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Burton Richter

Burton Richter

American physicist

Alive from: 1931-2018

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    As accelerators reach higher and higher energies, we may need a new Standard Model, or, at least, today's may need to be modified, but that's the way science operates.
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    During my first year as a graduate student, we worked on a measurement of the isotope shift and hyperfine structure of mercury isotopes.
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    During my years at the synchrotron laboratory, I had become interested in the theory of quantum electrodynamics and had decided that what I would most like to do after completing my dissertation work was to probe the short-distance behavior of the electromagnetic interaction.
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    For nuclear power to have a future, we'll either need more Yucca Mountains or a way to decrease the stuff we put there.
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    I got no thrill from solving an integral equation, but I did get a thrill from building an exotic piece of equipment that worked.
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    I was born on 22 March 1931 in New York, the elder child of Abraham and Fanny Richter.
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    I've become interested in the impact of climate change on the world and the future of energy needs for the developing world.
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    In 1948 I entered the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, undecided between studies of chemistry and physics, but my first year convinced me that physics was more interesting to me.
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    In 1960, I married Laurose Becker. We have two children: Elizabeth, born in 1961, and Matthew, born in 1963.
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    Iran wants to join the group of countries that want to know about the biggest things, like space.
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    Modern science is fast-moving, and no laboratory can exist for long with a program based on old facilities. Innovation and renewal are required to keep a laboratory on the frontiers of science.
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    Since stepping down as laboratory director in 1999, I have devoted an increasing fraction of my time to international issues. I am involved with energy, environment, and sustainability issues, particularly as they involve new energy sources free of greenhouse gases.
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    So now, if we don't fund the physical sciences, where will the Next Big Thing come from?
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    The reason why Three Mile Island makes such a big impact is because of a Jane Fonda movie called 'The China Syndrome.'
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    The sun doesn't shine at night, and wind power is highly variable. To meet our emissions goals, we're going to have to grasp every arrow in the quiver, and nuclear is one of those arrows.
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