Died Nobel laureate who invented the "piece of God"

Olive Hawkins
October 6, 2018

Dr. Lederman had played an important role in discovering two subatomic particles, a neutrino and a quark which greatly increased scientists' knowledge of the composition of matter. The University of Chicago professor began to suffer from memory loss in 2011, and died in an Idaho nursing home.

The Nobel Prize he won sold for 765,000 dollars in 2015.

In the American city of Rexburg (Idaho) at the age of 96 years died, Nobel prize victor Leon Lederman, who is the author of the term "God particle", reports the Chronicle.info with reference to UNIAN.

Lederman, a NY native born to Russian Jewish immigrants, served in the U.S. Army for three years during World War II. His health deteriorated over the course of the next seven years and he was forced to auction off his Nobel medal for $765,000 to help cover the medical expenses incurred during his treatment for dementia.

"What he really loved was people, trying to educate them and help them understand what they were doing in science", his wife told AP. Awarded the National science medal of the United States.

Aquaman: Jason Momoa Green and Orange High-Res Look
The movie looks pretty good, but if you're looking forward to it, beware that the trailer seems to give away a lot of plot points. Even Wonder Woman and Suicide Squad followed Snyder's lead, while offering some tonal shake-ups with their respective stories.

Nintendo patent imagines turning your phone into a GameBoy
The success of the NES Classic and SNES Classic pretty much guarantees Nintendo will release an N64 Classic and maybe even a GameCube Classic.

Washington Post prints blank column to back Saudi columnist missing in Turkey
In contrast, a Saudi official quoted by Reuters news agency said the journalist was "not in the consulate nor in Saudi custody". Jamal Khashoggi's fiancée told media outlets that she waited hours for Khashoggi to emerge from the consulate in Istanbul .

Lederman was born July 15, 1922, in New York City, where his father operated a hand laundry.

Leon Lederman was born in 1922 in NY the son of Jewish migrants from the USSR. This and Lederman's later work were critical to the eventual confirmation of the Higgs boson, the elementary particle that exerts the Higgs field which gives particles mass, in 2012.

"Leon Lederman provided the scientific vision that allowed Fermilab to remain on the cutting edge of technology for more than 40 years", Nigel Lockyer, the laboratory's current director, said in a statement.

Lederman died at a nursing home in Idaho on Wednesday. "He was a good rider".

Other reports by

Discuss This Article