burton richter

Richter

[rik-ter; German rikh-tuhr; Russian ryeekh-tyir]
noun
1.
Burton, born 1931, U.S. physicist: Nobel prize 1976.
2.
Conrad, 1890–1968, U.S. novelist.
3.
Franz Xaver [ksah-vuhr] , 1709–89, German composer, born in Moravia.
4.
Jean Paul Friedrich [zhahn poul free-drikh] , ("Jean Paul") 1763–1825, German author.
5.
Sviatoslav (Teofilovich) [svee-at-uh-slahf tey-uh-fee-luh-vich; Russian svyi-tuh-slahf tyi-uh-fyee-luh-vyich] , 1915–97, Russian pianist.
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1.  Burton. born 1931, US physicist: shared the 1976 Nobel prize for physics with Samuel Tring for discovering the subatomic particle known as the J/psi particle
2.  Johann Friedrich (joˈhan ˈfriːdrɪç), wrote under the name Jean Paul. 1763--1825, German romantic novelist. His works include Hesperus (1795) and Titan (1800--03)
3.  Sviatoslav (svɪtaˈslaf). 1915--97, Ukrainian concert pianist

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burton richter

American physicist who was jointly awarded the 1976 Nobel Prize for Physics with Samuel C.C. Ting for the discovery of a new subatomic particle, the J/psi particle.

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