Burton Richter facts for kids
|Died||July 18, 2018
|Known for||J/ψ meson|
|Spouse(s)||Laurose Becker (m. 1960; 2 children)|
|Awards||E. O. Lawrence Award (1975)
Nobel Prize in Physics (1976)
Enrico Fermi Award (2010)
Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
|Doctoral advisor||Bernard T. Feld|
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.
Richter died on July 18, 2018 in Palo Alto, California at the age of 87.
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