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One Nobel. But why not more?

Joseph Hooton Taylor Jr. always credited the “extremely stimulating” intellectual environment at UMass Amherst for providing the backdrop for his Nobel Prize-winning research.

Taylor and one of his doctoral students, Russell Hulse, shared the Nobel in physics for discovering, in 1974, a binary pulsar that they used to demonstrate the existence of gravitational radiation as first predicted by Albert Einstein.

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