|Died||November 30, 2004 (aged 91)|
|Education||Union College (B.S.) |
Princeton University (Ph.D.)
|Doctoral advisor||Eugene Wigner|
Eisenbud earned his bachelor's degree at Union College in Schenectady, New York in 1935. He spent the year 1940/1941 at the Institute for Advanced Study. During World War II he worked on radar at the Radiation Laboratory at MIT. After the war, he earned his doctorate at Princeton University in 1948 under Eugene Wigner.
In 1958 he became a professor at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where he helped to establish the Physics department. He served as chairman of the department from 1958–1962 and 1968–1969, becoming emeritus in 1983.