Don Page (physicist)

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Don N. Page
Don Page.jpg
Don Page at Department of Physics, National Taiwan University.
Born (1948-12-31) December 31, 1948 (age 67)
Bethel, Alaska, United States
Residence Edmonton, Alberta Canada
Fields Theoretical physicist
Institutions University of Alberta
Alma mater California Institute of Technology
Doctoral advisor Kip Thorne and Stephen W. Hawking
Known for Page time

Donald Nelson Page (born December 31, 1948) is an American-born Canadian theoretical physicist at the University of Alberta, Canada.[1][2][3]

His work focuses on quantum cosmology and theoretical gravitational physics, and he is noted for being a doctoral student of the eminent Professor Stephen Hawking, in addition to publishing several journal articles with him.[4][5] He is an Evangelical Christian.[6]

Don Page got his BA at William Jewell College in the United States in 1971, attaining an MS in 1972 and a PhD in 1976 at Caltech. He followed this with an MA at Cambridge, which he received in 1978.[1]

His professional career started as a research assistant in Cambridge from 1976-1979, followed by an assistant professorship at Penn State from 1979-1983, and then an associate professor at Penn State until 1986 before taking on the title of professor in 1986. Page spent four more years at Penn State before moving to become a professor at the University of Alberta in Canada in 1990.


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  4. ^ Spectrum of wormholes Hawking, S.W. (Inst. for Theor. Phys., California Univ., Santa Barbara, CA, USA); Page, D.N. Source: Physical Review D (Particles and Fields), v 42, n 8, p 2655-63, 15 Oct. 1990
  5. ^ Thermodynamics of black holes in anti-de Sitter space Hawking, S.W. (Univ. of Cambridge, Dept. of Appl. Math. & Theoretical Phys., Cambridge, UK); Page, D.N. Source: Communications in Mathematical Physics, v 87, n 4, p 577-88, 1983
  6. ^ Susskind, Leonard (2008). The Black Hole War: My battle with Stephen Hawking to make the world safe for quantum mechanics. Little, Brown. p. 253. ISBN 0-316-01640-3. 

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