Leopold Infeld

Leopold Infeld
LeopoldInfeld1960.jpg
Leopold Infeld in 1960
Born 20 August 1898 (1898-08-20)
Kraków, then Austria–Hungary, now Poland
Died 15 January 1968 (1968-01-16) (aged 69)
Warsaw, Poland
Residence Poland, UK, US, Canada
Citizenship Austrian (1898–1918)
Polish (1918–1968)
Canadian (1939–50)
Alma mater Jagiellonian University
Known for

Born–Infeld theory
Einstein–Infeld–Hoffmann equations

Infeld–Hull factorization method
Scientific career
Fields Physics
Institutions Cambridge University
Jagiellonian University
University of Lwów
Princeton University
University of Toronto
Doctoral students Alfred Schild
Andrzej Trautman
P. R. Wallace

Leopold Infeld (20 August 1898 – 15 January 1968) was a Polish physicist who worked mainly in Poland and Canada (1938–1950). He was a Rockefeller fellow at Cambridge University (1933–1934) and a member of the Polish Academy of Sciences.[1]

  1. ^ Bergmann, Peter G. (March 1968). "Obituary: Leopold Infeld, Authority on Field Theory and Relativity". Physics Today. 21 (3): 113. Bibcode:1968PhT....21c.113B. doi:10.1063/1.3034808. 

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