Joseph Hooton Taylor Jr. – Physicist

Joseph Hooton Taylor Jr. – Physicist

Name Joseph Hooton Taylor Jr.
Profession Physicist
Date of Birth 1941-03-29
Place of Birth Philadelphia, PA
Death Date
Birth Sign Aries

About Joseph Hooton Taylor Jr.

The co-recipient (with Russell Alan Hulse) of the 1993 Nobel Prize in Physics, he is famous for his discovery of a new variety of pulsar, a binary pulsar, which he and Hulse named PSR B1913+16.

Early Life Experience of Joseph Hooton Taylor Jr.

After obtaining his bachelor’s degree in physics from Haverford College and his doctorate in astronomy from Harvard University, he accepted a professorship at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Trivia Info

He taught at Princeton University from 1980 until 2006.

Family Life and Relationship

The son of Quakers Joseph and Sylvia Taylor, he spent his early days in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and the rest of his youth in Cinnaminson Township, New Jersey. His brother, Harold E. Taylor, also had a career as a physicist.

Close Associates

He and fellow physicist Kenneth Wilson are both recipients of the Wolf Prize and the Nobel Prize.

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