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Chamberlain, Owen

Born: 1920 AD
Currently alive, at 95 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Physicists


1920 - Born on July 10th in San Francisco, California. American physicist.

1941 - He obtained his bachelor's degree at Dartmouth College.

1942 - He joined the Manhattan Project, the U.S. Government organization for the construction of the atomic bomb.

1943 - Married to Beatrice Babette Cooper.

1946 - He resumed graduate work at the University of Chicago where, under the inspired guidance of the late Professor Enrico Fermi, he worked toward his doctorate.

1948-1949 - He completed experimental work on the diffraction of slow neutrons in liquids and his doctor's degree was awarded by the University of Chicago.

         - He accepted a teaching position at the University of California in Berkeley.

1957 - He was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for the purpose of doing studies in the physics of antinucleons at the University of Rome.

1958 - He was appointed Professor of Physics at the University of California, Berkeley.

1959 - Served as Loeb Lecturer at Harvard University.

         - Won The Nobel Prize in Physics with Emilio Segrè for their discovery of antiproton.

1960 - Together with Professors Carson Jeffries and Gilbert Shapiro, pioneered the development and use of polarized proton targets to study the spin dependence of a wide variety of high energy processes, including the scattering of pi-mesons and protons on polarized protons, the determination of the parity of hyperons, and a test of time reversal symmetry in electron-proton scattering.

1998 - Married to Senta Pugh Gaiser.

2006 - Died on February 28th in Berkeley.


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