The late J. J. Sakurai
, noted theorist in particle physics, was born in Tokyo, Japan, in 1933. He received his B.A. from Harvard University in 19565, and his Ph. D. from Cornell University in 1958. Appointed assistant professor at the University of Chicago, he worked there until he became a professor at the University of California, Los Angeles in 1970. Sakurai died in 1982 while he was a visiting professor at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland.