Schweber receives 2011 Abraham Pais Prize for History of Physics

Silvan “Sam” Schweber, Professor of Physics, emeritus and Richard Koret Professor in the History of Ideas, is the recipient of the 2011 Abraham Pais Prize for History of Physics “for his sophisticated, technically masterful historical studies of the emergence of quantum field theory and quantum electrodynamics, and broadly insightful biographical writing on several of the most influential physicists of the 20th century: Einstein, Oppenheimer, and Bethe”.  Prof. Schweber has been a member of the Brandeis Physics Department since 1955.

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