Dr. Ray Davis, Jr. earned a PhD 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.
Deadwood History, Inc.*: Deadwood History, Inc. has correspondence between James Dunn and Ray Davis, Homestake Mining Company historical photographs of the neutrino work, and Sharp Bits issues related to Ray Davis.
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Ray Davis, 1968. Homestake Mining Company Collection.