William Alfred Fowler

American nuclear physicist

William Alfred Fowler (August 9, 1911 – March 14, 1995) was an American nuclear physicist. With Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, he won the 1983 Nobel Prize in Physics. He is known for his theoretical and experimental research into nuclear reactions within stars and the energy elements produced in the process.[1] He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

William Alfred Fowler

Fowler died on March 14, 1995 in Pasadena, California from kidney failure, aged 83.[2][3]


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