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Dr Owen Chamberlain
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Birth: Jul. 10, 1920
San Francisco
San Francisco County
California, USA
Death: Feb. 28, 2006
Berkeley
Alameda County
California, USA

Nobel Laureate Owen Chamberlain, University of California, Berkeley, professor emeritus of physics. He and fellow UC Berkeley physicist Emilio Segrč, both researchers at the former Radiation Laboratory that is now Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1959 for their discovery of the antiproton, the antimatter equivalent and negatively-charged mirror image of the proton. "The discovery opened up a whole new field of physics and expanded our understanding of particle physics," said Chamberlain's colleague and former student Herbert Steiner, a professor of physics at UC Berkeley.

"Owen Chamberlain was an example of Berkeley's best – a brilliant researcher with a piercing intellect and a gifted and caring teacher," said UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau. "He's the last of the Nobel generation at Cal that emerged from the Manhattan Project and, with E. O. Lawrence's cyclotron, changed the face of physics."
He was a member of the National Academy of Sciences, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a member of the American Physical Society and a former Guggenheim Fellow. Upon his retirement from UC Berkeley, he received the campus's highest honor, the Berkeley Citation.



 
 
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Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
 
Created by: David Reese
Record added: Oct 29, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 60834053
Dr Owen Chamberlain
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