Hofstadter

[ hof-stat-er, -stah-ter ]
/ ˈhɒfˌstæt ər, -ˌstɑ tər /

noun

Richard, 1916–70, U.S. historian.
Robert, 1915–90, U.S. physicist: Nobel Prize 1961.

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Hofstadter
[ hŏfstătər ]
Robert 1915-1990

American physicist who determined the inner structure of protons and neutrons (1948) and in 1961 shared with German physicist Rudolf Ludwig Mössbauer the 1961 Nobel Prize for physics.
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