J. D. Jackson Home Page
(John) David Jackson -- Professor Emeritus of Physics, University of California, Berkeley

e-mail:  jdjackson@lbl.gov
Phone (510) 486-4490,  Fax (510) 486-6808
Bldg. 50A5104, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94720                                                                                                                                      
                 snapshot, CTP opening, 2007              unofficial portrait, Lake Ediza, 1978
                   UCB Physics Department                     photograph by Kurt Gottfried

Biographical Sketches
Entry in UCB Physics Research Opportunities booklet, 2007
wikipedia: J._D._Jackson

Curriculum Vitae  
Jackson's CV(brief).pdf
Jackson's CV (extended).pdf

Teaching Record
Record of courses taught at McGill U., U. Illinois, and UC Berkeley, 1950-1995

Ph.D. and M.Sc. students
Ph.D. and M.Sc. students supervised at McGill U., U. Illinois, and UC Berkeley

Publications in the last ten years 
Relatively recent publications

Classical Electrodynamics Recent Errata
    Subsequent to the 8th printing of the third edition, a number of errors have been found or
pointed out.  The list of corrections from 02.24.02 to 05.14.08 is found in

Snapshots of a Physicist's Life
A reminiscence of the first half of my life as a physicist appeared as a prefatory chapter
 in Annual Reviews of Nuclear and Particle Science in 1999:
J. David Jackson, "Snapshots of a Physicist's Life," Ann. Rev. Nucl. Part. Sc. 49, 1-33 (1999)

Commemorating Victor Frederick Weisskopf, 1908-2002:
J. D. Jackson, "Research Highlights,"  CERN Courier,  Weisskopf Commemorative Issue, December 2002, p. 6-11.
K. Gottfried and J. D. Jackson, "Mozart and Quantum Mechanics: An appreciation of Victor Weisskopf," Physics Today, Vol. 56, No. 2, p. 43-47 (February 2003)
J. D. Jackson and K. Gottfried, "Victor Frederick Weisskopf, 1908-2002," Biographical Memoirs, Vol. 84, p.373-397 (2004), National Academy of Sciences, Nat. Acad. Press, Washington, DC

By popular demand, an ancient paper :
J. D. Jackson, Remarks on the Phenomenological Analysis of Resonances, Il Nuovo Cimento, 34, 1644-1666 (1964) With permission of Societa' Italiana di Fisica. PDF file, 23 pages.

Talk,  given at the Kane Symposium, University of Michigan, January 19-20, 2007 (PDF file of PowerPoint slides):
J. D. Jackson, "The Zeroth Theorem of the History of Science."
Pulbished version is
J. D. Jackson, Examples of the Zeroth Theorem of the History of Science, Am. J. Phys. 76, 704-719 (2008).

Account of a young Assistant Professor caught up in the 1950 UC Loyalty Oath controversy:
 J. D. Jackson, "Panofsky agonistes: The 1950 loyalty oath at Berkeley," Physics Today 62 (1) 41-47 (January 2009)

Thomas, Llewellyn Hilleth, 1903-1992, a biographical memoir by J. D. Jackson, for the National Academy of Sciences, October 2009, 18 p.

Item in LBNL's Video Glossary on the Maxwell equations:

Classical Electrodynamics, 3rd ed., dustjacket photos, by popular demand.  Scanned as three JPG files, front and back and combined:
CE3 dustjacket, front and spine
CE3 dustjacket, back
CE3 dustjacket, complete as one

Last modified March 12, 2010.