Murray Gell-Mann

Murray Gell-Mann is the the Robert Andrews Millikan Professor Emeritus at the California Institute of Technology and Distinguished Fellow at the Santa Fe Institute. He is the recipient of the 1969 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on the theory of elementary particles. The National Academy of Sciences and the Royal Society of London are among the prestigious societies of which Professor Gell-Mann is a member. He has received numerous accolades and awards from universities and academic societies across the globe. Professor Gell-Mann has earned the John J. Carty Medal of the National Academy of Sciences and hold honorary degrees from esteemed universities, including Yale University, Columbia University, University of Cambridge, and Oxford University. He earned his B.A. in Physics from Yale University and Ph.D. in Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Although trained as a physicist, Professor Gell-Mann has also studied and written about issues including environmental protection and historical linguistics.

Representative Publications

Brink, Lars, et al. ““Prepotentials” in a Superspace Formulation of Supergravity.” Nuclear Physics B 145.1 (1978): 93-109.

Gell-Mann, Murray. “What is Complexity?.” Complexity and Industrial Clusters. Physica-Verlag HD, 2002. 13-24.

Gumerman, George J., and Murray Gell-Mann. “Cultural Evolution in the Prehistoric Southwest.” Themes in Southwest Prehistory (1994): 11-32.

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