ⓘ Ernest Courant


ⓘ Ernest Courant

Ernest Courant was a German-born American physicist. He was important for the creation of modern large-scale particle accelerator concepts.

His most notable discovery was his 1952 work with Milton S. Livingston and Hartland Snyder on the Strong focusing principle, a critical step in the development of modern particle accelerators like the synchrotron.

Courant was a member of the National Academy of Sciences. He worked at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

He turned 100 in March 2020 and died the following month.