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Robert Hofstadter

(1915 - 1990)

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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.

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