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Frederick Reines

Frederick Reines (March 16, 1918 - August 26, 1998) was an American physicist. He was awarded the 1995 Nobel Prize in Physics for his detection of the neutrino in the neutrino experiment. From http://www. ... From http://www. ... March 16 is the 75th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (76th in Leap years). ... 1918 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... August 26 is the 238th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (239th in leap years). ... 1998 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... The word physicist should not be confused with physician, which means medical doctor. ... 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... List of Nobel Prize laureates in Physics from 1901 to the present day. ... The neutrino is an elementary particle. ... The neutrino experiment, also called the Cowan and Reines neutrino experiment, was performed by Clyde L. Cowan and Frederick Reines in 1956. ...

He was born in Paterson, New Jersey and attended Stevens Institute of Technology. He received his Ph.D. from New York University. The skyline of Paterson, New Jersey, showing the canyon of the Passaic River in the foreground. ... Categories: Wikipedia cleanup | Stub | Hoboken, New Jersey | Sea-grant universities | Universities and colleges in New Jersey ... New York University (NYU) is a large research university in New York City. ...

He first worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory, confirming the existence of neutrinos while there. He then became the head of the physics department of Case University from 1959 to 1966. He subsequently became the founding dean of the school of physical sciences at the newly opened University of California, Irvine. He remained on UCI's faculty until his death. Los Alamos National Laboratory, aerial view from 1995. ... Case Western Reserve University is a private research university located in Cleveland, Ohio. ... 1959 was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1966 was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... The University of California, Irvine is a public, coeducational university situated in suburban Irvine, California. ...

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  • Frederick Reines (http://www.nobel-winners.com/Physics/frederick_reines.html)
  • the detection of the neutrino. (http://eraserall.bravehost.com/jokl/reines-autobio.html)

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Nobel Laureate Frederick Reines (598 words)
Reines' studies produced a host of fundamental findings and a number of "firsts." These include the detection of neutrinos produced in the atmosphere, the observation of the scattering of electron antineutrinos with electrons, and the detection of both neutral and charged current interactions of electron antineutrinos with deuterons.
A dramatic achievement was the co-discovery of neutrinos emitted from Supernova SN1987A by the IMB (Irvine-Michigan-Brookhaven) Collaboration, which demonstrated conclusively the theoretically postulated role of the neutrino in stellar collapse.
The IMB experiment (of which Reines was co-spokesman) used an 8,000-ton water Cerenkov detector in a salt mine near Cleveland, Ohio, to set the best limits on the lifetime of the proton, thus significantly constraining particle theories.
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