[ gŭp′ûrt-mā′ər ]
German-born American physicist who, with Hans Jensen, developed a model of the atomic nucleus that explained why certain nuclei were stable and had an unusual number of stable isotopes. For this work, Goeppert-Mayer and Jensen shared the 1963 Nobel Prize for physics with American physicist Eugene Wigner.
What Is The Difference Between “Might” And “May”?May expresses likelihood while might expresses a stronger sense of doubt or a contrary-to-fact hypothetical. The difference in degree between “You may be right” and “You might be right” is slight but not insignificant: if I say you may be right about something, there is a higher degree of probability that you are right about it than if I say you might be right about something. Example: You think Einstein is the most brilliant physicist who …
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