Martinus J.G. Veltman, the John D. MacArthur Professor Emeritus of Physics at the University of Michigan, and [Frederick] Reines — known among scientists as the "father of neutrino physics," are highlighted. Veltman was awarded the 1999 Nobel Prize in physics "for elucidating the quantum structure of electroweak interactions in physics". Reines won the Nobel Prize for physics in 1995 ["for the detection of the neutrino"], nearly 40 years after his neutrino experiments changed the world of physics and set in motion a new way of looking at the universe.
Last updated on Thursday 12 September 2013