Schwinger, Julian Seymour

January 2009
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
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Schwinger, Julian Seymour (1918-1994) was an American physicist. He won the 1965 Nobel Prize in physics for basic work in quantum electrodynamics. Quantum electrodynamics is the study of the interaction between electrons and electromagnetic radiation. The improved theory of quantum electrodynamics developed by Schwinger enables scientists to predict accurately the effects of electrically charged particles on each other in a radiation field. Schwinger shared the prize with the American physicist Richard Phillips Feynman and the Japanese physicist Sin-Itiro Tomonaga, who independently did similar work in quantum electrodynamics.


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