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Born: 1931-03-22
Profession: Scientist
Nation: American
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I was born on 22 March 1931 in New York, the elder child of Abraham and Fanny Richter.

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In 1948 I entered the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, undecided between studies of chemistry and physics, but my first year convinced me that physics was more interesting to me.

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Modern science is fast-moving, and no laboratory can exist for long with a program based on old facilities. Innovation and renewal are required to keep a laboratory on the frontiers of science.

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Since stepping down as laboratory director in 1999, I have devoted an increasing fraction of my time to international issues. I am involved with energy, environment, and sustainability issues, particularly as they involve new energy sources free of greenhouse gases.

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While a lab Director can get done the things that he regards as important, he has the more important job of bringing out the best ideas of the broader scientific community.

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