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Polykarp Kusch
1955 Physics

* 1911 in Blankenburg/Germany
+ 1993 in Dallas/Texas


Polykarp Kusch

Polykarp Kusch was a German-born American physicist.
In 1955, the Nobel Committee gave a divided Nobel Prize for Physics, with one half to going to Kusch
for his accurate determination that the magnetic moment of the electron
was greater than its theoretical value, thus leading to reconsideration of—and innovations in—quantum electrodynamics.
(The other 1955 physics laureate was Willis Eugene Lamb, who won for his work on the spectrum of hydrogen.)

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