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Gordon Thompson Danby (November 8, 1929 – August 2, 2016) was a Canadian-American physicist notable (together with Dr. James R. Powell) for his work on superconducting Maglev, for which he shared the Franklin Institute 'Medal 2000 for Engineering'.[1][2][3]

Danby was born in Richmond, Ontario (now part of Ottawa) and went to Carleton University to study mathematics and physics before going to McGill University in Montreal, where he received a PhD in 1956. He started working at Brookhaven National Laboratory on Long Island, New York the following year and remained there until 1999. Danby was responsible for designing the magnetic storage ring initially used for E821 at BNL, which was later moved to Fermilab for the Muon g-2 experiment.[4]


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  2. ^ Corporation, Bonnier (June 29, 1992). "Popular Science". Bonnier Corporation – via Google Books.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-01-25. Retrieved 2010-12-03.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ https://physicstoday.scitation.org/doi/full/10.1063/1.1372101

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