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Burton Richter, Nobel Prize-winning physicist, dies at 87

Burton Richter, an American physicist who shared the 1976 Nobel Prize for discovering a subatomic particle — the curiously named “charm quark” — that became a foundation stone of the modern understanding of matter at its deepest levels, has died. He was 87.

His death in Palo Alto on July 18 was…

Source: Los Angeles Times

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