Goldhaber, Maurice, 1911-2011

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Maurice Goldhaber (b. April 18, 1911, Lemberg, Austria-Hungary–d. May 11, 2011, East Setauket, NY) studied physics at University of Berlin and received his PhD from Cambridge University. In 1934, Goldhaber and James Chadwick established that the neutron has a great enough mass over the proton to decay while working at the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge, England. Goldhaber moved to the University of Illinois in 1938 and published research about beta participles with his wife, Gertrude Scharff-Goldhaber. In 1950, he joined Brookhaven National Laboratory and was director from 1961 to 1973. His brother, Gerson Goldhaber, son, Alfred Scharff Goldhaber, and grandson, David Goldhaber-Gordon, are all physics professors.
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referencedIn Weneser, Joseph, 1922-. Response to 1988 History of Nuclear Physics Survey, 1988. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Robert R. Wilson papers, 1936-2000. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn John Archibald Wheeler Papers, 1880-2008, 1880-2008 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Cranberg, Lawrence, 1917-. Papers, 1962-2000. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Brookhaven National Laboratory (Upton, N.Y.). Archives, 1946-1989. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Serber, R. (Robert). Oral history interview with Robert Serber, 1967 February 10. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Robson, J. M. (John Michael), 1920-1980. Response to 1988 History of Nuclear Physics Survey, 1988. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf American Institute of Physics. Center for History of Physics. Study of Multi-Institutional Collaborations. Phase I: High-Energy Physics. Oral history interviews. Series 1. Selected Experiments: IMB: The Irvine-Michigan-Brookhaven Experiment. 1990-1991. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf American Physical Society. Annual Meeting (1964 : Washington, D.C.). High energy physics session [sound recording] / 1964 April 30. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Gentner, Wolfgang, 1906-. Oral history interview with Wolfgang Gentner, 1971 November 15. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn American Physical Society. Division of History of Physics. Symposium of the history of physics [videorecording] : the coming of age of nuclear physics - the 1930s. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Goldhaber, Maurice, 1911-2011. Oral history interview with Maurice Goldhaber, 1967 January 10. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Blewett, John P. (John Paul), 1910-. Oral history interview with John P. Blewett, 1979 March 22 and 11 May. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf American Physical Society. Meeting (1982 : Washington, D.C.). Distinguished speakers session [sound recording] 1982 April 27. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Niels Bohr Library. The Emilio Segrè visual archives, E-J, [ca. 1870]-9999. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Chadwick, James, 1891-1974. Oral history interview with James Chadwick, 1969 April 15 to 20. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Andreĭ Sakharov papers, 1852-2002 (inclusive), 1960-1990 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Wilson, Robert R., 1914-2000. Robert R. Wilson papers, 1936-2000. Cornell University Library
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associatedWith Dirac, P. A. M. (Paul Adrien Maurice), 1902- person
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associatedWith Gamow, George, 1904-1968. person
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sibling of Goldhaber, Gerson. person
spouseOf Goldhaber, Gertrude Scharff. person
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associatedWith Kurchatov, I. V. (Igorʹ Vasilʹevich), 1903-1960. person
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Lviv 15 UA
Setauket NY US
Subject
Nuclear models
Scientific apparatus and instruments
Research--Finance
Nuclear spin
Nuclear structure
Physics--Experiments
Delayed neutrons
Deuterons
Neutrino
Manhattan Project (U.S.)
Physical instruments
Neutrons
Physics--Study and teaching
Beta decay
World War, 1939-1945--Science
Nuclear fission
Occupation
Physicists
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Birth 1911-04-18

Death 2011-05-11

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