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Kim, Chung Wook

Professor Emeritus

Particle Physics and Cosmology

Chung Wook Kim has developed, with Henry Primakoff, the elementary-particle treatment of nuclei by incorporating the nuclear complexity in the form factors rather than in the wave functions. The treatment greatly facilitated the understanding of complex nuclear weak and electro-magnetic processes. He has contributed to many subjects in neutrino physics, in particular three generation analysis of neutrino oscillations in matter and geometrical as well as the wave packet treatments of the oscillation phenomena in matter. The possibility of a grand unification of three running coupling constants of strong, electromagnetic and weak interactions in the framework of super-symmetry theory was first demonstrated by Prof. Kim.
  • 1958 B.S Seoul National University
  • 1959 -1960 M.S. University of Notre Dame
  • 1963 Ph.D. Indiana University
  • 1963-66 Research Associate, University of Pennsylvania
  • 1966-69 Assistant Professor(The Johns Hopkins University)
  • 1969-73 Associate Professor(JHU)
  • 1973-2002 Professor(JHU)
  • 1990-1993 Vice Chair, Dept. of Physics & Astronomy(JHU)
  • 1987-1990 Director of Graduate Program(JHU)
  • 1998-2001 Vice President (in charge of Academic Affairs),Korea Academy of Science and Technology
  • 1997-2004 President, Korea Institute for Advanced Study
  • Professor Emeritus, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
  • Professor Emeritus, Korea Institute for Advanced Study, Seoul, Korea
  • Syng Man Rhee (President of Korea) Scholarship
  • Syng Man Rhee Award at Graduation, SNU
  • University Fellowship at Indiana University
  • Fellow, Korean Academy of Sciences and Technology
  • Fellow, American Physical Society
  • Fellow, Korean Physical Society
  • Korean National Decoration, Moran Order of Merit
  • Chong- Am Science Prize (Korea Academy of Science and Technology)
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