Kurt Gottfried

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Kurt Gottfried
Born 1929 (age 86–87)
Vienna, Austria
Nationality American
Thesis Investigations based on the Bohr-Mottelson nuclear model (1955)
Doctoral advisor Viki Weisskopf

Kurt Gottfried is professor emeritus of physics at Cornell University and chairman of the Union of Concerned Scientists.[1] He is also co-editor of Crisis Stability And Nuclear War.[2]

In physics, Gottfried is known for his work on charmonium with Estia J. Eichten, Toichiro Kinoshita, Ken Lane and Tung-Mow Yan,[3][4][5] as well as the quantum mechanics textbook he wrote with Yan.[6]


  1. ^ Lauren Gold, "Salpeter and Gottfried sign letter urging Congress to pass binding resolution against nuclear weapons", Cornell Chronicle, 13 February 2007 (accessed 22 July 2009).
  2. ^ Crisis Stability And Nuclear War. Kurt Gottfried and Bruce G. Blair (editors). Oxford, 1988, 300 pages.
  3. ^ E. Eichten, K. Gottfried, T. Kinoshita, J. Kogut, K. D. Lane, and T.-M. Yan (1975). "Spectrum of Charmed Quark-Antiquark Bound States". Physical Review Letters 34 (6): 369–372. Bibcode:1975PhRvL..34..369E. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.34.369. 
  4. ^ E. Eichten, K. Gottfried, T. Kinoshita, K. D. Lane, T.-M. Yan (1978). "Charmonium: The Model". Physical Review D17 (11): 3090–3117. Bibcode:1978PhRvD..17.3090E. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.17.3090. 
  5. ^ E. Eichten, K. Gottfried, T. Kinoshita, K. D. Lane and Tung-Mow Yan (1980). "Charmonium: Comparison With Experiment". Physical Review D21: 203–233. Bibcode:1980PhRvD..21..203E. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.21.203. 
  6. ^ Kurt Gottfried and Tung-Mow Yan (2004). Quantum Mechanics: Fundamentals. Graduate Texts in Contemporary Physics (Second ed.). Springer. ISBN 0-387-22023-2. 

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