He guards his privacy and spends much of his time at the Santa Fe Institute, which was founded in 1984 by friend Murray Gell-Mann
, who was awarded a Nobel Prize in physics in 1969 for his discovery of a system for classifying subatomic particles.
I used to see them walk to work together," Murray Gell-Mann
recalls in his autobiography.
In his book The Quark and the Jaguar, physicist Murray Gell-Mann
, who won the Nobel Prize for his quark theory, posits that complexity explains why all the action of the universe cannot simply be reduced to a few fundamental rules.
, a winner of the Nobel Prize in physics and a founding board member of the Prize for Promise.
The article "A place removed from 'the pressure of received ideas'" by Murray Gell-Mann
(SN: 9/12/2009, p.
Only someone with a very literature-centric point of view could make such a claim: what of Francis Crick, Gerald Edelman, Murray Gell-Mann
, Jane Goodall, Donald Hebb, Linus Pauling or Edward O.
, recipient of the 1969 Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery of the quark and founder of the Santa Fe Institute.
Nobody understands this pressure from the scientific establishment better than Murray Gell-Mann
, the Nobel laureate physicist who identified quarks as the ultimate building blocks of most earthly matter.
Doyne Farmer, Nobelists Murray Gell-Mann
and Kenneth Arrow, and Time Man of Year, Dr.
Michael Bishop in 1989 for Medicine; Murray Gell-Mann
in 1969 for Physics; Nadine Gordimer in 1991 Literature; Douglas Osheroff in 1996 for Physics; Joseph Rotblat in 1995 for Peace; Wole Soyinka in 1986 for Literature; Desmond Tutu in 1984 for Peace; Elie Wiesel in 1986 for Peace; and Jody Williams in 1997 for Peace.
, winner of the 1969 Nobel Prize in physics for his work on elementary particles (see Page 24 in this issue), was one of the originators of the Santa Fe Institute, an interdisciplinary research center in New Mexico that is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.
- Robert Andrews Millikan professor of theoretical physics emeritus, California Institute of Technology; 1969 Nobel laureate in physics.
, Forum Panelist, and one of today's most prominent scientists.