Richard E. Taylor

About Richard E. Taylor

Who is it?: Physicist
Birth Day: November 02, 1929
Birth Place: Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada, Canadian
Alma mater: Stanford University University of Alberta
Awards: Nobel Prize in Physics (1990) FRS (1997)
Fields: Particle physics
Institutions: Stanford Linear Accelerator Center Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory École Normale Supérieure
Thesis: Positive pion production by polarised bremsstrahlung (1962)
Doctoral advisor: Robert F. Mozley

Richard E. Taylor

Richard E. Taylor was born on November 02, 1929 in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada, Canadian, is Physicist. Richard Edward Taylor is a Canadian scientist who shared the Nobel Prize in Physics for discovering the quarks model. He grew up in Canada and studied at three different schools before going on to study at the University of Alberta, Edmonton. He was not a particularly gifted student during his school days but due to the guidance of his teachers, he developed an interest in the sciences and pursued science at university. After attaining his master’s degree from the University of Edmonton, he studied at Stanford University for his doctorate and subsequently worked there as a professor and researcher. He worked at Stanford Linear Accelerator Centre (SLAC) for many years and his experiments on quarks model took shape during the 1970s in collaboration with two other scientists. At the same time, he also went to Europe for research work and spent time in France, Germany and also at CERN in Geneva during his illustrious career as a particle physicist. Later on, he went on to become the Assistant Director of Research at SLAC.
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As per our current Database, Richard E. Taylor has been died on 22 February 2018(2018-02-22) (aged 88)\nStanford, California, U.S..

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When Richard E. Taylor die, Richard E. Taylor was 88 years old.

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Occupation Scientists
Age 88 years old
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Born November 02, 1929 (Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada, Canadian)
Birthday November 02
Town/City Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada, Canadian
Nationality Canadian

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Richard E. Taylor’s zodiac sign is Sagittarius. According to astrologers, Sagittarius is curious and energetic, it is one of the biggest travelers among all zodiac signs. Their open mind and philosophical view motivates them to wander around the world in search of the meaning of life. Sagittarius is extrovert, optimistic and enthusiastic, and likes changes. Sagittarius-born are able to transform their thoughts into concrete actions and they will do anything to achieve their goals.

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Taylor was born in Medicine Hat, Alberta. He studied for his BSc (1950) and MSc (1952) degrees at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. Newly married, he applied to work for a PhD degree at Stanford University, where he joined the High Energy Physics Laboratory.


The experiments run at SLAC in the late 1960s and early 1970s involved scattering high-energy beams of electrons from protons and deuterons and heavier nuclei. At lower energies, it had already been found that the electrons would only be scattered through low angles, consistent with the idea that the nucleons had no internal structure. However, the SLAC-MIT experiments showed that higher Energy electrons could be scattered through much higher angles, with the loss of some Energy. These deep inelastic scattering results provided the first experimental evidence that the protons and neutrons were made up of point-like particles, later identified to be the up and down quarks that had previously been proposed on theoretical grounds. The experiments also provided the first evidence for the existence of gluons. Taylor, Friedman and Kendall were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in 1990 for this work.


Taylor died at his home in Stanford, California near the campus of Stanford University on 22 February 2018 at the age of 88.

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