Maria Goeppert-Mayer (1906-1972) was an American physicist who worked mainly on the structure of the atomic nucleus.
She shared the 1963 Nobel Prize for Physics with Wigner and Jensen.
Born in Germany, she emigrated to the USA in 1931.
By 1948 she had managed to explain the stability of particular atoms. Atomic nuclei were seen as shell-like layers of protons and neutrons with the most stable atoms having completely filled outermost shells.
Why is Maria Goeppert-Mayer famous?
Maria Goeppert-Mayer was an American theoretical physicist, and Nobel laureate in Physics.
Life in Brief:
- Being born on Jun 28, Maria was a Cancer. - her ethnicity: White. - her mother's name: Maria Wolff. - her father's name: Friedrich Goeppert.
She attended the PhD, University of Gi¶ttingen (in 1930).
Maria dated Joseph E. Mayer (husband).
She died on Sunday, February 20, 1972, in San Diego; cause of death: unspecified.