Prof. Dr. Jean Zinn-Justin

Disciplines: Physik



CEA – Centre de Saclay
Bât 141
91191 Gif sur Yvette Cedex



  • Dr. Zinn-Justin (b. 1943) attended École Polytechnique for his undergraduate degree, graduating in 1964. He continued his research under Marcel Froissart at the University of Orsay, earning a Ph.D. in 1968. While Zinn-Justin has had a permanent position with the CEA-Saclay theory group, he has also held visiting positions as SUNY Stony-Brook, CERN, Princeton, Harvard, and MIT.
  • He has been the head editor of publications including Journal de Physique, and the Institute of Physics Journal of Physics A, along with membership on the editorial boards of other journals (like Nuclear Physics B, New Journal of Physics, Fortschritte der Physik). He has directed the Les Houches summer school, the Theoretical Institute and subsequently the Institute of Research into the Fundamental Laws of the Universe (formerly, Dapnia), both in Saclay.


  • Teilphysik, statistiche Physik, mathematische Physik

Gremien- und Juryzugehörigkeit:

  • European Research Council expert, Rechenzeitkommission des Jülich NIC Rechnungszentrum, Academia ICREA expert (Catalunya), member of the scientific council of Lavoratore Nationale Frascati


  • Zinn-Justin is a recipient of the Ampère prize, the Gentner-Kastler prize and the Humboldt-Gay Lussac award. He has also been Schrödinger professor at Vienna univeristy, Loeb lecturer at Harvard and Harris scholar at MIT.


  • Bücher: Jean, Zinn-Justin (2002). Quantum Field Theory and Critical Phenomena (Fourth edition). The International Series of Monographs on Physics, 113 Oxford University Press, USA. ISBN 0198509235
  • Jean, Zinn-Justin (2004). Path Integrals in Quantum Mechanics. Oxford University Press, Oxford. ISBN 978-0198566748; russian translation (Fizmatlit 2007); French version: Intégrale de chemin in mécanique quantique : Introduction. EDP Sciences/CNRS Editions, Les Ulis 2003. ISBN 2-86883-660-7
  • Jean, Zinn-Justin (2005). Transitions de phase et groupe de renormalisation. EDP Sciences/CNRS Editions, Les Ulis. ISBN 2868837905; English version: Phase Transitions and Renormalization Group. Oxford University Press, Oxford 2007. ISBN 9780199227198
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