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Photo of Steven Weinberg STEVEN WEINBERG

Steven Weinberg founded the Theory Group at the University of Texas at Austin, where he holds the Jack S. Josey-Welch Foundation Chair in Science and is a member of the Physics and Astronomy departments. He was educated at Cornell, Copenhagen and Princeton and has taught at Columbia, Berkeley, MIT and Harvard.

Professor Weinberg's research has spanned a broad range of topics in quantum field theory, elementary particle physics and cosmology. He holds honorary doctoral degrees from a dozen universities and has been honored with numerous awards, including the Nobel Prize in Physics, the National Medal of Science, the Heineman Prize in Mathematical Physics, the Cresson Medal of the Franklin Institute, the Madison Medal of Princeton University and the Oppenheimer Prize.

In addition to his well-known treatise, Gravitation and Cosmology, he has written several books for general readers, including the prize-winning The First Three Minutes (now translated in 22 languages), The Discovery of Subatomic Particles, and most, recently Dreams of a Final Theory. He has written a textbook, The Quantum Theory of Fields, Vol. I and Vol. II. For a list of Professor Weinberg's publications, visit his home page.

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