Leon M. Lederman
Leon Max Lederman
July 15, 1922
|Died||October 3, 2018 (aged 96)|
Rexburg, Idaho, U.S.
|Alma mater||City College of New York|
|Known for||Seminal contributions to Neutrinos, bottom quark|
|Spouse(s)||Florence Gordon (3 children)|
|Awards||Nobel Prize in Physics (1988)|
Wolf Prize in Physics (1982)
National Medal of Science (1965)
Vannevar Bush Award (2012)
William Procter Prize for Scientific Achievement (1991)
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Illinois Institute of Technology
Leon Max Lederman (July 15, 1922 – October 3, 2018) was an American experimental physicist. He received, along with Martin Lewis Perl, the Wolf Prize in Physics in 1982. He won the prize for their research on quarks and leptons, and the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1988. He received the prize along with Melvin Schwartz and Jack Steinberger, for their research on neutrinos.
References[change | change source]
- Hoddeson, Lillian; Kolb, Adrienne W.; Westfall, Catherine (2009). Fermilab: Physics, the Frontier, and Megascience. University of Chicago Press. p. 229. ISBN 978-0-226-34625-0.
- Carey, Charles W. (2014). American Scientists. Infobase Publishing. p. 223. ISBN 978-1-4381-0807-0.
- Humes, Edward (2006). Over Here: How the G.I. Bill Transformed the American Dream. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. p. 275. ISBN 0-15-100710-1.
- Falk, Dan (2005). "What About God?". Universe on a T-Shirt: The Quest for the Theory of Everything. Arcade Publishing. p. 195. ISBN 978-1-55970-733-6.
"Physics isn't a religion. If it were, we'd have a much easier time raising money." - Leon Lederman
- Gogineni, Babu (July 10, 2012). "It's the Atheist Particle, actually". Rationalist Humans. Postnoon News. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
Leon Lederman is himself an atheist and he regrets the term, and Peter Higgs who is an atheist too, has expressed his displeasure, but the damage has been done!
- "IMSA Announces Passing of Founder, Dr. Leon Lederman". Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
Books[change | change source]
- Lederman, Leon M.; Teresi, Dick (1994). The God Particle: If the Universe is the Answer, what is the Question?. ISBN 978-0-385-31211-0.
- Lederman, Leon M.; Schramm, David N. (1995). From Quarks to the Cosmos: Tools of Discovery. Times Books. ISBN 978-0-7167-6012-2.
- Lederman, Leon M.; Scheppler, Judith A. (2001). Portraits of Great American Scientists.
- Lederman, Leon M.; Hill, Christopher T. (2004). Symmetry and the Beautiful Universe. Pyr Books.
- What We'll Find Inside the Atom by Leon Lederman is an essay he wrote for the September 15, 2008 issue of Newsweek
- Lederman, Leon M.; Hill, Christopher T. (2011). Quantum Physics for Poets. ISBN 978-1-61614-233-9.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Education, Politics, Einstein and Charm The Science Network interview with Leon Lederman
- Biography and Bibliographic Resources, from the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, United States Department of Energy
- Fermilab's Leon M. Lederman webpage
- The Nobel Prize in Physics 1988
- Video Interview with Lederman from the Nobel Foundation
- Leon M. Lederman – Autobiography
- Timeline of Nobel Prize Winners in Physics webpage for Leon Max Lederman
- Story of Leon by Leon Lederman
- Honeywell – Nobel Interactive Studio Archived 2017-11-21 at the Wayback Machine
- 1976 Cresson Medal recipient from The Franklin Institute.