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Burton Richter
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Born (1931-03-22)March 22, 1931
Died July 18, 2018(2018-07-18) (aged 87)
Nationality American
Alma mater MIT
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)
Scientific career
Institutions Stanford University
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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