Jerome Friedman leads experiments to investigate elastic scattering, Feynman scaling and production mechanisms in inclusive hadron scattering at Fermilab. He collaborates also to build a large neutrino detector to study the weak neutral currents in measurements of inclusive neutrino and anti-neutrino nucleon scattering.
Jerome Friedman enters John Marshall Metropolitan High School, a school with a special art program. There, Friedman develops a strong interest in physics after reading a book by Einstein on the theory of Relativity. Instead of accepting a scholarship to the Art Institute of Chicago Museum School, Friedman enters the University of Chicago especially because Enrico Fermi teaches there.
Jerome Friedman works as a faculty member in the Physics Department of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. There, he starts working on collaborative effort to measure muon pair production at the Cambridge Electron Accelerator (CEA) in order to test the validity of Quantum Electro-Dynamics. Since 1961 Henry Kendall joins Friedman's group. In 1967 Friedman becomes Full Professor.
Jerome Friedman joins as a Research Associate Hofstadter's group at the High Energy Physics Laboratory at Stanford University. There, he studies counter physics and the techniques of electron scattering. He leads several experiments studying elastic and inelastic electron-deuteron scattering. In this period, Friedman attends also the high-energy physics seminars in the home of W.K.H. Panofsky, Director of the Laboratory.
Jerome Friedman earns his MS at the University of Chicago. The atmosphere of this university is very stimulating.
Jerome Friedman enters the University of Chicago, where he is accepted with a full scholarship.
Jerome Friedman serves as Head of the Physics Department at MIT.
Jerome Friedman is appointed Institute Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His MIT group participates in the construction of a large detector to study electron-positron annihilations at the Stanford Linear Collider and designs work for a detector for the Superconducting Super Collider. In 1999 Friedman becomes also president of the American Physical Society.
Jerome Friedman is Emeritus Professor of Physics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
After his Ph.D., Jerome Friedman continues working as a post-doc at the University of Chicago nuclear emulsion laboratory, led by Valentine Telegdi. With him Friedman makes an emulsion experiment in which they observe parity violation in muon decay.
Jerome Friedman receives the Nobel Prize in Physics with Henry W. Kendall and Richard E. Taylor "for their pioneering investigations concerning deep inelastic scattering of electrons on protons and bound neutrons, which have been of essential importance for the development of the quark model in particle physics".
Jerome Friedman becomes Director of the Laboratory for Nuclear Science at MIT .
Jerome Friedman is born in Chicago second of two children of Russian immigrants Selig and Lillian Friedman, née Warsaw. His parents encourage him to study and to obtain a good education.
Friedman works with Henry W. Kendall and Richard E. Taylor at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. They direct a beam of high-energy electrons at target protons and neutrons. They discover that the manner in which the electrons scattered from the targets indicates that both protons and neutrons are composed of hard, electrically charged, pointlike particles. Proceeding with the experiments, it becomes clear that these particles correspond to the fundamental particles called quarks.
Jerome Friedman earns his Ph.D. at the University of Chicago. His dissertation research is aimed at investigating the polarization of high-energy protons in elastic and inelastic scattering with the University of Chicago’s synchrocyclotron, employing nuclear emulsion plates as detectors. Friedman is initially supervised by Fermi, but when he dies, John Marshall becomes his new supervisor.
Jerome Friedman is appointed William A. Coolidge Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. By taking this position he returns to full-time teaching and research.