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Leon M. Lederman
Lederman on May 11, 2007
Born Leon Max Lederman
July 15, 1922 (1922-07-15) (age 97)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Residence United States
Nationality United States
Fields Physics
Institutions Columbia University
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
Illinois Institute of Technology
Alma mater City College of New York
Columbia University
Known for Seminal contributions to Neutrinos, bottom quark
Notable awards Nobel Prize in Physics (1988)
Wolf Prize in Physics (1982)
National Medal of Science (1965)
Vannevar Bush Award (2012)
William Procter Prize for Scientific Achievement (1991)

Leon Max Lederman (born July 15, 1922) is an American experimental physicist. He received, along with Martin Lewis Perl, the Wolf Prize in Physics in 1982. He won the prize for their research on quarks and leptons, and the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1988. He received the prize along with Melvin Schwartz and Jack Steinberger, for their research on neutrinos.


  • The God Particle: If the Universe Is the Answer, What Is the Question? by Leon M. Lederman, Dick Teresi (ISBN 0-385-31211-3)
  • From Quarks to the Cosmos by Leon Lederman and David N. Schramm (ISBN 0-7167-6012-6)
  • Portraits of Great American Scientists Leon M. Lederman, et al. (ISBN 1-57392-932-8)
  • Symmetry and the Beautiful Universe Leon M. Lederman and Christopher T. Hill (ISBN 1-59102-242-8)
  • "Quantum Physics for Poets" Leon M. Lederman and Christopher T. Hill (ISBN 978-1616142339)

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