Robert G. Sachs

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Robert G. Sachs (right) with Atomic Energy Commission chair Dixy Lee Ray.

Robert G. Sachs (May 4, 1916 – April 14, 1999) was an American theoretical physicist, a founder and a director of the Argonne National Laboratory.[1][2] Sachs was also notable for his work in theoretical nuclear physics, terminal ballistics, and nuclear power reactors.[3][2][3] Sachs was also a member of the National Academy of Sciences,[2] chairman of the Academy's Physics Section,[2] chairman of the Academy's Class I (Physical and Mathematical Sciences),[2] and director of the Enrico Fermi Institute of the University of Chicago.[3][2] Sachs was the author of the standard text book Nuclear Theory (1953).[2]

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  1. ^ Nagourney, Eric (April 17, 1999). "Robert Sachs, Theoretical Physicist, Dies at 82". The New York Times. Retrieved August 27, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Wali, Kameschwar C. (2004). "Robert Green Sachs". Biographical Memiors 84. Washington, D.C.: National Academies Press. pp. 321–346. Retrieved August 27, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Robert Green Sachs – Honorary Degree Recipient". Purdue University. Retrieved August 27, 2013. 

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