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Martin Lewis Perl
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
InstitutionsUniversity of Michigan
Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC)
University of Liverpool
Alma materNYU-Poly and Columbia University
Doctoral advisorI. I. Rabi
Doctoral studentsSamuel C. C. Ting, Valerie Halyo
Known forTau lepton
Notable awardsNobel Prize in Physics in 1995
This person won a Nobel Prize
Martin Lewis Perl (June 24, 1927 – September 30, 2014) was an American physicist of Jewish descent. 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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