David John Candlin

David John Candlin (born 1928, Croydon, Surrey[1]) is an English physicist. He is known for developing the path integral formulation of the Fermionic field, inventing Grassmann integration for this purpose.[2] He received his PhD from Cambridge University in 1955, and wrote his influential paper on Grassmann integration shortly thereafter. He was later appointed a lecturer at the University of Edinburgh[3] and retired from this post in 1995.[4] He was at one time involved in collaborative work related to CERN.[5][6][7][8]

He married Rosemary Candlin in 1955.[9]


  1. Birth record
  2. D.J. Candlin (1956). "On Sums over Trajectories for Systems With Fermi Statistics". Nuovo Cimento. 4: 231. Bibcode:1956NCim....4..231C. doi:10.1007/BF02745446.
  3. A Community of Scholars: The Institute for Advanced Study, Faculty and Members 1930-1980
  4. Institute for Advanced Study
  5. Aleph collaboration
  6. Atlas Graphics Design
  7. Atlas discussion
  8. Inspire author profile for Candlin, D.J.
  9. The Times, 6 Sep 1955, p1
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