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Israel Isaac Rabi (1898 - 1988)

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Israel Isaac (Isidor) Rabi
Born in Rymanów, Sanok, Galicia, Austria-Hungarymap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 1926 [location unknown]
Father of [private daughter (1920s - unknown)] and [private daughter (1930s - unknown)]
Died in New York City, New York, United Statesmap
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Profile last modified 19 Apr 2019 | Created 13 Feb 2019
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I. I. Rabi won the 1944 Nobel prize in physics. Born in Austria-Hungary, he was brought to the United States at an early age by his family. His work spanned radar, nuclear magnetic resonance, and even the essential component of microwave ovens.[1]

His parents were David Rabi and Janet Teig.[2] He married Helen Newmark in 1926, and had daughters Nancy Elizabeth (1929) and Margaret Joella (1934).[1] Another reference gives the daughters' names as Nancy Lichtenstein and Margaret Beels, and mentions 9 descendants.[3]

The first daughter is referred to as Helen Elizabeth on wikipedia, but this conflicts with other sources, which give her first name as Nancy.[4]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Wikipedia contributors, "Isidor Isaac Rabi," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, (accessed February 13, 2019).
  2. Isidor Isaac Rabi – Biographical. Nobel Media AB 2019. Tue. 12 Feb 2019. <>
  3. New York Times, paid death notice of Helen Newmark Rabi. Accessed 12 Feb 2019.
  4. Rabi, scientist and citizen. John S. Rigden. Basic Books, Inc. 1987. p.70

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