Professor Friedman of the Physics Department of MIT is an experimental particle physicist whose research has included studies of particle structure and interactions with high energy electrons, neutrinos, and hadrons. For his experimental discovery of the quark, he received the W.H.K. Panofsky Prize in 1989 and was co-recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1990.
He has been a member of numerous government, university and professional advisory committees including President of the American Physical Society.
He holds AB, MS and PhD degrees in Physics from the University of Chicago.