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Martinus Justinus Godefriedus Veltman

Veltman, Martinus Justinus Godefriedus, 1931–, Dutch physicist, Ph.D. Univ. of Utrecht, 1963. Veltman was a professor at the Univ. of Utrecht from 1966 to 1981. He joined the faculty at the Univ. of Michigan in 1981 and was named professor emeritus upon his retirement in 1996. Veltman shared the 1999 Nobel Prize in Physics with his former graduate student Gerardus 't Hooft for work in the 1960s and 1970s that enabled physicists to predict mathematically the properties of subatomic particles and of the forces that hold these particles together.

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