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Martin Deutsch

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Dates

January 29, 1917 – August 16, 2002

Authorized Form of Name

Deutsch, Martin, 1917-2002

Biography

Abstract

Martin Deutsch was Professor Emeritus of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1941-2002). He also served as a Researcher on the Manhattan Project at Los Alamos Laboratory. His research interests included particle studies and neutrino physics, and in 1951 he discovered positronium.

Important Dates

January 29, 1917Birth, Vienna (Austria).

1937Obtained BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge (Mass.).

1941Obtained PhD in Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge (Mass.).

1941 – 2002Instructor in Physics (1941-1945); Assistant Professor to Professor of Physics (1945-1987); Director, Laboratory for Nuclear Science (1975-1980); and Emeritus Professor of Physics (1987-2002), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge (Mass.).

1944 – 1946Researcher, Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project, Los Alamos (N.M.).

1958Member, National Academy of Sciences.

August 16, 2002Death, Cambridge (Mass.).

Occupation

Nuclear physicist.

Places

Birth

Vienna (Austria)

Undergraduate Education

Cambridge (Mass.)

Graduate Education

Cambridge (Mass.)

Employment

Cambridge (Mass.)

Los Alamos (N.M.)

Death

Cambridge (Mass.)

Subjects

Nuclear physics.

Nuclear spectroscopy.

Positronium.

Radioisotopes.

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

Kendall, Henry W. (Henry Way), 1926-1999

Advised by Deutsch at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), "The first excited state of positronium," and both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Colleagues

Agnew, Harold M.

Both employed at the Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Allison, Samuel King, 1900-1965

Both employed at the Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Al'tshuler, B. L.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Anderson, Herbert Lawrence

Both employed at the Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Barschall, H. H. (Henry Herman), 1915-1997

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Bederson, Benjamin

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Benedek, George Bernard, 1928-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Bertsch, George F.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Birgeneau, Robert J. (Robert Joseph), 1942-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Bitter, Francis, 1902-1967

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Buechner, William W. (William Weber), 1914-1985

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Burstein, Elias, 1917-2017

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Callen, Herbert B.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Case, Kenneth M.

Both employed at the Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Chamberlain, O. (Owen)

Both employed at the Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Christy, Robert F.

Both employed at the Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Compton, K. T. (Karl Taylor), 1887-1954

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Coppi, B.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Corson, Dale R.

Both employed at the Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Creutz, E.

Both employed at the Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Davidson, Ronald C.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Drell, Sidney D. (Sidney David), 1926-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Dresselhaus, M. S.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Duffield, Robert B.

Both employed at the Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Enge, Harald A.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Fermi, Enrico, 1901-1954

Both employed at the Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Feshbach, Herman

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Fitch, Val L., 1923-2015

Both employed at the Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Frank, Nathaniel H. (Nathaniel Herman), 1903-1984

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Freedman, Daniel Z.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Friedman, Jerome I. (Jerome Isaac), 1930-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Galt, John Kirtland, 1920-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Glauber, Roy J., 1925-

Both employed at the Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Glimm, James

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Goldberger, Marvin L.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Goldstone, Jeff Alan

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Guth, Alan H.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Jackiw, Roman W.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Jackson, John David, 1925-2016

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Javan, Ali, 1926-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Joannopoulos, J. D. (John D.), 1947-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Kaspi, Victoria Michelle, 1967-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Kastner, Marc A.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Ketterle, Wolfgang

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Keyes, Frederick G. (Frederick George), 1885-1976

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Klein, Martin J.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Kleppner, Daniel

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Kraushaar, William L.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Lax, Benjamin

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Lee, P. A. (Patrick A.), 1946-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Lieb, Elliott H.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Livingston, M. Stanley (Milton Stanley)

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Low, Francis E. (Francis Eugene), 1921-2007

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Marshak, Robert E. (Robert Eugene), 1916-1992

Both employed at the Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Mayer, Maria Goeppert, 1906-1972

Both employed at the Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

McDaniel, Boyce D. (Boyce Dawkins), 1917-

Both employed at the Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Moniz, E.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Morrison, Philip

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Morse, Philip M. (Philip McCord), 1903-1985

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Oppenheimer, J. Robert, 1904-1967

Both employed at the Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Page, Lyman A.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Panofsky, Wolfgang K. H. (Wolfgang Kurt Hermann), 1919-2007

Both employed at the Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Phillips, William D. (William Daniel), 1948-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Porkolab, Miklos

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Randall, Lisa

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Rasmussen, Norman C.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Read, Nicholas

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Rieser, Leonard M.

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Rossi, Bruno, 1905-1993

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Schiff, Leonard I. (Leonard Isaac), 1915-1971

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Schulz, George J., 1925-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Shull, Clifford Glenwood

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Slater, John C. (John Clarke), 1900-1976

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Spruch, Larry

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Stanley, H. Eugene (Harry Eugene), 1941-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Stratton, Julius Adams, 1901-1994

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Ting, S. C. C. (Samuel Chao-chung), 1936-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Townes, Charles H.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Turkevich, Anthony, 1916-2002

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Van de Graaf, Robert Jemison, 1901-1967

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Weinberg, Steven, 1933-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Weiss, Rainer

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Weisskopf, Victor Frederick, 1908-2002

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Wiesner, Jerome B. (Jerome Bert), 1915-1994

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Wilczek, Frank

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Zacharias, Jerrold Reinach, 1905-1986

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and at the Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Additional

King, John, 1925-2014

Institutions

Major Positions

Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory

Researcher, Manhattan Project.

Manhattan Project (U.S.)

Researcher, Los Alamos Laboratory.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics

Obtained BS and PhD in 1941 (Physics). Instructor in Physics; Assistant Professor to Professor of Physics; and Emeritus Professor of Physics.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Laboratory for Nuclear Science.

Director.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

Resources

Archival Resources

Subject

Karl Taylor Compton lectures records, 1985.

Institute Archives and Special Collections

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

M.I.T. Libraries, Rm. 14N-118, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Laboratory for Nuclear Sciences 46th anniversary symposium [videorecording], 1992 May 14-15.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with John G. King, 2009 November 17.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Subject

"Martin Deutsch: 1917-2002", Biographical Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences.

Martin Deutsch Physics Today obituary.