Goudsmit, Samuel Abraham (1902–1978)
After obtaining his doctorate, Goudsmit emigrated to the United States, where he worked at the University of Michigan and became professor of physics in 1932; he held the equivalent post at Northwestern University from 1946 to 1948. He worked on radar during World War II and headed a scientific mission to Germany in 1944 to assess the progress of German scientists toward making an atomic bomb. From 1948 to 1970, when he retired, he worked at the Brookhaven National Laboratory. Goudsmit was among the distinguished group of scientists which comprised the 1952 Scientific Advisory Panel on Unidentified Flying Objects. He edited the Physical Review from 1951 to 1962, and founded Physical Review Letters in 1958.
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