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JASON

ORGANIZATION

Quasi-independent, Defense Dept and privately-funded scientific group founded 1959 by three scientists from Los Alamos National Laboratory: Marvin Goldberger, Kenneth Watson and Keith Brueckner. Though usually presented in all-capital letters as if it is an acronym, the name is inspired by the Jason of Greek mythology and "argonauts" fame.

Location:
San Diego, CA

Founding Date:
1959

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Luis W. Alvarez
Physicist
13-Jun-1911 1-Sep-1988 Particle accelerator, extinction of dinosaurs
Hans Bethe
Physicist
2-Jul-1906 6-Mar-2005 Atomic scientist
Sidney D. Drell
Physicist
13-Sep-1926   In the Shadow of the Bomb
Freeman Dyson
Physicist
15-Dec-1923   Theoretical physicist at Institute for Advanced Study
Val Fitch
Physicist
10-Mar-1923   Time not necessarily reversible
Murray Gell-Mann
Physicist
15-Sep-1929   Quarks and strangeness
Donald A. Glaser
Physicist
21-Sep-1926   Inventor of the bubble chamber
Henry W. Kendall
Physicist
9-Dec-1926 15-Feb-1999 Verified existence of quarks
Leon M. Lederman
Physicist
15-Jul-1922   Researcher of neutrinos
Pief Panofsky
Physicist
24-Apr-1919 24-Sep-2007 Stanford Linear Accelerator
Burton Richter
Physicist
22-Mar-1931   Co-Discoverer of J/psi meson
Sally Ride
Astronaut
26-May-1951 23-Jul-2012 First American woman in space
Charles H. Townes
Physicist
28-Jul-1915   Invention of the maser and laser
Steven Weinberg
Physicist
3-May-1933   Electroweak Theory
John Archibald Wheeler
Physicist
9-Jul-1911 13-Apr-2008 The Mechanism of Nuclear Fission
Eugene Wigner
Physicist
17-Nov-1902 1-Jan-1995 Law of conservation of parity


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