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Melvin Schwartz

American experimental physicist

Melvin Schwartz (November 2, 1932August 28, 2006) was an American physicist. He shared the 1988 Nobel Prize in Physics with Leon M. Lederman and Jack Steinberger for their development of the neutrino beam method and their demonstration of the doublet structure of the lepton through the discovery of the muon neutrino.


  • The beauty of physics lies in the extent to which seemingly complex and unrelated phenomena can be explained and correlated through a high level of abstraction by a set of laws which are amazing in their simplicity.
    • in Electromagnetism and Its Relation to Relativity, chapter 3 of his book Principles of electrodynamics. Courier Dover Publications. 1987. p. 105. ISBN 0486654931. 

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