(1915 - 1990)
Robert Hofstadter was born in 1915 in New York City.
With findings drawn from his research on a particle accelerator, this
physicist shed light on atomic structure and helped create an identifying
order for subatomic particles. He also correctly predicted the existence of
hte omega-meson and rho-meson. These feats, coupled with his studies of
controlled nuclear fission, earned a Nobel Prize for Physics in 1961.
Sources: Dor LeDor