Tsung Dao Lee

Past Faculty
School of Mathematics (NS)

Affiliation

Math/NS

From the Nobel Foundation:

Lee was then fast becoming a widely known scientist, especially for his work in elementary particles, statistical mechanics, field theory, astrophysics, condensed matter physics and turbulence, having solved several problems of long standing and great complexity. Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer praised him as one of the most brilliant theoretical physicists then known, whose work was characterized by "a remarkable freshness, versatility, and style".

In 1953, Lee joined Columbia University as an Assistant Professor. His first work was on the renormalizable field theory model, better known as the Lee Model…In 1957, when awarded the Nobel Prize at barely 31 years of age, Lee became the second youngest scientist ever to receive this distinction.

"Tsung-Dao Lee: Biographical," Nobel Foundation (1957)

Nobel Laureate, Physics Prize, 1957

Dates at IAS

Faculty
Math/NS
Member
School of Natural Sciences
Member
Math/NS

Degrees

University of Chicago
Ph.D.
1950

Honors

1957
Nobel Prize in Physics