Cesar Lattes: the Brazilian physicist who discovered - and produced - pions

Image Credit: PICRYL Physics enthusiasts started wondering about a physicists that was not well known in the realm of contemporary physics, as his image was splashed across the internet with a Google doodle on July 11, 2024. He was born 100 year ago on July 11, 1924, in Brazil.   César Lattes,  the physicist in question ,  was a brilliant Brazilian physicist who played a key role in the discovery of the pion,  a fundamental subatomic particle.   Not only did he discover it using cosmic rays that fell on photographic plates in the Bolivian Andes, but also became instrumental in producing pions artificially in a lab. The height of the mountain region, light-pollution-free atmosphere and relative quiet may have provided Lattes and his team with a perfect geographic region, conducive for an experiment of this kind.  He was born in Curitiba,  Brazil,  Lattes graduated from the University of São Paulo in 1943 with a degree in both mathematics and physics.  Thanks to the association with the

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