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Office Location: Bldg.50, Rm.122

The SSRP Photo Gallery

SSRP construction

Photograph taken on September 20, 1973 showing the SPEAR ring, Pilot Project alcove and outdoor hutch which housed the Ultra-High Vacuum (UHV) photoemission chamber. Data collection continued as the construction of the first Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Project (SSRP) building proceeded with the experimenters negotiating around the concrete forms and relying on plastic sheets to protect the hutch and the UHV chamber from rain. (SLAC photo ssr16)

First SSRP beamline

April 1974 drawing of plans for the first Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Project (SSRP) beam lines, showing how 11.5 mrad of horizontal divergence from a SPEAR bending magnet was shared by five simultaneously operational experimental stations, each with a monochromator. Inset drawing at upper right shows the project's placement on SPEAR. (SLAC photo 3677)

Sears garden shed

An early SSRP Experimental Station used a Sears "Garden Shed" mounted on the concrete roof of SPEAR. Ian Munro (third from right, wearing a tie), a visitor for one year from Daresbury, was the key scientist in the development of this station. He provided haggis and drinks to celebrate the first light. On Munro's right are Ben Salzburg, Axel Golde, Sebastian Doniach (first Director of SSRP) and George Brown. (SLAC photo ssr25)

Doniach, Bienenstock, Winick

Sebastian Doniach, Arthur Bienenstock, and Herman Winick outside Building 120, 1/1977. (SLAC photo FB109.5A)

Weekly staff meeting

Weekly staff meeting including Herman Winick, Arthur Bienenstock, Ron Gould, and Seb Doniach; 1/1977. (SLAC photo FB509.4)

Spicer, Lindau

William Spicer and Ingolf Lindau outside Building 120, 1/1977. (SLAC photo FB507.5)

Pianetta, Hunter, Brown, Businger,

Piero Pianetta, Sally Hunter, George Brown, Ursalla Businger, and Chris Jako outside SSRP, 4/20/1977. (SLAC photo ssr73)

USNWC-China Lake group

Jim Stanford, Vern Jones, and Victor Rehn (left to right) of the US Naval Weapons Center-China Lake with mirror for the eight degree experimental station on the first SSRP beam line. At the time, this mirror was the smoothest piece of copper in the world. (SLAC photo ssr83)

Sally Hunter

Sally Hunter, a Stanford graduate student working with Professor Artie Bienenstock, loads a sample for EXAFS measurements on Beam Line 1-5. The blue box was the original "hutch" at SSRL and was constructed so as to be radiation safe when the beam was on, but simple and quick to access when the beam was off. As the complexity of the experiments has grown over time, so has the size of the hutches. (SLAC photo ssr136)

Working on beamline 1-5

Working on SSRL beam line 1-4 (left to right), postdoctoral fellow Marguerite Yevitz, Professor Keith Hodgson, postdoctoral fellow Alex Wlodawer and graduate student James Phillips did a series of experiments that demonstrated the significant value of synchrotron radiation for protein crystallography measurements. The group, including postdoctoral fellow Julia Goodfellow, and Drs. Paul Phizackerley and Ethan Merrit, also exploited the variable wavelength nature of synchrotron radiation. (SLAC photo ssr137)

More photos are available in our photo database.

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Last Updated: 03/27/2017