Columbia Physicists helped make three of the Physics World's 10 greatest predictions in physics

Physics World recognized the following three Columbia Physicists:

(1941);  Second series of rare-earth elements:  Maria Goeppert Mayer (research scientist at Columbia, unsalaried due to nepotism rules)

(1949) Anomalous magnetic moment of the electron: Julian Schwinger, Columbia Physics BA (36) and PhD (39) (this work explained the measurements of Columbia faculty member Polykarp Kusch)

(1957) Parity violation in weak interactions: Tsung-Dao Lee, Columbia Physics  Faculty member, in collaboration with Chen-Ning Yang 

January 23, 2021