Sidney Drell

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Sidney D. Drell
Born (1926-09-13) September 13, 1926 (age 87)
Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Nationality American
Fields Physics
Institutions Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
Alma mater University of Illinois
Notable awards National Medal of Science

Sidney David Drell (born September 13, 1926, Atlantic City) American theoretical physicist and arms control expert. He is a professor emeritus at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) and senior fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution. Sidney is a noted contributor in field of quantum electrodynamics and particle physics. The Drell–Yan process is partially named because his name is Drell.


Drell received his Ph.D. from University of Illinois in 1949. co-authored textbook "Relativistic Quantum Mechanics" with James Bjorken. Drell is active as a scientific advisor to the U.S. government, and is a founding member of the JASON Defense Advisory Group. He is also on the board of directors of Los Alamos National Security, the company that operates the Los Alamos National Laboratory. He is an expert in the field of nuclear arms control and cofounder of the Center for International Security and Arms Control, now the Center for International Security and Cooperation. He is now a Senior Fellow at Stanford's Hoover Institution. He is also an accomplished violinist.

Sidney Drell is the father of Persis Drell, the former (2007-2012) director of SLAC.

Awards and honors


  1. ^ "Drell, Sidney D.". National Academy of Sciences. Retrieved June 3, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Book of Members, 1780–2010: Chapter D". American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved June 3, 2011. 
  3. ^ The Heinz Awards, Sidney Drell profile

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