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Joseph Rothberg, 1935-2021

Submitted by Shane D Debolt on March 5, 2021 - 12:54pm
Joe Rothberg Memoriam

We are sad to announce the passing of Joseph Rothberg, Emeritus Professor of Physics.  Joe received his Ph.D. (studying muon capture in hydrogen) at Columbia University as a student of Leon Lederman.  He spent a few years at Yale before joining the University of Washington as a tenured Professor.  Much of Joe’s experimental work was carried out at CERN where he was an active member of the ALEPH (LEP) collaboration for many years.  Joe joined the ATLAS experiment in the mid 1990’s and made many contributions to the ATLAS muon spectrometer.  He was an excellent teacher, beloved by many students.  We extend our heartfelt condolences to Joe’s wife Susan and his family.

Read more about Joe Rothberg from the Seattle Times.