Currently alive, at 87 years of age.
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1929 – Born on September 15th in New York City.
1948-1851 – He obtained his B.Sc. at Yale University and his Ph.D. at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
1952 – Became a member of the Institute for Advanced Study.
– He was an instructor at the University of Chicago.
1953-1954 – He was a Assistant Professor at the university.
– He was appointed Associate Professor for research on dispersion relations.
1955 – Murray Gell-Mann was married to J. Margaret Dow; they have a daughter, Elizabeth, and a son, Nicholas.
1956 – He was appointed Professor, his research then turned more to the theory of weak interactions.
1959 – Professor Gell-Mann was awarded the Dannie Heineman Prize of the American Physical Society.
– He is a Fellow of this society and a member of the National Academy of Sciences.
1969 – He was on the U.S. President’s Science Advisory Committee.
– Received the Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on the theory of elementary particles.
1979 – Professor Gell-Mann was a director of the J.D. and C.T. MacArthur Foundation and is a board member of the Wildlife Conservation Society.
1988 – Professor Gell-Mann was listed on the United Nations Environmental Program’s Roll of Honor for Environmental Achievement (The Global 500).
1994 – The University of Florida awarded him an honorary degree in Environmental Studies.
– He is the author of The Quark and the Jaguar, in which his ideas on simplicity and complexity are presented to a general readership.
– The President’s Committee of Advisors on Science and Technology.
2005 – Gell-Mann was awarded the Albert Einstein Medal. He has received honorary degrees from many universities, including Yale, Columbia, the University of Chicago, Cambridge, and Oxford.