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Modern science is fast-moving, and no laboratory can exist for long with a program based on old facilities. Innovation and renewal are required to keep a laboratory on the frontiers of science. ---->>>

In 1948 I entered the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, undecided between studies of chemistry and physics, but my first year convinced me that physics was more interesting to me. ---->>>

Since stepping down as laboratory director in 1999, I have devoted an increasing fraction of my time to international issues. I am involved with energy, environment, and sustainability issues, particularly as they involve new energy sources free of greenhouse gases. ---->>>

I was born on 22 March 1931 in New York, the elder child of Abraham and Fanny Richter. ---->>>

While a lab Director can get done the things that he regards as important, he has the more important job of bringing out the best ideas of the broader scientific community. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 03-22, 1931
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Occupation: Scientist
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Burton Richter (born March 22, 1931) is a Nobel Prize-winning American physicist. He led the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) team which co-discovered the J/ψ meson in 1974, alongside the Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) team led by Samuel Ting. This discovery was part of the so-called November Revolution of particle physics (wikipedia)