Kurt Gottfried

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Kurt Gottfried is professor emeritus of physics at Cornell University and chairman of the Union of Concerned Scientists.[1] He is also co-editor of Crisis Stability And Nuclear War.[2]

In physics, Gottfried is known for his work on charmonium with Estia J. Eichten, Tom Kinoshita, Ken Lane and Tung-Mow Yan,[3][4][5] as well as the quantum mechanics textbook he wrote with Yan.[6]


  1. Lauren Gold, "Salpeter and Gottfried sign letter urging Congress to pass binding resolution against nuclear weapons", Cornell Chronicle, 13 February 2007 (accessed 22 July 2009).
  2. Crisis Stability And Nuclear War. Kurt Gottfried and Bruce G. Blair (editors). Oxford, 1988, 300 pages.
  3. E. Eichten, K. Gottfried, T. Kinoshita, J. Kogut, K. D. Lane, and T.-M. Yan (1975). "Spectrum of Charmed Quark-Antiquark Bound States". Physical Review Letters 34: 369–372. Bibcode 1975PhRvL..34..369E. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.34.369. 
  4. E. Eichten, K. Gottfried, T. Kinoshita, K. D. Lane, T.-M. Yan (1978). "Charmonium: The Model". Physical Review D17: 3090–3117. Bibcode 1978PhRvD..17.3090E. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.17.3090. 
  5. E. Eichten, K. Gottfried, T. Kinoshita, K. D. Lane and Tung-Mow Yan (1980). "Charmonium: Comparison With Experiment". Physical Review D21: 203–233. Bibcode 1980PhRvD..21..203E. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.21.203. 
  6. Kurt Gottfried and Tung-Mow Yan (2004). Quantum Mechanics: Fundamentals. Graduate Texts in Contemporary Physics (Second ed.). Springer. ISBN 0387220232. 

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