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Hours: By appointment Monday-Friday during regular work hours.

Contact:

  • 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

November Revolution in Physics

The world of physics was dazzled in November 1974 when two separate experiments at SLAC and at Brookhaven independently discovered the first of a new set of particle states, the J/Psi particle. 

The SLAC experiment was SLAC-SP-017 at SPEAR, which generated 42 publications. Burton Richter, of the SLAC-LBL collaboration, and Sam Ting, of the Brookhaven group, received the 1976 Nobel Prize in Physics "for their pioneering work in the discovery of a heavy elementary particle of a new kind." 

Sources

Archival material

Personal narratives 

Scientific publications produced by the SP-017 collaboration. 

General audience publications 

Photo Gallery

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