Walter Lewin

A native of The Netherlands, Walter Lewin received his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Delft (1965). In 1966, he accepted a faculty position at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he was promoted to Associate Professor of Physics in 1968 and to full Professor in 1974.

Professor Lewin's honors and awards include the NASA Award for Exceptional Scientific Achievement (1978), twice recipient of the Alexander von Humboldt Award (1984 and 1991), a Guggenheim Fellowship (1984), MIT's Science Council Prize for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching (1984) and the W. Buechner Teaching Prize of the MIT Department of Physics (1988). He is a member of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences (elected 1993), and a Fellow of the American Physical Society.