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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

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Whether they knew him for five minutes or for fifteen years, it seems that everyone who encountered Pief Panofsky has at least one story about him -- he was just that kind of unforgetable person. As a way of celebrating and remembering him, we'd like to collect any of your "Pief Stories" that you would like to share with us, be they funny, serious, casual, profound, or somewhere in-between.
From Tineke Graafland
I knew Pief during my 28 years at SLAC (1967-69, and 1974-2000). I don't remember when I actually met Pief but it was sometime during my fir more...

From Stephen Rock
I was a visiting physicist at SLAC since 1976 working on End Station A experiments. I first met Pief at a meeting in his office when he was more...

From Vergne Brown
Shortly after I was hired as a SPEAR operator ('76) a compact, serious fellow entered the control room. "The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming!" more...

From Yo Wackerman
When I came to work at SLAC in 1994, it was not my first time on these grounds. I used to accompany my father, Andy Crabtree, when he worked here back in the early 60' more...

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Last Updated: 06/14/2021