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Jack Steinberger
Jack Steinberger
BornHans Jakob Steinberger
(1921-05-25)25 May 1921
Bad Kissingen, Germany
Died12 December 2020(2020-12-12) (aged 99)
Geneva, Switzerland
NationalityGermany-United States-Switzerland
FieldsPhysics
InstitutionsUniversity of California, Berkeley
Columbia University
CERN
Academic advisorsEdward Teller
Enrico Fermi
Notable studentsEric L. Schwartz
Known forDiscovery of the muon neutrino
Notable awardsNobel Prize in Physics in 1988
This person won a Nobel Prize

Hans Jakob "Jack" Steinberger (25 May 1921 – 12 December 2020) was 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 was an atheist, and a member of the International Academy of Humanism.[3]

Steinberger died on 12 December 2020 in Geneva, Switzerland at the age of 99.[4]

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