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Ernest Courant ’40, H’88

Ernest, a distinguished scientist known as the “father of modern particle accelerators,” died April 21, 2020. 

After receiving a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Rochester, Ernest worked on nuclear physics at the Montreal Laboratory, part of the Manhattan Project. He spent most of his career at Brookhaven Lab, during which he was also a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a recipient of the Enrico Fermi Award, given by the U.S. government in recognition of lifetime scientific achievement. 

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