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Born July 10, 1920, in San Francisco. American physicist. Member of the National Academy of Sciences (1960).
Chamberlain graduated from Dartmouth College in 1941 and received a doctorate from the University of Chicago in 1949. From 1942 to 1946, he worked at the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory on the development of the atomic bomb. He joined the faculty at the University of California at Berkeley in 1948, becoming a professor at the university in 1958.
Chamberlain’s main works deal with nuclear physics and particle physics. In 1955, Chamberlain discovered the antiproton, for which he shared a Nobel Prize with E. Segré in 1959.