Paul Ginsparg in 2006
|Born||Paul Henry Ginsparg
January 1, 1955 
|Alma mater||Harvard University (B.A.)
Cornell University (Ph.D.)
|Thesis||Aspects of Symmetry Behavior in Quantum Field Theory (1981)|
|Doctoral advisor||Kenneth G. Wilson|
|Notable awards||MacArthur Fellowship|
He is a graduate of Syosset High School, Syosset, New York. He graduated from Harvard University with a Bachelor of Arts in physics and from Cornell University with a PhD in theoretical particle physics with a thesis titled Aspects of Symmetry Behavior in Quantum Field Theory.
Career in physics
Ginsparg was a junior fellow and taught in the physics department at Harvard University until 1990. The pre-print archive was developed while he was a member of staff of Los Alamos National Laboratory, 1990–2001. Since 2001, Ginsparg has been a professor of Physics and Computing & Information Science at Cornell University.
He has published physics papers in the areas of quantum field theory, string theory, conformal field theory, and quantum gravity. He often comments on the changing world of physics in the Information Age.
He has been awarded the P.A.M. (Physics-Astronomy-Math) Award from the Special Libraries Association, named a Lingua Franca "Tech 20", elected as a Fellow of the American Physical Society, awarded a MacArthur Fellowship in 2002, received the Council of Science Editors Award for Meritorious Achievement, and received the Paul Evans Peters Award from Educause, ARL, and CNI. He was a Radcliffe Institute Fellow in 2008–2009. He was named a White House Champion of Change June 2013.
- "Creating a global knowledge network", UNESCO Expert Conference on Electronic Publishing in Science, Paris, 19–23 February 2001, Second Joint ICSU Press
- Fluctuating geometries in statistical mechanics and field theory, Editors François David, Paul Ginsparg, Jean Zinn-Justin, Elsevier, 1996, ISBN 978-0-444-82294-9
- "First Steps toward Electronic Research Communication", Gateways to knowledge: the role of academic libraries in teaching, learning, and research, Editor Lawrence Dowler, MIT Press, 1997, ISBN 978-0-262-04159-1
- Ginsparg, P. (2006). "As We May Read". Journal of Neuroscience 26 (38): 9606–9608. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3161-06.2006. PMID 16988030.
- Ginsparg, P.; Houle, P.; Joachims, T.; Sul, J. (2004). "Mapping subsets of scholarly information". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 101: 5236–5240. doi:10.1073/pnas.0308253100. PMC 387301. PMID 14766973.
- Bachrach, S.; Berry, R.; Blume, M.; Von Foerster, T.; Fowler, A.; Ginsparg, P.; Heller, S.; Kestner, N.; Odlyzko, A.; Okerson, A.; Wigington, R.; Moffat, A. (1998). "Who should own scientific papers?". Science 281 (5382): 1459–1460. doi:10.1126/science.281.5382.1459. PMID 9750115.
- Freedman, D.; Ginsparg, P.; Sommerfield, C.; Warner, N. (1987). "String-ghost interactions and the trace anomaly". Physical review D: Particles and fields 36 (6): 1800–1818. doi:10.1103/physrevd.36.1800. PMID 9958364.
- Ginsparg, P. (1987). "On toroidal compactification of heterotic superstrings". Physical review D: Particles and fields 35 (2): 648–654. doi:10.1103/physrevd.35.648. PMID 9957701.
He has two children - a daughter, Miryam Ginsparg, and a son, Noam Ginsparg. His wife is Laura Jones.
- Ginsparg, Paul (2011). "It was twenty years ago today...". arXiv:1108.2700v1.
- Ginsparg, P. (2011). "ArXiv at 20". Nature 476 (7359): 145–147. doi:10.1038/476145a.
- Phony Science: Questions for Paul Ginsparg William Speed Weed, 2002-10-13
- "The global-village pioneers" by Paul Ginsparg, on the early days of the web, Physics World, October 1, 2008; see updated and augmented version "It was twenty years ago today ..." (14 Aug 2011)
- Is Eternal Vigilance the Price of Freedom? (or Revenge of the Global Village Idiots), a forthcoming invited address by Ginsparg at Wikimania 2006, Cambridge, MA, August 4–6, 2006. NOTE: talk was cancelled due to controversial content.
- Read as We May audio for a talk at the Emerging Libraries Conference at Rice University, Mar 6, 2007, 10:30-11:30AM.
- Next-Generation Implications of Open Access for CTWatch Quarterly issue on "The Coming Revolution in Scholarly Communications & Cyberinfrastructure", Aug 2007
- Next-Generation Implications of Open Access video for a talk at the "Science in the 21st Century conference" at Perimeter Institute, Sep 9, 2008, 11:00-12:00AM.
- eprints (co)-authored by Ginsparg at arXiv.org
- "Paul Ginsparg", Berlin 6 Open Access Conference
- "Paul Ginsparg", Scientific Commons
- Quick Study: Paul Ginsparg ’77, JF ’81, RI ’09
- "The global-village pioneers", Physics world, Oct 1, 2008; updated and augmented version: "It was twenty years ago today ...", 14 Aug 2011