Jack Sandweiss Memorial Lecture

The Physics Department held a memorial lecture in memory of Jack Sandweiss, Donner Professor Emeritus of Physics, who died at 90.

Jack was an internationally recognized leader in experimental elementary particle physics and nuclear physics who started on faculty at Yale in 1957. Jack was the editor of Physical Review Letters for 25 years and a distinguished member of the Yale community. He served as Chair of the Physics Department and also led Davenport College.

Jack passed on November 20, 2020, making it impossible for the department to gather and honor him at that time. So instead, on Friday, May 13, 2022, the Physics Department gathered and heard a lecture by Berndt Mueller, Distinguished Professor of Physics from Duke University, titled RHIC: A Physics Facility for the New Millennium. The Sandweiss Family, physics department alumni who worked with Jack, and department faculty were all invited to attend in memory of Jack.

Berndt Mueller, Duke University, “RHIC: A Physics Facility for the New Millennium” [Recording] [Slides]