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Leon Max Lederman

Lederman, Leon Max (1922– ), U.S. physicist who was part of a team that won the 1988 Nobel Prize. Together with colleagues Melvin Schwartz and Jack Steinberger, he discovered a new subatomic particle (neutrino) and developed a way of synthesizing neutrinos in the laboratory. Lederman served on the faculty of Columbia University and was an adviser to the Atomic Energy Commission.

See also: Neutrino.

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