1996 Rydell Professorship

Featuring Philip Anderson

Philip Anderson received 1977 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on semiconductors, superconductivity, and magnetism. In 1982 he was awarded the National Medal of Science. From his research on electronic structure in materials he developed the Anderson localization and the Anderson Hamiltonian. He has also made seminal contributions to superconductivity theory. 

From 1949 to 1984 he worked at Bell Telephone Laboratories. From 1967 to 1975 he was professor of theoretical physics at the University of Cambridge, and starting in 1975 he taught at Princeton University and is the Joseph Henry Professor of Physics, Emeritus at Princeton. His research in solid-state physics made possible the development of inexpensive electronic switching and memory devices in computers. 

Dr. Anderson was a speaker at the Nobel Conference in 1995. Philip Anderson returned to Gustavus in the spring of 1996. As part of his residency he provided the public lecture, "Complexity and the Emergence of Self-Organization."