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Jack Steinberger
Jack Steinberger
Hans Jakob Steinberger

(1921-05-25)25 May 1921
Died 12 December 2020(2020-12-12) (aged 99)
Nationality Germany-United States-Switzerland
Known for Discovery of the muon neutrino
Spouse(s) Cynthia Alff
Awards Nobel Prize in Physics in 1988
Scientific career
Fields Physics
Institutions University of California, Berkeley
Columbia University
Academic advisors Edward Teller
Enrico Fermi
Notable students Eric L. Schwartz

Hans Jakob "Jack" Steinberger (25 May 1921 – 12 December 2020) was a German-born American physicist of Jewish descent. He co-discovered the muon neutrino, along with Leon Lederman and Melvin Schwartz. He was given the 1988 Nobel Prize in Physics. Steinberger now lives in Switzerland.

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

Steinberger was an atheist, and a member of the International Academy of Humanism.

Steinberger died on 12 December 2020 in Geneva, Switzerland at the age of 99.


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