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  • E-mail: slacarc[@]slac.stanford.edu
  • Phone: (650)926-3091
  • Post: SLAC Archives and History Office, M/S 97, 2575 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025.

Office Location: Bldg.50, Rm.370


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Whether they knew him for five minutes or for fifteen years, it seems that everyone who encountered Pief Panofsky has at least one story about him -- he was just that kind of unforgetable person. As a way of celebrating and remembering him, we'd like to collect any of your "Pief Stories" that you would like to share with us, be they funny, serious, casual, profound, or somewhere in-between.
From Robert Hettel
I first met Pief in late 1966 or early 1967 when my high school physics class took a field trip to SLAC. The bus took us down near End Station A, a mighty vision to...read more...

From David Hitlin
In the early seventies at lunch in the cafeteria I asked Pief, who was, of course, always either heading for or returning from the airport, how many miles he had flown...read more...

From Herman Winick
I came to Stanford, not SLAC, in 1973 with a two-year contract to take charge of the technical design, construction, and commissioning of the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation ...read more...

From Joel Primack
When I first arrived at SLAC as a new grad student in the summer of 1966, I was assigned to a shared office on the ground floor of Central Lab. One saturday soon after ...read more...



Photo: Diana Rogers
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Last Updated: 07/23/2012