Dr. Stephen L. Adler

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    Institute for Advanced Study, School of Natural Sciences, Princeton, USA

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    Dr. Stephen L. Adler (b. 1939 Nov 30) was born in New York City. After graduating from Harvard in 1961 he went on to Princeton for a Ph.D. in elementary particle physics. By 1964 he had received his Ph.D., and after two years as a Junior Fellow at Harvard joined the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, becoming New Jersey Albert Einstein Professor in 1979.

    Adler received recognition early on as a Putnam Fellow at Harvard. Other major awards have included the J.J. Sakurai Prize of the American Physical Society in 1988 and the Dirac Medal of the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theroetical Physics in 1998. He is also a Member of the National Academy of Sciences, and a Fellow of the American Physical Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

    Adler's work on high energy neutrino processes, soft pion theorems, current algebras, perturbation theory anomalies, and sum rules have played a major role in the current standard model of elementary particle physics.

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    Adler sum rule (2009), Scholarpedia, 4(8):8653.

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