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Robert Pound, 90; Harvard physicist confirmed key theory of Einstein

Robert Pound recorded an experiment to test Einstein’s principle of equivalence in 1960. Robert Pound recorded an experiment to test Einstein’s principle of equivalence in 1960. (Harvard University News Office)
By Bryan Marquard
Globe Staff / April 25, 2010

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Robert Pound’s scientific insights were elegant and refined, though by necessity, some experiments he designed had the look and feel of a mechanic tinkering in a garage late at night as he made major advances in physics in the 1940s, ’50s, and early ’60s. (Full article: 1175 words)

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