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Jack Steinberger

Jack Steinberger
Born Hans Jakob Steinberger
(1921-05-25) May 25, 1921 (age 95)
Bad Kissingen
Nationality Germany-United States-Switzerland
Fields Physics
Institutions University of California, Berkeley
Columbia University
Academic advisors Edward Teller
Enrico Fermi
Notable students Melvin Schwartz
Eric L. Schwartz
Known for Discovery of the muon neutrino
Notable awards Nobel Prize in Physics (1988)
National Medal of Science (1988)
Matteucci Medal (1990)
Spouse Cynthia Alff

I had no new ideas on the physics we might learn, and I could not compete with the younger generation.
Jack Steinberger
I joined the Army and was sent to the MIT radiation laboratory after a few months of introduction to electromagnetic wave theory in a special course, given for Army personnel at the University of Chicago.
Jack Steinberger
I studied chemical engineering. I was a good student, but these were the hard times of the depression, my scholarship came to an end, and it was necessary to work to supplement the family income.
Jack Steinberger
In 1933, the Nazis came to power and the more systematic persecution of the Jews followed quickly. Laws were enacted which excluded Jewish children from higher education in public schools.
Jack Steinberger
I reverted easily to my wild state, that is experimentation.
I survived only a year in Berkeley, partly because I declined to sign the anticommunist loyalty oath.
Jack Steinberger
In the evenings I studied chemistry at the University of Chicago, the weekends I helped in the family store.
Jack Steinberger
In 1934, the American Jewish charities offered to find homes for 300 German refugee children. We were on the SS Washington, bound for New York, Christmas 1934.
Jack Steinberger
I feel I learned as much from fellow students as from the professors.
I remember Nazi election propaganda posters showing a hateful Jewish face with crooked nose.
Jack Steinberger