|Born||)June 26, 1922
Bronx, New York, USA
|Died||January 12, 2005) (aged 82)|
|Alma mater||City College of New York (B.S., 1940)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Ph.D., 1943)
From 1942 to 1946, Goldstein was a staff member of the wartime Radiation Laboratory at M.I.T., where he engaged in research on the theory of waveguides and magnetrons and on the characteristics of radar echoes. He was an instructor in the Physics Department at Harvard University from 1946 to 1949. In 1949–50 he was an AEC postdoctoral Fellow at M.I.T., and served as a Visiting Associate Professor of Physics at Brandeis University, 1952–53. From 1950, Goldstein was a Senior Physicist at Nuclear Development Corporation of America, where he directed theoretical research on the shielding of nuclear reactors and on neutron cross sections of interest for reactor design. In 1962 he won the E. O. Lawrence Memorial Award.
He was a founding member and served as president of the Association of Orthodox Jewish Scientists. When he died he was a Professor Emeritus of nuclear science and engineering at Columbia University. He was buried in Israel.
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