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Emilio Gino Segrè (1 February 1905 – 22 April 1989) was an Italian-American physicist and Nobel laureate, who discovered the elements technetium and astatine, and the antiproton, a subatomic antiparticle, for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics
Nobel Prize in Physics
in 1959. From 1943 to 1946 he worked at the Los Alamos National Laboratory as a group leader for the Manhattan Project. He found in April 1944 that Thin Man, the proposed plutonium gun-type nuclear weapon, would not work because of the presence of plutonium-240 impurities. Born in Tivoli, near Rome, Segrè studied engineering at the University of Rome
La Sapienza before taking up physics in 1927. Segrè was appointed assistant professor of physics at the University of Rome
in 1932 and worked there until 1936, becoming one of the Via Panisperna boys. From 1936 to 1938 he was director of the Physics Laboratory at the University of Palermo. After a visit to Ernest O. Lawrence's Berkeley Radiation Laboratory, he was sent a molybdenum strip from the laboratory's cyclotron deflector in 1937, which was emitting anomalous forms of radioactivity. After careful chemical and theoretical analysis, Segrè was able to prove that some of the radiation was being produced by a previously unknown element, named technetium, which was the first artificially synthesized chemical element that does not occur in nature. In 1938, Benito Mussolini's fascist government passed anti-Semitic laws barring Jews from university positions. As a Jew, Segrè was now rendered an indefinite émigré. At the Berkeley Radiation Lab, Lawrence offered him a job as a research assistant. While at Berkeley, Segrè helped discover the element astatine and the isotope plutonium-239, which was later used to make the Fat Man
Fat Man
nuclear bomb dropped on Nagasaki. In 1944, he became a naturalized citizen of the United States. On his return to Berkeley in 1946, he became a professor of physics and of history of science, serving until 1972. Segrè and Owen Chamberlain were co-heads of a research group at the Lawrence Radiation Laboratory that discovered the antiproton, for which the two shared the 1959 Nobel Prize in Physics. Segrè was also active as a photographer and took many photos documenting events and people in the history of modern science, which were donated to the American Institute of Physics
American Institute of Physics
after his death. The American Institute of Physics
American Institute of Physics
named its photographic archive of physics history in his honor.


1 Early life 2 Physics
professor 3 Radiation Laboratory 4 Manhattan Project 5 Later life 6 Notes 7 References 8 Bibliography 9 Further reading 10 External links

Early life[edit] Emilio Gino Segrè was born into a Sephardic Jewish
Sephardic Jewish
family in Tivoli, near Rome, on 1 February 1905, the son of Giuseppe Segrè, a businessman who owned a paper mill, and Amelia Susanna Treves. He had two older brothers, Angelo and Marco.[1] His uncle, Gino Segrè, was a law professor.[2] He was educated at the ginnasio in Tivoli and, after the family moved to Rome
in 1917, the ginnasio and liceo in Rome. He graduated in July 1922 and enrolled in the University of Rome
La Sapienza as an engineering student.[3] In 1927, Segrè met Franco Rasetti, who introduced him to Enrico Fermi. The two young physics professors were looking for talented students. They attended the Volta Conference at Como
in September 1927,[4] where Segrè heard lectures from notable physicists including Niels Bohr, Werner Heisenberg, Robert Millikan, Wolfgang Pauli, Max Planck and Ernest Rutherford. Segrè then joined Fermi and Rasetti at their laboratory in Rome. With the help of the director of the Institute of Physics, Orso Mario Corbino, Segrè was able to transfer to physics,[5] and, studying under Fermi, earned his laurea degree in July 1928,[6] with a thesis on "Anomalous Dispersion and Magnetic Rotation".[3] After a stint in the Italian Army
Italian Army
from 1928 to 1929,[3] during which he was a commissioned as a second lieutenant in the antiaircraft artillery,[7] Segrè returned to the laboratory on Via Panisperna. He published his first article, which summarised his thesis, "On anomalous dispersion in mercury and in lithium", jointly with Edoardo Amaldi in 1928, and another article with him the following year on the Raman effect.[8] In 1930, Segrè began studying the Zeeman effect
Zeeman effect
in certain alkaline metals. When his progress stalled because the diffraction grating he required to continue was not available in Italy, he wrote to four laboratories elsewhere in Europe asking for assistance and received an invitation from Pieter Zeeman
Pieter Zeeman
to finish his work at Zeeman's laboratory in Amsterdam. Segrè was awarded a Rockefeller Foundation fellowship and, on Fermi's advice, elected to use it to study under Otto Stern
Otto Stern
in Hamburg.[9][10] Working with Otto Frisch
Otto Frisch
on space quantization produced results that apparently did not agree with the current theory; but Isidor Isaac Rabi
Isidor Isaac Rabi
showed that theory and experiment were in agreement if the nuclear spin of potassium was +1/2.[11] Physics
professor[edit] Segrè was appointed assistant professor of physics at the University of Rome
in 1932 and worked there until 1936, becoming one of the Via Panisperna boys.[12] In 1934, he met Elfriede Spiro, a Jewish woman whose family had come from Ostrowo in West Prussia, but had fled to Breslau
when that part of Prussia became part of Poland after World War I. After the Nazi Party
Nazi Party
came to power in Germany in 1933, she had emigrated to Italy, where she worked as a secretary and an interpreter. At first she did not speak Italian well, and Segrè and Spiro conversed in German, in which he was fluent.[13] The two were married at the Great Synagogue of Rome
on 2 February 1936. He agreed with the rabbi to spend the minimal amount on the wedding, giving the balance of what would be spent on a luxury wedding to Jewish refugees from Germany. The rabbi managed to give them many of the trappings of a luxury wedding anyway.[14] The couple had three children: Claudio, born in 1937, Amelia Gertrude Allegra, born in 1937, and Fausta Irene, born in 1945.[15]

The Via Panisperna boys
Via Panisperna boys
in the courtyard of Rome
University's Physics Institute in Via Panisperna. Left to right: Oscar D'Agostino, Segrè, Edoardo Amaldi, Franco Rasetti
Franco Rasetti
and Enrico Fermi.

After marrying, Segrè sought a stable job and became professor of physics and director of the Physics
Institute at the University of Palermo. He found the equipment there primitive and the library bereft of modern physics literature, but his colleagues at Palermo included the mathematicians Michele Cipolla
Michele Cipolla
and Michele De Franchis, the mineralogist Carlo Perrier and the botanist Luigi Montemartini.[16] In 1936 he paid a visit to Ernest O. Lawrence's Berkeley Radiation Laboratory, where he met Edwin McMillan, Donald Cooksey, Franz Kurie, Philip Abelson
Philip Abelson
and Robert Oppenheimer. Segrè was intrigued by the radioactive scrap metal that had once been part of the laboratory's cyclotron. In Palermo, this was found to contain a number of radioactive isotopes. In February 1937, Lawrence sent him a molybdenum strip that was emitting anomalous forms of radioactivity. Segrè enlisted Perrier's help to subject the strip to careful chemical and theoretical analysis, and they were able to prove that some of the radiation was being produced by a previously unknown element.[17] In 1947 they named it technetium, as it was the first artificially synthesized chemical element.[18][19] Radiation Laboratory[edit] In June 1938, Segrè paid a summer visit to California
to study the short-lived isotopes of technetium, which did not survive being mailed to Italy. While Segrè was en route, Benito Mussolini's fascist government passed racial laws barring Jews from university positions. As a Jew, Segrè was now rendered an indefinite émigré.[20] The Czechoslovakian crisis prompted Segrè to send for Elfriede and Claudio, as he now feared that war in Europe was inevitable.[21] In November 1938 and February 1939 they made quick trips to Mexico to exchange their tourist visas for immigration visa. Both Segrè and Elfriede held grave fears for the fate of their parents in Italy
and Germany.[22] At the Berkeley Radiation Lab, Lawrence offered Segrè a job as a research assistant—a relatively lowly position for someone who had discovered an element—for US$300 (equivalent to $5,300 in 2017) a month for six months. When Lawrence learned that Segrè was legally trapped in California, he reduced Segrè's salary to $116 a month.[23][24] Working with Glenn Seaborg, Segrè isolated the metastable isotope technetium-99m. Its properties made it ideal for use in nuclear medicine, and it is now used in about 10 million medical diagnostic procedures annually.[25] Segrè went looking for element 93, but did not find it, as he was looking for an element chemically akin to rhenium instead of a rare-earth element, which is what element 93 was.[26] Working with Alexander Langsdorf, Jr., and Chien-Shiung Wu, he discovered xenon-135,[27][28] which later became important as a nuclear poison in nuclear reactors.[29] Segrè then turned his attention to another missing element on the periodic table, element 85. After he announced how he intended to create it by bombarding bismuth-209 with alpha particles at a Monday meeting Radiation Laboratory meeting, two of his colleagues, Dale R. Corson and Robert A. Cornog carried out his proposed experiment. Segrè then asked whether he could do the chemistry and, with Kenneth Ross MacKenzie, successfully isolated the new element, which is today called astatine.[30][31][32] Segrè and Wu then attempted to find the last remaining missing non-transuranic element, element 61. They had the correct technique for making it, but lacked the chemical methods to separate it.[33] He also worked with Seaborg, McMillan, Joseph W. Kennedy and Arthur C. Wahl to create plutonium-239 in Lawrence's 60-inch (150 cm) cyclotron in December 1940.[34][35] Manhattan Project[edit]

Segrè's ID badge photo from Los Alamos

The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941 and the subsequent United States
United States
declaration of war upon Italy
rendered Segrè an enemy alien and cut him off from communication with his parents. Physicists began leaving the Radiation Laboratory to do war work, and Raymond T. Birge asked him to teach classes to the remaining students. This provided a useful supplement to Segrè's income, and he established important friendships and professional associations with some of these students, who included Owen Chamberlain
Owen Chamberlain
and Clyde Wiegand.[36] In late 1942, Oppenheimer asked Segrè to join the Manhattan Project at its Los Alamos Laboratory. [37] Segrè became the head of the laboratory's P-5 (Radioactivity) Group, which formed part of Robert Bacher's P (Experimental Physics) Division.[38] For security reasons, he was given the cover name of Earl Seaman.[39] He moved to Los Alamos with his family in June 1943.[40] Segrè's group set up its equipment in a disused Forest Service cabin in the Pajarito Canyon near Los Alamos in August 1943.[41] His group's task was to measure and catalog the radioactivity of various fission products. An important line of research was determining the degree of isotope enrichment achieved with various samples of enriched uranium. Initially, the tests using mass spectrometry, used by Columbia University, and neutron assay, used by Berkeley, gave different results. Segrè studied Berkeley's results and could find no error, while Kenneth Bainbridge
Kenneth Bainbridge
likewise found no fault with New York's. However, analysis of another sample showed close agreement.[42] Higher rates of spontaneous fission were observed at Los Alamos, which Segrè's group concluded were due to cosmic rays, which were more prevalent at Los Alamos due to its high altitude.[41] The group measured the activity of thorium, uranium-234, uranium-235 and uranium-238, but only had access to microgram quantities of plutonium-239.[41] The first sample plutonium produced in the nuclear reactor at Oak Ridge was received in April 1944. Within days the group observed five times the rate of spontaneous fission as with the cyclotron-produced plutonium.[43] This was not news that the leaders of the project wanted to hear. It meant that Thin Man, the proposed plutonium gun-type nuclear weapon, would not work and implied that the project's investment in plutonium production facilities at the Hanford Site was wasted. Segrè's group carefully checked their results and concluded that the increased activity was due to the plutonium-240 isotope.[44] In June 1944, Segrè was summoned into Oppenheimer's office and informed that while his father was safe, his mother had been rounded up by the Nazis in October 1943. Segrè never saw either of his parents again. His father died in Rome
in October 1944.[45] In late 1944, Segrè and Elfriede became naturalized citizens of the United States.[46] His group, now designated R-4, was given responsibility for measuring the gamma radiation from the Trinity nuclear test
Trinity nuclear test
in July 1945.[47] The blast damaged or destroyed most of the experiments, but enough data was recovered to measure the gamma rays.[48] Later life[edit] In August 1945, a few days before the surrender of Japan and the end of World War II, Segrè received an offer from Washington University in St. Louis of an associate professorship with a salary of US$5,000 (equivalent to $68,000 in 2017). The following month, the University of Chicago also made him an offer. After some prompting, Birge offered $6,500 and a full professorship, which Segrè decided to accept. He left Los Alamos in January 1946 and returned to Berkeley.[49][50] In the late 1940s, many academics left the University of California, lured away by higher-salary offers and by the University's peculiar loyalty oath requirement. Segrè chose to take the oath and stay, but this did not allay suspicions about his loyalty. Luis Alvarez was incensed that Amaldi, Fermi, Pontecorvo, Rasetti and Segrè had chosen to pursue patent claims against the United States
United States
for their pre-war discoveries and told Segrè to let him know when Pontecorvo wrote from Russia. He also clashed with Lawrence over the latter's plan to create a rival nuclear-weapons laboratory to Los Alamos in Livermore, California, in order to develop the hydrogen bomb, a weapon that Segrè felt would be of dubious utility.[51] Unhappy with his deteriorating relationships with his colleagues and with the poisonous political atmosphere at Berkeley caused by the loyalty oath controversy, Segrè accepted a job offer from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.[51] The courts ultimately resolved the patent claims in the Italian scientists' favour in 1953, awarding them US$400,000 (equivalent to $3,700,000 in 2017) for the patents related to generating neutrons, which worked out to about $20,000 after legal costs. Kennedy, Seaborg, Wahl and Segrè were subsequently awarded the same amount for their discovery of plutonium, which came to $100,000 after being divided four ways, there being no legal fees this time.[52] After turning down offers from IBM
and the Brookhaven National Laboratory, Segrè returned to Berkeley in 1952.[53] He moved his family from Berkeley to nearby Lafayette, California, in 1955.[54] Working with Chamberlain and others, he began searching for the antiproton, a subatomic antiparticle of the proton.[55] The antiparticle of the electron, the positron had been predicted by Paul Dirac in 1931[56] and then discovered by Carl D. Anderson
Carl D. Anderson
in 1932.[57] By analogy, it was now expected that there would be an antiparticle corresponding to the proton, but no one had found one, and even in 1955 some scientists doubted that it existed.[58] Using Lawrence's Bevatron
set to 6 GeV, they managed to detect conclusive evidence of antiprotons.[55][59] Chamberlain and Segrè were awarded the 1959 Nobel Prize in Physics
Nobel Prize in Physics
for their discovery.[60] This was controversial, because Clyde Wiegand and Thomas Ypsilantis were co-authors of the same article, but did not share the prize.[61] Segrè served on the University's powerful Budget Committee from 1961 to 1965 and was chairman of the Physics
Department from 1965 to 1966. He supported Teller's successful bid to separate the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory from the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory
Lawrence Livermore Laboratory
in 1970.[62] He was one of the trustees of Fermilab
from 1965 to 1968. He attended its inauguration with Laura Fermi
Laura Fermi
in 1974.[63] During the 1950s, Segrè edited Fermi's papers. He later published a biography of Fermi, Enrico Fermi: Physicist
(1970). He published his own lecture notes as From X-rays to Quarks: Modern Physicists and Their Discoveries (1980) and From Falling Bodies to Radio Waves: Classical Physicists and Their Discoveries (1984). He also edited the Annual Review of Nuclear and Particle Science from 1958 to 1977 and wrote an autobiography, A Mind Always in Motion (1993), which was published posthumously.[64][62] Elfriede died in October 1970, and Segrè married Rosa Mines in February 1972.[15] That year he reached the University of California's compulsory retirement age. He continued teaching the history of physics.[65] In 1974 he returned to the University of Rome
as a professor, but served only a year before reaching the mandatory retirement age.[62] Segrè died from a heart attack at the age of 84 while out walking near his home in Lafayette.[66] Active as a photographer, Segrè took many photos documenting events and people in the history of modern science. After his death Rosa donated many of his photographs to the American Institute of Physics, which named its photographic archive of physics history in his honor. The collection was bolstered by a subsequent bequest from Rosa after her death from an accident in Tivoli in 1997.[62][67][15] Notes[edit]

^ Segrè 1993, pp. 2–3. ^ Segrè 1993, p. 6. ^ a b c Jackson 2002, pp. 5–6. ^ Fermi 1954, pp. 43–44. ^ Segrè 1993, pp. 44–49. ^ Segrè 1993, p. 52. ^ Segrè 1993, pp. 54–59. ^ Segrè 1993, pp. 61, 304. ^ Jackson 2002, pp. 7–8. ^ Segrè 1993, pp. 64–70. ^ Segrè 1993, pp. 86–87. ^ " Emilio Segrè
Emilio Segrè
– Biography". The Nobel Foundation. Retrieved 22 May 2013.  ^ Segrè 1993, pp. 96–97. ^ Segrè 1993, p. 107. ^ a b c Jackson 2002, p. 7. ^ Segrè 1993, pp. 104–106. ^ Jackson 2002, pp. 9–10. ^ Segrè 1993, pp. 115–118. ^ Perrier, C.; Segrè, E. (1947). "Technetium: The Element of Atomic Number 43". Nature. 159 (4027): 24. Bibcode:1947Natur.159...24P. doi:10.1038/159024a0. PMID 20279068.  ^ Segrè 1993, pp. 128–132. ^ Segrè 1993, p. 140. ^ Segrè 1993, pp. 145–149. ^ Jackson 2002, pp. 11–12. ^ Segrè 1993, pp. 147–148. ^ Hoffman, Ghiorso & Seaborg 2000, p. 15. ^ Segrè, Emilio (June 1939). "An Unsuccessful Search for Transuranic Elements". Physical Review. 55 (11): 1103–1104. Bibcode:1939PhRv...55.1104S. doi:10.1103/PhysRev.55.1104. ISSN 0031-899X.  ^ Segrè, Emilio; Wu, Chien-Shiung (March 1940). "Some Fission Products of Uranium". Physical Review. 57 (6): 552. Bibcode:1940PhRv...57..552S. doi:10.1103/PhysRev.57.552.3. ISSN 0031-899X.  ^ Wu, Chien-Shiung; Segrè, Emilio (March 1945). "Radioactive Xenons". Physical Review. 67 (5–6): 142–149. Bibcode:1945PhRv...67..142W. doi:10.1103/PhysRev.67.142. ISSN 0031-899X.  ^ Segrè 1993, p. 153. ^ Jackson 2002, p. 11. ^ Corson, Dale R.; MacKenzie, Kenneth Ross; Segrè, Emilio (1940). "Artificially radioactive element 85". Physical Review. American Physical Society. 58 (8): 672–678. Bibcode:1940PhRv...58..672C. doi:10.1103/PhysRev.58.672. ISSN 0031-899X.  ^ Segrè 1993, pp. 155-156. ^ Segrè 1993, pp. 155–156. ^ Seaborg, Glenn T. "An Early History of LBNL: Elements 93 and 94". Advanced Computing for Science Department, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Retrieved 17 September 2008.  ^ Seaborg, Glenn T. "The plutonium story". Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, University of California. LBL-13492, DE82 004551. Retrieved 17 September 2008.  ^ Segrè 1993, pp. 170–172. ^ Segrè 1993, pp. 177–180. ^ Hawkins 1961, p. 101. ^ Hoddeson et al. 1993, p. 96. ^ Segrè 1993, p. 186. ^ a b c Hoddeson et al. 1993, pp. 234–236. ^ Hawkins 1961, pp. 120–121. ^ Hoddeson et al. 1993, pp. 236–239. ^ Hoddeson et al. 1993, pp. 239–244. ^ Segrè 1993, pp. 195, 214–215. ^ Segrè 1993, pp. 204–205. ^ Hoddeson et al. 1993, p. 357. ^ Hoddeson et al. 1993, p. 375. ^ Segrè 1993, pp. 206–210. ^ Jackson 2002, p. 13. ^ a b Segrè 1993, pp. 234–239. ^ Segrè 1993, pp. 245–247. ^ Segrè 1993, p. 240. ^ Segrè 1993, p. 253. ^ a b Segre, E. (1 July 1960). "Nuclear Properties of Antinucleons". science. 132 (3418): 9–14. Bibcode:1960Sci...132....9S. doi:10.1126/science.132.3418.9. ISSN 0036-8075.  ^ Dirac, P. A. M. (1931). "Quantised Singularities in the Quantum Field". Proceedings of the Royal Society. 133 (821): 2–3. Bibcode:1931RSPSA.133...60D. doi:10.1098/rspa.1931.0130.  ^ Anderson, Carl D. (1933). "The Positive Electron". Physical Review. 43 (6): 491–494. Bibcode:1933PhRv...43..491A. doi:10.1103/PhysRev.43.491.  ^ Segrè 1993, pp. 255–257. ^ Segrè, Emilio (11 December 1959). "Properties of antinucleons – Nobel Lecture" (PDF). The Nobel Foundation. Retrieved 31 May 2013.  ^ "The Nobel Prize in Physics
Nobel Prize in Physics
1959". The Nobel Foundation. Retrieved 31 May 2013.  ^ Jackson 2002, pp. 15–16. ^ a b c d "Emilio Gino Segrè January 30, 1905–April 22, 1989". National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Sciences
biography. Retrieved 2 June 2013.  ^ Segrè 1993, pp. 284–287. ^ Jackson 2002, pp. 17, 25. ^ Segrè 1993, p. 288. ^ Flint, Peter (24 April 1989). "Dr. Emilio G. Segre Is Dead at 84; Shared Nobel for Studies of Atom". The New York Times. Retrieved 31 May 2013.  ^ "Photos of physicists, astronomers and other scientists – Emilio Segrè Visual Archives". American Institute of Physics. Retrieved 13 March 2012. 


Fermi, Laura (1954). Atoms in the Family: My Life with Enrico Fermi. Chicago, Illinois: University of Chicago
University of Chicago
Press. OCLC 537507.  Hawkins, David (1961). Manhattan District History: Project Y
Project Y
– The Los Alamos Project. Volume I: Inception until August 1945. Los Alamos National Laboratory. LAMS 2532.  Hoddeson, Lillian; Henriksen, Paul W.; Meade, Roger A.; Westfall, Catherine L. (1993). Critical Assembly: A Technical History of Los Alamos During the Oppenheimer Years, 1943–1945. New York: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-44132-3. OCLC 26764320.  Hoffman, Darleane C.; Ghiorso, Albert; Seaborg, Glenn T. (2000). The Transuranium People: The Inside Story. London: Imperial College Press. ISBN 1-86094-087-0. OCLC 49570028. Retrieved 28 May 2013.  Jackson, J. David (2002). Emilio Gino Segrè January 30, 1905–April 22, 1989 (PDF). Bibliographical Memoirs. Washington, D.C.: National Academy of Sciences. OCLC 51822510. Retrieved 17 July 2013. 


E. Segrè (1964) Nuclei and Particles E. Segrè (1970) Enrico Fermi, Physicist, University Of Chicago Press.

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E. Segrè (1980) From X-rays to Quarks: Modern Physicists and Their Discoveries (Dover Classics of Science & Mathematics), Dover Publications. E. Segrè (1984) From Falling Bodies to Radio Waves: Classical Physicists and Their Discoveries. Segrè, Emilio (1993). A Mind Always in Motion: the Autobiography of Emilio Segrè. Berkeley, California: University of California
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Further reading[edit]

Segrè, E; et.al. "Formation of the 50-Year Element 94 from Deuteron Bombardment of U238", (June 1942), Argonne National Laboratory, United States Department of Energy (through predecessor agency the Atomic Energy Commission). Segrè, E. "Spontaneous Fission", (22 November 1950), Radiation Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, United States Department of Energy (through predecessor agency the Atomic Energy Commission). Segrè, E. (1953) Experimental Nuclear Physics. Segrè, E; et.al. "Observation of Antiprotons", (19 October 1955), Radiation Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, United States Department of Energy (through predecessor agency the Atomic Energy Commission). Segrè, E; et.al. "Antiprotons", (29 November 1955), Radiation Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, United States Department of Energy (through predecessor agency the Atomic Energy Commission). Segrè, E; et.al. "The Antiproton-Nucleon Annihilation Process ( Antiproton
Collaboration Experiment)", (10 September 1956), Radiation Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, United States Department of Energy (through predecessor agency the Atomic Energy Commission). Segrè, E; et.al. "Experiments on Antiprotons: Antiproton-Nucleon Cross Sections", (22 July 1957), Radiation Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, United States
United States
Department of Energy (through predecessor agency the Atomic Energy Commission).

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George Marshall
(1947) Harry S. Truman
Harry S. Truman
(1948) Winston Churchill
Winston Churchill
(1949) The American Fighting-Man (1950)


Mohammed Mosaddeq (1951) Elizabeth II
Elizabeth II
(1952) Konrad Adenauer
Konrad Adenauer
(1953) John Foster Dulles
John Foster Dulles
(1954) Harlow Curtice
Harlow Curtice
(1955) Hungarian Freedom Fighters (1956) Nikita Khrushchev
Nikita Khrushchev
(1957) Charles de Gaulle
Charles de Gaulle
(1958) Dwight D. Eisenhower
Dwight D. Eisenhower
(1959) U.S. Scientists: George Beadle / Charles Draper / John Enders / Donald A. Glaser / Joshua Lederberg
Joshua Lederberg
/ Willard Libby
Willard Libby
/ Linus Pauling
Linus Pauling
/ Edward Purcell / Isidor Rabi / Emilio Segrè
Emilio Segrè
/ William Shockley
William Shockley
/ Edward Teller / Charles Townes / James Van Allen
James Van Allen
/ Robert Woodward (1960) John F. Kennedy
John F. Kennedy
(1961) Pope John XXIII
Pope John XXIII
(1962) Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr.
(1963) Lyndon B. Johnson
Lyndon B. Johnson
(1964) William Westmoreland
William Westmoreland
(1965) The Generation Twenty-Five and Under (1966) Lyndon B. Johnson
Lyndon B. Johnson
(1967) The Apollo 8
Apollo 8
Astronauts: William Anders
William Anders
/ Frank Borman
Frank Borman
/ Jim Lovell (1968) The Middle Americans (1969) Willy Brandt
Willy Brandt
(1970) Richard Nixon
Richard Nixon
(1971) Henry Kissinger
Henry Kissinger
/ Richard Nixon
Richard Nixon
(1972) John Sirica
John Sirica
(1973) King Faisal (1974) American Women: Susan Brownmiller / Kathleen Byerly
Kathleen Byerly
/ Alison Cheek / Jill Conway / Betty Ford
Betty Ford
/ Ella Grasso / Carla Hills / Barbara Jordan / Billie Jean King
Billie Jean King
/ Susie Sharp / Carol Sutton / Addie Wyatt (1975)


Jimmy Carter
Jimmy Carter
(1976) Anwar Sadat
Anwar Sadat
(1977) Deng Xiaoping
Deng Xiaoping
(1978) Ayatollah Khomeini (1979) Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan
(1980) Lech Wałęsa
Lech Wałęsa
(1981) The Computer (1982) Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan
/ Yuri Andropov
Yuri Andropov
(1983) Peter Ueberroth
Peter Ueberroth
(1984) Deng Xiaoping
Deng Xiaoping
(1985) Corazon Aquino
Corazon Aquino
(1986) Mikhail Gorbachev
Mikhail Gorbachev
(1987) The Endangered Earth (1988) Mikhail Gorbachev
Mikhail Gorbachev
(1989) George H. W. Bush
George H. W. Bush
(1990) Ted Turner
Ted Turner
(1991) Bill Clinton
Bill Clinton
(1992) The Peacemakers: Yasser Arafat
Yasser Arafat
/ F. W. de Klerk
F. W. de Klerk
/ Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela
/ Yitzhak Rabin
Yitzhak Rabin
(1993) Pope John Paul II
Pope John Paul II
(1994) Newt Gingrich
Newt Gingrich
(1995) David Ho
David Ho
(1996) Andrew Grove
Andrew Grove
(1997) Bill Clinton
Bill Clinton
/ Ken Starr
Ken Starr
(1998) Jeffrey P. Bezos (1999) George W. Bush
George W. Bush


Rudolph Giuliani (2001) The Whistleblowers: Cynthia Cooper / Coleen Rowley
Coleen Rowley
/ Sherron Watkins (2002) The American Soldier (2003) George W. Bush
George W. Bush
(2004) The Good Samaritans: Bono
/ Bill Gates
Bill Gates
/ Melinda Gates
Melinda Gates
(2005) You (2006) Vladimir Putin
Vladimir Putin
(2007) Barack Obama
Barack Obama
(2008) Ben Bernanke
Ben Bernanke
(2009) Mark Zuckerberg
Mark Zuckerberg
(2010) The Protester (2011) Barack Obama
Barack Obama
(2012) Pope Francis
Pope Francis
(2013) Ebola Fighters: Dr. Jerry Brown / Dr. Kent Brantly
Kent Brantly
/ Ella Watson-Stryker / Foday Gollah / Salome Karwah
Salome Karwah
(2014) Angela Merkel
Angela Merkel
(2015) Donald Trump
Donald Trump
(2016) The Silence Breakers (2017)


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