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Robert Hofstadter

Physicist Robert Hofstadter

Profession: Physicist

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: 1961 Nobel Prize in Physics - for his pioneering studies of electron scattering in atomic nuclei and for his consequent discoveries concerning the structure of nucleons.

Born: February 5, 1915
Birthplace: NYC, New York, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Aquarius

Died: November 17, 1990 (aged 75)

Married Life

  • 1942-05-09 Physicist Robert Hofstadter (27) weds Nancy Givan

Events in the Life of Robert Hofstadter

  • 1961-12-10 Robert Hofstadter and Rudolf Ludwig Mössbauer win the Nobel Prize in Physics for their pioneering studies of electron scattering in atomic nuclei and discoveries concerning the structure of the nucleon

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