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Goeppert-Mayer
  (gŭp'ûrt-mā'ər)   
German-born American physicist who, with Hans Jensen, developed a model of the atomic nucleus that explained why certain nuclei were stable and had an unusual number of stable isotopes. For this work, Goeppert-Mayer and Jensen shared the 1963 Nobel Prize for physics with American physicist Eugene Wigner.
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