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John W. Clark

Wayman Crow Professor of Physics Emeritus

Office Contact Information

351 Compton

Physics Department, CB 1105
Washington University
One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130-4899, USA

(314) 935-6208
(314) 935-6219

Research Interests

  • Quantum Many-particle Theory
  • Dense-matter Astrophysics
  • Neural Networks and Computational Neuroscience
  • Quantum Control

Lecture Notes


John Clark's Publications downloadable from LANL e-Print Archive

Hard-to-find Publications

Dr. Clark's complete publication list.


1959 Ph.D. Physics, Washington University, St. Louis
1957 M.A. Physics, University of Texas, Austin
1955 B.S. Physics, University of Texas, Austin


Professional History

During the years 1959 to 1963 he was successively a NSF Postdoctoral Fellow with Eugene Wigner at Princeton University, an associate research scientist at the Martin Company, Denver, and a NATO Postdoctoral Fellow both at the University of Birmingham, England, and the French nuclear research establishment in Saclay. He joined the Washington University faculty in 1963 as Assistant Professor of Physics and was awarded an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship in 1965. He was promoted to associate professor in 1966 and full professor in 1972, and he served as interim chair of the Department of Physics during 1996-1997. Dr. Clark was honored by being selected as the Wayman Crow Professor of Physics in 1999.

Dr. Clark's CV

In Memory of...

Tribute to the Memory of Manfred Ristig (1935-2011) [journal article, to be published in Int. J. Mod. Phys. B (2012)]
Tribute to the Memory of Manfred Ristig (1935-2011) [slide presentation at CMT34, with photos]
The Legacy of Eugene Feenberg at the Century of His Birth