Julian Schwinger


Julian Schwinger was jointly awarded the 1965 Nobel prize in physics with Richard Feynman and Sin-Itro Tomonaga "for their fundamental work in quantum electrodynamics, with deep-ploughing consequences for the physics of elementary particles.” Julian Schwinger made major contributions to the field of quantum electrodynamics (QED), which is the study of how light and matter interact in full agreement with quantum theory and special relativity. He also developed the first electroweak model, which combined electromagnetism and the weak interaction.