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Burton J. Moyer was born February 24, 1912 in Greenville, Illinois; attended school in Fargo, N.D.; received a bachelor's
degree in mathematics from Seattle Pacific College in 1933 and a Ph.D. from the University of Washington in 1939. Moyer was
on the faculty of mathematics and physics at Greenville College from 1939 to 1942. He joined the Lawrence Radiation Laboratory
at Berkeley, California in 1942, working on the Manhattan Project at Berkeley and Oakridge, Tennessee. At the laboratory,
Moyer worked on the separation of uranium isotopes; his research eventually encompassed topics in both nuclear and high-energy
physics. He would become one of the leading high energy physicists in the world, known best for his paper entitled "High Energy
Photons from Proton Nucleon Collisions" (1950), which announced the discovery of the neutral p meson, a milestone in the field
of particle physics. Moyer was a faculty member in the Department of Physics at UC Berkeley until 1971 and then served as
Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Oregon from 1971 to 1973. Moyer died on April 21, 1973
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