Currently alive, at 97 years of age.
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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.