Prize Recipient

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Donald H. Weingarten
IBM. Watson Research Center


"For his seminal work on lattice quantum chromodynamics including algorithmic innovations, massively parallel computer software development and hardware implementation that led to calculations of hadron masses and the mass and decay couplings of the scalar glueball."


Dr. Weingarten is a native of Massachusetts. He received his undergraduate degree from Columbia College in 1965 and his Ph.D. degree from Columbia in 1970. From 1969 to 1976 he held research positions at Fermilab (then National Accelerator Laboratory), the University of Copenhagen, the University of Paris, and the University of Rochester. From 1976 to 1983 he was an Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and full Professor at Indiana University. During the Fall of 1982 and the Spring of 1983 he was on leave at Brown University. In 1983 he joined the Research Division of IBM in Yorktown Heights, New York. From 2002 to 2016 he held positions at several different hedge funds.

Selection Committee:

Warren E. Pickett (Chair), James R. Chelikowsky, Roberto Car ('95 Recipient), Malvin H Kalos (Vice Chair), Robert L Sugar