Asım Orhan Barut

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Asım Orhan Barut[1]
Born (1926-06-06)6 June 1926
Malatya, Turkey
Died 5 December 1994(1994-12-05) (aged 68)
Citizenship Turkish American
Turkey Turkey, United States U.S.A.
Nationality Turkey Turkish
Fields High energy physics
Institutions University of Chicago
Reed College
Syracuse University
University of Colorado
Alma mater Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich, Switzerland
Known for Quantum electrodynamics, Quantum field theory, Elementary particles and Group theory

Asım Orhan Barut (June 6, 1926 – December 5, 1994) was a Turkish-American theoretical physicist.[2]


He received his undergraduate diploma and his Ph.D. degree both from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich in 1949 and 1952, respectively. He pursued his postdoctoral studies at the University of Chicago during 1953-54.

Academic life

Barut was an assistant professor at Reed College during 1954-55 and then joined the faculty at Syracuse University in 1956. He became a professor of physics at the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1962 and served for 32 years.[3]

Research areas

His research interests centered on of group theoretic methods in physics.[4] His books include Theory of the Scattering Matrix, Electrodynamics and Classical Theory of Fields and Particles and Representations of Noncompact Groups and Applications.[5] Asım Orhan Barut was elected a fellow of the American Physical Society in 1966.[1]

External links


  1. 1.0 1.1 Barut, Asim O. was elected a fellow of the American Physical Society in 1966
  2. Barut's biography
  3. Asım Orhan Barut by Marlan O. Scully, Foundations of Physics, Vol . 28, No. 3, 1998.
  4. Asım Barut: A Personal Tribute by Jonathan P. Dowling, Foundations of Physics, Vol . 28, No. 3, 1998.
  5. Hermann, Robert (1964). "Review: A. O. Barut, Electrodynamics and classical theory of fields and particles". Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 70 (5): 658–660. doi:10.1090/s0002-9904-1964-11148-4.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>