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Burton Richter

1931 - 2018

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Burton Richter (March 22, 1931 – July 18, 2018) was an American physicist. He led the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) team which co-discovered the J/ψ meson in 1974, alongside the Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) team led by Samuel Ting for which they won Nobel Prize for Physics in 1976. This discovery was part of the November Revolution of particle physics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Burton Richter has received more than 216,539 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 57 in 2019). Burton Richter is the 234th most popular physicist (down from 229th in 2019), the 1,079th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,054th in 2019) and the 47th most popular American Physicist.

Burton Richter is most famous for his work in the field of particle physics. He is best known for his discovery of the J/psi particle, which was a significant discovery in the field of particle physics.

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Among physicists, Burton Richter ranks 234 out of 717Before him are Carl von Linde, Nevill Francis Mott, Melvin Schwartz, Allan MacLeod Cormack, Jim Peebles, and Abdus Salam. After him are Sheldon Lee Glashow, Claude-Louis Navier, David J. Thouless, Ettore Majorana, Jagadish Chandra Bose, and Johannes Rydberg.

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Among people born in 1931, Burton Richter ranks 60Before him are Sofia Gubaidulina, Stanislav Grof, Ronald Dworkin, Ettore Scola, Riccardo Giacconi, and Ivan Rebroff. After him are Arata Isozaki, Viktor Korchnoi, Alfred Brendel, Jean-Claude Carrière, Klaus Hasselmann, and Don King. Among people deceased in 2018, Burton Richter ranks 43Before him are Bernard Lewis, V. S. Naipaul, Gudrun Burwitz, Barbara Bush, R. Lee Ermey, and Riccardo Giacconi. After him are Jens Christian Skou, Milena Dravić, Claude Lanzmann, Günter Blobel, Joël Robuchon, and Jean-Louis Tauran.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Burton Richter ranks 1,079 out of 18,182Before him are Peter Eisenman (1932), G. Stanley Hall (1846), Alicia Keys (1981), Ben E. King (1938), William Friedkin (1935), and Jody Williams (1950). After him are Cordell Hull (1871), Leo Fender (1909), Sheldon Lee Glashow (1932), Dick Van Dyke (1925), Mark Felt (1913), and Ernie Hudson (1945).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, Burton Richter ranks 47Before him are Roy J. Glauber (1925), Jerome Isaac Friedman (1930), George E. Smith (1930), Clifford Shull (1915), John Vincent Atanasoff (1903), and Melvin Schwartz (1932). After him are Sheldon Lee Glashow (1932), David Bohm (1992), Julian Schwinger (1918), David J. Wineland (1944), John Hasbrouck Van Vleck (1899), and Philip Warren Anderson (1923).