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News Release

September 28, 2006


Dawn Levy, News Service: (650) 725-1944,

Oct. 12 memorial set for Nobel laureate Schwartz

A memorial service for Melvin Schwartz, a Nobel Prize winner and member of the Stanford physics faculty from 1966 to 1984 who also founded a Silicon Valley company, will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, at Memorial Church.

Schwartz died Aug. 28 at a Twin Falls, Idaho, nursing home after struggling with Parkinson's disease and hepatitis C. He was 73.

In 1988, Schwartz shared the Nobel Prize with Leon Lederman and Jack Steinberger "for the neutrino beam method and the demonstration of the doublet structure of the leptons through the discovery of the muon neutrino."

Contributions in Schwartz's memory may be made to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018.


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