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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

David W.G.S. Leith, 1937-2020

Professor, Research Director, Professor Emeritus

David Leith, 2014. (SLAC)

Professional and Biographical Information

  • David Leith received both his B.S. (1959) and Ph.D. (1962) in Natural Philosophy from the University of Glasgow, Scotland. He was a Research Fellow at the University of Glasgow from 1962-1963 and a Staff Physicist at CERN from 1963-1966. He came to Stanford in 1966 as an Associate Professor in SLAC, and was awarded full professorship in 1970. Leith served as the lab's Director of Research (1991-2000), and was associated with the LASS experiment; and the BaBar Collaboration, as well as SuperB.
  • A Bet That Paid Off for Science: David Leith's 50 Years at SLAC. SLAC Today June 27, 2014
  • SLAC Announcement: In Memory of David Leith (with staff comments)


Awards and Honors

  • Faraday Medal, University of Glasgow
  • Fellow, American Physical Society
  • Member, British Institute of Physics and Physical Society

Events and Photos


Lists of publications by David W.G.S. Leith, with some links, can be found at HEPData and at Google Scholar.

Archival Materials

David Leith papers held by the SLAC Archives and History Office are currently being processed, and are not yet open for research. SLAC staff may access descriptions of David Leith papers held by the Archives, History & Records Office by entering his last name in the search box on this page.

David Leith, 2002 (DR2731a) David Leith, 1975, SLAC ID photo David Leith, 2007 (DR4292a)

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

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