Professor Emeritus

Stephen L. Adler

School of Natural Sciences
Particle Physics
Natural Sciences
Field of Study
Particle Physics
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In a series of remarkable, difficult calculations, Stephen Adler 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. In more recent work, he has been exploring generalized forms of quantum mechanics, both from a theoretical and a phenomenological standpoint. He has developed new algorithms for multidimensional integration, and is currently exploring a particle unification model based on boson-fermion balance without full supersymmetry, and a novel proposal for the ''dark energy'' that drives the accelerated expansion of the universe.

Dates at IAS
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Princeton University Ph.D., 1964
Harvard University A.B., 1961
American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Member
American Association for the Advancement of Science, Fellow
American Physical Society, Fellow
American Physical Society, J. J. Sakurai Prize 1988
First Award, 2016 Gravity Research Foundation Awards for Essays on Gravitation
International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Dirac Prize and Medal 1998
National Academy of Sciences, Member
Princeton University Visiting Lecturer with rank of Professor
California Institute of Technology –1966 Research Associate
Harvard University 1964–1966 Junior Fellow, Harvard Society of Fellows