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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 Gary Feldman
The psi was discovered at SPEAR on the weekend of November 9-10, 1974. The discovery did not require any elaborate analysis -- it was obvious from just looking at...read more...

From Alan Lazarus
I was Pief's graduate student from about 1954 to 1959. I met him through being a student and then grader for his E&M class. My thesis topic was on photoproduction of pi...read more...

From Richard Wilson
Like most physicists of his era Pief understood the effectsof radiation on people. While walking past the technicians having coffee at the Mark III accelerator in 1952...read more...

From David Perlman
As a reporter for the SF Chronicle and as early as 1965 I watched Pief as he adroitly defeated the combined forces of House Atomic Energy Committee Chairman...read more...


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