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John David Jackson
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Jackson autographing a copy of his classical electrodynamics textbook
Born (1925-01-19)January 19, 1925
Died May 20, 2016 (age 91)
Nationality American; naturalized, 1988
Alma mater University of Western Ontario
Awards Hon. D.Sc., University of Western Ontario, 1989
Scientific career
Fields Physicist
Institutions MIT
McGill University
University of Illinois
University of California, Berkeley
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Doctoral advisor Victor Frederick Weisskopf
Doctoral students Gordon L. Kane
Chris Quigg

John David Jackson (January 19, 1925 – May 20, 2016) was a CanadianAmerican physics. He was the professor emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley and a faculty senior scientist emeritus at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

He was a theoretical physicist. He was a member of the National Academy of Sciences. He was well known for his many publications and summer-school lectures in nuclear and particle physics, as well as his widely used graduate text on classical electromagnetism.

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