Hartland Snyder

Physicist, Deceased Person

1913 – 1962

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Who was Hartland Snyder?

Hartland Sweet Snyder was a physicist who along with Robert Oppenheimer calculated the gravitational collapse of a pressure-free homogenous fluid sphere, and found that it could not communicate with the rest of the universe.

In 1955, he bet against Maurice Goldhaber that antiprotons existed, and won.

Some publications he authored together with Ernest Courant laid the foundations for the field of accelerator physics. In particular, Hartland with Courant and Milton Stanley Livingston developed the principle of strong focusing that made modern particle accelerators possible.

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Born
1913
Salt Lake City
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Died
1962

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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