Melvin Schwartz

American experimental physicist (1932-2006)

Melvin Schwartz (November 2, 1932 – August 28, 2006) was an American physicist of Jewish descent.[2]

Melvin Schwartz
Born(1932-11-02)November 2, 1932
DiedAugust 28, 2006(2006-08-28) (aged 73)
Alma materColumbia University
Known forneutrinos
SpouseMarilyn (3 children)[1]
AwardsNobel Prize in Physics (1988)
Scientific career
FieldsParticle physics
InstitutionsBrookhaven National Laboratory
Stanford University
Columbia University

He shared the 1988 Nobel Prize in Physics with Leon M. Lederman and Jack Steinberger for their development of the neutrino beam method and their demonstration of the doublet structure of the leptons through the discovery of the muon neutrino.[3]

Schwartz died on August 28, 2006 in Twin Falls, Idaho from Parkinson's disease and hepatitis C, aged 73.


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  3. Samios, Nicholas P. (December 2006). "Obituary: Melvin Schwartz". Physics Today. 59 (12): 75–76. doi:10.1063/1.2435691.

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