TITLE

Hofstadter, Robert

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Hofstadter, Robert (1915-1990), an American physicist, won the 1961 Nobel Prize in physics for his research concerning the nucleus (center) of the atom. He precisely measured the size and shape of the proton and the neutron, two particles within the nucleus, and he presented the first reasonably consistent picture of the structure of the nucleus. Hofstadter shared the prize with the German physicist Rudolf Ludwig M�ssbauer, who won for his separate research on gamma rays.
ACCESSION #
37309104

 

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