Richard E. Taylor

Professor Richard E. Taylor, CC , FRS , FRSC , Ph.D , M.Sc , B.Sc (born November 2, 1929 in Medicine Hat, Alberta) is an Canadian-American professor (Emeritus) at Stanford University and the laureate of the 1990 Nobel Prize for Physics together with Jerome Friedman and Henry Kendall.


B.Sc, 1950; M.Sc, 1952, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.

Ph.D, 1962, Stanford University.

Awards and Honors

  • Alexander von Humboldt Senior Scientist Award, 1982.
  • W.K.H. Panofsky Prize, 1989.
  • Nobel Prize in Physics, 1990.
  • Fellow, Guggenheim Foundation, 1971 - 1972.
  • Fellow, American Physical Society.
  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science.
  • Fellow, Royal Society of Canada.
  • Fellow, Royal Society of London.
  • Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
  • Member, Canadian Association of Physicists.
  • Foreign Associate, National Academy of Science.
  • Companion of the Order of Canada, 2005.


their pioneering investigations concerning deep inelastic scattering of electrons on protons and bound neutrons, which have been of essential importance for the development of the quark model in particle physics.

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