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Burton Richter
BornMarch 22, 1931(1931-03-22)
Brooklyn, New York City
DiedJuly 18, 2018(2018-07-18) (aged 87)
Palo Alto, California
NationalityAmerican
InstitutionsStanford University
Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
Alma materMIT
Doctoral advisorBernard T. Feld[1][2]
Known forJ/ψ meson
Notable awardsE. O. Lawrence Award (1975)
Nobel Prize in Physics (1976)
Enrico Fermi Award (2010)
This person won a Nobel Prize
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.

Richter died on July 18, 2018 in Palo Alto, California at the age of 87.[3]

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