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Historical feature from OSTI: 1990 Nobel Prize in Physics of essential importance in quark model development

Read about three physicists whose investigations from 1967 to 1973 at the then-new Department of Energy two-mile electron linear accelerator at Stanford, were of "essential importance for the development of the quark model in particle physics." This work led to the 1990 Nobel Peace Prize in Physics. Jerome Friedman and Henry Kendall of MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and Richard Taylor of SLAC (Stanford Linear Accelerator Center) are featured this month at OSTI's DOE R&D Accomplishments Web site. The physicists were cited for their "pioneering investigations concerning deep inelastic scattering of electrons on protons and bound neutrons."