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Sam B. Treiman

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Dates

May 27, 1925 – November 30, 1999

Authorized Form of Name

Treiman, Sam B.

Additional Forms of Names

Treiman, S. (Sam)

Biography

Abstract

Sam Treiman was Eugene V. Higgins Professor of Physics at Princeton University (1977-1998). Other institutional affiliations include the University of Chicago. His research contributions include a phenomenological analysis of parity and time-reversal violation in nuclear beta-decay which set the framework for all subsequent experimental studies of space-time symmetry breaking in nuclei; a relation between strong- and weak-interaction properties of the proton and neutron, known as the Goldberger-Treiman relation, and which was a giant step on the road to the Standard Model; and the demonstration that space-time symmetry violation in the weak interactions, when combined with Big-Bang dynamics could explain the existence and amount of matter in the universe.

Important Dates

May 27, 1925Birth, Chicago (Ill.).

1949Obtained BS, University of Chicago, Chicago (Ill.).

1950Obtained MS, University of Chicago, Chicago (Ill.).

1952Research Associate in Physics, University of Chicago, Chicago (Ill.).

1952Obtained PhD in Physics, University of Chicago, Chicago (Ill.).

1952 – 1999Instructor to Assistant Professor of Physics (1952-1958); Associate Professor of Physics (1958-1963); Professor of Physics (1963-1977); Eugene V. Higgins Professor of Physics (1977-1998); Chair, Department of Physics (1981-1987); Chair, University Research Board (1988-1995); and Eugene V. Higgins Emeritus Professor of Physics (1998-1999), Princeton University, Princeton (N.J.).

1972Member, National Academy of Sciences.

November 30, 1999Death, New York (N.Y.).

Occupation

Theoretical particle physicist.

Places

Birth

Chicago (Ill.)

Undergraduate Education

Chicago (Ill.)

Graduate Education

Chicago (Ill.)

Employment

Princeton (N.J.)

Death

New York (N.Y.)

Subjects

Cosmic rays.

Particles (Nuclear physics).

Standard model (Nuclear physics).

Theoretical physics.

Relationships

People

Family

Treiman, Joan Little

Wife.

Advisors & Collaborators

Adler, Stephen L.

Advised by Treiman at Princeton University, "High energy neutrino reactions and conservations hypotheses."

Callan, Curtis G.

Advised by Treiman at Princeton University, Spherically Symmetric Cosmological Models. Both employed at Princeton University.

Goldhaber, Alfred S.

Advised by Treiman at Princeton University, "Tests of Exchange Models, Including Spin."

Shrock, R. (Robert)

Advised by Treiman at Princeton University, "Topics in Gauge Theories of Weak Interactions."

Simpson, John A. (John Alexander), 1916-2000

PhD advisor at University of Chicago, "Analysis of the nucleonic component based on neutron latitude variations," and both employed at University of Chicago.

Weinberg, Steven, 1933-

Advised by Treiman at Princeton University, "The role of strong interactions in decay processes."

Colleagues

Adelberger, Eric G.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Aizenman, Michael

Both employed at Princeton University.

Allison, Samuel King, 1900-1965

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Al'tshuler, B. L.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Anderson, Herbert Lawrence

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Anderson, P. W. (Philip W.), 1923-

Both employed at Princeton University.

Austin, Robert H.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Bargmann, V. (Valentine), 1908-1989

Both employed at Princeton University.

Berko, Stephan

Both employed at Princeton University.

Bertsch, George F.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Bleakney, Walker, 1901-1992

Both employed at Princeton University.

Brown, G. E. (Gerald Edward), 1926-

Both employed at Princeton University.

Chaikin, Paul M.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Christ, Norman

Both employed at Princeton University.

Cohen, Morrel H.

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Coppersmith, Susan Nan

Both employed at Princeton University.

Cronin, James W., 1931-2016

Both employed at Princeton University.

Dicke, Robert H. (Robert Henry)

Both employed at Princeton University.

Fitch, Val L., 1923-2015

Both employed at Princeton University.

Franck, James, 1882-1964

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Freedman, Stuart J.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Frieman, E. A.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Garwin, Richard L.

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Goldberger, Marvin L.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Gross, David J. (David Jonathan)

Both employed at Princeton University.

Haldane, F. Duncan M.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Happer, William, 1939-

Both employed at Princeton University.

Hartle, J. B. (James B.)

Both employed at Princeton University.

Hopfield, John J.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Kaspi, Victoria Michelle, 1967-

Both employed at Princeton University.

Libchaber, Albert J.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Lieb, Elliott H.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Mayer, Maria Goeppert, 1906-1972

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Misner, Charles W.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Mulliken, Robert Sanderson

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Page, Lyman A.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Pines, David, 1924-

Both employed at Princeton University.

Pollock, Robert Elwood, 1936-

Both employed at Princeton University.

Polyakov, A. M.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Randall, Lisa

Both employed at Princeton University.

Schwarz, John H.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Shenstone, A. G. (Allen Goodrich)

Both employed at Princeton University.

Smyth, Henry De Wolf, 1898-1986

Both employed at Princeton University.

Steinhardt, Paul J.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Szilard, Leo

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Taylor, Joseph H. (Joseph Hooton)

Both employed at Princeton University.

Telegdi, Val, 1922-2006

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Teller, Edward, 1908-2003

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Thorne, Kip S.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Warburton, Ernest Keeling

Both employed at Princeton University.

Weiss, Rainer

Both employed at Princeton University.

Wentzel, Gregor, 1898-1978

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Wheeler, John Archibald, 1911-2008

Both employed at Princeton University.

Wightman, A. S. (Arthur Strong), 1922-2013

Both employed at Princeton University.

Wigner, Eugene Paul, 1902-1995

Both employed at Princeton University.

Wilczek, Frank

Both employed at Princeton University.

Wilkinson, David T.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Witherell, Michael S., 1949-

Both employed at Princeton University.

Witten, E.

Both employed at Princeton University.

York, James W., Jr., 1939-

Both employed at Princeton University.

Additional

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

Institutions

Major Positions

Princeton University. Department of Physics

Department Chair; Instructor to Assistant Professor of Physics; Associate Professor of Physics; Professor of Physics; Eugene V. Higgins Professor of Physics; and Eugene V. Higgins Emeritus Professor of Physics.

University of Chicago. Department of Physics

Obtained BS (1949), MS (1950) and PhD (1952). Research Associate in Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

Princeton University. University Research Board

Chair.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Oral history interview with Sam B. Treiman, 1986 December 18.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Subject

Oral history interview with Francis Eugene Low, 1986 April 29.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Author

"A Connection between the Strong and Weak Interactions," in Pions to Quarks: Particle Physics in the 1950s, ed. Laurie M. Brown, Max Dresden, and Lillian Hoddeson (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press: 1989), 384-390

The odd quantum / Sam Treiman.

Subject

"Sam Bard Treiman: 1925-1999", Biographical Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences

Princeton Memorial Site: Sam Bard Treiman, 1925-1999

Sam Bard Treiman Physics Today obituary.