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James McEwan "Ewan" Paterson, 1937-2022

Professor (Applied Research) of Particle Physics and Astrophysics, Emeritus

Ewan Paterson portrait, 2005

Professional and Biographical Information

  • 1955-1959 Undergraduate, Glasgow University
  • 1959-1962 PhD, Glasgow University
  • 1962-1963 PostDoc, Glasgow University
  • 1963-1972 Harvard University Physics Department
  • Stanford Linear Accelerator Center /SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC)
    • 1972 Physicist (Applied Research)
    • 1978-1981 PEP Project Assistant Director
    • 1981-1983 PEP Division Storage Ring Operations Head
    • 1983-1989 Head, Technical Division Accelerator Operations
    • 1989-1991 Head, Technical Division: Accelerator - Theory & Special Projects
    • 1991-1993 Assistant Director, Technical Division and Head, Accelerator Systems
    • 1994-1997 Associate Director, Technical Division and Head, Accelerator Systems
    • 1997-2001 Associate Director, Technical Division and Head, Accelerator Research
    • 2001-2002 Associate Director, Technical Division and Head, TD Technical Support
    • 2007 Appointed International Linear Collider (ILC) Global Design Effort (GDE) Integration Scientist
    • 2010 Retired from SLAC
    • 2012 Transitioned to Emeritus status December 1
  • In Memory of Ewan Paterson, SLAC Today article, December 19, 2022
  • Oral History with Elizabeth Paris, July 17, 1996
  • Workshop organizer, International Working Group Next Linear Collider, November 28-December 9, 1988

Technical Publications

Search iNSpire HEP, Stanford University directory, and ResearchGate.

Archival Materials

James McEwan Paterson 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.

Paterson cleaning up, June 5, 1997 Paterson in Control Room of J/Psi discovery experiment, SP-17 (1974-1976) Paterson at SLAC Awards Ceremony, March 21, 2006

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