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Biography

AbstractImportant DatesOccupationPlacesSubjects

Relationships

PeopleInstitutions

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Gerson Goldhaber

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Dates

February 20, 1924 – July 19, 2010

Authorized Form of Name

Goldhaber, Gerson

Additional Forms of Names

Goldhaber, Gerson, 1924-2010

Biography

Abstract

Gerson Goldhaber was Professor of Physics in the Graduate School at the University of California, Berkeley. Other institutional affiliations included Columbia University. His research interests included cosmic rays and mesons.

Important Dates

February 20, 1924Birth, Chemnitz (Germany).

1947Obtained MSc, Hebrew University, Jerusalem.

1950Obtained PhD, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Madison (Wis.).

1950 – 1953Instructor, Columbia University.

1953 – 2010Acting Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Physics (1953-1964); Assistant Research Professor, Miller Institute for Basic Research (1957-1958); Professor of Physics in the Graduate School (1964-2010); and Assistant Research Professor, Miller Institute for Basic Research (1975-1976), University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley (Calif.).

1960 – 1961Ford Foundation Fellow, European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).

1962 – 2010Group Leader, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

1972 – 1973Guggenheim Fellow, European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).

1976 – 1977Morris Loeb Lecturer, Harvard University.

1977Member, National Academy of Sciences.

1991Awarded W. K. H. Panofsky Prize in Experimental Particle Physics, American Physical Society.

July 19, 2010Death, Berkeley (Calif.).

Occupation

Particle physicist.

Places

Birth

Chemnitz (Germany)

Graduate Education

Jerusalem

Madison (Wis.)

Employment

Berkeley (Calif.)

Death

Berkeley (Calif.)

Subjects

Cosmic rays.

Mesons.

Particles (Nuclear physics).

Pions.

Supernovae.

Relationships

People

Family

Goldhaber, Amos Nathaniel

Son.

Goldhaber, Maurice, 1911-2011

Brother.

Goldhaber, Sulamith Low

Wife, married 1947.

Colleagues

Abrahams, Elihu

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Acrivos, A.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Alvarez, Luis W., 1911-1988

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Appelbaum, J. A. (Joel A.)

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Arnowitt, Richard

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Bardeen, James Maxwell, 1939-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

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

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Baym, Gordon

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Bialek, William S.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Birge, Raymond T. (Raymond Thayer), 1887-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

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

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Boehm, Felix

Both employed at Columbia University.

Booth, Eugene

Both employed at Columbia University.

Bradbury, Norris, 1909-1997

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Brode, Robert B. (Robert Bigham), 1900-1986

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Brown, Harold, 1927-

Both employed at Columbia University.

Chamberlain, O. (Owen)

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Chemla, D. S.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Chew, Geoffrey F.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Chu, Steven

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Clarke, John, 1942-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Clauser, John F. (John Francis), 1942-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Cohen, Marvin L.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Commins, Eugene D.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Davidson, Ronald C.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Davis, Bergen, 1869-1958

Both employed at Columbia University.

Davis, J. C. Séamus

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Deser, S. (Stanley)

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

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

Both employed at Columbia University.

Dynes, Robert C.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Emery, V. J. (Victor J.)

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Falcone, Roger W.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Falicov, L. M. (Leopoldo Maximo), 1933-1995

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Fetter, Alexander L., 1937-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Foley, Henry Michael, 1917-1982

Both employed at Columbia University.

Freedman, Daniel Z.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Freedman, Stuart J.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

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

Both employed at Columbia University.

Gaillard, Mary K.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Glaser, D. A.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Glashow, Sheldon L.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Hahn, E. L. (Erwin Louis), 1921-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Haxton, Wick C.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Heeger, Alan J.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Hellman, Frances

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Helmholz, August Carl, 1915-2003

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Henley, Ernest M.

Both employed at Columbia University.

Holdren, John P.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Hopfield, John J.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Hughes, Vernon W.

Both employed at Columbia University.

Jackson, John David, 1925-2016

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Javan, Ali, 1926-

Both employed at Columbia University.

Jeffries, C. D., 1922-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Kahn, Steven Michael

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Kittel, Charles

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Kraichnan, Robert H., 1928-2008

Both employed at Columbia University.

Kroll, Norman Myles, 1922-

Both employed at Columbia University.

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 University of California, Berkeley.

Langenberg, D. N., 1932-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Lawrence, Ernest Orlando, 1901-1958

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Lederman, Leon M.

Both employed at Columbia University.

Lee, T. D., 1926-

Both employed at Columbia University.

Loeb, Leonard B. (Leonard Benedict), 1891-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Louie, Steven G., 1949-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

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

Both employed at Columbia University.

Mandelstam, Stanley

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

McKee, Christopher, 1942-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

McMillan, Edwin M. (Edwin Mattison), 1907-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Moyer, Burton J., 1912-1973

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Murnane, Margaret

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Nierenberg, William Aaron, 1919-2000

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Pegram, George Braxton, 1876-1958

Both employed at Columbia University.

Pekeris, C. L. (Chaim Leib), 1908-1993

Both employed at Columbia University.

Perlmutter, Saul

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Phillips, J. C.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Press, Frank, 1924-

Both employed at Columbia University.

Price, Paul Buford

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

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

Both employed at Columbia University.

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

Both employed at Columbia University.

Randall, Lisa

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Reynolds, John Hamilton, 1923-2000

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Richards, Paul L. (Paul Linford)

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Riess, Adam, 1969-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Ruderman, Malvin A.

Both employed at Columbia University and University of California, Berkeley.

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

Both employed at Columbia University.

Schawlow, Arthur L., 1921-1999

Both employed at Columbia University.

Seaborg, Glenn T. (Glenn Theodore), 1912-1999

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Segrè, Emilio

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Serber, R. (Robert)

Both employed at Columbia University.

Shank, C. V. (Charles V.)

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Shapiro, Marjorie

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Shen, Y. R.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Smoot, George

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Steinberger, J.

Both employed at Columbia University.

Steiner, Herbert M.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Stubbs, Christopher

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Teller, Edward, 1908-2003

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Thomas, Gareth, 1932-2014

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Thomas, Llewellyn Hilleth, 1903-1992

Both employed at Columbia University.

Tinkham, Michael

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Townes, Charles H.

Both employed at Columbia University and University of California, Berkeley.

Trilling, George H.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Van Harlingen, Dale J.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Watson, Kenneth M.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Weinberg, Steven, 1933-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

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

Both employed at Columbia University.

York, Herbert F. (Herbert Frank)

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Zumino, B. (Bruno), 1923-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Institutions

Major Positions

Columbia University. Department of Physics

Instructor.

Harvard University. Department of Physics

Morris Loeb Lecturer.

Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory

Group Leader.

University of California, Berkeley. Department of Physics

Acting Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Physics; Professor of Physics, Graduate School; and Assistant Research Professor, Miller Institute for Basic Research.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Received 1991 W. K. H. Panofsky Prize in Experimental Particle Physics.

European Organization for Nuclear Research

Ford Foundation Fellow and Guggenheim Fellow.

Lawrence Radiation Laboratory

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

Stanford Linear Accelerator Center

Universitah ha-'Ivrit bi-Yerushalayim

Obtained MSc.

University of Wisconsin--Madison. Department of Physics

Obtained PhD in Physics (1950).

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Andrew Pickering interviews conducted for his book CONSTRUCTING QUARKS, 1978-1982.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Gerson and Sulamith Goldhaber papers, circa 1955-1958 (bulk 1956), regarding the first antiproton annihilation event.

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA, 94720-6000, USA

Gerson Goldhaber papers, 1949-1991.

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA, 94720-6000, USA

Gerson Goldhaber scientist records, 1956-1990 (bulk 1961-1989).

Archives and Records Office

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

One Cyclotron Road, Bldg. 69-107, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA

LBL Gerson Goldhaber and Willie Chinowski laboratory notebooks.

Archives and Records Office

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

One Cyclotron Road, Bldg. 69-107, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA

Oral history interview with Gerson Goldhaber, 2005 June 22, 23, 24, 2006 February 27, 28 and March 1.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Gerson Goldhaber, 2007 July 30.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interviews. High-Energy Physics. Probes: Psi Discovery - SLAC-SP-017: An Experimental Survey of Positron-Electron Annihilation into Multi-Particle Final States in the S Range 27-74 GeV-Squared, 1991.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, 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

U.S. Atomic Energy Commission records (Record Group 326), 1923-1975.

Office of the National Archives

National Archives and Records Administration

8th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20408, USA

Subject

Jerzy M. Pniewski scientific correspondence and notes, 1951-1989.

Archiwum (Warszawa)

Polska Akademia Nauk

Nowy Świat 72, 00-330 Warsaw, Poland

Oral history interview with George H. Trilling, 2006 March 1.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Judith Goldhaber, 2006 February 28.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Robert Serber, 1967 February 10.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Author

"Early Work at the Bevatron: A Personal Account," in Pions to Quarks: Particle Physics in the 1950s, ed. Laurie M. Brown, Max Dresden, and Lillian Hoddeson (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press: 1989), 260-272

"From the Psi to Chamed Mesons: Three Years with the SLAC-LBL Detector at SPEAR," in The Rise of the Standard Model: Particle Physics in the 1960s and 1970s, ed. Lillian Hoddeson, Laurie Brown, Michael Riordan, and Max Dresden (New York: Cambridge University Press: 1997), 57-78

The experimental foundations of particle physics / Robert N. Cahn and Gerson Goldhaber.

Subject

"Gerson Goldhaber: 1924-2010", Biographical Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences

"Gerson Goldhaber: A Life in Science," Physics in Perspective 13 (2011): 189-214

Gerson Goldhaber Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory obituary.

Gerson Goldhaber New York Times obituary.

Gerson Goldhaber Physics Today obituary.