Sudarshan gets the Dirac Medal

On Dirac’s birthday, I would like to congratulate E.C. George Sudarshan, for being awarded the Dirac Medal! George is one of the most important physicists of the last 60 years, whose work includes the discovery of the weak interaction (one of the four forces of nature), the formulation of the diagonal representation of quantum optics (discovering the “quantum” in optics), the discovery of the quantum Zeno effect (a watched pot never boils), the theoretical formulation of the faster-than-light particles called tachyons (take that Einstein) and the development of the foundations of open quantum systems (my personal favorite, as I did my Ph.D. with him on this subject).


John McClane: Yippie-ki-yay!

Author: minustwofish

I am a quantum physicist.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s