Physicist Schweber Wins Major Award

Sylvan (Sam) Schweber, the Koret Professor of the History of Ideas and Professor of Physics, emeritus, has spent decades writing eloquently and elegantly about the scientific giants of the last century and their achievements. A faculty member for half a century, Schweber this year won the 2011 Abraham Pais Prize for History of Physics from the American Physics Society. He was cited "his sophisticated, technically masterful historical studies of the emergence of quantum field theory and quantum electrodynamics, and broadly insightful biographical writing on sevveral of the most influential physicists of the 20th century: Einstein, Oppenheimer and Bethe."