David John Candlin

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David John Candlin (born 1928, Croydon, Surrey[1]) is an English physicist. He is known for developing the path integral formulation of the Fermionic field, inventing Grassmann integration for this purpose.[2] He received his PhD from Cambridge University in 1955, and wrote his influential paper on Grassmann integration shortly thereafter. He was later appointed a lecturer at the University of Edinburgh[3] and retired from this post in 1995.[4] He was at one time involved in collaborative work related to CERN.[5][6][7][8]

He married Rosemary Candlin in 1955.[9]


  1. ^ Birth record
  2. ^ D.J. Candlin (1956). "On Sums over Trajectories for Systems With Fermi Statistics". Nuovo Cimento. 4: 231. Bibcode:1956NCim....4..231C. doi:10.1007/BF02745446.
  3. ^ A Community of Scholars: The Institute for Advanced Study, Faculty and Members 1930-1980
  4. ^ Institute for Advanced Study
  5. ^ Aleph collaboration
  6. ^ Atlas Graphics Design
  7. ^ Atlas discussion
  8. ^ Inspire author profile for Candlin, D.J.
  9. ^ The Times, 6 Sep 1955, p1