David Gross receives his bachelor's degree in Physics and Mathematics at Hebrew University, Jerusalem.
In 2004, sharing with H. David Politzer and Frank Wilczek, David Gross is awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics "for the discovery of asymptotic freedom in the theory of the strong interaction."
In the year he gets his Bsc, David Gross also receives a master's degree.
Graduating from Berkeley with a PhD, David Gross becomes a Junior Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows. There, he claims, starts the path of his later discoveries.
Having several offers for faculty positions, David Gross decides becoming an assistant professor at Princeton University. There he enjoys a supportive research atmosphere and extensive exchange with motivated students and colleagues.
David Jonathan Gross is born as eldest of four sons on February 19, 1941 in Washington, D.C.
David Gross feels ready for new responsibilities and challenges and accepts the offer of the directorship of the Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
In 1962 David Gross moves back to the United States and attends the University of California, Berkeley where he finishes his doctoral thesis in 1966.
At Princeton University David Gross and first graduate student Frank Wilczek discover that the closer quarks are to each other, the more energy decreases between the particles - "asymptotic freedom." This discovery supported intensively the development of quantum chromodynamics (QSD) that David Gross works on in the following years.