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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

John Rees, 1930-2016

SLAC Professor (Emeritus), former Associate Director

John Rees, 1981 (arc00543)

Professional and Biographical Information

  • SLAC Today obituary, January 26, 2016,by Burton Richter, Director Emeritus
  • Professor John Rees SLAC Faculty Page
  • San Jose Mercury News Obituary January 2016
  • SLAC newsletter articles about John Rees
  • Discussions of Rees' contributions to physics can be found in
    • Paris, Elizabeth. Lords of the ring: The fight to build the first U.S. electron-positron collider. Historical Studies in Physics and Biology V31 no2 2001 (pp. 355-380) DOI 10.1525/hsps.2001.31.2.355.
    • Riordan, Michael; Hoddeson, Lillian and Kolb, Adrienne W. Tunnel Visions: The Riese and Fall of the Superconducting Super Collilder. University of Chicago Press, 2015. ISBN 9780226294797
    • Sessler, Andrew and Wilson, Edmund. Engines of Discovery: A Century of Particle Accelerators. World Scientific, 2007. ISBN 978-981-270-070-4


A complete list of John R. Rees publications can be obtained from the inSPIRE database from this link

Archival Materials

John R. Rees 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.

Celebration of first beam stored in PEP, 1980. Rees flanked by Panofsky and Paterson 
(arc00107)       Rees, Panofsky and Hodel at SLC Groundbreaking, 10/31/1983 (arc00747)

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