Nobel Prize Winner in Physics Murray Gell-Mann For Sale

Nobel Prize Winner in Physics Murray Gell-Mann
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Nobel Prize Winner in Physics Murray Gell-Mann:
$197.50

Up for sale is an Etched Crystal Glass Award noting Mr. Gell-Mann's attendance at the 2008 California Nobel Laureate Dinner. The Crystal Award measures 2.5" wide, 2.5" deep and 12" high. It weighs 4.15lbs. Also included is a replica of the Nobel Prize in Physics Medal. It is approximately 2.5" in diameter.
Murray Gell-Mann was one of America’s most prominent scientists. He was a Distinguished Fellow at the Santa Fe Institute as well as the Robert Andrews Millikan Professor Emeritus at the California Institute of Technology, where he joined the faculty in 1955. In 1969 he received the Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on the theory of elementary particles. He is the author ofThe Quark and the Jaguar, published in 1994, in which his ideas on simplicity and complexity are presented to a general readership.Among his contributions to Physics was the “eightfold way” scheme that brought order out of the chaos created by the discovery of some 100 kinds of particles in collisions involving atomic nuclei. Gell-Mann subsequently found that all of those particles, including the neutron and proton, are composed of fundamental building blocks that he named “quarks,” with very unusual properties. That idea has since been fully confirmed by experiment. The quarks are permanently confined by forces coming from the exchange of “gluons.” He and others later constructed the quantum field theory of quarks and gluons, called “quantum chromodynamics,” which seems to account for all the nuclear particles and their strong interactions.
Professor Gell-Mann was a director of the J.D. and C.T. MacArthur Foundation from 1979–2002 and is a board member of the Wildlife Conservation Society. From 1974 to 1988, he was a Citizen Regent of the Smithsonian Institution. He belonged to the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, and the Council on Foreign Relations; he was also a Foreign Member of the Royal Society of London. He was on the U.S. President’s Science Advisory Committee from 1969 to 1972 and the President’s Committee of Advisors on Science and Technology from 1994 to 2001.
In 1988 Professor Gell-Mann was listed on the United Nations Environmental Program’s Roll of Honor for Environmental Achievement (The Global 500). He also shared the 1989 Ettore Majorana “Science for Peace” prize. Earlier, he was given the Ernest O. Lawrence Memorial Award of the Atomic Energy Commission, the Franklin Medal of the Franklin Institute, the Research Corporation Award, and the John J. Carty Medal of the National Academy of Sciences. In 2005 Gell-Mann was awarded the Albert Einstein Medal. He has received honorary degrees from many universities, including Yale, Columbia, the University of Chicago, Cambridge, and Oxford. In 1994 the University of Florida awarded him an honorary degree in Environmental Studies.
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