Remembering Martin Deutsch


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Materials Science Forum (Volumes 445-446)

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A. P. Mills , "Remembering Martin Deutsch", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 445-446, pp. 5-8, 2004

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January 2004





[1] Biographical material taken from a news release prepared by Kenneth D. Campbell and posted on the MIT News Office web site, August 20, (2002).

[2] Autobiographical material from the �-volume of Adventures in Experimental Physics, edited by Bogdan Maglich (World Science Education, Princeton, 1974) pp.64-127, “Discovery of Positronium”, with original contributions by Deutsch and Vernon Hughes.

[3] Further autobiographical material may be found in Martin Deutsch’s keynote address to the Sixth International Conference on Positron Annihilation, Arlington, Texas, 1982. [Positron Annihilation, edited by P. G. Coleman, S. C. Sharma and L. M. Diana (North-Holland, 1982) pp.3-8.

[4] See the obituary for Martin Deutsch by V. L. Telegdi, Physics Today, October (2003) pp.79-81.

[5] R. D. Evans, The Atomic Nucleus (McGraw-Hill, New York, 1955).

[6] J. A. Wheeler, “Polyelectrons”, Ann. New York Acad. Sci, XLVIII 219-238 (1946).

[7] M. Deutsch, “Evidence for the formation of positronium in gases”, Phys. Rev. 82, 455-6 (1951).

[8] M. Deutsch, “Three-quantum decay of positronium”, Phys. Rev. 82, 866-7 (1951).

[9] A. Ore and J. L. Powell, Phys. Rev. 75, 1696 (1949).

[10] M. Deutsch and E. Dulit, “Short-range interaction of electrons and fine structure of positronium”, Phys. Rev. 84, 601-2 (1951).


[11] J. Pirenne, Arch. Sci. Phys. et Nat. 28, 233 (1946); 29, 121, 207 (1947).

[12] M. Deutsch and S. C. Brown, “Zeeman effect and hyperfine splitting of positronium”, Phys. Rev. 75, 1047-8 (1952).


[13] V. B. Berestetskii and L. D. Landau, JETP (USSR) 19, 673, 1130 (1949).

[14] H. W. Kendall and M. Deutsch, “Annihilation of positrons in flight”, Phys. Rev. 101, 20-26 (1956).

[15] H. W. Kendall, PhD Thesis, MIT (1954).

[16] T. D. Lee and C. N. Yang, “Question of parity conservation in the weak interactions”, Phys. Rev. 104, 254-8 (1956).

[17] H. O. Back, et al., “New limits on nucleon decays into invisible channels with the BOREXINO counting test facility”, Physics Letters B 563 (1-2), 23-34 (2003).

[18] H. O. Back, et al., “Study of neutrino electromagnetic properties with the prototype of the Borexino detector”, Physics Letters B 563 (1-2), 35-47 (2003).

[19] H. O. Back, et al., “Search for electron decay mode e ->gamma+nu with prototype of Borexino detector”, Physics Letters B 525 (1-2), 29-40 (2002).

[20] G. Ranucci, et al., “Borexino”, Nuclear Physics B-Proceedings Supplements 91, 58-65 (2001).

[21] The quoted words are those of Martin Deutsch’s wife, Suzanne, from Ref 1.