Born: Sep 15, 1929 AD
Currently alive, at 85 years of age.
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.
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