Fred Begay

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Birthday
2, 1932
Birthplace
Colorado
DEATH DATE
Apr 30, 2013 (80)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
2, 1932
Birthplace
Colorado
DEATH DATE
Apr 30, 2013 (80)

About

Nuclear physicist who was a part of the physics staff at Los Alamos National Laboratory and worked on the use of the laser, electron, and ion beams to heat thermonuclear plasmas for alternative energy sources.

Before Fame

He was trained as a farmer at the Bureau of Indian Affairs but never graduated high school and later served in the US military in the Korean War.

Trivia

He was featured in the NOVA documentary The Long Walk of Fred Young in 1979.

Family Life

He came from a Navajo/Ute family in Towaoc, Colorado on the Ute Mountain Indian Reservation.

Associated With

Like him, Ernest Moniz is a well known American nuclear physicist.