Title: Physics Educator (Retired)
Company: University of Florida
Location: Forest Hills, New York, United States
John Rider Klauder, Ph.D., Retired Physics Educator at the University of Florida, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in physics and higher education.
Dr. Klauder became interested in the topic of physics from a young age due to the influence of an outstanding physics teacher he had in high school. Upon taking a test, Dr. Klauder received the highest grade in the county in 10 years. He pursued an education at the University of California, Berkeley, earning a Bachelor of Science in 1953, followed by a Master of Science from the Stevens Institute of Technology in 1956. Dr. Klauder concluded his education at Princeton University, where he received a Doctor of Philosophy in 1959.
Since 1988, Dr. Klauder was a professor in the department of mathematics and physics at the University of Florida until his retirement in 2010. In his position, he focused his teachings and research on mathematical physics with particular emphasis on coherent-state techniques, path integrals, semiclassical quantization, quantum optics, the foundations of quantum theory and quantum field theoretical models. Amassing more than 55 years in the field, he commenced his career as a technical staff member at Bell Labs in 1953. He subsequently rose through the ranks of success, becoming an associate professor at the University of Bern in Switzerland, head of the physics department at Bell Labs, physics professor at Syracuse University, and a distinguished professor at the University of Florida.
The former president of the International Association of Mathematical Physics, Dr. Klauder has accrued several accolades during his career. In 2006, he earned the Lars Onsager Medal from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Norway, and he was named an honorary director at the Bogolyubov Institute of for Theoretical Physics in the Ukraine in 2010, where he also earned an honorary doctorate. Notably, Dr. Klauder has been highlighted in numerous editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in the South and Southwest and Who’s Who in the World.
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