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"For his imaginative use of quantum field theory to throw light on physical problems, including his work on topological solitons, field theory at high temperatures, the existence of anomalies, and the role of these anomalies in particle physics."Background:
Born in Poland, Jackiw received his Ph D in 1966 from Cornell University and spent the next three years as Junior Fellow at Harvard University. He joined the faculty of MIT in 1969, where he has remained for most of his career, apart from visiting professorships at numerous prominent institutions. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and has held Alfred P. Sloan and Guggenheim Memorial fellowships.