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Jack Steinberger

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Jack Steinberger
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Jack Steinberger
Born
Hans Jakob Steinberger

(1921-05-25) May 25, 1921 (age 97)
NationalityGermany-United States-Switzerland
Known forDiscovery of the muon neutrino
Spouse(s)Cynthia Alff
AwardsNobel Prize in Physics in 1988
Scientific career
FieldsPhysics
InstitutionsUniversity of California, Berkeley
Columbia University
CERN
Academic advisorsEdward Teller
Enrico Fermi
Notable studentsEric L. Schwartz

Hans Jakob "Jack" Steinberger (born May 25, 1921) is 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.

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

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

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