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Martin Lewis Perl

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Martin Lewis Perl
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Martin Lewis Perl
Born(1927-06-24)June 24, 1927
New York City, New York
DiedSeptember 30, 2014(2014-09-30) (aged 87)
Palo Alto, California
NationalityUnited States
Alma materNYU-Poly and Columbia University
Known forTau lepton
AwardsNobel Prize in Physics in 1995
Scientific career
FieldsPhysics
InstitutionsUniversity of Michigan
Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC)
University of Liverpool
Doctoral advisorI. I. Rabi
Doctoral studentsSamuel C. C. Ting, Valerie Halyo

Martin Lewis Perl (June 24, 1927 – September 30, 2014) was an American physicist. Perl won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1995 for his discovery of the tau lepton.[1]

Pearl died at Stanford University Hospital on September 30, 2014 from a heart attack at the age of 87.[2]

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  1. "Martin L. Perl - Biographical". Nobel Media AB. 1995. Retrieved 2013-12-28.
  2. "Stanford's Martin L. Perl, winner of 1995 Nobel Prize for discovery of tau lepton, dead at 87". Stanford.edu. Retrieved October 2, 2014.

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