George Zweig

American physicist

George Zweig (/zwɡ/; born May 30, 1937) is a Russian-American physicist. He was trained as a particle physicist under Richard Feynman.[1] He is known for his works with Murray Gell-Mann especially when they created the quark model (although he named it "aces"). He later turned his works to neurobiology.

George Zweig
George Zweig giving a speech at Department of Physics, National Taiwan University
Born (1937-05-20) May 20, 1937 (age 86)
Alma materUniversity of Michigan, California Institute of Technology
Known forQuark model
AwardsSakurai Prize (2015), MacArthur Fellowship 1981, NAS 1996
Scientific career
Fieldsphysics; neurobiology
InstitutionsLANL, MIT
Doctoral advisorRichard Feynman

He has worked as a Research Scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory and MIT, and in the financial services industry.

References Edit

  1. "George Zweig". Mathematics Genealogy Project (North Dakota State University). Retrieved 2010-03-18.