Jack Steinberger

German-American physicist, Nobel laureate (1921-2020)

Hans Jakob "Jack" Steinberger (25 May 1921 – 12 December 2020) was a German-born American physicist of Jewish descent.[1] He co-discovered the muon neutrino, along with Leon Lederman and Melvin Schwartz. He was given the 1988 Nobel Prize in Physics.[2] Steinberger now lives in Switzerland.

Jack Steinberger
Jack Steinberger
Hans Jakob Steinberger

(1921-05-25)25 May 1921
Died12 December 2020(2020-12-12) (aged 99)
NationalityGermany-United States-Switzerland
Known forDiscovery of the muon neutrino
SpouseCynthia Alff
AwardsNobel Prize in Physics in 1988
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of California, Berkeley
Columbia University
Academic advisorsEdward Teller
Enrico Fermi
Notable studentsEric L. Schwartz

He studied at the Illinois Institute of Technology and the University of Chicago.

Steinberger was an atheist, and a member of the International Academy of Humanism.[3]

Steinberger died on 12 December 2020 in Geneva, Switzerland at the age of 99.[4]

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  1. "www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics". Archived from the original on 2012-12-18. Retrieved 2017-09-18.
  2. J. Steinberger (1949). "On the use of subtraction fields and the lifetimes of some types of meson decay". Physical Review. 76 (8): 1180. Bibcode:1949PhRv...76.1180S. doi:10.1103/PhysRev.76.1180. Archived from the original on 2012-12-10. Retrieved 2014-02-04.
  3. "www.secularhumanism.org". Archived from the original on 2008-04-24. Retrieved 2017-09-18.
  4. "Physik-Nobelpreisträger Jack Steinberger ist gestorben". inFranken.de (in German). Retrieved 2020-12-15.

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