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Murray Gell-Mann (born September 15, 1929) is an American physicist who received the 1969 Nobel Prize in physics for his work on the theory of elementary particles.


MURRAY GELL-MANN (1929– ) won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1969 for “his contributions and discoveries concerning the classification of elementary particles and their interactions.” Gell-Mann was a postdoctoral research associate in 1951 and a visiting research professor from 1952-1953.


Just a thought. Enthusiasm is followed by disappointment and even depression and then by renewed enthusiasm. -Murray Gell-Mann #thelifebalanceteam

Murray Gell-Mann on beauty and truth in physics. What do physics mean by beautiful? Are more beautiful equations more likely to be correct? AND this doesn't have anything to do with human beings. He's simply a wonderful, loving theorist and he makes this idea easy to understand.

1 Armed with a sense of humor and laypeople's terms, Nobel winner Murray Gell-Mann drops some knowledge on TEDsters about particle physics, asking questions like, Are elegant equations more likely to be right than inelegant ones? TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, wh...