Sam Treiman

Physicist, Academic

1925 – 1999

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Who was Sam Treiman?

Sam Bard Treiman was an American theoretical physicist who produced important research in the fields of cosmic rays, quantum physics, plasma physics and gravity physics. He made major contributions to the understanding of the weak interaction and he and his students are credited with developing the so-called standard model of elementary particle physics. He was a professor of physics at Princeton University, a member of the National Academy of Sciences and member of the JASON Defense Advisory Group. He was a student of Enrico Fermi and John Alexander Simpson Jr. Treiman published numerous articles on quantum mechanics, plasmas, gravity theory, condensed matter and the history of physics.

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Born
May 27, 1925
Chicago
Also known as
  • Sam Bard Treiman
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Northwestern University
  • PhD, University of Chicago
    Physics
    ( - 1952)
Employment
  • Princeton University
Lived in
  • Princeton
    (1952 - 1999/11/30)
Died
Nov 30, 1999
New York

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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