- Category : 1924-births
- Type : GE
- Profile : 4/6 - Opportunistic / Role Model
- Definition : Split - Small (12,31)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Explanation 3
American physicist known for his book The Physics of Baseball as well as a paper titled "The Crack of the Bat: The Acoustics of the Bat Hitting the Ball." His other publications include The Great Design; Particles, Fields and Creation (Oxford University Press, 1987).
In 1959 he joined the faculty at Yale, serving as chair of the Department of Physics and director of the Division of Physical Sciences. He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1976 where he served as Chairman of the Physics Section 1986-1989 and Chairman of the Class of Physical Sciences 1991-1994. He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1997, after a distinguished career in, among many other subfields of physics, weak-interaction (Kaon) physics at the Alternating Gradient Synchrotron (AGS) at BNL.
He died on 28 September 2020 at the age of 96 in Hamden, Connecticut.