BROOKHAVEN SCIENTIST, 2002 NOBEL LAUREATE IN PHYSICS, DR. RAYMOND DAVIS, JR.
RAYMOND DAVIS, RETIRED BROOKHAVEN NATIONAL LABORATORY SCIENTIST, WON THE 2002 NOBEL PRIZE IN PHYSICS FOR HIS WORK IN DETECTING SOLAR NEUTRINOS WHICH CREATED THE FIELD OF NEUTRINO ASTRONOMY. DAVIS WAS THE FIRST SCIENTIST TO DETECT SOLAR NEUTRINOS, THE ELUSIVE, GHOSTLIKE PARTICLES PRODUCED IN THE NUCLEAR REACTIONS OCCURRING IN THE CORE OF THE SUN, PROVIDING THE SUN'S ENERGY. HIS SOLAR NEUTRINO DETECTOR EXPERIMENT WAS CONDUCTED A MILE UNDERGROUND IN THE HOMESTAKE GOLD MINE IN SOUTH DAKOTA.
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