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Burton Richter

American physicist

Burton Richter (March 22, 1931 – July 18, 2018) was an American physicist. He was a Nobel Prize winner. He led the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) team. He co-discovered the J/ψ meson in 1974. This discovery was part of the so-called November Revolution of particle physics. He was the SLAC director from 1984 to 1999.

Burton Richter
Burton Richter - charm quark.jpg
Born(1931-03-22)March 22, 1931
DiedJuly 18, 2018(2018-07-18) (aged 87)
NationalityAmerican
Alma materMIT
Known forJ/ψ meson
Spouse(s)Laurose Becker (m. 1960; 2 children)
AwardsE. O. Lawrence Award (1975)
Nobel Prize in Physics (1976)
Enrico Fermi Award (2010)
Scientific career
InstitutionsStanford University
Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
Doctoral advisorBernard T. Feld[1][2]

Richter died on July 18, 2018 in Palo Alto, California at the age of 87.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Burton Richter (1956). Photoproduction of Positive Pions from Hydrogen by 265 MEV Gamma Rays (PDF) (Thesis). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-02-27. Retrieved 2014-02-20. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. "PDS login". library.mit.edu.
  3. University, Stanford (2018-07-19). "Nobel Prize-winning physicist Burton Richter dies at 87". Stanford News. Stanford News. Retrieved 2018-07-20.

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