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Portrait James Bjorken

James Daniel Bjorken, Professor (Emeritus)

Particle Physics and Astrophysics

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
2575 Sand Hill Road MS 81
Menlo Park, CA 94025

   (650) 926-3900
   bjorken@slac.stanford.edu
   Theoretical Physics

Education

B.S., 1956, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Ph.D., 1959, Stanford University.

Professional Academic History

Research Associate, Assistant Professor, Stanford University, 1959-1962; Associate Professor, Professor, SLAC, 1962-1979; Theoretical Physicist, Associate Director for Physics, Fermi Lab, 1979-1989; Theoretical Physicist, SLAC, 1989-1998; Emeritus Professor, Stanford University, 1998–present.

Awards and Honors

Dannie Heinemann Prize in Mathematical Physics of the American Physical Society. Ernest Orlando Lawrence Medal, awarded by the Department of Energy for research in theoretical physics. Honorary Doctorate, University of Torino. 1995-1996 Eastman Professor, Oxford University. Dirac Medal, 2004. 2015 Wolf Prize (Physics).

Professional Societies

National Academy of Sciences. American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Foreign Member, Swedish Academy of Sciences.

Research Interests

Theoretical physics: hadron physics, especially short distance constituent structure, B physics, particle production mechanisms in high energy collisions, diffractive processes, and disoriented chiral condensate (DCC) production; hydrodynamic picture of heavy ion collisions; cosmology, especially structure of universes and black holes. Experimental physics: searches for axions and for DCC; conceptual design of detectors which observe complete events in high energy hadron collisions. Accelerator physics: Theory of beam growth due to intrabeam scattering.

 

Portrait Richard Blankenbecler

Richard Blankenbecler, Professor (Emeritus)

Particle Physics and Astrophysics

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
2575 Sand Hill Road MS 81
Menlo Park, CA 94025

   rzbth@slac.stanford.edu
   Theoretical Physics

Education

SLAC, Stanford. B.A., 1954, Physics, Miami University. Ph.D., 1958, Physics, Stanford University.

Professional Academic History

Associate Professor, Princeton University, 1960-1966; Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1966-1969; Professor, SLAC, Stanford 1969-2003; Department Head, Theory, 1986-1994; Emeritus Professor, SLAC, Stanford, 2003-present.

Awards and Honors

Dr. Sc., (Hon.), Miami University, 1990; Fellow, Sloan Foundation, 1962-1964; Overseas Fellow, Churchill College; Cambridge, Professeur Etranger, University of Paris; Associate Editor, Physical Review Letters, 1976-1983; Chairman and Member, Advisory Board, NSF Institute for Theoretical Physics, UCSB, 1977-1984; Member, Physics Advisory Board, National Science Foundation, 1982-1985.

Research Interests

Development of new algorithms for extracting 3-D protein structure from a series of 2-D x-ray Fraunhofer patterns, for comparing protein structures, and for Monte Carlo simulation of systems in theoretical physics; development of interactive computer programs and algorithms for use in data analysis; formal scattering theory and its application to the physics of fractional charge, spin, and anomalies. Radiation processes at high energy.

 

Portrait Martin Breidenbach

Elliott D. Bloom, Professor (Emeritus)

Particle Physics and Astrophysics

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
2575 Sand Hill Road MS 29
Menlo Park, CA 94025

   (650) 926-2469
   elliott@slac.stanford.edu
   Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope

Education

B.A., 1962, Pomona College. Ph.D., 1967, California Institute of Technology.

Professional Academic History

PResearch Associate, SLAC, Stanford, 1967-1970; Assistant Professor, SLAC, Stanford, 1970-1974; Visiting Assistant Professor, Physics, California Institute of Technology, 1972-1973; Associate Professor, SLAC, Stanford, 1974-1980; Professor, SLAC, Stanford, 1980-2016, Emeritus Professor, SLAC, Stanford, 2016-present.

Awards and Honors

Alexander von Humboldt Senior Scientist Award, 1982. Fellow, American Physical Society, 1985. Member, American Astronomical Society.

Research Interests

Experimental particle astrophysics; space satellite observations of celestial sources of x-ray and gamma-ray radiation as a probe of relativistic gravity, dark matter, and the early universe. Member of the Fermi-LAT Collaboration.

 

Portrait Martin Breidenbach

Martin Breidenbach, Professor (Emeritus)

Particle Physics and Astrophysics

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
2575 Sand Hill Road MS 29
Menlo Park, CA 94025

   (650) 926-2872
   mib@slac.stanford.edu
   Enriched Xenon Observatory I

Education

B.S., 1965, Physics; Ph.D., 1970, Physics, MIT.

Professional Academic History

Research Assistant, MIT, 1969-1970; Research Associate, MIT, 1970-1971; Junior Visiting Scientist, CERN, 1971-1972; Postdoctoral Research Associate, SLAC, Stanford, 1972-1977; Permanent Staff, SLAC, Stanford, 1977-1989; Professor, SLAC, Stanford, 1989-present.

Awards and Honors

Fellow, American Physical Society, 1985; Panofsky Prize, American Physical Society, 2000.

Research Interests

e+e- Colliding beam physics: R&D for a new detector for NLC, with a particular interest in complete detector optimization and Si-W electromagnetic calorimeters. Also interested in some particular areas of the actual collider, such as polarized e- guns, e+ targets, and instrumentation strategy. Neutrinoless double beta decay: R&D for an experiment with Xe136 with the goal of measuring the effective mass of the neutrino.

 

Portrait Jonathan Dorfan

Jonathan M. Dorfan, Professor (Emeritus)

Particle Physics and Astrophysics

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
2575 Sand Hill Road MS 29
Menlo Park, CA 94025

   (650) 926-5362
   jonathan.dorfan@slac.stanford.edu
   Accelerator Physics

Education

B.S., 1969, Physics and Applied Mathematics, University of Cape Town, South Africa. Ph.D., 1976, University of California, Irvine.

Professional Academic History

Research Associate, University of California, 1971-1976; Postdoctoral Fellow, SLAC, Stanford, 1976-78; Research Physicist, SLAC, Stanford, 1981-1984; Associate Professor, SLAC, Stanford, 1984-1989; Professor, SLAC, Stanford, 1989-present; Associate Director of PEP-II, SLAC, 1994-1999; Director of SLAC, 1999-2007; President, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Graduate University-Japan, 2010-present; Emeritus Professor, SLAC, Stanford, 2012-present.

Awards and Honors

Member, Executive Board of Division of Particles and Fields, American Physical Society, 1990-1993; Member, High-Energy Physics Advisory Panel, 1991-1994. Fellow, American Association of Arts and Sciences; Fellow, American Physical Society; Member, New York Academy of Sciences; Chair, International Committee on Future Accelerators, 2003-present; Chair, U.S. Linear Collider Steering Group, 2002-present; Member, International Linear Collider Steering Committee, 2002-present.

Research Interests

Experimental particle physics and accelerator design.

 

Portrait Sidney Drell

Sidney D. Drell, Professor (Emeritus)

Particle Physics and Astrophysics

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
2575 Sand Hill Road MS 29
Menlo Park, CA 94025

   rdb@slac.stanford.edu
   Theoretical Physics
    Director's Office Bio

Education

Princeton University, A.B., 1946; University of Illinois M.A., 1947; Ph.D., 1949.

Professional Academic History

Professor of Physics at Stanford 1956-1963. Professor, SLAC, Stanford, 1963-present, and Deputy Director 1969-1998. Lewis M. Terman Professor and Fellow, Stanford, 1979-1984. Co-director, Stanford Center for International Security and Arms Control, 1983-1989. Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, 1998-present.

Awards and Honors

Dr. Sc., (Hon.), U. of Illinois, U. of Tel Aviv, Weizmann Institute. E.O. Lawrence Award, 1972. Enrico Fermi Award 2000. Leo Szilard Award, 1980. Roderick Prize, AAAS 1993. Guggenheim Fellowship, 1961, 1971. MacArthur Prize Fellow, 1984-1989. National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal, 2001. William O. Baker Award, 2001. Fellow, American Physical Society, and President, 1986. Member, National Academy of Sciences, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, American Philosophical Society. “Ettore- Majorana - Erice – Science for Peace Prize, 1994. Gian Carlo Wick Medal, 1996. I. Ya. Pomeranchuk Prize, 1998. Linus Pauling Medal, 1999. Woodrow Wilson Award, 1994. Heinz R. Pagel Award, 2001. Heinz Award for Public Policy, 2005. Rumford Prize (American Academy of Arts and Sciences), 2008. Stanford University Pioneers in Science, 2008. INSA Achievement Award, 2010.

Research Interests

Theoretical physics, elementary particle physics, and quantum theory; national security and arms control.

 

Portrait Thomas Himel

Thomas M. Himel, Professor (Emeritus)

Particle Physics and Astrophysics

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
2575 Sand Hill Road MS 50
Menlo Park, CA 94025

   (650) 926-2004
   thimel@slac.stanford.edu
   International Linear Collider

Education

B.S., 1976, Physics, California Institute of Technology. Ph.D., 1979, Physics, Stanford.

Professional Academic History

Research Assistant, Stanford, 1976-1979; Scientific Associate and Staff, CERN, 1980- 1984; Assistant Professor, SLAC, Stanford, 1984-1989; Associate Professor, SLAC, Stanford, 1989-1995; Professor, SLAC, Stanford, 1995-2014; Director of Research, SLAC, 2000; Emeritus Professor, SLAC, Stanford, 2014-present.

Research Interests

Experimental particle physics, accelerator and control systems for linear colliders; SLC controls and feedback systems, controls and commissioning of the PEP-II, B-factory accelerator; advanced accelerator R&D aimed towards a 1TeV linear collider.

 

Portrait John Jaros

John A. Jaros, Professor (Emeritus)

Particle Physics and Astrophysics

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
2575 Sand Hill Road MS 43
Menlo Park, CA 94025

   (650) 926-2852
   john@slac.stanford.edu
   Linear Collider Detector

Education

B.S., 1968, Physics, MIT. Ph.D., 1975, Physics, University of California, Berkeley.

Professional Academic History

Research Associate, SLAC, Stanford, 1975-1979; Assistant Professor, SLAC, Stanford, 1979-1984; Associate Professor, SLAC, Stanford, 1984-1990; Professor, SLAC, Stanford, 1990-present; Chair, SLAC HEP Faculty, 2001-2005.

Awards and Honors

Fellow, American Physical Society; Panofsky Prize, American Physical Society, 2006.

Research Interests

Experimental particle physics: precision vertex detection, heavy quark and lepton lifetimes and mixing; searches for millicharged particles; physics studies, detector R&D, and design studies for the Linear Collider Detector.

 

Portrait: Tsuneyoshi Kamae

Tsuneyoshi (Tune) Kamae, Professor (Emeritus)

Particle Physics and Astrophysics

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
2575 Sand Hill Road MS 29
Menlo Park, CA 94025

   (650) 926-4525
   kamae@slac.stanford.edu
   Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope

Education

B.A., University of Tokyo. M.S., University of Tokyo. Ph.D. 1968, Princeton University

Professional Academic History

Instructor, Department of Physics, University of Tokyo, 1968-1972. Visiting scientist, CERN, 1972-1973. Lecturer and Associate Professor, Department of Physics, Univ. of Tokyo, 1974-1981. Visiting scientist, Lawrence Berkeley Lab. 1981-1982. Associate Professor and Professor, Department of Physics, University of Tokyo, 1983-2000. Professor, Department of Physics, Hiroshima University, 2000-2001. Staff Scientist and Professor, SLAC, 2000-2011; Emeritus Professor, SLAC, Stanford, 2011-present.

Research Interests

Astrophysics and High Energy Physics.

 

Portrait Kaye Lathrop

Kaye D. Lathrop, Professor (Emeritus)

   Kaye.Lathrop@nrc.gov
   Accelerator Physics

Education

B.S., 1955, Engineering, United States Military Academy, West Point. M.S., 1959, Mechanical Engineering (nuclear); Ph.D., 1962, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, California Institute of Technology.

Professional Academic History

Los Alamos National Laboratory, 1962-1984: Assistant Division Leader, Theoretical Division, 1973-1975; Associate Division Leader, Reactor Division, 1975-1977; Alternate Division Leader, Energy Division, 1977-1978; Division Leader, Computer Science and Services Division, 1978-1979; Associate Director for Engineering Sciences, 1979-1984. Associate Director, Technical Division, SLAC, Stanford, 1981-1994; Professor (Applied Research), SLAC, Stanford, 1984-1994; Emeritus Professor (Applied Research), SLAC, Stanford, 1994-present.

Awards and Honors

E.O. Lawrence Award, Atomic Energy Commission, 1972. Elected, National Academy of Engineering, 1986.

Research Interests

Accelerator physics research; accelerator and storage ring operations.

 

Portrait David Leith

David W.G.S. Leith, Professor (Emeritus)

Particle Physics and Astrophysics

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
2575 Sand Hill Road MS 62
Menlo Park, CA 94025

   (650) 926-2663
   leith@slac.stanford.edu
   SLAC BaBar

Education

B.S. (Honors, First Class), 1959, Natural Philosophy; Ph.D., 1962, Natural Philosophy, University of Glasgow, Scotland.

Professional Academic History

Research Fellow, University of Glasgow, 1962-1963; Staff Physicist, CERN, 1963-1966; Associate Professor, SLAC/Stanford, 1966-1970; Professor, SLAC/Stanford, 1970-2014; Emeritus Professor, SLAC/Stanford, 2014-present; Stanford University Senate, 1988-1990; Chair, SLAC HEP Faculty, 1980-1990; Director of Research, SLAC, 1991-2000.

Awards and Honors

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

Research Interests

Strong interaction dynamics; light quark spectroscopy; Z° boson properties; QCD; B physics; CP violation; new detection devices and instrumentation.

 

Portrait Greg Loew

Gregory A. Loew, Professor (Emeritus)

Particle Physics and Astrophysics

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
2575 Sand Hill Road MS 71
Menlo Park, CA 94025

   (650) 926-2799
   galoew@slac.stanford.edu
   Accelerator Physics

Education

Licence-ès-Sciences, Faculté des Sciences, 1952, University of Paris, France. M.S., 1954, Electrical Engineering, California Institute of Technology. Ph.D., 1958, Electrical Engineering, Stanford.

Professional Academic History

Research Associate, SLAC, Stanford, 1958-1961; Senior Staff, SLAC, Stanford, 1961-1964; Senior Research Associate, SLAC, Stanford, 1964-1974; Head of Accelerator Physics Division, SLAC, Stanford, 1964-1982; Adjunct Professor, SLAC, Stanford, 1974-1982; Professor (Applied Research), SLAC, Stanford, 1982-2008; Emeritus Professor (Applied Research), SLAC, Stanford, 2008-present; Deputy Director, Technical Division, SLAC, Stanford, 1980-2001; SLAC Deputy Director, 2001-2004.

Awards and Honors

American Physical Society, Member of Executive Board of Division of Particles and Fields (1987-1989), Fellow (1993); Member of Division of Particles and Fields and Division of Physics of Beams, Chair of the Committee on the International Freedom of Scientists (1996); Member, American Association for the Advancement of Science. Member, Sigma Xi, 1958-present; Chair of the International Linear Collider Technical Review Committee, 1994-present. Chair of the International Linear Collider Accelerator Subcommittee, 2003-present.

Research Interests

Linear accelerators and colliders; design of accelerator structures and overall linac systems; experimentation with extremely high-gradient electric fields.

 

Portrait Vera Luth

Vera Luth, Professor (Emeritus)

Particle Physics and Astrophysics

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
2575 Sand Hill Road MS 95
Menlo Park, CA 94025

   (650) 926-2702
   luth@slac.stanford.edu
   SLAC BaBar

Education

M.Sc. 1969, Physics, Heidelberg; D.Sc. 1974, Particle Physics, Heidelberg.

Professional Academic History

Visiting Scientist, CERN 1969-1974; Research Associate, Heidelberg, 1971-1974; Research Associate, SLAC, 1974-1984; Scientific Associate, CERN 1984-1985; Permanent Staff, SLAC, 1984-2003; Deputy to the Associate Director of Research, SSC Laboratory, 1992-1994; Professor (Research), SLAC, 2004-2010; Emeritus Professor, SLAC, Stanford, 2010-present.

Awards and Honors

Fellow, American Physical Society.

Research Interests

Experimental Particle Physics: fundamental symmetries, weak decays of heavy flavor particles, development of silicon vertex detectors and precision tracking.

 

Portrait Roger Miller

Roger H. Miller, Professor (Emeritus)

Particle Physics and Astrophysics

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
2575 Sand Hill Road MS 26
Menlo Park, CA 94025

   (650) 926-2870
   rhm@slac.stanford.edu
   Accelerator Physics

Education

B.A., 1953, Physics, Princeton University. Ph.D., 1965, Physics, Stanford.

Professional Academic History

Damage Control Officer, then Engineering Officer on destroyer, US Navy, 1953-1956; NSF Fellowship, 1957-1959; Research Assistant, Microwave Laboratory, Stanford, 1959-1961; Senior Research Associate, SLAC, Stanford; 1961-1974. Adjunct Professor, SLAC, Stanford, 1974-1982; Professor (Applied Research), SLAC, Stanford, 1983-1997; Emeritus Professor (Applied Research), SLAC, Stanford, 1997-present.

Research Interests

Linear accelerators, wakefield suppression in accelerator structures, injection, positron sources.

 

Portrait Pierre Noyes

Pierre Noyes, Professor (Emeritus)

Particle Physics and Astrophysics

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
2575 Sand Hill Road MS 81
Menlo Park, CA 94025

   (650) 926-2665
   noyes@slac.stanford.edu
   Theoretical Physics

Education

B.A., 1943, Physics, Harvard College. Ph.D., 1950, Theoretical Physics, University of California, Berkeley.

Professional Academic History

Assistant Professor, University of Rochester, 1951-1955; Group Leader, General Research, Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, 1955-1962; Consultant, Project Orion, 1958-1960; AVCO Visiting Professor, Cornell University, 1961; Associate Professor, SLAC, Stanford, 1962-1967; Professor, SLAC, Stanford, 1967-2002; Emeritus Professor, SLAC, Stanford, 2000-present.

Awards and Honors

Fulbright, Birmingham, England, 1950 - 1951. Alexander von Humboldt Senior Scientist Award, 1979. Founder, Alternative Natural Philosophy Association, and President, 1979 - 1987.

Research Interests

Relativistic few-body problem in nuclear and particle physics; foundations of physics; combinatorial hierarchy; BIT-STRING physics: a discrete model for masses, coupling constants, and cosmology from first principles.

 

Portrait James Paterson

James McEwan Paterson, Professor (Emeritus)

Particle Physics and Astrophysics

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
2575 Sand Hill Road MS 33
Menlo Park, CA 94025

   (650) 926-2943
   jmp@slac.stanford.edu
   Accelerator Physics

Education

B.S., 1959, Natural Philosophy; Ph.D., 1962, Physics, University of Glasgow, Scotland.

Professional Academic History

Research Fellow, University of Glasgow, 1962-1963; Research Fellow, Harvard University, 1963-1968; Senior Research Associate, Harvard University, 1968-1972; Senior Research Associate, SLAC, Stanford, 1972-1974; Adjunct Professor and Assistant Director of PEP and SPEAR, SLAC, Stanford, 1974-1982; Professor, SLAC, Stanford, 1983-2010; Associate Director of Technical Division, SLAC, Stanford, 1994-2005; Emeritus Professor, SLAC, Stanford, 2010-present.

Awards and Honors

Fellow, American Physical Society.

Research Interests

Accelerator R&D with particular emphasis on electron-positron linear colliders.

 

Portrait Charles Prescott

Charles Y. Prescott, Professor (Emeritus)

Particle Physics and Astrophysics

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
2575 Sand Hill Road MS 43
Menlo Park, CA 94025

   (650) 926-2856
   prescott@slac.stanford.edu
   Enriched Xenon Observatory

Education

B.A., 1961, Physics, Rice University. Ph.D., 1966, California Institute of Technology.

Professional Academic History

Research Associate, Synchrotron Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, 1966-1970; Assistant Professor, Physics Department, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1970-1971; Research Associate, SLAC, Stanford, 1971-1974; Permanent Staff, SLAC, Stanford, 1974-1980; Associate Professor, SLAC, Stanford, 1980-1984; Professor and Associate Director, Research Division, SLAC, Stanford, 1986-1991; Professor, Physics, SLAC, Stanford, 1984-2006; Emeritus Professor, SLAC, Stanford, 2006-present.

Awards and Honors

W.K.H. Panofsky Prize, 1988; National Academy of Sciences, 2001.

Research Interests

Experimental particle physics; parity violation in electron scattering experiments in End Station A; nucleon spin structure experiments with polarized electron beams and polarized solid targets; e+e- -> Zo studies with the SLD detector using the polarized electron beams of the SLC; Next Linear Collider detector studies; neutrinoless double beta decay in Xenon.

 

Portrait Helen Quinn

Helen Quinn, Professor (Emeritus)

Particle Physics and Astrophysics

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
2575 Sand Hill Road MS 81
Menlo Park, CA 94025

   (650) 926-2713
   quinn@slac.stanford.edu
   Theoretical Physics

Education

Ph B.S., 1963, Physics, Stanford University. M.S., 1964, Physics, Stanford University. Ph.D., 1967, Physics, Stanford University.

Professional Academic History

Research Associate, SLAC, 1967-1968; Guest Scientist, DESY, 1968-1970; Honorary Research Fellow, Harvard University, 1971-1972; Assistant Professor, Harvard University, 1972-1976; Associate Professor, Harvard University, 1976-1977; Visiting Scientist, SLAC, 1977-1978; Research Associate, SLAC 1978-1979; Permanent Scientific Staff, 1979-2003; Education Coordinator, SLAC, 1988-1993; Assistant to the Director for Education and Public Outreach, SLAC, 1993-present; Professor, SLAC, 2003-present; President Elect, APS, 2003, President, APS 2004; Chair, SLAC PPA Faculty, 2005-2010; Emeritus Professor, SLAC, Stanford, 2010-present.

Awards and Honors

Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow, 1974-1978; Fellow of American Physical Society, 1986; Sigma Xi Society National Lecturer, 1991-92; American Academy of Arts and Sciences Fellow, 1998; Dirac Medal (ICTP Trieste), 2000; Honorary Doctor of Sciences, Notre Dame University, 2002; Elected to the National Academy of Sciences, 2003; J.J. Sakurai Prize for Theoretical Particle Physics, 2013.

Research Interests

Theoretical particle physics with a focus on phenomenology of the weak interactions, particularly CP violation.

 

Portrait John Rees

John R. Rees, Professor (Emeritus)

Particle Physics and Astrophysics

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
2575 Sand Hill Road MS 29
Menlo Park, CA 94025

   (650) 926-2422
   jrr@slac.stanford.edu
   Accelerator Physics

Education

B.A., 1951; M.S., 1954; Ph.D., 1956, Indiana University.

Professional Academic History

Research Fellow, Harvard University, 1956-1965; Lecturer in Physics, Harvard University, 1961-1962; Instructor in Physics, Northeastern University, 1961-1969; Staff Physicist, SLAC, Stanford, 1965-1969; Senior Research Associate, SLAC, Stanford, 1971-1974; Adjunct Professor, SLAC, Stanford, 1974-1982; Professor (Applied Research), SLAC, Stanford, 1983-1997; Emeritus Professor (Applied Research), SLAC, Stanford, 1997-present.

 

Portrait Burton Richter

Burton Richter, Professor (Emeritus)

Particle Physics and Astrophysics

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
2575 Sand Hill Road MS 80
Menlo Park, CA 94025

   (650) 926-2601
   brichter@slac.stanford.edu
   Accelerator Physics

Education

B.S.,1952; Ph.D., 1956, MIT.

Professional Academic History

Research Associate, Stanford, 1956-1960; Assistant Professor, Physics Department, Stanford, 1960-1963; Associate Professor, SLAC, 1963-1967; Professor, SLAC, 1967-2005; Emeritus Professor, SLAC, 2005-present; Technical Director, SLAC, 1982-1984; Paul Pigott Professor, Physical Science, Stanford; Director, SLAC, 1984-1999.

Awards and Honors

Loeb Lecturer, Harvard University, 1974. DeShalit Lecturer, Weizmann Institute, 1975. E.O. Lawrence Medal (DOE), 1976. Nobel Prize in Physics, 1976. Member, National Academy of Sciences, 1977. Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Fellow, American Physical Society, and President, 1994. President of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP), 1999-2002. Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science. Member, European Physical Society. Executive Board International Council for Science (ICSU). Enrico Fermi Award, 2012; National Medal of Science, 2014.

Research Interests

Experimental elementary particle physics; advanced accelerator systems; storage rings; linear colliders; energy.

 

Portrait Ron Ruth

Ronald D. Ruth, Professor (Emeritus)

Particle Physics and Astrophysics

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
2575 Sand Hill Road MS 26
Menlo Park, CA 94025

   (650) 926-3390
   rruth@slac.stanford.edu
   FEL and Beam Physics

Education

B.A., 1973, Mathematics and Physics, University of Iowa. M.A., 1978, Physics; Ph.D., 1981, Physics, State University of New York.

Professional Academic History

Instructor, Department of Physics, Southern Connecticut State College, 1974-1977; Staff Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, 1981-1984; Scientific Associate, CERN, 1982-1983; Staff Physicist, SLAC, Stanford, 1984-1991; Associate Professor, SLAC, Stanford, 1991-1997; Professor, SLAC, Stanford, 1997-2016; Visiting Scientific Associate, CERN, 1997-1998; Professor Emeritus, SLAC, Stanford, 2016 - present.

Awards and Honors

Fellow, American Physical Society.

Research Interests

Accelerator and particle beam physics; nonlinear effects; collective instabilities in storage rings and linacs; high-gradient linear acceleration; next-generation linear colliders; novel x-ray sources; laser acceleration.

 

Portrait Richard Taylor

Richard E. Taylor, Professor (Emeritus)

Particle Physics and Astrophysics

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
2575 Sand Hill Road MS 43
Menlo Park, CA 94025

   (650) 926-2417
   retaylor@slac.stanford.edu
   Linear Collider Detector

Education

B.Sc., 1950; M.Sc., 1952, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. Ph.D., 1962, Stanford University.

Professional Academic History

Boursier, Laboratoire de l'Accélérateur Linéare, Orsay, France, 1958-1961; Physicist, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley, California, 1961-1962; Experimental Physicist, SLAC, Stanford, 1962-1968; Associate Professor, SLAC, Stanford, 1968-1970; Professor, SLAC, Stanford, 1970-2003; Emeritus Professor, SLAC, Stanford, 2003-present; Associate Director, Research Division, SLAC, Stanford, 1982-1986; Lewis M. Terman Professor, 1993-1999.

Awards and Honors

Alexander von Humboldt Senior Scientist Award, 1982. W.K.H. Panofsky Prize, 1989. Nobel Prize in Physics, 1990. Fellow, Guggenheim Foundation, 1971 - 1972. Fellow, American Physical Society. Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science. Fellow, Royal Society of Canada. Fellow, Royal Society of London. Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Member, Canadian Association of Physicists. Foreign Associate, National Academy of Science. Recipient of several honorary degrees.