Bunji Sakita (1930-2002)



Bunji Sakita, Distinguished Professor of Physics, was an important figure in the world of theoretical physics. He is well known for his contributions to a variety of quantum-field-theory problems in particle and condensed-matter physics. Areas of special interest for him included the quark model, string theory, supersymmetry, collective field theory and its application to the matrix model and quantum Hall systems, nonabelian gauge theories, field theory of fermions in the lowest Landau level and its applications to the fractional quantum Hall effect. He was also the main force in building up the High Energy Physics group at the City College. He passed away on August 31, 2002. For more about Professor Sakita, follow the links below.


  • A physicist par excellence


  • Tributes and reminiscences