Stephen L. Adler

Stephen L. Adler, Professor Emeritus in the School of Natural Sciences, joined the Institute Faculty in 1969. In a series of remarkable, difficult calculations, he demonstrated that abstract ideas about the symmetries of fundamental interactions could be made to yield concrete predictions. The successful verification of these predictions was a vital step toward the modern Standard Model of particle physics, which describes elementary particles and their interactions. In some of his more recent work, he has been exploring generalized forms of quantum mechanics, both from a theoretical and a phenomenological standpoint.