J. D. Jackson
- (John) David Jackson -- Professor Emeritus of Physics, University of
Phone (510) 486-4490, Fax (510) 486-6808
Bldg. 50A5104, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA
snapshot, CTP opening,
unofficial portrait, Lake Ediza, 1978
UCB Physics Department
photograph by Kurt Gottfried
Entry in UCB Physics Research Opportunities booklet, 2007
Jackson's CV (extended).pdf
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
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
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
Science in 1999:
J. David Jackson, "Snapshots of a
Physicist's Life," Ann. Rev. Nucl.
Part. Sc. 49, 1-33
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,
By popular demand, an ancient paper :
Talk, given at the Kane Symposium, University of Michigan,
January 19-20, 2007 (PDF file of PowerPoint slides):
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
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.