In memoriam: Jack Steinberger, Nobel Laureante and former Columbia faculty member

Jack Steinberger, who served on the Columbia faculty between 1951 and 1971 and was known for his pioneering research into elementary particles, passed away on December 12 at the age of 99. Professor Steinberger shared the 1988 Nobel Prize in Physics with Leon M. Lederman and Melvin Schwartz "for the neutrino beam method and the demonstration of the doublet structure of the leptons through the discovery of the muon neutrino”. A brief autobiography is posted here and an obituary here.

December 17, 2020
Jack Steinberger. Photo from the Nobel Foundation archive.