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Last Updated: 08/26/2020

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


Archives E-mail: slacarc[@]
RM E-mail: recordsmgt[@]
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

Burton Richter Story

July 24, 2018
My dear Laurose,

I am so sorry to learn of Burt's death. He was a dear, dear friend to me and Pief, just as you are also. I will miss him so much. You and Burt and Pief and I go back such a long way, and the years have really flown by. I will never forget.

Of course, I can't forget the morning when Pief was in his bath, and the phone call came about the great discovery!

And I love to think about your and Burt's wedding party at my house. It was a wonderful event and rich in memories. Our friend Calvin did the catering, and early that day he came to me concerned about the recipe for the wedding punch. This will be really strong, he said, but if it is what they want, I will make it. And he did. Everyone becme very, very jolly as the party went on. The guys decorated Burt's little red roadster with the usual Just Married sign and the tin cans. But then they had An Idea. They tied a dead fish to the muffler as a prank. The prank backfired, because our two cats found the fish and ate it off. Even our two cats had a special day at your wedding party!

All my love to you, Laurose, at this sad time.


Adele Panofsky