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22/03/1931 American physicist Burton Richter is born


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He is known as one of the co-discoverers of the J/psi meson. The particle was discovered independently by two teams. Richter was head of a research group from Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. The other group at the Brookhaven National Laboratory was led by Samuel Ting. The discovery started rapid changes in high-energy physics, often called November Revolution.
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