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Joseph Hooton Taylor Jr.
Taylor in 2008
Born March 29, 1941 (1941-03-29) (age 80)
Nationality United States
Alma mater Haverford College
Harvard University
Known for Pulsars
Awards Dannie Heineman Prize for Astrophysics (1980)
Henry Draper Medal (1985)
Magellanic Premium (1990)
John J. Carty Award (1991)
Wolf Prize in Physics (1992)
Nobel Prize in Physics (1993)
Scientific career
Fields Physics
Institutions Princeton University
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Five College Radio Astronomy Observatory
Doctoral students Victoria Kaspi, Ingrid Stairs

Joseph Hooton Taylor Jr. (born March 29, 1941) is an American astrophysicist and Nobel Prize in Physics laureate for his discovery with Russell Alan Hulse of a "new type of pulsar, a discovery that has opened up new possibilities for the study of gravitation."

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