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Dr. Douglas D. Osheroff


California Institute of Technology; Graduate studies at Cornell; During his senior year in high school, he constructed a 100 keV X-ray machine. Winner of the 1996 Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery of superfluidity in helium-3; awarded jointly to also include David M. Lee and Robert C. Richardson.

I was a good student, but only excelled in physics and chemistry. I was intellectually rather lazy, and in high school would take a free class period so I could get my homework done, freeing evenings for my many projects. I had the most trouble in math, and only through considerable trauma gradually improved from a grade of C+ to A+ over three years.
J.G. Jackson and C.J. Wood Professor of Physics, Emeritus
California, USA
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