Encyclopedia > Murray Gell-Mann

  Article Content

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.

All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
  Featured Article
French resistance

... their sabotage. They derailed trains, blew up ammunition depots and attacked German garrison. Victory did not come easily. In July 14 in Vercors[?] a newly reinforced ...

This page was created in 39.6 ms