I learned this morning that Burt Richter had died.
It has been my great privilege that some very remarkable people have been my friends.
We got on very well and I am truly saddened by his passing. Amazing man and, with everything else, very funny.
When I left SLAC in 2010, he gave me a beautiful stainless steel bowl. He said that the first electron collisions at the Stanford High Energy Physics Laboratory took place in this bowl in the 1950s. It is half of the vacuum chamber.