J. Curry Street

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Jabez Curry Street (May 5, 1906 – November 7, 1989) was an American physicist, a co-discoverer of atomic particles called muons. [1] [2] [3] Street was also notable for heading the group at MIT that created ground and ship radar systems.[1] He also directed development of Loran Navigation System, which is used worldwide for navigation purposes.[1] Street was chairman of the physics department at Harvard University[1] and acting director of the Cambridge Electron Accelerator,[1] a member of the National Academy of Sciences.[2] The National Academies Press called him "a boldly innovative experimental physicist whose discoveries in cosmic rays influenced decisively the course of high-energy physics."[2]