Schwartz, Melvin (1932– ), U.S. physicist. Schwartz, Leon Lederman, and Jack Steinberger won the 1988 Nobel Prize in physics for their work in using streams of subatomic neutrinos and their discovery of the muon neutrino. The work was conceived at Columbia Univ. in 1960 and executed at Brookhaven National Laboratory in 1962.
See also: Neutrino.