David R. Nygren
|David R. Nygren|
|Institutions||Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley|
|Alma mater||B.A. Whitman College (1960), Ph.D. University of Washington (1967)|
|Known for||Invention of Time projection chamber|
|Notable awards||Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award|
David Robert Nygren (born 30 December 1938) is a particle physicist known for his invention of the Time projection chamber. He currently works at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, where he has worked since 1973. He has been called "the most distinguished developer of particle detection instruments in the country".
Honors and awards
- 2008 - Honorary doctorate, Stockholm University
- 2000 - Member, National Academy of Sciences
- 1998 - W.K.H. Panofsky Prize in Experimental Particle Physics
- 1995 - Distinguished Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
- 1985 - Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award
- "1998 W.K.H. Panofsky Prize in Experimental Particle Physics Recipient". American Physical Society. Retrieved 2007-08-18.
- "The Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award: 1980's Laureates". Department of Energy. Retrieved 2007-08-18. "David R. Nygren, 1985: Physics: For the development of experimental techniques in particle physics and especially for the invention of the Time Projection Chamber."
- Kolb, Ron (1995-12-15). "Nygren, Poskanzer and Stephens Named Distinguished Scientists by Berkeley Lab". Department of Energy. Retrieved 2007-08-18.
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