Hugh David Politzer

American physicist
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Hugh David Politzer (/ˈpɑːlɪtsər/; born August 31, 1949) is an American theoretical physicist. He is the Richard Chace Tolman Professor of Theoretical Physics at the California Institute of Technology.[1] He shared the 2004 Nobel Prize in Physics with David Gross and Frank Wilczek for their discovery of asymptotic freedom in quantum chromodynamics.[2] He was born in New York City.


  1. "Hugh D. (David) Politzer | Caltech Directory". Retrieved 2020-05-11.
  2. "The Nobel Prize in Physics 2004". Nobel Web. 2004. Retrieved 2010-10-24.