Rabi, I(sidor) I(saac)

born July 29, 1898, Rymanów, Austria-Hungary
died Jan. 11, l988, New York, N.Y., U.S.

Polish-born U.S. physicist.

He earned his Ph.D. at Columbia University, where he later taught physics (from 1929). In 1940–45 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology he led a group of scientists who helped develop radar, and he succeeded J. Robert Oppenheimer as chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission's General Advisory Committee (1952–56). He was the first to propose the joint European laboratory CERN, and he helped found New York's Brookhaven National Laboratory. His method for measuring the magnetic properties of atoms, atomic nuclei, and molecules (1937) led to the atomic clock, the maser, the laser, magnetic resonance imaging, and the central technique for molecular and atomic beam experimentation; it also won him a 1944 Nobel Prize.

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  • Rabi, I(sidor) I(saac) — (29 jul. 1898, Rymanów, Austria Hungría–11 ene. 1988, New York, N.Y., EE.UU.). Físico estadounidense nacido en Polonia. Obtuvo su Ph.D. en la Universidad de Columbia, donde posteriormente enseñó física (desde 1929). En el período 1940–45 dirigió… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • saac — (as used in expressions) Albéniz, Isaac (Manuel Francisco) Alfasi, Isaac ben Jacob Asimov, Isaac Funk, I(saac) K(auffman) Hull, Isaac Isaac de Stella Isaac II Ángelo Isaac, Heinrich Israeli, Isaac ben Solomon …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Rabi — [rä′bē] I(sidor) I(saac) 1898 1988; U.S. physicist, born in Austria …   English World dictionary

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