Owen Chamberlain

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Birthday
10, 1920
Birthplace
San Francisco, CA
Death Date
Feb 28, 2006 (85)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
10, 1920
Birthplace
San Francisco, CA
Death Date
Feb 28, 2006 (85)

About

American physicist known for his discovery of anti-protons, a sub-atomic antiparticle. He was an outspoken critic of the Vietnam War and he was one of 21 Nobel Laureates who signed the Humanist Manifesto in 2003.

Before Fame

He was in college at Berkeley when he joined the Manhattan Project.

Trivia

He joined the Manhattan Project, research and development project that produced the first atomic bombs during World War II, in 1942.

Family Life

He got married to Beatrice Babette Copper in 1943 and had four children with her.

Associated With

Like Niels Bohr, he earned a Nobel Prize in physics for his discovery.