A Vannevar Bush professor emeritus until his passing on July 12, 2019, Dr. Jack Schneps celebrated a career in academia that has spanned 55 years.
WINCHESTER, MA, September 12, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Jack Schneps, PhD, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Schneps celebrated many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
A Vannevar Bush professor emeritus until his passing on July 12, 2019, Dr. Schneps celebrated a career in academia that has spanned 55 years. Hired by Tufts University in Massachusetts in 1956, he began as an assistant professor of physics and by 1963 had worked his way up to full professor until retirement in 2011. Professor Schneps also chaired the physics department for nearly a decade between 1980 and 1989 and was a Vannevar Bush chairman from 1995 to 2011. He notably completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the university before becoming a faculty member.
Early on in his teaching career, Professor Schneps received a grant for experimental particle physics research from the Atomic Energy Commission in the amount of $22,000. Using the funds to begin building the research team, which later became known as the Tufts High Energy Physics Group, the grant received continuously funded throughout his career, totaling over $30 million. Professor Schneps served as principal investigator for 20 years and then served as co-director for the remainder of those years.
A seasoned scientist, Professor Schneps was a visiting physicist and visiting professor at several international universities. He has lectured at the International School of Elementary Particle Physics in Yugoslavia and was a visiting research fellow at the University College London in England. Further, Professor Schneps lent his expertise as a visiting scholar and associate at the prestigious Harvard University in Massachusetts between 2005 and 2017.
Professor Schneps was responsible for the direct observation of the tau neutrino, a subatomic elementary particle with no net electric charge. During his last year on campus, he also co-authored a paper with a colleague, which revealed the findings of the first evidence of the subatomic particle K Meson. He has contributed multiple articles to various professional journals throughout his career as well, was a contributing author of "Methods in Subnuclear Physics, Volume IV" in 1970 and editor of "Proceedings of Neutrino 88" in 1989.
An alumnus of New York University, Professor Schneps received a Bachelor of Arts in 1951. He soon after completed a Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin in 1953 and 1956, respectively. Professor Schneps has remained a figure in his professional community through memberships with the American Association of University Professors. He is recognized as a fellow of the American Physical Society and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi. A celebrated Marquis listee, Professor Schneps has been featured in approximately 45 editions of Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the East and Who's Who in the World.
In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Dr. Schneps has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit www.ltachievers.com for more information about this honor.
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