Murray Gell-Mann Has Died

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According to the Twitterverse, the great physicist Murray Gell-Mann has died. I had hoped that, eventually, a Nobel would be awarded for the theory of QCD (quantum chromodynamics). Now that can't happen.
 
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The Nobel Prize biography on Prof Gell-Mann:

 
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From the Santa Fe institute: Murray Gell-Mann passes away at 89
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I had hoped that, eventually, a Nobel would be awarded for the theory of QCD (quantum chromodynamics). Now that can't happen.
He got a Nobel Prize "for his contributions and discoveries concerning the classification of elementary particles and their interactions."
Double Nobel Prizes are extremely rare, and apart from Curie (1903, 1911) they have only been given for outstanding work in two very different disciplines.
 

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I had hoped that, eventually, a Nobel would be awarded for the theory of QCD (quantum chromodynamics). Now that can't happen.
Hasn't it sort of already happened (Gross and Wilcek)? And who is the father of QCD? Fritzsch? Nambu? Wilson? Weinberg? (75% of whom already got the Nobel) What about the people who fleshed it out as a theory? People like Bjorken, Soper, Ellis, Collins and Sterman?
 

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