Professor Frederick Reines, Nobel Laureate and Wham-O Super Ball Aficionado May 11, 2011Posted by ucisca in Faculty, Uncategorized.
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UCI Professor Frederick Reines (1918-1998) was a particle physicist and educator internationally recognized for his verification of the existence of the neutrino and investigation of its properties. In 1995 he won the Nobel Prize for Physics. Professor Reines also had a sense of humor, which is apparent in this letter to the Wham-O Manufacturing Company, in which he complains about the flawed super ball he received from Wham-O.
MS-F007. Frederick Reines Papers, ca. 1931-1999. Special Collections and Archives, the U.C. Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California.