Leopold B. Felsen

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Leopold B. Felsen[1] (born in Munich in 1924; died in the US September 24, 2005) was a physicist known for studies of Electromagnetism and wave-based disciplines. He had to flee Germany at 16 due to the Nazis.[2] In 1991 he won the IEEE Heinrich Hertz Medal.[3] He has fundamental contributions to electromagnetic field analysis.

Academic life[edit]

Leopold B. Felsen was a professor at Polytechnic University of New York[4] and at Boston University College of Engineering, an IEEE life fellow and a fellow of both the Acoustical Society of America and the Optical Society of America.[citation needed] He earned bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees from what was then the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn.[5]

See also[edit]


  • Leopold B. Felsen, and Nathan Marcuvitz, Radiation and scattering of waves, (1994), 888 pages.