Friday, February 22, 2013

Robert Richardson Dies at 74

This is on the news almost everywhere, but I'll report it here anyway in case anyone missed this. One of the giants in the world of condensed matter/low-temperature physics has passed away due to complications from a heart attack. Richardson won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1996 along with Douglas Osheroff and David Lee for the discovery of superfluidity in He3.

You may also read the NY Times coverage of this here (link available for free only for a limited time).


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