Steven White, UC Irvine physics and astronomy professor, has been honored by the journal Physical Review Letters, which named his study the “milestone” paper of 1992. The journal is selecting one milestone paper from each year since 1958 in celebration of its 50th anniversary. White’s paper laid the foundation for a new theoretical approach to the description of complicated quantum mechanical systems. The journal is considered the most prestigious physics publication. White’s study has about 1,300 citations.