Willis Lamb Net Worth

Willis Lamb was born on July 12, 1913 in Los Angeles, California, U.S., United States, is Physicist. Willis Eugene Lamb Jr. was an American physicist who received the Nobel Prize in Physics for discovering a minute difference in the energy levels of a hydrogen atom. His findings led to a reassessment of the basic concept related to the application of the quantum theory to electromagnetism. This deviation in the energy level of an electron orbiting round the nucleus of a hydrogen atom came to be known as ‘the Lamb shift’. The discovery greatly affected the concept of quantum theory related to matter. He shared the Nobel Prize with German-American physicist, Ploykarp Kusch who had also come to the same conclusions while doing the experiment independently. In 1939, at the age of 26, he predicted an effect which was proven 20 years later as the ‘Mossbauer Effect’ also known as the ‘Lamb-Dicke-Mossbauer Effect’. His research covered subjects like theory of the interactions between matter and neutrons, range of fission fragments, theories of nuclear structure, fluctuations in cosmic ray showers, theories of beta decay, pair production, order-disorder problems, quadrupole interactions in molecules and diamagnetic corrections for nuclear resonance. He also studied the design of magnetron oscillators, theory of electrodynamic energy level displacements, theory of the microwave spectroscope and the fine structure of hydrogen, helium and deuterium atoms.
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Who is it? Physicist
Birth Day July 12, 1913
Birth Place Los Angeles, California, U.S., United States
Died On May 15, 2008(2008-05-15) (aged 94)\nTucson, Arizona, U.S.
Birth Sign Leo
Alma mater University of California, Berkeley
Known for Lamb shift Laser Theory Quantum Optics
Awards Nobel Prize in Physics (1955)
Fields Physics
Institutions University of Arizona University of Oxford Yale Columbia Stanford
Doctoral advisor J. Robert Oppenheimer
Doctoral students Bernard Feld (1945) Norman Kroll (1948) Theodore Maiman (1955) Marlan Scully (1966) Balázs László Győrffy (1966)

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Lamb was born in Los Angeles, California, United States and attended Los Angeles High School. First admitted in 1930, he received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley in 1934. For theoretical work on scattering of neutrons by a crystal, guided by J. Robert Oppenheimer, he received the Ph.D. in physics in 1938. Because of limited computational methods available at the time, this research narrowly missed revealing the Mössbauer Effect, 19 years before its recognition by Mössbauer. He worked on nuclear theory, laser physics, and verifying quantum mechanics.


In 1939 Lamb married his first wife, Ursula Schaefer, a German student, who became a distinguished Historian of Latin America. After her death in 1996 he married Physicist Bruria Kaufman in 1996, whom he later divorced. In 2008 he married Elsie Wattson.


Lamb was the Wykeham Professor of Physics at the University of Oxford from 1956 to 1962, and also taught at Yale, Columbia, Stanford and the University of Arizona. He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1963.


Lamb died on May 15, 2008, at the age of 94, due to complications of a gallstone disorder.