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Author photo. Leon M. Lederman (US Department of Energy)

Leon M. Lederman (US Department of Energy)

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Leon Max Lederman (born July 15, 1922) is an American physicist who received, along with Martin Lewis Perl the Wolf Prize in Physics in 1982 for their joint research on quarks and leptons, and the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1988, along with Melvin Schwartz and Jack Steinberger, for their joint research on neutrinos. He is Director Emeritus of Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) in Batavia, Illinois, USA. He founded the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, in Aurora, Illinois in 1986, and has served in the capacity of Resident Scholar since 1998. In 2012 he was awarded the Vannevar Bush Award For his extraordinary contributions to understanding the basic forces and particles of nature. [retrieved from Wikipedia.org, 12/10/2012]
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