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Paul Fishbane

Black and White Portrait of Paul Fishbane by Bernice Durand

Fishbane is Professor Emeritus of Theoretical High Energy Physics at the University of Virginia. He received his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1967.

Fishbane has had long-standing connections to the Aspen Center for Physics: he began visiting when he was a postdoc. Later in his career, he served as President from 1976 to 1979; Vice President from 1982 to 1985; and again as President from 1988 to 1989.

In addition to publishing works in physics, Fishbane has contributed art and culture articles to Tablet Magazine.

Black and White Portrait of Paul Fishbane by Bernice Durand

Positions Held

Trustee, 1974 – 1981 & 1992 – 1995
Secretary, 1974 – 1975
General Member, 1990 – 2001
Vice President, 1992 – 1985
President, 1976 – 1979 & 1988 – 1989
Honorary Member, 2001 – 2006
Honorary Trustee, 1983 – current

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Paul Fishbane at the 50th Anniversary Celebration at Aspen Center for Physics.

Presidential Essay from Paul Fishbane

By Paul Fishbane

First things first: We can all be discretely proud, through our efforts to make it possible, of the scientific work that took place at the Center. I couldn't begin here to summarize the real work that took place while I partly watched from my administrator's perch