Valentine Telegdi

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Valentine Louis Telegdi
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Born (1922-01-11)January 11, 1922
Budapest, Hungary
Died April 8, 2006(2006-04-08) (aged 84)
Pasadena, California, United States
Institutions University of Chicago, ETH Zürich, CERN, California Institute of Technology.
Notable awards Wolf Prize in Physics (1991)
Lilienfeld Prize (1995)
United States National Academy of Sciences member (1968)

Valentine Louis Telegdi (Hungarian: Telegdi Bálint, 11 January 1922 – April 8, 2006) was a Hungarian-born U.S. physicist.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7]

He was the Enrico Fermi Distinguished Service Professor of Physics at the University of Chicago[8] before he moved to ETH Zürich. After retiring from ETH he divided his time between CERN and the California Institute of Technology.

Telegdi chaired CERN's scientific policy committee from 1981 to 1983. In 1991 he shared the Wolf Prize in Physics with Maurice Goldhaber. He was a foreign member of the Royal Society.[9]

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  1. Brown, L. M. (2009). "Valentine Louis Telegdi. 11 January 1922 -- 8 April 2006". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society. 55: 291–304. doi:10.1098/rsbm.2009.0012. 
  2. "Royal Society elections recognize research in particles and waves". CERN Courier. 43 (8): 36. October 2003. 
  3. Lippincott, S. (2007). "A Conversation with Valentine L.Telegdi – Part I". Physics in Perspective. 9 (4): 434–467. doi:10.1007/s00016-006-0306-2. 
  4. Lippincott, S. (2008). "A Conversation with Valentine L.Telegdi – Part II". Physics in Perspective. 10: 77–109. doi:10.1007/s00016-006-0307-1. 
  5. "Array of Contemporary American Physicists | Valentine Telegdi". Retrieved 2011-07-15. 
  6. Laurie M. Brown. "Valentine Louis Telegdi: 1922-2006, Biographical Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-07-15. 
  7. Ericson, Torleif; Freudenreich, Klaus; Martin, André (September 2006). "Valentine L Tegledi 1922-2006". CERN Courier. 46 (7): 49. 
  8. Bargmann, V.; Telegdi, V. L. (1959). "Precession of the Polarization of Particles Moving in a Homogeneous Electromagnetic Field". Physical Review Letters. 2 (10): 435–436. Bibcode:1959PhRvL...2..435B. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.2.435. 
  9. Cabibbo, Nicola; Freund, Peter G. O.; Gell-Mann, Murray; Goldberger, Marvin L.; Nambu, Yoichiro; Oehme, Reinhard; Okun, Lev; Winston, Roland (July 2006). "Obituary: Valentine Louis Telegdi". Physics Today. 59 (7): 66–67. Bibcode:2006PhT....59g..66C. doi:10.1063/1.2337842.