Steven Weinberg was educated at Cornell, Copenhagen, and Princeton, and
taught at Columbia, Berkeley, M.I.T., and Harvard, where from 1973 to 1982 he
was Higgins Professor of Physics. In 1982 he moved to The University of Texas
at Austin and founded its Theory Group. At Texas he holds the Josey Regental
Chair of Science and is a member of the Physics and Astronomy Departments.
His research has spanned a broad range of topics in quantum field theory,
elementary particle physics, and cosmology, and has been honored with numerous
awards, including the Nobel Prize in Physics, the National Medal of Science,
the Heinemann Prize in Mathematical Physics, the Cresson Medal of the Franklin
Institute, the Madison Medal of Princeton University, and the Oppenheimer
He also holds honorary doctoral degrees from a dozen universities. He is a
member of the National Academy of Science, the Royal Society of London, the
American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the International Astronomical Union,
and the American Philosophical Society.
In addition to the well-known treatise, Gravitation and Cosmology, he has
written several books for general readers, including the prize-winning The
First Three Minutes (now translated into 22 foreign 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.
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