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Raymond Davis, Jr.

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Raymond Davis, Jr.
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Davis in 2001
Born (1914-10-14)October 14, 1914
Washington, D.C., USA
Died May 31, 2006(2006-05-31) (aged 91)[1]
Blue Point, New York, USA
Nationality United States
Alma mater University of Maryland
Yale University
Known for Neutrinos
Awards Comstock Prize in Physics (1978)
Tom W. Bonner Prize (1988)
Beatrice M. Tinsley Prize (1994)
Wolf Prize in Physics (2000)
National Medal of Science (2001)
Nobel Prize in Physics (2002)
Enrico Fermi Award (2003)
Scientific career
Fields Chemistry, physics
Institutions Monsanto
University of Pennsylvania

Raymond (Ray) Davis, Jr. (October 14, 1914 – May 31, 2006) was an American chemist and physicist. He won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2002.[2] He was awarded the prize for the detection of cosmic neutrinos, looking at the solar neutrino problem in the Homestake Experiment. He was 88 years old when awarded the prize.

Davis, Jr. died in Blue Point, New York from Alzheimer's disease, aged 91.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Kenneth Chang (2 June 2006). "Raymond Davis Jr., Nobelist Who Caught Neutrinos, Dies at 91". The New York Times. Retrieved 2007-10-10. 
  2. Lande, Kenneth (October 2006). "Obituary: Raymond Davis Jr". Physics Today 59 (10): 78–80. doi:10.1063/1.2387099. 
  3. David B. Caruso (2 June 2006). "Raymond Davis, who detected elusive solar particles, dies at 91". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 2007-10-10. 

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