Murray Gell-mann

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Birthday
15, 1929
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
May 24, 2019 (89)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
15, 1929
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
May 24, 2019 (89)

About

Physicist who developed the theory of elementary particles and subsequently won the 1969 Nobel Prize for it. He also developed the quark constituents of all hadrons and introduced the sigma model of pions.

Before Fame

He was a child prodigy and began studying at Yale University at age 15.

Trivia

He was a professor at the Santa Fe Institute, a school which he also helped found.

Family Life

He had two children with first wife J. Margaret Dow. He married second wife, Marcia Southwick in 1992.

Associated With

He was given the prestigious Albert Einstein Medal in 2005.