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Archives E-mail: slacarc[@]
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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

Jonathan M. Dorfan, 1947 -  

SLAC Director Emeritus
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) President Emeritus

Jonathan Dorfan (2012 SLAC/Ginter)

Professional and Biographical Information

  • PhD, Physics, University of California (Irvine), 1976
  • Chair, Advisory Board, Particle Data Group, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 1987-1989
  • Member, Advisory Board, Theoretical Advanced Study Institute, University of Colorado Boulder, 1987-1992
  • Member, Executive Board, Division of Particles and Fields, American Physical Society, 1990-1993
  • Member, High Energy Physics Advisory Panel, United States Department of Energy, 1991-1994
  • Member, International Committee for Future Accelerators, 2000 -  
  • Member, Advisory Council, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, 2000 -  
  • Member, Scientific Advisory Board, Max Planck Institute of Physics, 2000 -  
  • Member, Board of Governors, Weizmann Institute of Science, 2005 -  
  • Member, Advisory Committee on TRIUMF, National Research Council, 2005 -  

Academic Appointments

  • Stanford University Research Associate, 1976-1978
  • Stanford Linear Accelerator Center/ SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
    • Staff Physicist, 1978-1984
    • Associate Professor, 1984-1989
    • Professor, 1989- 
    • Associate Director, 1994-1999
    • Director, 1999-2007
    • Director Emeritus, 2007- 
  • Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST)
    • President Elect, 2010-2012
    • President/CEO, 2012-2016
    • President Emeritus, 2016- 

Honors and Awards


Lists of Director Jonathan Dorfan's publications can be found on inSpire HEP and on Google Scholar.

Profiles and Interviews

Archival Materials

Jonathan M. Dorfan 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.

Jonathan Dorfan,2002 (Rogers) Renee and Jonathan Dorfan, Order of the Rising Sun, 2017 Jonathan Dorfan, 2001 (Rogers)

Note: Some links on this page open pdf files, which require the free Acrobat Reader.

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