Simon van der Meer

Physicist, Academic

1925 – 2011

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Who was Simon van der Meer?

Simon van der Meer was a Dutch particle accelerator physicist who shared the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1984 with Carlo Rubbia for contributions to the CERN project which led to the discovery of the W and Z particles, two of the most fundamental constituents of matter.

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Born
Nov 24, 1925
The Hague
Also known as
  • Мер, Симон ван дер
  • 西蒙·范德梅尔
Nationality
  • Netherlands
  • Switzerland
Profession
Education
  • Delft University of Technology
Lived in
  • The Hague
  • Switzerland
Died
Mar 4, 2011
Geneva

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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