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Jackson Scholarship

The Lillian Margaret & Walter David Jackson
Scholarship in Physics

The Scholarship was established by Dr. John David Jackson in memory of his parents Lillian Margaret and Walter David Jackson to reward the academic excellence of students in the graduate program in Physics. Awarded annually to a meritorious graduate student in the Graduate Physics Program, the selection will be made by the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

The current value of this award is $4000 (CDN).

[Past Winners of this scholarship].


John David Jackson

John David Jackson

 John David Jackson received his B. Sc. from the University of Western Ontario in 1946 and his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1949. He taught at McGill University for seven years and at the University of Illinois for ten before coming to Berkeley in 1967. He has held a Guggenheim Fellowship (Princeton, 1956-57), a Ford Foundation Fellowship (CERN, 1963-64), and Visiting Research Fellowships at Cambridge (Clare Hall, 1970) and Oxford (Jesus College, 1988-89). He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a Fellow of the American Physical Society. He is the author of a well known graduate text, Classical Electrodynamics (Wiley, 1962, 1975, 1998), as well Physics of Elementary Particles (Princeton Press, 1958) and Mathematics for Quantum Mechanics (W A Benjamin, 1962). He has contributed to numerous summer school lecture series, and for 17 years served as Editor of Annual Review of Nuclear and Particle Science. Service to the University of California includes Department Chair (1978-81), and Head of the Physics Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (1982-84). He retired from teaching in 1993 after which he continued to be Participating Retiree in the Physics Division, LBNL. Avocations: swimming (for exercise), hiking in the mountains, scientific bibliophily. (excerpted from the Physics at Berkeley web pages)

[John David Jackson passed away in Lansing Michigan on May 20, 2016, at age 91]