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William W. "Bill" Ash, 1941-1994

Physicist, Beam Line Editor

Bill Ash, 1994

Professional and Biographical Information

  • William Ash, 1941-1994 SLAC Beam Line, Spring 1994, page 45
    "ON MARCH 6 BILL ASH, editor of the Beam Line from 1982 to 1985, died afer a brief, intense struggle with cancer. SLAC will sorely miss his wit and warmth.... The last article he contributed to the Beam Line, "SLD Prepares for Physics," appeared in the 1990 Fall/Winter issue. Bill Ash headed the group that built the superconducting final focus for the SLD, having earlier managed the contract with the Japanese firm that supplied the solenoidal magnet coil for this detector. He came to SLAC in 1972 to work on a polarized target for electron scattering experiments in End Station A. In 1976 he joined the group that built and ran the MAC detector at the PEP storage ring. His last project was the leadership of the SLD Vertex Detector Upgrade."
  • Bill Ash memorial on SLAC site


  • Bill Ash's scientific papers can be accessed from Google Scholar and from InSPIRE HEP.
  • Bill Ash's popular science writing for SLAC newsletters and the Beam Line Quarterly can be accessed here.

Archival Materials

Bill Ash papers held by the SLAC Archives, History & Records Office are currently being processed, and are not yet open for research. SLAC staff may access descriptions of his papers by clicking this link and entering his last name in the search box at the upper right on that page.

Bill Ash, 1975 Bill Ash, 1976 Bill Ash, 1981

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