Jabez Curry Street (May 5, 1906 – November 7, 1989) was an American physicist, a co-discoverer of atomic particles called muons. [1][2][3] Street was also notable for heading the group at MIT that created ground and ship radar systems.[1] He also directed development of LORAN Navigation System, which is used worldwide for navigation purposes.[1] Street was chairman of the physics department at Harvard University[1] and acting director of the Cambridge Electron Accelerator,[1] a member of the National Academy of Sciences.[2] The National Academies Press called him "a boldly innovative experimental physicist whose discoveries in cosmic rays influenced decisively the course of high-energy physics."[2]



  1. ^ a b c d e f Sullivan, Walter (November 9, 1989). "J.C. Street, Physicist, Dies at 83; Discovered Muon, Atomic Particle". New York Times.
  2. ^ a b c d e National Academies Press:Biographical Memoirs:Jabez Curry Street;By K. T. Bainbridge, E. M. Purcell, N. F. Ramsey, and K. Strauch
  3. ^ a b c d e f g Array of Contemporary Physicists:J. Curry Street