Shin'ichirō Tomonaga

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Shin'ichirō Tomonaga (朝永 振一郎 Tomonaga Shin'ichirō, March 31, 1906July 8, 1979), usually cited as Sin-Itiro Tomonaga in English, was a Japanese physicist, influential in the development of quantum electrodynamics, work for which he was jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1965 along with Richard Feynman and Julian Schwinger.

Quotes[edit]

  • Nature was not satisfied by a simple point charge but required a charge with spin.
    • about the electron, in Tomonaga, Sin-Itiro, translated by Takeshi Oka (1997). The Story of Spin. University of Chicago Press. p. 60. ISBN 0-226-80794-0. 
  • ...a bride who is bullied by her mother-in-law will herself become a bad mother-in-law.
    • about Ralph Kronig's criticism on Samuel Goudsmit's proposal of a self-rotating electron, inflicting the same reaction to Goudsmit as Kronig had been incurred from Wolfgang Pauli Tomonaga, Sin-Itiro, translated by Takeshi Oka (1997). The Story of Spin. University of Chicago Press. p. 217. ISBN 0-226-80794-0. 

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