Burton Richter

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Birthday
22, 1931
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jul 18, 2018 (87)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
22, 1931
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jul 18, 2018 (87)

About

Physicist who received the Nobel Prize in 1976 for his co-discovery of a subatomic particle with Samuel Ting. He was the longtime president of the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center.

Before Fame

He studied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he received his bachelor's degree in 1952.

Trivia

He became a member of the board of directors of Scientists and Engineers for America.

Family Life

He had two children with his wife Laurose Becker whom he married in 1960.

Associated With

President Barack Obama awarded him the Enrico Fermi Award in 2012.