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VAL L. FITCH - FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED 04/2004 - HFSID 267797

 
VAL L. FITCH
The Nobel Prize-winner in Physics (1980) signs on this First Day Cover promoting energy conservation
First Day Cover Signed: "Val L. Fitch/Princeton April '04", 6½x3¾. FDC for the Future Wind Energy Conservation/ Development, 13-cent Energy Conservation stamp affixed, postmarked Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, October 20, 1977, FIRST DAY OF ISSUE. Val Logsdon Fitch (1923-2015), of Princeton University, shared the 1980 Nobel Prize in Physics with James Cronin (born 1931) "for the discovery of violations of fundamental symmetry principles in the decay of neutral K-mesons." Fitch, who has been Chairman of the Physics Department at Princeton since 1976, worked on the Manhattan Project for three years during WWII as a soldier with the U.S. Army. He later worked at Brookhaven Cosmotron, where he met Cronin, and the two worked together at Princeton from the 1950s until 1971. Fine condition.


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VAL L. FITCH
Born: March 10, 1923 in Merriman, Nebraska
Died: February 5, 2015 in Princeton, New Jersey



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