[Urbana, IL]:: Reports on Progress in Physics, 1959., 1959. 6 offprints. Original wrappers. From the collection of Abraham Pais. Very good. INVENTORY: 1. PRIMAKOFF, Henry; Rosen, S. P. Double Beta Decay. Offprint from: Reports on Progress in Physics, vol. XXII, p. 121-166, 1959. Grey printed wrappers. 2. PRIMAKOFF, Henry; Fuji, A. Muon Capture in Certain Light Nuclei. Il Nuovo Cimento, Serie X, vol. 12, pp. 327-355, Maggio 1959. 3. PRIMAKOFF, Henry (1914-1983). Principle Contributions to Science by Henry Primakoff. [Unknown], ca.1962.  pp. Printed self-wraps. This paper shows his accomplishments and publications through 1962, thus printed shortly after that point in his life. Primakoff, theoretical physicist, was born in Odessa, Russia, came to the US in 1930, studied at Columbia University and took his PhD in physics at New York University in 1938, He held several teaching positions before he joined the University of Pennsylvania as the first Donner Professor of Science in 1960. Primakoff won recognition for his research in elementary particle physics, becoming famous for his discovery of the Primakoff effect. He was also an expert in nuclear physics and was considered one of the nation's leading physicists. He contributed to the understanding of weak interactions, double beta decay, spin waves in ferromagnetism, and the interaction between neutrinos and the atomic nucleus. He also developed the Holstein-Primakoff transformation which is designed to treat spin waves as bosonic excitations. See: Amado, Ralph D.; Mann, Alfred K., "Henry Primakoff," Physics Today: 72–73. December 1983. 4. PRIMAKOFF, Henry. Theory of Muon Capture. Offprint from: Reviews of Modern Physics, vol. 31, no. 3, pp. 802-822, July, 1959. 5. PRIMAKOFF, Henry; Blin-Stoyle, R. J.; Gupta, V. Mesonic "Exchange" Effects in Beta-Decay. Offprint from: Nuclear Physics 11 (1959) pp. 444-453; North-Holland Publishing Co.; Amsterdam. 6. PRIMAKOFF, Henry; Dennery, P. On a Method of Mass Determination for the Muon-Neutrino. Offprint from: Physics Letters, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 67-69, August 15, 1963. Orange printed wrappers. / Primakoff was a Russian-born theoretical physicist, remembered for discovering the Primakoff effect. He taught at the University of Pennsylvania of most of his career. "Primakoff is a versatile theorist who has made many valuable contributions to nuclear and solid state physics." – [See Principle Contributions. . .]
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