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Encyclopedia > Jack Steinberger

Jack Steinberger (born May 25, 1921) is a physicist. He co-discovered the muon neutrino. He won a Nobel Prize in Physics in 1988. May 25 is the 145th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (146th in leap years). ... 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Physicists working in a government lab A physicist is a scientist who is a practitioner of physics. ... The neutrino is an elementary particle. ... Hannes Alfvén (1908–1995) accepting the Nobel Prize for his work on magnetohydrodynamics [1]. List of Nobel Prize laureates in Physics from 1901 to the present day. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Steinberger was born in Germany, but left at the age of 13, due to the increasing anti-Semitism of the rising Nazi party. He moved to the United States, where he lived for many years, before moving to Switzerland to work at CERN. The Eternal Jew: 1937 German poster. ... National Socialism redirects here. ... CERN logo The European Organization for Nuclear Research (French: Organisation Européenne pour la Recherche Nucléaire), commonly known as CERN, is the worlds largest particle physics laboratory, situated just west of Geneva on the border between France and Switzerland. ...


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Jack Steinberger was born in Bad Kissingen (Germany) in 1921, and in 1934 went to the United States as part of a programme for refugee children fleeing the Nazis.
Jack Steinbergerís experiment at CERN, which extended until 1976, produced a series of important results that confirmed the theoretical model of weak interaction, which underlies the radioactive decay of the atomic nucleus.
In 1983, Jack Steinberger became the spokesman for a collaboration of 400 physicists engaged in the construction of the Large Electron Positron Collider (LEP), the world's largest particle accelerator.
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