|Who is it?
|Nuclear Physicist and Astrophysicist
|August 09, 1911
|Pittsburgh, United States
|109 YEARS OLD
|March 14, 1995(1995-03-14) (aged 83)\nPasadena, California
|Barnard Medal for Meritorious Service to Science (1965) Tom W. Bonner Prize in Nuclear Physics (1970) Vetlesen Prize (1973) National Medal of Science (1974) Eddington Medal (1978) Nobel Prize in Physics (1983)
|Charles Christian Lauritsen
|J. Richard Bond, Donald Clayton, F. Curtis Michel, Arthur B. McDonald
William Alfred Fowler, a renowned nuclear physicist and astrophysicist in the United States, is expected to attain a net worth ranging between $100,000 and $1,000,000 by the year 2024. With an impressive career dedicated to the study of atomic reactions and the formation of elements in stars, Fowler has solidified his place as a prominent figure in the field of nuclear physics. Throughout his lifetime, he has made substantial contributions to our understanding of stellar evolution and the processes that shape our universe. This, along with his numerous accolades and achievements, has undoubtedly contributed to his estimated net worth.
Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Fowler moved with his family to Lima, Ohio, a steam railroad town, at the age of two. He graduated from the Ohio State University, where he was a member of the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity, and received a Ph.D. in nuclear physics at the California Institute of Technology. Although an experimental nuclear Physicist, Fowler's most famous paper was "Synthesis of the Elements in Stars", coauthored with Cambridge cosmologist Fred Hoyle and in collaboration with two young Cambridge astronomers, E. Margaret Burbidge and Geoffrey Burbidge. That 1957 paper in Reviews of Modern Physics categorized most nuclear processes for origin of all but the lightest chemical elements in stars. It is widely known as the BFH paper.
Fowler won the Henry Norris Russell Lectureship of the American Astronomical Society in 1963, the Vetlesen Prize in 1973, the Eddington Medal in 1978, the Bruce Medal of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific in 1979, and the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1983 for his theoretical and experimental studies of the nuclear reactions of importance in the formation of the chemical elements in the universe (shared with Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar).
Fowler was the doctoral advisor at Caltech for Arthur B. McDonald, who would later go on to win the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics, and for Donald D. Clayton, who became the leader of the next generation of nuclear astrophysics and who in 2000 was elected Fellow of American Academy of Arts and Sciences.