An Open World of Physics
|Spring Picnic (Princeton 1962). Win Risk, Val Fitch, Fred Golhaber, Dave Cassel.|
Fred Goldhaber became sixty years old this year (2001), and he is about to enjoy the real life. There was a celebration of this event in the form of a one-day conference followed by a banquet at Stony Brook (New York) on October 7 (2001). The title of the conference was ``An Open World of Physics.'' I went there with my wife and enjoyed seeing the happy Goldhabers and my old friends who came there.
I met Fred in 1961 when he came to Princeton from Harvard to do graduate study. He was a very young boy at that time. He is not only an outstanding physicist but also a skill to make his friends feel comfortable. His father is Maurice Goldhaber. Maurice is known as Mr. Brookhaven, but we used to call him Papa because he was like a papa to everybody.
- Three generations of the
Goldhaber Dynasty. Fred and Suzan Goldhaber
during their son's talk. Papa (Maurice) Goldhaber was
also there watching and listening to his grandson. I know
how happy Suzan was. You may be interested in seeing
another mother mighty proud of her son.
- David Goldhaber-Gordon,
the 3rd generation Goldhaber during the banquet with his wife and
my wife. He gave a talk entitled "Interference and Spin in Quantum
- Pleasure to be with the Goldhabers.
Fred introduced me to his father during the APS meeting held in New
York in January of 1962. Fred gave a talk at that meeting, both
Papa and Mama (Gertrude Goldhaber) were present at his talk.
Since 1962, I met Maurice often
while attending the APS meetings. He always encouraged me, especially
during the difficult period I had to go through in my life. I was
fortunate enough to have a photo with him during the historic APS
Centennial meeting held in Atlanta Georgia in March of 1999.
- Suzan happy to be with Papa.
Suzan has been proud of her father-in-law
ever since she joined the Goldhaber family.
Suzan told me Maurice never learned how to take photos. We forced him
to take this picture . He failed
twice in pushing the button, but succeeded at his third try
with the help of Jack Smith sitting next to him. This was the first
first photo taken by Maurice Goldhaber.
- Papa with MMN. Papa is
Mr. Brookhaven and M. M. Nieto is of course Mr. Los Alamos.
- With the Roceks. Martin
Rocek is now a bearded man.
- Suzan and Bob Shrock.
Like Fred, Bob was also Sam Treiman's student at Princeton.
- George Sterman was the
principal organizer of this celebration entitled "Open World of Physics."
George received his PhD degree from the University of Maryland.
copyright@2002 by Y. S. Kim, unless otherwise specified.