6/24/1927 - 9/30/2014
2014 Memorials: Remembering the life, death and legacy of Martin Perl
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) - A Nobel Prize-winning physicist from Stanford University who discovered a subatomic particle known as the tau lepton has died at age 87.
The university said Martin Perl died at Stanford Hospital on Tuesday. Perl was one of two American scientists who shared the Nobel Prize for physics in 1995.
He was recognized for work he did during the 1970s at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, a federally funded laboratory where scientists investigate the tiniest...