Yoichiro Nambu

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Without some organizing principle such a large collecton of particles seemed unwieldy, and the possibility that they might all be elementary offended those who hold the conviction, or at leas the fond wish, that nature should be simple.

Yoichiro Nambu (南部 陽一郎 Nambu Yōichirō, 18 January 1921 – 5 July 2015) was a Japanese-American physicist, winner of one-half of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Physics, with the other half shared by two other Japanese physicists.

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  • It was the great multiplicity of the hadrons that led to the formulation of the quark model. Without some organizing principle such a large collecton of particles seemed unwieldy, and the possibility that they might all be elementary offended those who hold the conviction, or at leas the fond wish, that nature should be simple.

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