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Freeman Dyson

theoretical physicist and mathematician
Dyson in October 2005

Freeman John Dyson FRS (born December 15, 1923) is an English-born-American[1][2] theoretical physicist and mathematician. He is known for his work in quantum electrodynamics, solid-state physics, astronomy and nuclear engineering. He gained a bachelor degree at the University of Cambridge. In 1957, he became an American citizen and renounced his British citizenship.

Dyson was born in Crowthorne, Berkshire, England, the son of George Dyson.


  1. "Scientist wins $1m religion prize". BBC News. 9 May 2000. Retrieved 2010-05-02. 
  2. Freeman Dyson: Disturbing the universe, pg 131, "I had finally become an American ... The decision to abjure my allegiance to Queen Elizabeth might have been a difficult one, but the Queen's ministers made it easy for me."

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