Date and Place of Birth and Death
Born: February 12th, 1918 New York City, New York
Died: July 16th, 1994 Los Angeles, California
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.
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.