Marcel Schein

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Marcel Schein (June 9, 1902 in Trstená, Árva County, Kingdom of Hungary, Austria-Hungary – February 20, 1960 in Chicago[1]) was a Slovak-born American physicist, best known for his work on cosmic rays. He is the father of former MIT professor Edgar Schein.

Schein studied at the universities of Vienna, Würzburg and Zurich, where he got his PhD with the best mark "magna cum laude". In the following years he taught at several European universities. In 1938, he emigrated to the United States where he joined the University of Chicago's Institute of Physics as staff researcher. In 1943, he joined the university's faculty. He was promoted to a full professor three years later in 1946.



  1. ^ "Dr. Marcel Schein, U. of C. Cosmic Ray Expert, Dies". Chicago Tribune. February 21, 1960. p. 8. Retrieved 14 January 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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