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Peter George Oliver Freund (7 September 1936, Timişoara – 6 March 2018, Chicago) was a Romanian-born American professor of theoretical physics. He worked at the University of Chicago.[2] He made important works to particle physics and string theory. He was also active as a writer.

Peter G. O. Freund
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Born(1936-09-07)September 7, 1936
DiedMarch 6, 2018(2018-03-06) (aged 81)
NationalityUnited States
Alma materInstitutul Politehnic Timişoara, Romania
University of Vienna, Austria
Known forTwo-component duality
Higher-dimensional unification
Freund–Rubin compactification
Superstrings from 26 dimensions
p-adic strings
econophysics
Spouse(s)Lucy Freund
ChildrenPauline and Caroline
Scientific career
FieldsPhysics
InstitutionsUniversity of Chicago
Doctoral advisorWalter Thirring
Notable studentsWilliam Cottrell[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Los Angeles Magazine, Vol. 50, No. 5, May 2005, Emmis Communications, p. 198: "During Freund's career heading the Ph.D. program at the University of Chicago, Cottrell's paper on p-adic strings was the only undregraduate thesis he supervised."
  2. "Peter Freund, particle physicist and fiction writer, 1936-2018". UChicago News. 2018-03-13. Retrieved 2018-03-14.

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