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Martin J. Klein

Martin J. Klein (M. J. Klein) (June 25, 1924 – March 28, 2009)[1] was a science historian of 19th and 20th century physics. At Yale University, he was the Eugene Higgins emeritus professor of the history of physics and an emeritus professor of physics. He was elected to the Académie Internationale d'Histoire des Sciences (1971), the National Academy of Sciences (1977) and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1979).

In 2005 Professor Klein was the first recipient of the Abraham Pais Prize for History of Physics, a joint award of the American Physical Society and the American Institute of Physics.


  • 1970: Paul Ehrenfest: The Making of a Theoretical Physicist. Biography of Paul Ehrenfest. Amsterdam: Elsevier. ISBN 0-7204-0163-1. 1985 edition: ISBN 0-444-86948-4
  • 1993: Physicists' Inaugural Lectures in History. Amsterdam University Press. ISBN 90-5356-057-2.
  • 1995: A. J. Kox and Daniel M. Siegel, No Truth Except in the Details: Essays in Honor of Martin J. Klein. Kluwer Academic Publishers. ISBN 0-7923-3195-8.


  1. ^ Hevesi, Dennis (April 1, 2009). "Martin J. Klein, Historian of Physics, Dies at 84".  

Other sources

  • Academic biography in Pais Prize announcement, AIP Center for History of Physics Newsletter, Volume XXXVII, No. 2, Fall 2005.
  • Einstein Papers Project staff, past editors.
  • National Academy of Sciences Biographical Memoir

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