**Personal**

*Born*: October 10, 1934, Lewisburg, Tennessee.*Married*: June 2, 1956, to Jean Marie Boyd, who taught high school mathematics at Oakland Technical High School, 1958–1963, and middle and high school mathematics at Greenhills School, 1979–2003. Two grown children.

**Education**

*1952*: Spring City High School, Spring City, Tennessee, valedictorian.*1956*: B.A.*magna cum laude,*Maryville College, majors in physics and philosophy.*January, 1964*: Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, in theoretical particle physics.

**Awards and Honors**

*1974*: Honorary Doctor of Science degree, Maryville College.*1997*: Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Michigan.

**Postdoctoral Appointments**

*1963-65*: Eidgenössiche Technische Hochschule, Zürich, Institut für Theoretische Physik, Hochstrasse, now at Hönggerberg.*1965-66*: Centre Nationale de la Recherche Scientific, Saclay. Many of the people there moved to Marseille.*1966-67*: Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton.

**Positions**

*1956-58*: Programmer for high-speed digital computers, Lockheed Missile Systems Division, Palo Alto, California (part-time grad student at the University of California, Berkeley, on Lockheed Advanced Study Program).*1967-73*: Assistant Professor of Theoretical Physics, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.*1973-80*: Associate Professor, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.*1974 (Spring)*: Visitor, Freie Universität Berlin.*1974 (Summer)*: Visitor, The University of Melbourne*1980-1999*: Professor, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor*1987-89*: Scientific Computation Group, University of Michigan Computing Center (10% appointment).*1998-1999*: Retirement furlough*1999-present*: Professor Emeritus

**Academic Activities**

My main research effort for the several years before and after retirement was software development for symbolic and scientific computation, especially related to Prof. M. Veltman's Schoonschip.

Other current physics research interests include a new
approach to the triviality of φ^{4} quantum field
theory in four space-time dimensions, which applies to the Higgs
meson sector of the standard model.

My publications in the past include work on kinematical
singularities in invariant amplitudes and other higher spin
topics, Stapp's theorem for Lorentz covariant analytic
functions, unstable particles, Euclidean quantum field theory
for fermions, the Euclidean loop expansion for φ^{4}
field theory, and Euclidean nonlinear classical field equations.
Many of these have a mathematical physics orientation.

My teaching experience includes pretty much the full range of undergraduate and graduate physics courses, from sophomore electricity and magnetism through quantum field theory.

**Articles Reviewed by Mathematical Reviews**

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