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The Nobel Prize in Physics 1983


Prize motivation: "for his theoretical and experimental studies of the nuclear reactions of importance in the formation of the chemical elements in the universe"

Born: 9 August 1911, Pittsburgh, PA, USA


Died: 14 March 1995, Pasadena, CA, USA


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Banquet speech

William A. Fowler’s speech at the Nobel Banquet, December 10, 1983 Your Majesties, Your Royal Highnesses, My Fellow Students, Ladies and Gentlemen, You will note that my salutation includes my fellow students. Yes I am still a student. I even learned something from Professors Chandrasekhar and two days ago. I came to Caltech as a…

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Biographical

I was born in 1911 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the son of John MacLeod Fowler and Jennie Summers Watson Fowler. My parents had two other children, my younger brother, Arthur Watson Fowler and my still younger sister, Nelda Fowler Wood. My paternal grandfather, William Fowler, was a coal miner in Slammannan, near Falkirk, Scotland who emigrated…

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Biographical

My youth I was born in 1940 in Logan, Utah, USA, a college town of 16,000, nestled in a verdant valley in the Rocky Mountains. My father, David Wynne Thorne, was a professor of soil chemistry at the Utah Agricultural College (since renamed Utah State University). Over his lifetime he had a major impact, through…

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  Between 1901 and 2019, the Nobel Prizes and the Prize in Economic Sciences were awarded 597 times to 950 people and organizations. With some receiving the Nobel Prize more than once, this makes a total of 919 individuals and 24 organizations. Below, you can view the full list of Nobel Prizes and Nobel Laureates.…

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