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In my schooling through high school, I excelled mainly in chemistry, physics and mathematics. ---->>>

The Maria Mayer shell model suggestion in 1949 was a great triumph and fitted my belief that a nuclear shell model should represent a proper approach to understanding nuclear structure. ---->>>

My father, who had previously been a civil engineer, died in the great influenza epidemic of 1918. ---->>>

The research included neutron resonance spectroscopy, the angular distribution of pion elastic and inelastic scattering on nuclei with optical model fitting. ---->>>


Nationality: American
Born: 12-09, 1917
Die: 05-31, 1986
Occupation: Scientist

Leo James Rainwater (December 9, 1917 – May 31, 1986) was an American physicist who shared the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1975 for his part in determining the asymmetrical shapes of certain atomic nuclei. During World War II, he worked on the Manhattan Project that developed the first atomic bombs. In 1949, he began developing his theory that, contrary to what was then believed, not all atomic nuclei are spherical (wikipedia)