Brookhaven National Laboratory
"For leadership in the measurement of kaon decay properties and in particular for the discovery and measurement of K+→Π+vv."
Laurence Littenberg received an AB in physics from Cornell University in 1963 and did graduate work at the University of California at San Diego under Professor Oreste Piccioni, receiving a Ph.D. in 1969. His thesis was a study of possible DS = D
Q rule violation in neutral Ke3 decay.
He then worked for four years at the Daresbury Laboratory studying meson photoproduction.
Among other experiments was a search for isotensor photons and a study of backward resonance production.
He next took a position at Brookhaven National Laboratory where he conducted experiments at the Lab's Alternating Gradient Synchrotron.
These included a study of KL
in which several new decay modes were discovered, searches for new particles, and a series of experiments primarily searching for and then studying the rare decay K+
vv. More recently he has been a participant in the Daya Bay Reactor Neutrino Experiment.
He was a group leader in the Brookhaven Physics Department from 1989 to 2007 and is currently a Senior Physicist and Associate Chair for High Energy Physics in that department. Dr Littenberg is a Fellow of the APS and a recipient of a 2000 Brookhaven Science and Technology Award.
Brian Meadows, Chair; S. Eno; G. Gratta; L. Ristori; M. Swartz