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Biography

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PeopleInstitutions

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Felix Boehm

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Dates

June 9, 1924 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Boehm, Felix

Biography

Abstract

Felix Boehm conducts experiments regarding parity violation and neutrino physics. He developed the beta-gamma curricular polarization correlation method as a means of establishing the spin and angular momentum relationships in beta decay. Boehm was also a physics professor at the California Institute of Technology for many years.

Important Dates

June 9, 1924Birth, Basel (Switzerland).

1948Obtained Diplom, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule, Zurich, Zurich (Switzerland).

1951Obtained PhD in Physics, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule, Zurich, Zurich (Switzerland).

1952 – 1953Boese Fellow, Columbia University.

1953 – presentResearch Fellow in Physics (1953-1957); Assistant Professor of Physics (1958-1960); Professor of Physics (1961-1984); William L. Valentine Professor of Physics (1985-1995); and William L. Valentine Emeritus Professor of Physics (1995-present), California Institute of Technology, Pasadena (Calif.).

1958 – 1959Visiting Professor, University of Heidelberg (Universtät Heidelberg).

1965 – 1966National Science Foundation (NSF) Fellow, University of Copenhagen (Københavns universitet).

1971 – 1972National Science Foundation (NSF) Fellow, European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).

1976 – 1979Member, Board of Trustees, Aspen Center for Physics.

1979 – 1980Fellow, Laue-Langevin Institute, Grenoble.

1980Visiting Professor, University of Munich (Universität München).

1981Visiting Professor, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule, Zurich.

1981 – 1983Member, Nuclear Science Advisory Committee, United States Department of Energy and National Science Foundation (NSF).

1981 – 1983Member, Users Association, Los Alamos National Laboratory.

1983Member, National Academy of Sciences.

1995Awarded Tom W. Bonner Prize in Nuclear Physics, American Physical Society.

Occupation

Experimental nuclear physicist.

Places

Birth

Basel (Switzerland)

Undergraduate Education

Zurich (Switzerland)

Graduate Education

Zurich (Switzerland)

Employment

Pasadena (Calif.)

Subjects

Neutrinos.

Nuclear physics.

Particles (Nuclear physics).

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

Vogel, Petr

Co-wrote "Physics of massive neutrinos."

Wu, C. S. (Chien-shiung), 1912-1997

Post-doctorate advisor and both employed at Columbia University.

Colleagues

Adelberger, Eric G.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Anderson, Carl D. (Carl David), 1905-1991

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Bacher, Robert F. (Robert Fox), 1905-2004

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Bahcall, John N.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Bardeen, James Maxwell, 1939-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Barish, B. C. (Barry Clark), 1936-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Booth, Eugene

Both employed at Columbia University.

Bowman, J. D. (J. David)

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Brown, Harold, 1927-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Christy, Robert F.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Cole, Julian D.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Dashen, Roger F.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Davis, Bergen, 1869-1958

Both employed at Columbia University.

Deser, S. (Stanley)

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

DuBridge, Lee A. (Lee Alvin), 1901-1994

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

DuMond, Jesse W. M. (Jesse William Monroe), 1892-1976

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Dunning, John R. (John Ray), 1907-1975

Both employed at Columbia University.

Eisenstein, James P. (James Philip)

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Epstein, Paul S. (Paul Sophus), 1883-1966

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Everhart, Thomas E.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Feynman, Richard P. (Richard Phillips), 1918-1988

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Foley, Henry Michael, 1917-1982

Both employed at Columbia University.

Fowler, William A.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Freedman, Daniel Z.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Frosch, Robert A. (Robert Alan), 1928-

Both employed at Columbia University.

Gates, S. James

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Gell-Mann, Murray

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Glashow, Sheldon L.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Goldberger, Marvin L.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Goldhaber, Gerson

Both employed at Columbia University.

Gould, Roy W. (Roy Walter), 1927-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Hellwarth, Robert Willis, 1930-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Henley, Ernest M.

Both employed at Columbia University.

Holdren, John P.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Hughes, Vernon W.

Both employed at Columbia University.

Javan, Ali, 1926-

Both employed at Columbia University.

Kaspi, Victoria Michelle, 1967-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Kimble, H. Jeff (Harry Jeffrey), 1949-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Koonin, Steven E.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Kraichnan, Robert H., 1928-2008

Both employed at Columbia University.

Kroll, Norman Myles, 1922-

Both employed at Columbia University.

Kryder, Mark H.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Kusch, Polykarp, 1911-1993

Both employed at Columbia University.

Lamb, Willis E. (Willis Eugene), 1913-2008

Both employed at Columbia University.

Lange, Andrew

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Lauritsen, Charles Christian, 1892-1968

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Lauritsen, Thomas, 1915-1973

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Lederman, Leon M.

Both employed at Columbia University.

Lee, T. D., 1926-

Both employed at Columbia University.

Leighton, Robert B.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

McKee, Christopher, 1942-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

McKeown, R. D.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Millikan, Robert Andrews, 1868-1953

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Oddone, Piermaria J.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Politzer, H. David, 1949-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Rabi, I. I. (Isidor Isaac), 1898-1988

Both employed at Columbia University.

Rainwater, L. James (Leo James), 1917-1986

Both employed at Columbia University.

Robertson, H. P. (Howard Percy), 1903-1961

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Ruderman, Malvin A.

Both employed at Columbia University.

Sachs, Allan M. (Allan Maxwell), 1921-1989

Both employed at Columbia University.

Schwarz, John H.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Sciulli, Frank J.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Spitzer, Frank, 1926-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Steinberger, J.

Both employed at Columbia University.

Teukolsky, Saul A. (Saul Arno), 1947-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Thomas, Llewellyn Hilleth, 1903-1992

Both employed at Columbia University.

Thorne, Kip S.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Tollestrup, Alvin

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Trilling, George H.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Tsuei, Chang C.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Will, Clifford M., 1946-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Wilson, Robert Woodrow, 1936-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Wise, Mark B., 1953-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Zweig, George

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Additional

Barnes, C. A.

Telegdi, Val, 1922-2006

Institutions

Major Positions

California Institute of Technology. Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy

Research Fellow in Physics; Assistant Professor of Physics; Professor of Physics; William L. Valentine Professor of Physics; and William L. Valentine Emeritus Professor of Physics.

Columbia University. Department of Physics

Boese Fellow.

Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich. Departement Physik

Obtained Diplom in 1948, PhD in 1951, and Visiting Professor.

European Organization for Nuclear Research

National Science Foundation (NSF) Fellow.

Københavns universitet

National Science Foundation (NSF) Fellow.

Universität München

Visiting Professor.

Universtät Heidelberg

Visiting Professor.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Received 1995 Tom W. Bonner Prize in Nuclear Physics.

Aspen Center for Physics

Member, Board of Trustees.

DOE/NSF Nuclear Science Advisory Committee

Member.

Institut Laue-Langevin

Fellow.

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Member, Users Association.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Oral history interview with Felix Hans Boehm, 1999.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Selected talks from the International Conference on the History of Original Ideas and Basic Discoveries in Particle Physics [sound recording] / 1994.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Subject

Oral history interview with Charles A. Barnes, 1987 July and August.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Oral History interview with Petr Vogel, 2002 December 16 and 2003 January 16.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Oral history interview with Valentine L. Telegdi, 2008 March 4 and 9.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Published Resources

Author

Physics of massive neutrinos / Felix Boehm, Petr Vogel.