Mevin Schwartz

Melvin Schwartz next to a spark chamberBNL and The N. Y. Times report that Melvin Schwartz has died at the age of 73. I was reading about his work on a poster at BNL just last week (he is one of quite a few nobel laureates who have worked at BNL). Schwartz is the co-discoverer of the muon neutrino, a particle discribed as “wispy” by the N. Y. Times. More recently he had a managment role at BNL during the construction of the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC), which is the large collider dominating the campus of BNL now.

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