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Ray Davis

Section - National History Day in South Dakota
Ray Davis
Ray Davis, 1968. Homestake Mining Company Collection

Dr. Ray Davis, Jr. earned a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Yale in 1942. He conducted ground-breaking research on neutrinos, particles that are created in the sun’s and the earth’s interior and have no weight or charge. Davis performed experiments in the Homestake Gold Mine in the 1960s and in 2002 won a Nobel Prize in Physics for his work with neutrinos.

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