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Founding Director of Michigan State's Cyclotron Dies


EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan State University says Henry Blosser, a pioneering nuclear physicist and founding director of its cyclotron facility, has died. He was 85.

The East Lansing university says Blosser died March 20 in a Lansing hospital.

Blosser joined the university in 1958 and oversaw creation of the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory. University President Lou Anna Simon said in a release that he "left an indelible mark on the field" of nuclear physics and helped launch one of the leading research facilities of its kind.

A cyclotron is a machine that hurls atoms against each other at a rate of 100,000 miles per second. The speed allows scientists to separate the nuclei of the atoms and study their properties.

Memorial services are scheduled for April 19 at the university's Alumni Chapel.

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