Guralnik, Gerald

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Guralnik, Gerald Gender: M
Gerald Stanford Guralnik
born on 17 September 1936 at 14:03 (= 2:03 PM )
Place Cedar Falls, Iowa, 42n32, 92w27
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 24°44' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 17°54 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 01°19'

Gerald Guralnik
photo: Zguralnik, license cc-by-sa-4.0


American physicist, who co-discovered the Higgs mechanism and Higgs boson with C. R. Hagen and Tom Kibble (GHK) in 1964. As part of Physical Review Letters' 50th anniversary celebration, the journal recognized this discovery as one of the milestone papers in PRL history. While widely considered to have authored the most complete of the early papers on the Higgs theory, GHK were controversially not included in the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics.

In 2010, Guralnik was awarded the American Physical Society's J. J. Sakurai Prize for Theoretical Particle Physics for the "elucidation of the properties of spontaneous symmetry breaking in four-dimensional relativistic gauge theory and of the mechanism for the consistent generation of vector boson masses".

Guralnik received his BS degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1958 and his PhD degree from Harvard University in 1964. He went to Imperial College London as a postdoctoral fellow supported by the National Science Foundation and then became a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Rochester. In the fall of 1967 Guralnik went to Brown University and frequently visited Imperial College and Los Alamos National Laboratory where he was a staff member from 1985 to 1987. While at Los Alamos, he did extensive work on the development and application of computational methods for lattice QCD.

Guralnik died of a heart attack on 26 April 2014 at age 77 in Providence, Rhode Island.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : Great Achievement 1964 (PhD)

Source Notes

Birth certificate in hand from Sy Scholfield, copy on file.


  • Traits : Mind : Education extensive (BS, PhD)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Grant, Scholarship, etc.
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate
  • Vocation : Education : Researcher
  • Vocation : Science : Physics
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (Higgs mechanism; Higgs boson)