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Murray Gell-Mann

Murray Gell-Mann (born September 15, 1929) is an American physicist.

Murray Gell-Mann received the 1969 Nobel Prize in physics for his work on the theory of elementary particles. He introduced the "eightfold way[?]" as a means to coherently organize the great numbers of particles that had been found by experimentalists in prior years. The eightfold way establishes a clear link between quark arrangements and abstract algebra.

Gell-Mann wrote a popular science book, The Quark and the Jaguar, Adventures in the Simple and the Complex.



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