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Richard Edward Taylor

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Dates

November 2, 1929 – February 22, 2018

Authorized Form of Name

Taylor, Richard Edward, 1929-2018

Additional Forms of Names

Taylor, Richard E., 1929-

Biography

Abstract

Richard Taylor was Professor Emeritus at Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) (2003-present). His research interests included particle physics, interactions of electrons and photons with matter, high energy electron scattering, gamma rays in space, and gravitational waves.

Important Dates

November 2, 1929Birth, Medicine Hat (Alta.).

1950Obtained BSc, University of Alberta, Edmonton (Alta.).

1952Obtained MSc, University of Alberta, Edmonton (Alta.).

1958 – 1961Boursier, Linear Accelerator Laboratory, Orsay.

1961 – 1962Physicist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

1962Obtained PhD in Physics, Stanford University, Stanford (Calif.).

1962 – presentExperimental Physicist (1962-1968); Associate Professor (1968-1970); Professor (1970-2003); Associate Director, Research Division (1982-1986); and Professor Emeritus (2003-present), Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC), Menlo Park (Calif.).

1971 – 1972Guggenheim Fellow, European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).

1989Awarded W. K. H. Panofsky Prize in Experimental Particle Physics, American Physical Society.

1990Awarded Nobel Prize in Physics with Jerome I. Friedman and Henry W. Kendall "for their pioneering investigations concerning deep inelastic scattering of electrons on protons and bound neutrons, which have been of essential importance for the development of the quark model in particle physics".

1993Member, National Academy of Sciences.

1993 – 1999Lewis M. Terman Professor of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University.

February 22, 2018Death, Stanford (Calif.).

Occupation

Particle physicist.

Places

Birth

Medicine Hat (Alta.)

Undergraduate Education

Edmonton (Alta.)

Graduate Education

Edmonton (Alta.)

Stanford (Calif.)

Employment

Menlo Park (Calif.)

Death

Stanford (Calif.)

Subjects

Gamma rays.

Gravitational waves.

Particles (Nuclear physics).

Relationships

People

Family

Bonneau, Rita

Wife.

Advisors & Collaborators

Friedman, Jerome I. (Jerome Isaac), 1930-

Shared the 1990 Nobel Prize in Physics with Henry W. Kendall "for their pioneering investigations concerning deep inelastic scattering of electrons on protons and bound neutrons, which have been of essential importance for the development of the quark model in particle physics".

Kendall, Henry W. (Henry Way), 1926-1999

Shared the 1990 Nobel Prize in Physics with Jerome I. Friedman "for their pioneering investigations concerning deep inelastic scattering of electrons on protons and bound neutrons, which have been of essential importance for the development of the quark model in particle physics".

Colleagues

Arnold, R. G. (Raymond George), 1942-

Both employed at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC).

Bjorken, James D.

Both employed at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC).

Diamond, R. M.

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Dorfan, Jonathan

Both employed at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC).

Drell, Persis S.

Both employed at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC).

Drell, Sidney D. (Sidney David), 1926-

Both employed at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC).

Furth, H. P.

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Grunder, Hermann

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Guth, Alan H.

Both employed at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC).

Kahn, Steven Michael

Both employed at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC).

McMillan, Edwin M. (Edwin Mattison), 1907-

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Panofsky, Wolfgang K. H. (Wolfgang Kurt Hermann), 1919-2007

Both employed at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC).

Perl, Martin L., 1927-2014

Both employed at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC).

Polchinski, Joseph Gerard

Both employed at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC).

Prescott, Charles

Both employed at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center.

Quinn, Helen R.

Both employed at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC).

Richter, Burton, 1931-

Both employed at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC).

Rosenfeld, Arthur H., 1926-

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Sessler, A. M. (Andrew Marienhoff)

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Shen, Zhi-Xun

Both employed at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC).

Stephens, F. S. (Frank Samuel)

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Stöhr, Joachim

Both employed at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC).

Sullivan, Jeremiah D.

Both employed at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC).

Trilling, George H.

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Wojcicki, Stanley G., 1937-

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Institutions

Major Positions

Ecole normale supérieure (France). Laboratoire de l’accélérateur linéaire

Boursier.

Lawrence Radiation Laboratory

Physicist (Berkeley campus).

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Professor Emeritus.

Stanford Linear Accelerator Center

Experimental Physicist; Associate Professor; Professor; Associate Director, Research Division; and Professor Emeritus.

Stanford University. Department of Electrical Engineering

Lewis M. Terman Professor of Electrical Engineering.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Received 1989 W. K. H. Panofsky Prize in Experimental Particle Physics.

European Organization for Nuclear Research

Guggenheim Fellow.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

Stanford University. Department of Physics

Obtained PhD (1962).

University of Alberta. Department of Physics

Obtained BSc (1950) and MSc (1952).

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Richard E. Taylor papers, 1964-1992.

National Accelerator Laboratory. Archives and History Office

Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC)

2575 Sand Hill Road, MS 88, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA

Subject

Oral history interview with Barry C. Barish, 1998 May-June.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Published Resources

Author

Richard E. Taylor Nobel Prize autobiography.

Subject

Richard Edward Taylor Physics Today obituary