Murray Gell-Mann (born September 15, 1929) is an American physicist who received the 1969 Nobel Prize in physics for his  work on the theory of elementary particles.

Murray Gell-Mann (born September is an American physicist who received the 1969 Nobel Prize in physics for his work on the theory of elementary particles.

Murray Gell-Mann 1969    Born: 15 September 1929, New York, NY, USA    Affiliation at the time of the award: California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Pasadena, CA, USA    Prize motivation: "for his contributions and discoveries concerning the classification of elementary particles and their interactions"    Field: Particle physics

Murray Gell-Mann, The Nobel Prize in Physics "for his contributions and discoveries concerning the classification of elementary particles and their interactions", particle physics

TED Link: Murray Gell-Mann: Beauty, truth and ... physics? | Video on TED.com

Armed with a sense of humor and laypeople's terms, Nobel winner Murray Gell-Mann drops some knowledge on TEDsters about particle physics, asking questions like, Are elegant equations more likely to be right than inelegant ones?

The ancestor of language - After speaking at TED2007 on elegance in physics, the amazing Murray Gell-Mann gives a quick overview of another passionate interest: finding the common ancestry of our modern languages.

After speaking at on elegance in physics, the amazing Murray Gell-Mann gives a quick overview of another passionate interest: finding the common ancestry of our modern languages.

Murray Gell-Mann talks quarks

What is the Higgs boson? - video

Uncredited Photographer     Theoretical Physicists Murray Gell-Mann and Richard Feynman   1959

Uncredited Photographer Theoretical Physicists Murray Gell-Mann and Richard Feynman 1959

Murray Gell-Mann: 50 Years of Quarks

Murray Gell-Mann: 50 Years of Quarks

▶ Murray Gell-Mann: The Simple and the Complex (excerpt) -- A Thinking Allowed DVD w/ Jeffrey Mishlove

Murray Gell-Mann: The Simple and the Complex (excerpt) -- A Thinking Allowed DVD w/ Jeffrey Mishlove

Murray Gell-Mann - Nobel Prize Winner for Physics

Murray Gell-Mann - Nobel Prize Winner for Physics

Murray Gell-Mann

Murray Gell-Mann

Murray Gell-Mann won the Nobel Prize for physics in 1969 for discovering quarks

Murray Gell-Mann won the 1969 Nobel Prize in Physics for his discovery of the quark, a fundamental building block of all known matter.

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