The Detection of the Neutrino, 1956 / The Nobel Prize In Physics, 1995

The Detection of the Neutrino, 1956 / The Nobel Prize In Physics, 1995 (HMSYF)

Location: Aiken, SC 29801 Aiken County
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N 33° 33.613', W 81° 43.122'

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The Detection of the Neutrino, 1956
On August 27, 1956, at the Savannah River Plant (now Savannah River Site), Drs. Clyde L. Cowan, Jr. (1919-1974) and Frederick Reines (1918-1999) used P Reactor to detect the neutrino, a sub-atomic particle hypothesized in 1930 but unconfirmed until their experiment, one of the most significant in modern physics.
The Nobel Prize In Physics, 1995
In 1995 Dr. Frederick Reines was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for his and Dr. Clyde L. Cowan's detection of the neutrino at the Savannah River Plant. The Nobel citation called their experiment "a pioneering contribution that opened the doors to the region of ?impossible' neutrino experiments."
Marker Number2-44
Year Placed2010
Placed ByThe Savannah River Site Heritage Foundation
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Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 11:36pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 433288 N 3713626
Decimal Degrees33.56021667, -81.71870000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 33.613', W 81° 43.122'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 33' 36.78" N, 81° 43' 7.32" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2-42 Richland Ave E, Aiken SC 29801, US
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