Talk:Frederick Reines

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This article is poorly written and needs to be improved, though I'm not particularly eager to tackle the job at the moment. I am, however, removing the following text from the "Early Life" section: "Three other Eagle Scouts, from different troops, became Nobel laureates: Robert Coleman Richardson in physics, and Peter Agre and Dudley R. Herschbach for chemistry." Had these three scientists been in the same troop as Reines the coincidence would merit inclusion in the article. However, because they were in different troops, the sentence is about Eagle Scouts and not about Frederick Reines. It therefore does not belong in this article -- unless we also want to list all the Nobel laureates from New Jersey, NYU, Case Western, UC-Irvine, etc. Those lists don't belong in this article and neither does the Eagle Scout list. The same information is available at List of notable Eagle Scouts.

I agree with you about eliminating that sentence. In fact, I just eliminated it. Cardamon 00:17, 11 November 2006 (UTC)

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This article was automatically assessed because at least one article was rated and this bot brought all the other ratings up to at least that level. BetacommandBot 11:41, 27 August 2007 (UTC)

GA Review[edit]

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Reviewer: The Herald (talk · contribs) 13:16, 8 March 2015 (UTC)

You will have the review completed quickly as in the very first look, it looks perfect. Ṫ Ḧ the joy of the LORDmy strength 13:16, 8 March 2015 (UTC)



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Comments and discussion[edit]

  • Checklinks show a very slight requirement of cleanup like domain path clearance, which would be worth a while for the article's tidiness. Ṫ Ḧ the joy of the LORDmy strength 13:26, 8 March 2015 (UTC)
    Done. Hawkeye7 (talk) 03:53, 9 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Second paragraph of death section can be updated with few more inline cites for a better stability. Ṫ Ḧ the joy of the LORDmy strength 13:26, 8 March 2015 (UTC)
    Removed. I cannot find evidence that the bridge (which is still under construction as the whole project is running years behind) has been or will be named after him. Hawkeye7 (talk) 03:53, 9 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Early life section needs a rewrite for paraphrasing. Ṫ Ḧ the joy of the LORDmy strength 13:26, 8 March 2015 (UTC)
    Done. Two block quotes inflate the rating. Hawkeye7 (talk) 03:53, 9 March 2015 (UTC)
  • ...was an American physicist who was awarded the 1995 Nobel Prize in Physics for his co-detection of the neutrino with Clyde Cowan in the neutrino experiment. He may be the only scientist in... will be a better opening. Ṫ Ḧ the joy of the LORDmy strength 13:26, 8 March 2015 (UTC)
    Done. Hawkeye7 (talk) 03:53, 9 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Third paragraph of lead needs more wikilinks or piping. It looks almost bare. Ṫ Ḧ the joy of the LORDmy strength 13:26, 8 March 2015 (UTC)
    Linked Hanford and Savannah sites. Hawkeye7 (talk) 03:53, 9 March 2015 (UTC)


The article passed the GA review to gain a Good Article Status. The article is finely cited with a good coverage and meet all other GA criteria. Ṫ Ḧ the joy of the LORDmy strength 14:59, 9 March 2015 (UTC)

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Dragon = Godiva device?[edit]

Is the "Dragon" mentioned in this article the same as the Godiva device? — Brianhe (talk) 15:57, 19 March 2015 (UTC)