Robert G. Sachs

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Robert G. Sachs
Dixy Lee Ray and Robert Sachs.jpg
Robert G. Sachs (right) with Atomic Energy Commission chair Dixy Lee Ray.
Born Robert Green Sachs
(1916-05-04)May 4, 1916
Hagerstown, Maryland
Died April 14, 1999(1999-04-14) (aged 82)
Hyde Park, Chicago
Citizenship United States
Fields Theoretical physics
Alma mater Johns Hopkins University
Thesis Nuclear spins and magnetic moments by the alpha-particle model (1939)
Doctoral advisor Maria Goeppert-Mayer
Doctoral students Gene Amdahl
Other notable students Frederick J. Ernst
Known for nuclear physics, terminal ballistics, and nuclear power reactors
Influences Edward Teller

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][3] Sachs was also notable for his work in theoretical nuclear physics, terminal ballistics, and nuclear power reactors.[3][4][4] Sachs was also a member of the National Academy of Sciences,[3] chairman of the Academy's Physics Section,[3] chairman of the Academy's Class I (Physical and Mathematical Sciences),[3] and director of the Enrico Fermi Institute of the University of Chicago.[3][4] Sachs was the author of the standard textbook Nuclear Theory (1953).[3]

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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. ^ "Robert Sachs, Professor Emeritus in Physics, dies at age 82". University of Chicago Chronicle. 18 (15). April 29, 1999. Retrieved 2016-11-09. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Wali, Kameschwar C. (2004). Robert Green Sachs (PDF). Biographical Memiors. 84. Washington, D.C.: National Academies Press. pp. 321–346. doi:10.17226/10992. Retrieved 2016-11-09. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Robert Green Sachs – Honorary Degree Recipient". Purdue University. Retrieved August 27, 2013. 

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