Sheldon Datz


Sheldon Datz

Sheldon Datz (July 21, 1927 – August 15, 2001)cite news |url=http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9A02EFD91239F935A3575AC0A9679C8B63 |title=Sheldon Datz, 74, Pioneer in Molecular Chemistry, Dies | first=Kenneth |last=Chang | date=2001-09-06 |publisher=New York Times |accessdate=2007-10-31] was born in New York City, son of Clara and Jacob Datz. He went to Stuyvesant High School and received degrees in Chemistry from Columbia University and University of Tennessee. He did early work inventing the molecular beam technique which later won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for Dudley R. Herschbach, Yuan T. Lee and John Charles Polanyi. He shared the Fermi Award in 2000 with Sidney Drell and Herbert York. [cite web |url=http://www.pnl.gov/fermi/citations/datz-cit.htm |title=Fermi Award bio |archiveurl=http://www.pnl.gov/fermi/citations/datz-cit.htm | archivedate=2004-10-22 | date=2000-12-11] He served in the Navy and moved to Oak Ridge, Tenn., upon the opening of federal nuclear facilities there after the Second World War. He is the father of two children, William and Joan.

Awards

*1998 Davisson-Germer Prize in Atomic or Surface Physics

ee also

* Article by Isaac Asimov in Science Year 1967 or 68?
* Articles in Scientific American by Alvin Weinberg concerning molecular beam work

References

External links

* [http://www.aip.org/pt/vol-55/iss-11/p88c.shtml AIPS obituary] (Subscription required)


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