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Biography

AbstractImportant DatesOccupationPlacesSubjects

Relationships

PeopleInstitutions

Resources

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Gerald Feinberg

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Dates

May 27, 1933 – April 21, 1992

Authorized Form of Name

Feinberg, Gerald, 1933-1992

Additional Forms of Names

Feinberg, Gary

Biography

Abstract

Gerald Feinberg was Professor of Physics at Columbia University (1959-1992). Other institutional affiliations included Brookhaven National Laboratory and the Institute for Advanced Study. His research interests included neutrinos and atomic physics.

Important Dates

May 27, 1933Birth, New York (N.Y.).

1953Obtained BA, Columbia University, New York (N.Y.).

1954Obtained MA, Columbia University, New York (N.Y.).

1956 – 1957Member, School of Mathematics, Institute for Advanced Study.

1957Obtained PhD in Physics, Columbia University, New York (N.Y.).

1957 – 1959Research Associate, Brookhaven National Laboratory.

1959Adjunct Assistant Professor and Consultant in Physics, New York University.

1959 – 1974Consultant, Brookhaven National Laboratory.

1959 – 1992Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Physics (1959-1965); Professor of Physics (1965-1992); and Chair, Department of Physics (1980-1983), Columbia University, New York (N.Y.).

1963 – 1964Sloan Fellow, Churchill College, Cambridge University.

1973 – 1974Visiting Professor, Rockefeller University.

1986Visiting Professor, Rockefeller University.

April 21, 1992Death, New York (N.Y.).

Occupation

Atomic physicist.

Places

Birth

New York (N.Y.)

Undergraduate Education

New York (N.Y.)

Graduate Education

New York (N.Y.)

Employment

New York (N.Y.)

Death

New York (N.Y.)

Subjects

Atomic and molecular physics.

Neutrinos.

Particles (Nuclear physics).

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

Lee, T. D., 1926-

PhD advisor at Columbia University, "Meson production in nucleon-nucleon collisions," and both employed at Columbia University.

Colleagues

Adair, Robert K., 1924-

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Arnowitt, Richard

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Booth, Eugene

Both employed at Columbia University.

Brillouin, Léon, 1889-1969

Both employed at Columbia University.

Charney, Jule G.

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Christ, Norman

Both employed at Columbia University.

Commins, Eugene D.

Both employed at Columbia University.

Cool, Rodney L. (Rodney Lee), 1920-1988

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Courant, Ernest D. (Ernest David), 1920-

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Cronin, James W., 1931-2016

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Cummins, Herman Z., 1933-

Both employed at Columbia University.

Davis, Raymond, 1914-2006

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Devons, Samuel

Both employed at Columbia University.

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

Both employed at Columbia University.

Dyson, Freeman J.

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Foley, Henry Michael, 1917-1982

Both employed at Columbia University.

Frazer, Benjamin Chalmers

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

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

Both employed at Columbia University.

Goldhaber, Gertrude S. -1998

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Goldhaber, Maurice, 1911-2011

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Goudsmit, Samuel A. (Samuel Abraham), 1902-1978

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Guth, Alan H.

Both employed at Columbia University.

Happer, William, 1939-

Both employed at Columbia University.

Haworth, Leland J. (Leland John), 1904-

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Javan, Ali, 1926-

Both employed at Columbia University.

Kahn, Steven Michael

Both employed at Columbia University.

Kroll, Norman Myles, 1922-

Both employed at Columbia University.

Kusch, Polykarp, 1911-1993

Both employed at Columbia University.

Lederman, Leon M.

Both employed at Columbia University.

Luttinger, Joaquin M.

Both employed at Columbia University.

Morse, Marston, 1892-1977

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Nagamiya, S. (Shoji)

Both employed at Columbia University.

Novick, Robert

Both employed at Columbia University.

Nygren, David R.

Both employed at Columbia University.

Oppenheimer, J. Robert, 1904-1967

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Peoples, John, Jr.

Both employed at Columbia University.

Poskanzer, Arthur M.

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

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

Both employed at Columbia University.

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

Both employed at Columbia University.

Ruderman, Malvin A.

Both employed at Columbia University.

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

Both employed at Columbia University.

Samios, Nicholas P.

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Schwartz, Melvin, 1932-2006

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory and Columbia University.

Sciulli, Frank J.

Both employed at Columbia University.

Serber, R. (Robert)

Both employed at Columbia University.

Shirane, G.

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Steinberger, J.

Both employed at Columbia University.

Tape, Gerald Frederick, 1915-2005

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Thomas, Llewellyn Hilleth, 1903-1992

Both employed at Columbia University.

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

Both employed at Columbia University.

Townes, Charles H.

Both employed at Columbia University.

Vineyard, G. H.

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Von Neumann, John, 1903-1957

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Weinberg, Erick J.

Both employed at Columbia University.

Weinberg, Steven, 1933-

Both employed at Columbia University.

Wick, G. C. (Gian Carlo)

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Wilson, Robert R., 1914-2000

Both employed at Columbia University.

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

Both employed at Columbia University.

Yang, Chen Ning, 1922-

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Institutions

Major Positions

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Research Associate and Consultant.

Columbia University. Department of Physics

Obtained BA (1953), MA (1954), and PhD in Physics (1957). Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Physics; Professor of Physics; and Chair, Department of Physics.

Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton, N.J.)

Member, School of Mathematics.

New York University. Department of Physics

Consultant in Physics.

Rockefeller University

Visiting Professor.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

University of Cambridge

Sloan Fellow, Churchill College.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Seminar for science writers [sound recording], 1969 January 30.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Session on science and society [sound recording], 1969 February 3.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Subject

Gerald Feinberg Physics Today obituary.

Published Resources

Author

A Festschrift for Maurice Goldhaber / [editors, G. Feinberg, A.W. Sunyar, and J. Weneser].

Cosmological constants : papers in modern cosmology / edited by Jeremy Bernstein and Gerald Feinberg.

Solid clues : quantum physics, molecular biology, and the future of science / by Gerald Feinberg.

T.D. Lee selected papers / G. Feinberg, editor.

What is the world made of? : Atoms, leptons, quarks, and other tantalizing particles / Gerald Feinberg.