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Biography

AbstractImportant DatesOccupationPlacesSubjects

Relationships

PeopleInstitutions

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Melvin Schwartz

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Dates

November 2, 1932 – August 28, 2006

Authorized Form of Name

Schwartz, Melvin, 1932-2006

Biography

Abstract

Melvin Schwartz was Professor of Physics at Columbia University (1958-1983). Other institutional affiliations include Stanford University and Brookhaven National Laboratory. His research interests include neutrinos and particle physics.

Important Dates

November 2, 1932Birth, New York (N.Y.).

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

1956 – 1958Research Associate (1956-1957) and Associate Physicist (1957-1958), Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton (N.Y.).

1958Obtained PhD in Physics, Columbia University, New York (N.Y.).

1958 – 1966Assistant Professor of Physics (1958-1960); Associate Professor of Physics (1960-1963); and Professor of Physics (1963-1966), Columbia University, New York (N.Y.).

1966 – 1983Professor of Physics, Stanford University, Stanford (Calif.).

1970 – 1991President, Digital Pathways, Inc.

1975Member, National Academy Sciences.

1988Awarded Nobel Prize in Physics with Leon Lederman and Jack Steinberger "for the neutrino beam method and the demonstration of the doublet structure of the leptons through the discovery of the muon neutrino".

1991 – 1994Associate Director, High Energy and Nuclear Physics, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton (N.Y.).

1994 – 2006I.I. Rabi Professor of Physics (1994-2000) and Professor Emeritus of Physics (2000-2006), Columbia University, New York (N.Y.).

August 28, 2006Death, Twin Falls (Idaho).

Occupation

Particle physicist.

Places

Birth

New York (N.Y.)

Undergraduate Education

New York (N.Y.)

Graduate Education

New York (N.Y.)

Employment

New York (N.Y.)

Stanford (Calif.)

Upton (N.Y.)

Death

Twin Falls (Idaho)

Subjects

Colliders (Nuclear physics).

Muons.

Neutrinos.

Relationships

People

Family

Bodell, Diana, 1958-

Daughter.

Marcon, Betty, 1962-

Daughter.

Schwartz, David, 1956-

Son.

Schwartz, Marilyn Fenster

Wife. Married in 1953.

Advisors & Collaborators

Lederman, Leon M.

Shared 1988 Nobel Prize in Physics with Jack Steinberger "for the neutrino beam method and the demonstration of the doublet structure of the leptons through the discovery of the muon neutrino" and both employed at Columbia University.

Steinberger, J.

PhD advisor at Columbia University; shared 1988 Nobel Prize in Physics with Leon Lederman "for the neutrino beam method and the demonstration of the doublet structure of the leptons through the discovery of the muon neutrino;" and both employed at Columbia University.

Colleagues

Adair, Robert K., 1924-

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Adelberger, Eric G.

Both employed at Stanford University.

Aronson, Samuel, 1942-

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Bardeen, William A.

Both employed at Stanford University.

Beasley, Malcolm

Both employed at Stanford University.

Bjorken, James D.

Both employed at Stanford University.

Bloch, Felix, 1905-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Blume, Martin, 1932-

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Booth, Eugene

Both employed at Columbia University.

Brillouin, Léon, 1889-1969

Both employed at Columbia University.

Brueckner, Keith A.

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Cabrera, Blas

Both employed at Stanford University.

Casten, R.

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Chodorow, Marvin

Both employed at Stanford University.

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, Bergen, 1869-1958

Both employed at Columbia University.

Davis, Raymond, 1914-2006

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Devons, Samuel

Both employed at Columbia University.

Dorfan, Jonathan

Both employed at Stanford University.

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

Both employed at Columbia University.

Emery, V. J. (Victor J.)

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Fairbank, William Martin, 1917-1989

Both employed at Stanford University.

Feinberg, Gerald, 1933-

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory and Columbia University.

Fetter, Alexander L., 1937-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Foley, Henry Michael, 1917-1982

Both employed at Columbia University.

Frazer, Benjamin Chalmers

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Freedman, Stuart J.

Both employed at Stanford University.

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.

Greene, Christopher Henry

Both employed at Stanford University.

Hänsch, T. W. (Theo W.), 1941-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Happer, William, 1939-

Both employed at Columbia University.

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

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Hofstadter, Robert, 1915-1990

Both employed at Stanford University.

Jaffe, Arthur, 1937-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Javan, Ali, 1926-

Both employed at Columbia University.

Johnson, Peter D., 1952-

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Kahn, Steven Michael

Both employed at Columbia University.

Kirkpatrick, Paul

Both employed at Stanford University.

Kroll, Norman Myles, 1922-

Both employed at Columbia University.

Kusch, Polykarp, 1911-1993

Both employed at Columbia University.

Lee, T. D., 1926-

Both employed at Columbia University.

Luttinger, Joaquin M.

Both employed at Columbia University.

Mandelstam, Stanley

Both employed at Columbia University.

Meyerhof, Walter E. (Walter Ernst), 1922-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Millis, Andrew J.

Both employed at Columbia University.

Nagamiya, S. (Shoji)

Both employed at Columbia University.

Novick, Robert

Both employed at Columbia University.

Palmer, Robert B., 1934-

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Peoples, John, Jr.

Both employed at Columbia University.

Pinczuk, Aron

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 and Columbia University.

Schawlow, Arthur L., 1921-1999

Both employed at Stanford University.

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

Both employed at Stanford 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.

Smith, Neville, 1942-2006

Both employed at Stanford University.

Sprouse, Gene D.

Both employed at Stanford University.

Störmer, Horst

Both employed at Columbia University.

Susskind, Leonard

Both employed at Stanford University.

Tape, Gerald Frederick, 1915-2005

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Teller, Edward, 1908-2003

Both employed at Stanford University.

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.

Turner, Michael Stanley

Both employed at Stanford University.

Vineyard, G. H.

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Walecka, John Dirk, 1932-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Warburton, Ernest Keeling

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Webster, David Locke, 1888-1976

Both employed at Stanford University.

Weinberg, Erick J.

Both employed at Columbia University.

Weinberg, Steven, 1933-

Both employed at Columbia University.

White, Robert M., 1938-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Wick, G. C. (Gian Carlo)

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory and Columbia University.

Will, Clifford M., 1946-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Wojcicki, Stanley G., 1937-

Both employed at Stanford University.

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

Both employed at Columbia University.

Institutions

Major Positions

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Research Associate; Associate Physicist; and Associate Director, High Energy and Nuclear Physics.

Columbia University. Department of Physics

Obtained AB (1953) and PhD (1958). Assistant Professor of Physics; Associate Professor of Physics; Professor of Physics; I. I. Rabi Professor of Physics; and Professor Emeritus of Physics.

Digital Pathways, Inc.

President.

Stanford University. Department of Physics

Professor of Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Stanford University Department of Physics lectures, 1965-1980.

Department of Special Collections and University Archives

Stanford University

Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA

Subject

Brookhaven Associate Director for High Energy and Nuclear Physics records, 1960-[ongoing].

BNL Bldg. 510-A. Office of the Associate Director for High Energy and Nuclear Physics

Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Upton, Long Island, NY 11973, USA

Stanford University Department of Physics records, 1966-1985 (bulk 1971-1985).

Department of Special Collections and University Archives

Stanford University.

Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA

Published Resources

Author

"The Early History of High-Energy Neutrino Physics," 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), 411-427

Subject

"Melvin Schwartz: 1932-2006", Biographical Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences

Melvin Schwartz Physics Today obituary.