai, J. J. (Jun John), 1933-1982

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Birth 1933-01-31
Death 1982-11-01
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Sakurai was born in Tokyo in 1933; graduated from Harvard summa cum laude in 1955; Ph. D, Cornell, 1958; while still a student at Cornell, he independently discovered the V-A theory of the weak interactions; became an asst. professor at Univ. of Chicago in 1959 and a full professor in 1964; joined UCLA Dept. of Physics in 1970; was a Sloan Fellow (1962-66), a Fellow of the American Physical Society (1964-82), a Guggenheim Fellow (1975-76), and a von Humboldt Fellow (1981-82); publications include Advanced quantum mechanics (1967) and Modern quantum mechanics (c. 1985); died in Geneva in 1982.

From the description of Papers, 1950-1982. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 38285482

Physicist, theoretical (Particle physics); on the faculty of the University of Chicago, 1958-1970; at the University of California at Los Angeles from 1970 until his death.

From the description of Papers. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82863404

Biography

Sakurai was born in Tokyo in 1933; graduated from Harvard summa cum laude in 1955; Ph.D, Cornell, 1958; while still a student at Cornell, he independently discovered the V-A theory of the weak interactions; became an assistant professor at University of Chicago in 1959 and a full professor in 1964; joined UCLA Department of Physics in 1970; was a Sloan Fellow (1962-66), a Fellow of the American Physical Society (1964-82), a Guggenheim Fellow (1975-76), and a von Humboldt Fellow (1981-82); publications include Advanced quantum mechanics (1967) and Modern quantum mechanics (c. 1985); died in Geneva in 1982.

From the guide to the J.J. Sakurai Papers, 1950-1982, (University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.)

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