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Former Lab Advisory Board Member, Nobel Laureate Burton Richter Passes Away

Nobel Laureate Burton Richter, whose innovation of the e+e- collider SPEAR at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center led to the observation of the charmed quark, passed away on July 18. Richter and Lab physicists George Trilling, Gerson Goldhaber, and Willi Chinowsky led the SLAC-LBL team that in 1974 discovered a narrow resonance due to the bound state of a charmed quark and its antiparticle. Richter was the director of SLAC from 1984 to 1999 and served on Berkeley Lab’s Scientific Advisory Board. More>