Vernon W. Hughes

Vernon Willard Hughes (May 28, 1921 – March 25, 2003) was an American physicist specializing in research of subatomic particles.[1][2] [3] Hughes was born in Kankakee, Illinois. During World War II, he worked at the M.I.T. Radiation Lab. He earned his PhD under I. I. Rabi at Columbia University in 1950.[4] Hughes was notable for his research of muons[5] which showed the existence of previously undetected matter.[1] He was also noted for research that showed that protons have gluons and quarks.[1] Hughes was a member of the National Academy of Sciences,[2][3] Sterling Professor at Yale University,[1][3] and a recipient of Rumford Prize,[2] and a recipient of Davisson-Germer Prize in Atomic Physics and the Tom W. Bonner Prize in Nuclear Physics, both from the American Physical Society.[3]

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