Julian Schwinger

Theoretical Physicist

Date and Place of Birth and Death

Born: February 12th, 1918 New York City, New York

Died: July 16th, 1994 Los Angeles, California

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Degrees/Degrees Earned (When & Where)

Columbia University 1936-1939 Received Ph.D. in Physics

City College of New York

Townsend Harris High School

Major Contribution to Physics

Julian Schwinger was best known for his work on the theory of quantum electrodynamics. He was also a Nobel Prize winning American theoretical physicist.
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Summary

Julian Schwinger has contributed years of his life to expand the influence on the development of physics. Schwinger is best known for his work on the theory of quantum electrodynamics. His theory of relativity and quantum mechanics was formulated for the interaction of charged particles with electromagnetic fields. A magnetic moment of the electron was no longer than expected. Julian Schwinger solved this problem in 1948 and therefore influenced current science for a new quantum electrodynamics.