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 Slovakian-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 until 1938. Then he emigrated to the United States. At the University of Chicago he became a member of staff at the Institute of Physics. He was simple researcher from 1938 to 1943, then assistant professor from 1943 to 1945, associate professor until 1946, afterwards he became full professor.



  1. ^ "Dr. Marcel Schein, U. of C. Cosmic Ray Expert, Dies". Chicago Tribune. February 21, 1960. p. 8. Retrieved 14 January 2017. 

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