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Biography

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Maurice Goldhaber

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Dates

April 18, 1911 – May 11, 2011

Authorized Form of Name

Goldhaber, Maurice, 1911-2011

Biography

Abstract

Maurice Goldhaber was Distinguished Scientist Emeritus at Brookhaven National Laboratory (1950-2011). Other institutional affiliations included the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and Cambridge University. His research interests included beta decay and neutrinos.

Important Dates

April 18, 1911Birth, Lviv (Ukraine).

1936Obtained PhD in Physics, Cambridge University, Cambridge (England).

1936 – 1938Charles Kingley Bye Fellow, Magdalene College, Cambridge University.

1938 – 1950Assistant Professor of Physics (1938-1943); Associate Professor of Physics (1943-1945); and Professor of Physics (1945-1950), University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Urbana (Ill.).

1950 – 2011Senior Scientist (1950-1960); Chair, Department of Physics (1960-1961); Director (1961-1973); Distinguished Scientist, Department of Physics (1973-1985); and Distinguished Scientist Emeritus (1985-2011), Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton (N.Y.).

1951 – 1953Associate Editor, Physical Review.

1958Member, National Academy of Sciences.

1961 – 2011Adjunct Professor, State University of New York, Stony Brook.

1969 – 1970Chair, Nuclear Physics Division, American Physical Society.

1971Awarded Tom W. Bonner Prize in Nuclear Physics, American Physical Society.

1982President, American Physical Society.

1983Awaraded National Medal of Science.

1991Awarded Wolf Foundation Prize in Physics.

1998Awarded Enrico Fermi Award, United States Department of Energy.

May 11, 2011Death, East Setauket (N.Y.).

Occupation

Nuclear physicist.

Places

Birth

Lviv (Ukraine)

Graduate Education

Cambridge (England)

Employment

Urbana (Ill.)

Upton (N.Y.)

Death

East Setauket (N.Y.)

Subjects

Beta decay.

Delayed neutrons.

Neutrinos.

Nuclear physics.

Nuclear structure.

Relationships

People

Family

Goldhaber, Alfred S.

Son.

Goldhaber, Gerson

Brother.

Goldhaber, Gertrude S. -1998

Wife, married in 1939. Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Goldhaber, Michael

Son.

Advisors & Collaborators

Chadwick, James, 1891-1974

PhD advisor at University of Cambridge in nuclear physics.

Laue, Max von, 1879-1960

Research advisor at University of Berlin (Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Berlin).

Meitner, Lise, 1878-1968

Research advisor at Universitat Berlin.

Sandweiss, Jack H.

Advised by Goldhaber at University of California, Berkeley.

Schrödinger, Erwin, 1887-1961

Research advisor at Universitat Berlin.

Yalow, Rosalyn S. (Rosalyn Sussman), 1921-2011

Advised by Goldhaber at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in Immunochemistry.

Colleagues

Adair, Robert K., 1924-

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Almy, Gerald Marks, 1904-

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Aronson, Samuel, 1942-

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Blume, Martin, 1932-

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Brueckner, Keith A.

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Casten, R.

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Chaudhari, Praveen, 1937-

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Chew, Geoffrey F.

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

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

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Coppersmith, Susan Nan

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.

Davis, J. C. Séamus

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Davis, Raymond, 1914-2006

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

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

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Emery, V. J. (Victor J.)

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Feinberg, Gerald, 1933-

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Frazer, Benjamin Chalmers

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

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

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

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

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

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

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Johnson, Peter D., 1952-

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Kerst, Donald William, 1911-1993

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Lazarus, David, 1921-

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Loomis, F. W. (Francis Wheeler), 1889-1976

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Marburger, John H., III (John Harmen), 1941-2011

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

McTague, John P.

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Morrison, Philip

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Palmer, Robert B., 1934-

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Poskanzer, Arthur M.

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Ramsey, Norman, 1915-2011

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Samios, Nicholas P.

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Schwartz, Melvin, 1932-2006

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Seitz, Frederick, 1911-2008

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Serber, R. (Robert)

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Shirane, G.

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Slichter, Charles P.

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Tape, Gerald Frederick, 1915-2005

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Vineyard, G. H.

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Warburton, Ernest Keeling

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Wick, G. C. (Gian Carlo)

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Additional

Blewett, John P. (John Paul), 1910-

Bohr, Niels, 1885-1962

Cockcroft, John, Sir, 1897-1967

Cranberg, Lawrence, 1917-

Dirac, P. A. M. (Paul Adrien Maurice), 1902-1984

Fermi, Enrico, 1901-1954

Gamow, George, 1904-1968

Gentner, Wolfgang, 1906-1980

Gordy, Walter, 1909-1985

Hill, R. D. (Robert Dickson), 1913-

Joliot-Curie, Frédéric

Lawrence, Ernest Orlando, 1901-1958

Loomis, Alfred L. (Alfred Lee), 1887-1975

Occhialini, Giuseppe, 1907-1993

Pauli, Wolfgang, 1900-1958

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

Robson, J. M. (John Michael), 1920-1980

Rutherford, Ernest, 1871-1937

Sachs, Robert Green, 1916-

Segrè, Emilio

Szilard, Leo

Weneser, Joseph, 1922-

Wilson, Robert R., 1914-2000

Institutions

Major Positions

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Senior Scientist; Chair, Department of Physics; Director; Distinguished Scientist, Department of Physics; and Distinguished Scientist Emeritus.

State University of New York at Stony Brook. Department of Physics

Adjunct Professor.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Department of Physics

Assistant Professor of Physics; Associate Professor of Physics; and Professor of Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Chair, Nuclear Physics Division; President; Associate Editor, Physical Review; and received 1971 Tom W. Bonner Prize in Nuclear Physics.

Argonne National Laboratory

Magdalene College (University of Cambridge)

Charles Kingley Bye Fellow.

Manhattan Project (U.S.)

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

United States. Department of Energy

Received 1998 Enrico Fermi Award.

University of Cambridge. Department of Physics

Obtained PhD (Physics) in 1936.

University of Rochester. Department of Physics and Astronomy

Wolf Foundation Prizes

Received 1991 Wolf Foundation Prize in Physics.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Brookhaven National Laboratory archives, 1946-1989.

Research Library.

Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Upton, NY 11973, USA.

Distinguished speakers session [sound recording] 1982 April 27.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

High energy physics session [sound recording], 1964 April 30.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Maurice Goldhaber, 1967 January 10.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interviews. High-Energy Physics. Selected Experiments: IMB: The Irvine-Michigan-Brookhaven Experiment, 1990-1991.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Symposium of the history of physics [videorecording]: the coming of age of nuclear physics - the 1930s.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Subject

John P. Blewett papers, 1821-2000 (bulk 1940-1995).

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Joseph Weneser response to 1988 History of Nuclear Physics Survey, 1988.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Lawrence Cranberg papers, 1962-2000.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Giuseppe Occhialini, 1971 April 5, 6, May 16, 17, and November 18.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with James Chadwick, 1969 April 15, 16, 17 and 20.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with John P. Blewett, 1979 March 22 and May 11.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Norman Ramsey, 1978 December 19, 1979 January 5 and 18.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Philip Morrison, 1967 February 7.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Robert Dickson Hill, 2000 July 3.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Robert Dickson Hill, 2000 July 3.

Manuscripts Section

National Library of Australia

Canberra, ACT 2600, Australia

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

Oral history interview with Wolfgang Gentner, 1971 November 15.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Subject

"Maurice Goldhaber: 1911-2011", Biographical Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences

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

Maurice Goldhaber Physics Today obituary.