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Henry Way Kendall (December 9, 1926 – February 15, 1999) was an American particle physicist. He won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1990 with Jerome Isaac Friedman and Richard E. Taylor for their works on the scattering of electrons on protons and the creation of the quark model in particle physics.[1]

Kendall was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He studied at Amherst College and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Kendall died, aged 72, while diving the cave at the Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park in Wakulla County, Florida on February 15, 1999.[2] He ran out of oxygen while ignoring safety protocols, which his autopsy found to be on purpose because of a physiological issue.[3]


  1. "Nobel prize citation". 
  2. Kakuk, Brian J (1999). "The Wakulla 2 Project: Cutting Edge Diving Technology for Science and Exploration.". In: Hamilton RW, Pence DF, Kesling DE, Eds. Assessment and Feasibility of Technical Diving Operations for Scientific Exploration. (American Academy of Underwater Sciences). Retrieved 2011-01-08. 
  3. "Safety Lapse Suspected in Scientist's Diving Death". Los Angeles Times. 1999-02-18. Retrieved 2011-01-08.