b. Vienna, April 29, 1894, d. Vienna, Jan. 27, 1970, nuclear physicist. Developed photographic plates to prove the existence of corpuscular radiation, discovered demolition stars, i.e. explosions of atomic nuclei caused by cosmic rays. 1933 spent one semester in Paris working with Marie Curie, 1938 emigration, 1939 professor at the Mexico City University of Technology (through the help of A. Einstein). 1950 research work using the accelerator at the National Laboratory Brookhaven, from 1955 taught in Miami, 1960 return to the Vienna Institute of Radiology.
Literature#W. Reiter, M. B., in: F. Stadler (ed.), Vertriebene Vernunft 2, 1988.