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Melvyn J. Shochet

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Dates

October 31, 1944 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Shochet, Melvyn J.

Biography

Abstract

Melvyn Shochet is Kersten Distinguished Service Professor of Physics at University of Chicago (1995-present). His research involves interactions between elementary particles at the highest manmade energies.

Important Dates

October 31, 1944Birth, Philadelphia (Pa.).

1966Obtained BA, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (Pa.).

1972Obtained PhD in Physics, Princeton University, Princeton (N.J.).

1972Obtained MA, Princeton University, Princeton (N.J.).

1972 – presentResearch Associate, Enrico Fermi Institute (1972-1973); Instructor to Associate Professor, Enrico Fermi Institute (1973-1985); Professor of Physics (1985-1995); and Kersten Distinguished Service Professor of Physics (1995-present), University of Chicago, Chicago (Ill.).

1988 – 1995Co-Spokesman, Collider Detector (CDF), Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.

2005Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

2006Member, National Academy of Sciences.

Occupation

Particle physicist.

Places

Birth

Philadelphia (Pa.)

Undergraduate Education

Philadelphia (Pa.)

Graduate Education

Princeton (N.J.)

Employment

Chicago (Ill.)

Subjects

Colliders (Nuclear physics).

Elementary particles.

Particles (Nuclear physics).

Quarks.

Strong interactions (Nuclear physics)

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

Cronin, James W., 1931-2016

PhD advisor at University of Chicago, "An experimental study of the two-photon decays of the neutral K mesons," and both employed at University of Chicago.

Hoffman, C. M. (Cyrus M.)

Advisor at University of Chicago.

Colleagues

Anderson, Herbert Lawrence

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Coppersmith, Susan Nan

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Crewe, Albert V.

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Fano, Ugo

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Fisk, Zachary

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Fritzsche, Hellmut

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Hartle, J. B. (James B.)

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Kadanoff, Leo P.

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Lederman, Leon M.

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Libchaber, Albert J.

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Massey, Walter E.

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Mulliken, Robert Sanderson

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Nagel, Sidney R.

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Nambu, Yoichiro, 1921-2015

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Parker, E. N. (Eugene Newman), 1927-

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Rosner, Robert

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Sachs, Robert Green, 1916-

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Schramm, David N.

Both employed at University of Chicago.

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

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Telegdi, Val, 1922-2006

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Turner, Michael Stanley

Both employed at University of Chicago, Enrico Fermi Institute.

Wald, Robert M.

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Will, Clifford M., 1946-

Both employed at University of Chicago, Enrico Fermi Institute.

Wilson, Robert R., 1914-2000

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Winstein, Bruce

Both employed at University of Chicago, Enrico Fermi Institute.

Institutions

Major Positions

Enrico Fermi Institute

Research Associate and Instructor to Associate Professor.

University of Chicago. Department of Physics

Professor of Physics and Kersten Distinguished Service Professor of Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Fellow.

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Co-Spokesman, Collider Detector (CDF).

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

Princeton University. Department of Physics

Obtained MA (1972) and PhD (1972).

University of Pennsylvania. Department of Physics and Astronomy

Obtained BA (1966).

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Oral history interview with Mel Shochet, 1995 October 17.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA