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Martin Goldstein

Martin Goldstein was American chemistry educator, science writer. Recipient Forrest and Meyer award American Ceramic Society, 1965. Served with Army of the United States, 1942-1945. Fellow American Physical Society; member American Association of University Professors, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Sigma Xi.

Background

  • Goldstein, Martin was born on November 18, 1919 in New York City. Son of Charles Zalman and Susan (Garman) Goldstein.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, City College of New York, 1940. Doctor of Philosophy, Columbia University, 1950.

    Career

    • Research fellow Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute, 1950-1951, Harvard University, 1951-1953. Fellow Mellon Institute, 1953-1958. Visiting scientist National Physical Laboratory, Israel, 1958-1959.

      Staff scientist Ford Motor Company Science Laboratory, Dearborn, Michigan, 1960-1964. Visiting professor ceramics Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1964-1965. Professor chemistry Yeshiva University, 1965-1988.

      Visiting professor ceramic engineering University Illinois, 1967-1968. Visiting professor mechanics Technion, Haifa, 1972. Visiting professor chemistry University Bristol, summer 1972, 73.

      Visiting professor physical chemistry University Paris Sud, Orsay, France, 1980. Science Research Council visiting fellow, United Kingdom, 1980. Chairman Gordon Glass Conference, Tilton, New Hampshire, 1965.

      Co-chairman workshop Conference on Glass Transition and Nature Glassy State, New York Academy of Sciences, 1975. Co-chairman Conference on Structure and Mobility in Molecular and Atomic Glasses, 1980, Conference on Dynamic Aspects of Structural Change in Liquids and Glasses, 1985.

    Works

    • The Experience of Science: An Interdisciplinary Approach
    • Our earlier book, How We Know: An Exploration of the Scientific Process, was written to give some conception of what the scientific approach is like, how to recognize it, how to distinguish it from other approaches to understanding the world, and to give some feeling for the intellectual excitement and aesthetic satisfactions of science.
    • The Experience of Science: An Interdisciplinary Approach
    • Our earlier book, How We Know: An Exploration of the Scientific Process, was written to give some conception of what the scientific approach is like, how to recognize it, how to distinguish it from other approaches to understanding the world, and to give some feeling for the intellectual excitement and aesthetic satisfactions of science.
    • How We Know: An Exploration Of The Scientific Process
    • The portraits of Freud, Shakespeare, Einstein, and Leonardo da Vinci on the cover symbolize a major theme of How We Know—that the creative imagination plays a role in the sciences no less than in the arts, and that scientific discoveries have an aesthetic beauty of their own that can be enjoyed by the nonscientist.

    Membership

    Served with Army of the United States, 1942-1945. Fellow American Physical Society. Member American Association of University Professors, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Sigma Xi.

    Connections

    • Married Inge Futter, March 17, 1954. Children: Eric, Michael, Aviva.
    • father: Charles Zalman Goldstein
    • mother: Susan (Garman) Goldstein
    • spouse: Inge Futter
    • children: Eric Goldstein
    • Michael Goldstein
    • Aviva Goldstein
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    Born November 18, 1919
    Nationality
    • 1940
      City College of New York
    • 1950
      Columbia University
    • 1950 - 1951
      Research fellow, Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute
    • 1951 - 1953
      Research fellow, Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute
    • 1953 - 1958
      fellow, Mellon Institute
    • 1958 - 1959
      visiting scientist, National Physical Laboratory
      Israel
    • 1960 - 1964
      staff scientist, Ford Motor Company Science Laboratory
      Dearborn, Michigan, United States
    • 1964 - 1965
      visiting professor, ceramics Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • 1965 - 1988
      professor, chemistry Yeshiva University
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