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Raymond Davis, Jr.
Davis in 2001
BornOctober 14, 1914(1914-10-14)
Washington, D.C., USA
DiedMay 31, 2006(2006-05-31) (aged 91)[1]
Blue Point, New York, USA
NationalityUnited States
FieldsChemistry, physics
InstitutionsMonsanto
University of Pennsylvania
Alma materUniversity of Maryland
Yale University
Known forNeutrinos
Notable awardsComstock 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)
This person won a Nobel Prize

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]

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