Leon Lederman

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* February 15, 1957 Richard L. Garwin, Leon Lederman, and Marcel Weinrich Observations of the Failure of Conservation of Parity and Charge Conjugation in Meson Decays: the Magnetic Moment of the Free Muon

Garwin-Lederman confirms parity violation in an experiment using mesons

* November 1964 Physics Today By Leon M. Lederman Observations in high-energy physics
* April 10, 1977 Nature Richard L. Garwin and Leon M. Lederman History of parity violation experiment

Years later in a letter to the editor of Nature, Garwin and Lederman clarify matters of priority and authorship in events leading up to the announcement parity violation experiments.

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* January 16, 1957 New York Times Harold M. Schmeck, Jr. Basic Concept in Physics Is Reported Upset in Tests; Conservation of Parity Law in Nuclear Theory Challenged by Scientists at Columbia and Princeton

Big media splash by Columbia on parity violation discoveries. Page One above the fold. Franklin remembers they stopped classes for the announcement.