Nathan Isgur General Physics, Subatomic Particles, Optics, Biophysics, Theoretical Physics

Developed theory for the 3-quark model

The Story

Isgur received a BSc from the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena (1968), and a PhD from the University of Toronto (1974). He and co-workers studied strongly interacting subnuclear particles and showed that quantum chromo-dynamic forces are crucial to understanding quarks. In 1978, he and Gabriel Karl proposed the 3-quark model that is now the standard model of the proton and the neutron. He received the Steacie Prize (1986), the Herzberg Medal (1984), and the Rutherford Medal (1989).

Sources: Canadian Who’s Who 1993; Physics Today, November 1983

The Person

Birthdate
May 25, 1947
Birthplace
Houston, Texas
Date of Death
July 24, 2001
Title
Particle Physicist; Theory Group Leader
Office
CEBAF (Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility), Virginia
Status
Deceased
Last Updated
March 11, 2002
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