Stanford Obituaries

Stanford Obituaries

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  • Saturday Jul 21 | via SFGate 

    Colleagues Remember Nobel Prize Winner Burton Richter

    Physicist Burton Richter, a Stanford professor emeritus, former director of SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and winner of the 1976 Nobel Prize in physics, died Wednesday in Palo Alto, according to the Stanford News Service. He was 87. Richter was the Paul Pigott professor in physical sciences at Stanford.

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  • Friday Jul 20 | via Mountain View Voice 

    Nobel Prize-winning physicist, former Stanford profe...

    Burton Richter talks at a press conference about receiving the Nobel Prize in 1976 for his discovery of the J/psi subatomic particle. Image courtesy Stanford News Service.

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  • Thursday Jul 19 | via Stanford 

    Nobel Prize-winning physicist Burton Richter dies at 87

    Burton Richter, the Paul Pigott Professor in the Physical Sciences, Emeritus, former director of the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and winner of the 1976 Nobel Prize in physics, died July 18 in Palo Alto. He was 87. Richter's Nobel Prize-winning discovery of the J/psi subatomic particle, shared with MIT's Samuel Ting, confirmed the existence of the charm quark.

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