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Polchinski, Joseph Gerard
Oral history interview with Joseph Polchinski, 2009 March 18.
In this interview Joseph Polchinski discusses topics such as: family background and childhood; undergraduate studies at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech); Richard Feynman; Tom Tombrello; Gerard t'Hooft; Stanley Mandelstam; graduate work at the University of California, Berkeley; D-branes; Dan Friedan; Bob Kahn; string theory; quantum field theory; renormalization; quantum gravity; Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC); Lenny Susskind; supersymmetry; working at Harvard University; Sidney Coleman; Mark Wise; Bryce DeWitt; working at the University of Texas at Austin; Richard Matzner; Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics; Michael B. Green; John H. Schwarz; Edward Witten; David Gross; Chris Hull; Paul Townsend; Juan Maldacena; Cumrun Vafa; National Academy of Sciences.
(1954- ): Physicist working on string theory; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley (1980); postdoctoral positions at Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) National Laboratory (1980-1982) and Harvard (1982-1984); professor at the University of Texas at Austin (1984-1992); professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara (1992-present) and permanent member of the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics.
Coleman, Sidney, 1937-2007.
DeWitt, Bryce S. (Bryce Seligman), 1923-2004.
Feynman, Richard P. (Richard Phillips), 1918-1988
Friedan, Daniel Harry
Green, M. (Michael B.)
Gross, D. (David Jonathan)
Hooft, G. 't
Kahn, Robert N.
Maldacena, Juan Martín, 1968-
Mandelstam, Stanley
Matzner, Richard A. (Richard Alfred), 1942-
Polchinski, Joseph Gerard
Schwarz, John H.
Susskind, Leonard
Tombrello, Thomas A.
Townsend, Paul K. (Paul Kingsley)
Vafa, Cumrun
Wise, Mark B., 1953-
Witten, E.
California Institute of Technology
Harvard University.
Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics
National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)
Stanford Linear Accelerator Center.
University of California, Berkeley.
University of Texas at Austin.
D-branes.
Quantum field theory.
Quantum gravity.
Renormalization (Physics)
String models.
Supersymmetry.
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Rickles, Dean, interviewer.
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American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA
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