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Clyde Cowan

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Clyde Cowan
Clyde Cowan conducting the neutrino experiment, (c. 1956)
Born(1919-12-06)December 6, 1919
Detroit, Michigan, United States
DiedMay 24, 1974(1974-05-24) (aged 54)
Bethesda, Maryland, United States
NationalityUnited States
Alma materWashington University in St. Louis Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy
AwardsGuggenheim Fellowship (1957)[1]
Scientific career
InstitutionsThe Catholic University of America

Clyde Lorrain Cowan Jr (December 6, 1919 – May 24, 1974) was an American physicist. He was the co-discoverer of the neutrino along with Frederick Reines. The discovery was made in 1956 in the neutrino experiment.[2] Frederick Reines received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1995 in both their names.


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  1. John Simon Guggenheim Foundation | Clyde L. Cowan
  2. Reines, Frederick (August 1974). "Clyde L. Cowan Jr". Physics Today. 27 (8): 68–69. Bibcode:1974PhT....27h..68R. doi:10.1063/1.3128835.