The Nobel Prize in Physics 1988

Leon M. Lederman

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Prize share: 1/3

Melvin Schwartz

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Prize share: 1/3

Jack Steinberger

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Prize share: 1/3

The Nobel Prize in Physics 1988 was awarded jointly to Leon M. Lederman, Melvin Schwartz and Jack Steinberger "for the neutrino beam method and the demonstration of the doublet structure of the leptons through the discovery of the muon neutrino."

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