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Freeman Dyson

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Freeman John Dyson

(1923-12-15)15 December 1923
Crowthorne, Berkshire, England, U.K.
Died 28 February 2020(2020-02-28) (aged 96)
Nationality British-American
Alma mater
Known for
Verena Huber-Dyson
(m. 1950; div. 1958)

Imme Jung (m. 1958)
Children Esther Dyson, George Dyson, Dorothy Dyson, Mia Dyson, Rebecca Dyson, Emily Dyson
  • FRS (1952)
  • Heineman Prize (1965)
  • Lorentz Medal (1966)
  • Hughes Medal (1968)
  • Harvey Prize (1977)
  • Wolf Prize (1981)
  • Andrew Gemant Award (1988)
  • Matteucci Medal (1989)
  • Oersted Medal (1991)
  • Enrico Fermi Award (1993)
  • Templeton Prize (2000)
  • Pomeranchuk Prize (2003)
  • Henri Poincaré Prize (2012)
Scientific career
Fields Physics, mathematics
Academic advisors Hans Bethe
Influences Richard Feynman
Abram Samoilovitch Besicovitch
He was the son of George Dyson.

Freeman John Dyson FRS (December 15, 1923 – February 28, 2020) was an English-born-American theoretical physicist and mathematician. He was known for his work in quantum electrodynamics, solid-state physics, astronomy and nuclear engineering. He gained a bachelor degree at the University of Cambridge. In 1957, he became an American citizen.

Dyson was born in Crowthorne, Berkshire, England, the son of George Dyson. Dyson died on February 28, 2020 at a hospital in Princeton, New Jersey from a fall, aged 96.

He won many scientific awards, including the Wolf Prize in Physics in 1981.

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