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Taylor, Richard Edward, 1929-2018

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Personal name headingTaylor, Richard Edward, 1929-2018
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Associated countryCanada
Birth date1929-11-02
Death date2018-02-22
Place of birthMedicine Hat (Alta.)
Place of deathStanford (Calif.)
Field of activityNuclear physics
AffiliationStanford University SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Order of Canada
Profession or occupationPhysics teachers College teachers Nobel Prize winners
Found inTaylor, Richard Edward. Positive pion production by polarized bremsstrahlung, 1961: title page (Richard Edward Taylor)
Stanford University news service, February 22, 2018 (Richard Edward Taylor; professor emeritus of physics at Stanford University and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory; earned Nobel Prize in physics with Massachusetts Institute of Technology colleagues; born in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada, on November 2, 1929; died February 22, 2018, at his home on the Stanford campus)
Canada. Governor General. Honours Recipients database, 27 August 2018 (Richard Taylor, C.C., Ph.D.; Stanford, California; Companion of the Order of Canada, awarded on June 29, 2005, invested on February 17, 2006; Richard Taylor helped usher in a new era in particle physics. A graduate of the University of Alberta, in the early 1950s, he continued his studies at Stanford University. After earning his doctorate he became a key member of a group of scientists who worked on the construction of Stanford's two mile linear accelerator. During the 1960s, he helped to develop sophisticated experimental apparatus for electron scattering experiments that discovered tiny constituents inside the proton - the first experimental sighting of the "quarks" that are now seen as the basic building blocks of matter. In 1990, his ground-breaking research earned him the Nobel Prize for Physics and his international eminence as a scientist remains undisputed; deceased)
Not found inAmicus database, 27 August 2018