Physics Genealogy of E. Swanson (and his students)

E.S. Swanson (Toronto, 1991)
(Pittsburgh 1960 -- )
Nathan Isgur (Toronto, 1974)
(Houston 25 May 1947 -- Williamsburg 24 July 2001)
Theoretical Physicist and Jefferson Laboratory chief scientist. Co-winner of the Sakurai Prize in 2001.
other students: Simon Capstick, Steve Godfrey, Kim Maltman, Colin Morningstar
wikipedia article
Robert E. Pugh (Iowa, 1963)
Pugh worked on early gauge models of the electroweak force, the interpretation of the Feynman path integral, and the S-matrix.
Fritz Rohrlich (Harvard, 1948)
(Vienna 12 May 1921 -- )
Performed seminal research on the foundations of Quantum Electrodynamics and the philosophy of science. Natura inest in mentibus nostris insatiabilis quaedam cupiditas veri videndi
Syracuse vita
Biography by Max Jammer, Found. Phys. 24, 209 (1994).
Julian Seymour Schwinger (Columbia, 1939)
(New York 12 Feb 1918 -- Los Angeles 16 July 1994)
Formulated the theory of renormalization. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1965 for his work on quantum electrodynamics.
other students: Roy Glauber, Ben Mottleson, Sheldon Glashow, Walter Kohn, Bryce DeWitt, Daniel Kleitman
wikipedia article
Nobel biography
Isidor Isaac Rabi (Columbia, 1927)
(Rymanow, Galicia 29 July 1898 -- New York 11 Jan 1988)
Rabi conducted investigations into the nature of the force binding protons to atomic nuclei. This research eventually led to the creation of the molecular-beam magnetic-resonance detection method, for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1944. He was also one of the founders of Brookhaven National Laboratory and CERN.
other students: Norman Ramsey, Martin Perl
Nobel biography
wikipedia article
Albert Potter Wills (Clark University, 1897)
(1873 -- Florida 1937)
Notable for his work on magnetic materials
other students: Francis Bitter, Ralph Kronig
wikipedia article
Arthur Gordon Webster (Berlin, 1890)
(Brookline 1863 -- Worcester 13 May 1923)
Webster's research was in the field of acoustics and mechanics, he founded the American Physical Society. Committed suicide when the university President threatened to shut down the Physics Department.
other students: Robert Goddard
wikipedia article
Clark University site (if you thought your departmental politics was bad, read this!)
Hermann von Helmholtz (Royal Friedrich-Wilhelm Institute, 1843)
(Potsdam 31 Aug 1821 - 8 Sept 1894)
German physician and physicist. In the words of the 1911 Britannica, "his life from first to last was one of devotion to science, and he must be accounted, on intellectual grounds, as one of the foremost men of the 19th century."
other students: Albert Michelson, Wilhelm Wien, William James, Heinrich Hertz, Michael Pupin, Friedrich Schottky
wikipedia article
Johannes Peter Mueller (Bonn, 1822)
(Koblenz 14 July 1801 -- Berlin 28 April 1858)
A German physiologist, comparative anatomist, and ichthyologist not only known for his discoveries but also for his ability to synthesize knowledge. Helped found the field of oceanography. He shaped the modern science of physiology and made Berlin one of Europe's leading centers for medical research. Used a severed head propped on his wife's piano to study the voice box. Believed to have committed suicide due to despondency over the drowning death of his student when his steamship went down in the Baltic (Mueller himself survived by clinging to a piece of debris).
other students: Emil du Bois-Reymond, Theodor Schwann, Friedrich Gustav Jakob Henle, Karl Ludwig.
Max Planck Institute for the History of Science article
wikipedia article
Philipp Franz von Walther (Vienna, ?)
(1782 -- 1849)
Introduced the modern era of cranioplasty. Early researcher on galvanism and physiology.
other students: J. F. Dieffenbach, L. Stromeyer, E. Zeis, C. von Textor.
medicus books
Johann Peter Frank (?, 1787)
(1745 -- 1821)
The first to define diabetes insipidus. "Frank is indisputably one of the most outstanding physicians of all time."
other students: Joseph Eyerel
medicus books