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Ray Streater
British physicist

Ray Streater

Ray Streater
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Intro British physicist
Is Scientist Physicist Educator
From United Kingdom
Field Academia Science
Gender male
Birth 21 April 1936, Three Bridges, West Sussex, South East England, England
Age 87 years
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Raymond Frederick "Ray" Streater (born 1936) is a British physicist, and professor emeritus of Applied Mathematics at King's College London. He is best known for co-authoring a text on quantum field theory, the 1964 "PCT, Spin and Statistics and All That."


Ray Streater was born on 21 April 1936 in Three Bridges in the parish of Worth, Sussex, England, United Kingdom, the second son of Frederick Arthur Streater (builder) (1905-1965) and Dorothy Beatrice Streater, née Thomas (17 December 1907 - 16 December 1994). He married Mary Patricia née Palmer on 19 September 1962, and they had three children: Alexander Paul (1963); Stephen Bernard (1965); Catherine Jane Mary (1967).

Professor Streater's career may be summarised as follows.

  • Jan.-Sep. 1960 – Research Fellow, CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
  • 1960-1961 – Instructor in Physics, Princeton University, NJ, USA
  • 1961-1964 – Assistant Lecturer in Physics, Imperial College, London
  • 1964-1967 – Lecturer in Physics, Imperial College, London
  • 1967-1969 – Senior Lecturer in Mathematics, Imperial College, London
  • 1969-1984 – Professor of Applied Mathematics, Bedford College, London
  • 1984-2001 – Professor of Applied Mathematics, King's College London
  • Oct. 2001 on – Emeritus Professor, King's College London


Streater co-authored a classic text on mathematical quantum field theory, reprinted as

He has also become interested in the dynamics of quantum systems that are not in a pure state, but are large. This is expressed in

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