The W. K. H. Panofsky Papers consist of extensive administrative and professional correspondence and memoranda, subject files,
minutes and reports, and other materials relating to Dr. Panofsky's responsibilities as Director of the Stanford Linear Accelerator
Center (SLAC) and as an advisor to government and academia regarding high energy physics and arms control. Official records
also include experiment proposals, contracts, budgets, and personnel materials. The collection also includes files from Dr.
Panofsky's early years as a student, research physicist and professor of physics at Caltech, the University of California,
Berkeley, and Stanford University.
Wolfgang K. H. Panofsky was a widely respected physicist, science advisor, Stanford University professor, and founding director
of the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. This energetic, unusually accessible scientist and administrator combined knowledge
of high energy physics with detailed, first hand understanding of the technology of accelerators. In 1984, SLAC paid tribute
to its retiring director with a two day "Pief-Fest." The diversity of participants from all ranks of university, laboratory
and scientific life was emblematic of the range of Panofsky's contributions and reflected great affection for a man whose
life had been so closely tied to the evolution of SLAC. Additional biographical information and resources can be found at:
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Archivist, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, 2575 Sand Hill Road MS97, Menlo Park, CA 94025. Consent is given on behalf
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permission from the copyright owner, if the material is copyrighted. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner,
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