Dr. Marvin Mittleman

Title: Physicist, Researcher
Location: Harrington Park, New Jersey, United States

Dr. Marvin Mittleman, Physicist and Researcher, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in science education.

Dr. Mittleman is lauded for nearly five decades of contributions to the field of physics. In that time, he has educated generations of young minds, published a book and numerous articles, as well as integral research. He began his career in education in 1952, teaching as an instructor at Columbia University until 1955. That year, he relocated to California as a research physicist at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. He remained in this position for a decade, where he then spent an additional three years as a research physicist at the Space Science Laboratory. In 1968, Dr. Mittleman joined the faculty as an associate professor of physics at the City College of New York. He remained at the institution for the remainder of his career, becoming a full professor in 1970 and retiring with the honor of professor emeritus in 1999.

Originally intending on following through with his bright future in football, Dr. Mittleman’s plans were upended when he suffered a leg injury and could no longer pursue a career in athletics. At first unsure of what to do, he attended Brooklyn Tech High School and found work in electrical engineering. From there, Dr. Mittleman found his calling and eventually earned a Bachelor of Science in physics from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn in 1949 and a PhD in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1953. He became an Atomic Energy Commission fellow in 1952. In 1985, he published “Introduction to the Theory of Laser-Atom Interactions,” and its second edition in 1993. In addition, Dr. Mittleman also wrote “Rearrangement Collisions” and has consulted for several laboratories throughout his career.

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Introduction to the Theory of Laser-Atom Interactions

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