April 3, 2009
Physics historian Martin Klein dead at 84
Martin J. Klein, a historian of modern physics and editor of Albert Einstein's papers, has died at the age of 84 in Chapel Hill, N.C., his daughter said.
Klein, a physicist, edited papers that documented Einstein's revolutionary work on the theory of relativity, The New York Times reported Friday.
In 2005, Klein was awarded the Abraham Pais Prize for work that
profoundly influenced generations of historians of physics, the Times reported.
Klein was born in New York to Adolph and Mary Neuman Klein, both schoolteachers. He received his bachelor's degree and master's degree from Columbia University and his doctorate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Klein, who was married three times, is survived by daughters Sarah Zaino, Rona Klein, Nancy Klein and Abby Klein.