Ten fun facts about Murray Gell-Mann


Fact 1
Murray Gell-Mann was born in Manhattan, New York City in 1929.

Fact 2
He entered Yale University when he was only 15 and earned his diploma in 1958.

Fact 3
Murray Gell-Mann earned his PhD at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1951 where he was awarded a research grant.


Fact 4
In 1952 he introduced the concept of “strangeness” a quantum property and the force that holds the components of the atomic nucleus.

Fact 5
Murray Gell-Man received the Dannie Heineman Prize of the American Physical Society in 1959 or was awarded honors and special lectureships.

Fact 6
He predicted the existence of a hitherto unknown particle, omega-minus, which was detected in 1964.

Fact 7
Murray Gell-Mann served as a director of the MacArthur Foundation from 1979 to 2002 for 23 years. He was a member of the President’s Committee of Advisors on Science and Technology from 1994 to 2001.

Fact 8
He won the 1969 Nobel Prize for his ground breaking work in physics on the classification and description of subatomic particles.

Fact 9
Murray Gell-Mann has co-authored many papers. His longer works include the Quark and the Jaguar and The Discovery of Subatomic Particles (1983.)

Fact 10
Murray Gell-Mann is an accomplished ornithologist and speaks 13 languages fluently. He is knowledgeable about archaeology of the South western United States.


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Is an American physicist who is credited with the introduction of the concept of quarks.

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