Young Suh Kim

Young Suh Kim
Born 1935

Soare, North Korea
Nationality South Korean
Occupation Physicist, academic, author and researcher
Awards Recognized among Top Scientists, Fortune Magazine
Academic background
Education B.S., Carnegie Institute of Technology (1958)
Ph.D., Princeton University (1961)
Academic work
Institutions University of Maryland

Young Suh Kim is a Korean physicist, academic, author and researcher. He is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Maryland.

Kim focused his research on quantum mechanics in Einstein’s relativistic world, particle theory, and optical sciences. He has authored several books, including Theory and Applications of the Poincar√© Group, Phase Space Picture of Quantum Mechanics, Physics of the Lorentz Group, New Perspectives on Einstein’s E = mc2, and Mathematical Devices for Optical Sciences.

Kim is an honored member of the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP).

Early life and education

Kim was born in 1935 in a North Korean village called Sorae before Korea was divided in 1945 after World War II. His family moved to Seoul (South Korea) in 1946. After high school graduation in Seoul, he moved to the United States in 1954 to become a freshman at the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh. There, Kim received his Bachelor’s degree in 1958. He then went to Princeton University for graduate study in physics. There, Kim received his PhD degree in 1961. He spent one additional year at Princeton as a postdoctoral fellow.


Following his post-doctoral fellowship, Kim was appointed as an Assistant Professor of Physics at the University of Maryland in 1962. At the time, he was the youngest person to become assistant professor at the university. Kim was promoted to Associate Professor and to Full Professor of Physics later. In 2007, he became an Emeritus Professor of Physics at the University of Maryland.

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