|Died||July 18, 2018 (aged 87)|
|Known for||J/ψ meson|
|Spouse(s)||Laurose Becker (m. 1960; 2 children)|
|Awards||E. O. Lawrence Award (1975)|
Nobel Prize in Physics (1976)
Enrico Fermi Award (2010)
|Institutions||Stanford University |
Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
|Doctoral advisor||Bernard T. Feld|
Burton Richter (March 22, 1931 – July 18, 2018) was an American physicist. He was a Nobel Prize winner. He led the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) team. He co-discovered the J/ψ meson in 1974. This discovery was part of the so-called November Revolution of particle physics. He was the SLAC director from 1984 to 1999.
References[change | change source]
- Burton Richter (1956). Photoproduction of Positive Pions from Hydrogen by 265 MEV Gamma Rays (PDF) (Thesis). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-02-27. Retrieved 2014-02-20.
- "PDS login". library.mit.edu.
- University, Stanford (2018-07-19). "Nobel Prize-winning physicist Burton Richter dies at 87". Stanford News. Stanford News. Retrieved 2018-07-20.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Nobelprize.org autobiography
- Nobel Lecture (PDF format)
- The Nobel Prize in Physics 1976
- Richter Burton, Nobel Luminaries Project, The Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot
- SLAC press image
- Biography and Bibliographic Resources, from the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, United States Department of Energy