Hartland Snyder

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Hartland Sweet Snyder (1913, Salt Lake City – 1962) was a physicist[1] who along with Robert Oppenheimer calculated the gravitational collapse of a pressure-free homogenous fluid sphere, and found that it could not communicate with the rest of the universe.

In 1955, he bet against Maurice Goldhaber that antiprotons existed, and won.

Some publications he authored together with Ernest Courant[2][3] laid the foundations for the field of accelerator physics. In particular, Hartland with Courant and Milton Stanley Livingston developed the principle of strong focusing that made modern particle accelerators possible.

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  1. ^ "Hartland S. Snyder". Physics Today. 15 (7): 78. July 1962. doi:10.1063/1.3058300. Archived from the original on 2013-09-27.
  2. ^ Courant, E. D.; Livingston, M. S.; Snyder, H. S. (1952). "The Strong-Focusing Synchrotron—A New High Energy Accelerator". Physical Review. 88 (5): 1190–1196. Bibcode:1952PhRv...88.1190C. doi:10.1103/PhysRev.88.1190.
  3. ^ Courant, E. D.; Snyder, H. S. (Jan 1958). "Theory of the alternating-gradient synchrotron" (PDF). Annals of Physics. 3 (1): 1–48. Bibcode:2000AnPhy.281..360C. doi:10.1006/aphy.2000.6012.