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Joseph Hooton Taylor Jr.
Taylor in 2008
|Born||March 29, 1941
|Alma mater||Haverford College
|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)
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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