Curriculum Vitae

Murray Peshkin

May 17, 1925 - Sept 20, 2017

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Biographical sketch:

  • 1951 Ph.D., Cornell University
  • 1951-59 Northwestern University
  • 1959-91 Argonne National Laboratory
  • 1963-83 Associate or Acting Director, Physics Division, Argonne National Laboratory
  • 1991-2017 Post-retirement research participant, Argonne National Laboratory

Visiting appointments

  • 1956 Research Associate, Stanford University
  • 1959-60 Weizmann Fellow, Weizmann Institute of Science
  • 1960 Visiting Scientist, Kyoto University
  • 1968-69 Senior Weizmann Fellow, Weizmann Institute of Science
  • 1984 Visiting Scientist, Weizmann Institute of Science

Professional Societies

  • Fellow, American Physical Society
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science

Representative recent works

Oscillating decay rate in electron capture and the neutrino mass difference

Murray Peshkin, Phys. Rev. C 91, 042501(R) (2015) [4 pages]

Non-exponential and oscillatory decays in quantum mechanics

Murray Peshkin, Alexander Volya and Vladimir Zelevinsky, Europhysics Letters 107, 40001 (2014)

Against a Proposed Alternative Explanation of the Aharonov-Bohm Effect

Murray Peshkin, Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical 43 354031 (2010)

Spin-Zero Particles Must Be Bosons: A New Proof within Nonrelativistic Quantum Mechanics

Murray Peshkin, Foundations of Physics 36, 19-29 (2006)

Addressing the public about science and religion

Murray Peshkin, Physics Today 59, 46 (2006)

Spin and statistics in nonrelativistic quantum mechanics: The spin-zero case

Murray Peshkin, Phys. Rev. A 67, 042102 (2003) [4 pages] Phys. Rev. A 68, 046102 (2003) [2 pages]

A Bragg Scattering Method to Search for the Neutron Electric Dipole Moment

T. Dombeck, H. Kaiser, D. Koetke, M. Peshkin, and R. Ringo, Physics Division Report No. PHY-9814-TH-2001

Comment on "Quantum Phase Shift Caused by Spatial Confinement", by B.E. Allman et al.

M. Peshkin, Foundations of Physics Letts. 13, 97 (2000)

A no-go theorem for matter-wave interferometry with application to the neutron's electric-dipole moment

M. Peshkin, Nucl. Instr. and Meth. Phy. Res. A 441, 583 (2000)

Force-Free Interactions and Nondispersive Phase Shifts in Interferometry

M. Peshkin, Foundations of Physics, 29, 481 (1998)

The coherent electron

Y. Imry and M. Peshkin, in "Electron: a centenary volume", edited by Michael Springford (Cambridge University Press, 1997)

Off-Diagonal Long-Range Order, Restricted Gauge Transformations, and Aharonov-Bohm Effect in Conductors

M. Peshkin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 76, 2207-2210 (1996) Phys. Rev. Lett. 77, 2346 (1996)

Topology, Locality, and Aharonov-Bohm Effect with Neutrons

M. Peshkin and H. J. Lipkin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 74, 2847-2850 (1995)

Comment on "Scalar Aharonov-Bohm experiment with neutrons"

Murray Peshkin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 69, 2017 (1992)

"The Aharonov-Bohm Effect"

M. Peshkin and A. Tonomura, Lecture Notes in Physics Vol. 340, (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1989)

Selected previous papers

The Calculation of Critical Masses Including the Effects of the Distribution of Neutron Energies

Feynman, R.P.; Welton, T.A.; Ashkin, J.; Ehrlich, R.; Peshkin, M.; and Reines, F., Los Alamos Report LA-524, January 21, 1947

Scattering and Absorption of Scalar and Pseudoscalar Mesons by Nucleons

Murray Peshkin, Phys. Rev. 81, 425-429 (1951)

The 7.4-Mev State of Li7

Murray Peshkin and A. J. F. Siegert, Phys. Rev. 87, 735-737 (1952)

Electromagnetic Annihilation of Antiprotons

Laurie M. Brown and Murray Peshkin, Phys. Rev. 103, 751-752 (1956)

Λ0-Nucleon Potential and the Binding of Hyperfragments

Laurie M. Brown and Murray Peshkin, Phys. Rev. 107, 272-274 (1957)

Symmetry Theorems for Isospin-Invariant Reactions

Murray Peshkin, Phys. Rev. 121, 636-642 (1961)

Angular Asymmetry Theorems for Decay Products

Murray Peshkin, Phys. Rev. 123, 637-641 (1961)

The Quantum Mechanical Effects of Magnetic Fields Confined to Inaccessible Regions

Murray Peshkin, Igal Talmi, and Lindsay J. Tassie, Ann. Phys. (New York) 12, 426-435 (1961)

Symmetry Theory of the Aharonov-Bohm Effect: Quantum Mechanics in a Multiply Connected Region

Lindsay J. Tassie and Murray Peshkin, Ann. Phys. (New York) 16, 177-184 (1961)

Flux Quantization and the Current-Carrying State in a Superconducting Cylinder

H. J. Lipkin, M. Peshkin, and L. J. Tassie, Phys. Rev. 126, 116-117 (1962)

Flux Quantization and Time-Reversal Degeneracy

Murray Peshkin and W. Tobocman, Phys. Rev. 127, 1865-1867 (1962)

Possible Determination of the Spin of the Xi- from the Angular Asymmetry of Its Decay

Murray Peshkin, Phys. Rev. 129, 1864-1866 (1963)

Fluxoid Quantization, Pair Symmetry, and the Gap Energy in the Current-Carrying Bardeen-Cooper-Schrieffer State

Murray Peshkin, Phys. Rev. 132, 14-20 (1963)

Spin and Parity Analysis at All Production Angles

Murray Peshkin, Phys. Rev. 133, B428-B430 (1964)

Mössbauer Line Broadening in Powdered Crystals

Murray Peshkin, Phys. Rev. 139, A717-A722 (1965)

Radiation effects produced by modulated electrons

H. J. Lipkin and M. Peshkin, Appl. Phys. Lett. 19, 313-315 (1971)

Interference effects produced by modulated particle beams

H. J. Lipkin and M. Peshkin, J. Appl. Phys. 43, 3037-3040 (1972)

Internal Symmetries and Model-Independent Relations for Inclusive Processes

H. J. Lipkin and M. Peshkin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 28, 862-865 (1972)

Can beats of electron waves at optical frequencies drive a free-electron laser?

Murray Peshkin, Phys. Rev. A 20, 2629-2630 (1979)

Aharonov-Bohm effect in bound states: Theoretical and experimental status

Murray Peshkin, Phys. Rev. A 23, 360-361 (1981)