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Mário Schenberg

Mário Schenberg (Schonberg), Brazilian theoretical physicist (Recife 02 July 1914 – São Paulo 10 November 1990)

Son of Russian Jewish immigrants
 
ACHIEVEMENTS
Authored 114 works
 

A new type of Fourier generalized integrals

Sobre um novo tipo de integrais generalizadas de Fourier. Anais Acad. Bras. Ciencias 9:328, 1937

 

Proposed URCA mechanism for explaining supernovae collapse using neutrinos behavior

With G. Gamow. Neutrino theory of Stellar Collapse. Physical Review 59:539-47, 1941
 

Proposed angular momentum for gravitational field

Physical Review 60:46, 1941
 

Proposed non-conservation of parity in strong interactions involving mesons

Physical Review 60:468, 1941

With G. Wataghin, M. D. S. Santos & G. Occhialini first observed the phenomenon of mesons production in groups simultaneously emitted in an one nuclear process (1941)
 

Proposed Chandrasekhar-Schonberg limit

With S. Chandrasekhar. On the evolution of the main sequence stars. Astrophys. Journal 96:161-72, 1942.  
 
Presented a dinamical variational principle (1944) obtained by F. Rohrlich in 1959
 

Introduced the idea of indistinguishability of particles in a classical context and the Fock spaces in classical statistical mechanics (1952-3) 

 

With S. Godsack & G. Vanderhaeghe. Possible example of a new mode of disintegration of the neutral meson. Nuovo Cimento 10:1480, 1953 


Demonstrated a link between the quantized motion of the Madelung fluid and the trajectories of the de Broglie-Bohm theory (1954)


Suggested a new idempotent to the Heisenberg algebra (1958)

 
Published the paper Quantum Mechanics and Geometry in Anais Acad. Bras. Ciencias 29, 1957 and 30, 1958 in 5 parts in which anticipated super symmetry principle before Soviet physicists (1969) and introduced 2 Grassmann algebras extensions (commutative and anticommutative) known as Grassmann-Schonberg algebras  
 
Brought up ideas about “primary physical continuum” in Proceedings of International Conference on Elementary Particles, Kyoto, Japan, 1965.
 
Showed spin geometrical origin
 
Explained mesonic origin of cosmic rays
 
Proposed an unity between classical and quantum treatment of matter  
 
Presented a new conception on octet’s model
 

Obtained original results about stars types seen in nuclear emulsions and about Auger effect in negative mesons capture  



Discovered a phenomenon that occurs in the collision of a meson with an atomic nucleus 

 

Presented a new aspect of Einstein unified field (1971)