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Rubby Sherr

Rubby Sherr received his undergraduate degree from New York University in 1934 and his doctoral degree from Princeton University in 1938. He joined the MIT Radiation Lab in 1942 and worked on the Manhattan Project at Los Alamos for two years in the Initiator Group under the leadership of Charles Critchfield, designing the trigger used with the plutonium device at Trinity.

After Los Alamos, Sherr joined the faculty of the Department of Physics at Princeton University, where he taught and researched in nuclear physics for 30 years and is now Professor Emeritus.

Sherr continues his research in collaboration with Professor H. T. Fortune of the University of Pennsylvania.

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