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Alvin M. Weinberg

AKA Alvin Martin Weinberg

Born: 20-Apr-1915
Birthplace: Chicago, IL
Died: 18-Oct-2006
Location of death: Oak Ridge, TN
Cause of death: Heart Failure

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Physicist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Nuclear scientist

Coined the term "Faustian bargain."

Father: Jacob Weinberg
Mother: Emma Levinson Weinberg
Sister: Fay Goleman (b. 30-Nov-1910, d. 21-Sep-2010)
Wife: Margaret Despres Weinberg (m. 1940, d. 1969)
Son: David Robert Weinberg (b. 25-Jun-1943, d. 20-Jun-2003)
Son: Richard J. Weinberg
Wife: Genevieve DePersio Weinberg ("Gene", m. 1974, d. 2004)

    High School: Roosevelt High School, Chicago, IL
    University: BS Physics, University of Chicago (1935)
    University: MS Physics, University of Chicago (1936)
    University: PhD Mathematical Biophysics, University of Chicago (1939)
    Scholar: Metallurgical Laboratory, University of Chicago (1939-42)
    Lecturer: University of California at San Diego (1980)

    US Energy Department Advisory Committee on Carbon Dioxide (1978-80)
    US Office of Energy Research and Development Director (1974)
    Union Carbide Vice President, Nuclear Division (1965)
    President's Science Advisory Committee (1960-62)
    Oak Ridge National Laboratory Director (1948-73)
    Oak Ridge National Laboratory Director, Physics Division (1945-48)
    Manhattan Project Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory (1942-45)
    American Academy of Arts and Sciences
    American Nuclear Society President (1959-60)
    American Philosophical Society (1977)
    International Friendship Bell Committee Chairman (1992)
    National Academy of Engineering
    National Academy of Sciences (1961)
    Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences Foreign Member
    Atoms for Peace Award
    Enrico Fermi Award (1980)
    Eugene P. Wigner Medal
    Harvey Prize
    Heinrich Award
    Hertz Prize
    Ernest O. Lawrence Memorial Award (1960)
    Lithuanian Ancestry
    Polish Ancestry
    Jewish Ancestry

Author of books:
The Physical Theory of Neutron Chain Reactors (1958, with Paul Wigner and Eugene Wigner)
Reflections on Big Science (1969)
The Second Nuclear Era: A New Start for Nuclear Power (1983)
Continuing the Nuclear Dialogue: Selected Essays (1985, essays)
Strategic Defenses and Arms Control (1988, with Jack N. Barkenbus)
Nuclear Reactions: Science and Trans-Science (1992)
The First Nuclear Era: The Life and Times of a Technological Fixer (1994, memoir)


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