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  • Archives E-mail: slacarc[@]
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  • Phone: (650)926-3091
  • Post: SLAC Archives and History Office, M/S 82, 2575 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025.

Office Location: Bldg.50, Rm.122

Images Used in This Site

Aerial of SLAC Aerial view of architect's model of SLAC (March 1982) showing the SLAC Linear Collider (SLC) construction. Interstate 280 crosses the upper right-hand corner of the image. (SLAC slide 892)
Watercolor cutaway of linac This watercolor cutaway of SLAC's linac shows the tunnel where the beam runs underground; the above-ground structure is the klystron gallery. (SLAC slide 497)
Model of the SLAC Large Detector (SLD) (SLAC slide 372-8)
Spark chamber pattern Spark chamber pattern as it appears on a photographic emulsion. Spark chambers are particle detectors in use from the 1940s to the late 1950s. They photograph tracks of sparks triggered by the passage of particles through the detector. (M991, SLAC slide 450)
Quadrupole magnets Quadrupole magnets in the Positron Electron Project (PEP), a 2.2 km circumference storage ring at SLAC. A quadrupole is a four pole magnet used to focus beams. PEP was  reconfigured  1994-1997 to accommodate the B-factory experiment. (SLAC slide 793)
Gandalf the Grey Gandalf the Grey is the creation of SLAC Chief Engineer (1960-1979) and sometime cartoonist Bob Gould. (91-038)
"The accelerators at SLAC and elsewhere are perhaps the most complex instruments ever built. As examples of the Forefront of technology, these machines operate in ways that are very largely accessible to Rational Analysis. Thus the occasions are rather infrequent when a problem of some sort has to be referred to a practitioner of the more Ancient Arts, such as the personage shown [here], who is SLAC Special Consultant Gandalf the Grey."SLAC Beam Line, Volume 9, Numbers 7 & 8, July-August 1978, p.5
Edward Ginzton Edward L. Ginzton and the MARK III accelerator at Stanford University as it nears its completion in 1952. (arc44)
					construction Linac construction site showing curved and straight sections in rain and mud, 1963. (arc527)
Bill Miller with IBM computer William Miller, Head of Computing at SLAC and Director of the Computation Research Group
at the March 23, 1974 dedication of the IBM computers. (M2768-7)
Pief Panofsky presentation W.K.H. "Pief" Panofsky presenting talk at SLAC's 40th Anniversary celebration, 2002. (arc536)
Panofsky with 
the Chinese Chinese guests at SLAC, W.K.H. "Pief" Panofsky is standing, facing Cheng Wen-Yu. Cheng Wen-Yu visited SLAC in November 1972 to explore the best approach for China to enter the world of accelerator-based HEP. Pief called Dr. Cheng the godfather of HEP in China. (GA3318)
W.K.H. W.K.H. "Pief" Panofsky (5180)
W.K.H. W.K.H. "Pief" Panofsky, April 1996 (5240)
Mozley, Panofsky, Richter Robert Mozley, W.K.H. "Pief" Panofsky, and Burton Richter (left to right) at SLAC Site Dedication on April 10, 1962. (arc34)
Panofsky presenting Project M W. K. H. Panofsky presenting plans for Project M (SLAC) to Stanford University Trustees meeting in 1962. (mm187-2)
Chinese delegation Chinese delegation, on bus tour of SLAC, getting a hard-hat walking tour of part of the SLAC construction. Probably 1973 (wkh016)
Chinese delegation W. K. H. "Pief" Panofsky in China, Autumn 1983, attending a lecture with Chinese colleagues at the Institute of Atomic Energy in Beijing. (wkh018)
Panofsky and Bloch W. K. H. "Pief" Panofsky and Felix Bloch at SLAC site picnic, 1962 or 1963. (wkh042)
Panofsky and Budker Beginnings of the long-term collaboration between SLAC and the institute of Nuclear Physics. G.I. Budker, right, and W. K. H. "Pief" Panofsky at the INP in Novosibirsk, 1975. (wkh065)
W. K. H. W. K. H. "Pief" Panofsky during the first trip by High Energy physicists to the Soviet Union, 1956. (wkh091)

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Last Updated: 07/23/2012