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W.K.H. Panofsky, Director Emeritus


"Love truth, but pardon error." Voltaire, 1694-1778.

Education

  • 1938, A. B., Princeton University
  • 1942, Ph.D., California Institute of Technology

Career

  • 1942-43, Director, Office of Scientific Research & Development Project, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena
  • 1943-45, Consultant, Manhattan District, Los Alamos, New Mexico
  • 1945-46, Physicist, Radiation Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley
  • 1946-48, Assistant Professor of Physics, University of California, Berkeley
  • 1948-51, Associate Professor of Physics, University of California, Berkeley
  • 1951-63, Professor of Physics, Stanford University
  • 1953-61, Professor of Physics, Director of Stanford High Energy Physics Laboratory
  • 1961-84, Director, Professor, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Stanford University
  • 1984-89, Professor, Director Emeritus, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Stanford University
  • 1989-Sep 2007, Professor and Director Emeritus, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Stanford University

Research Interests

  • X-rays and natural constants
  • Accelerator design
  • Nuclear research
  • High-energy particle physics
  • Arms control

Presentations

Honors and Awards

  • Guggenheim Fellowships (1959 and 1973)
  • Ernest Orlando Lawrence Memorial Award (1961)
  • 22nd Richtmyer Lecture of the American Association for Physics Teachers (1963)
  • California Institute of Technology Alumni Distinguished Service Award (1966)
  • California Scientist of the Year Award (1967)
  • National Medal of Science (1969)
  • Franklin Institute Award (1970)
  • Annual Public Service Award, Federation of American Scientists (1973)
  • "Officier" of French Legion of Honor (1977)
  • Jessie and John Danz Lecturer, University of Washington, Seattle (1979)
  • Enrico Fermi Award (1979)
  • Cherwell-Simon Memorial Lecture, Oxford University, England (1981)
  • Leo Szilard Award (1982)
  • Loeb Lecturer, Harvard University (1983)
  • Shoong Foundation Hall of Fame in Science (1983)
  • Hilliard Roderick Prize (AAAS-1991)
  • Heisenberg Lecture (Munich, 1991)
  • Matteucei Medal (Rome, 1997)
  • International Scientific and Technological Award from the People's Republic of China (2001)
    Societies
  • National Academy of Sciences (1954)
  • American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Council on Foreign Relations
  • American Physical Society (Fellow and 1974 President)
  • American Philosophical Society
  • Elected Foreign Member, Chinese Academy of Sciences (2002)
  • Elected Foreign Member, Academie des Sciences (France, 1989)
  • Elected Foreign Fellow, Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei (Italy)
  • Elected Foreign Member, Russian Academy of Sciences

Honorary Degrees

  • 1963, Honorary D. Sc., Case Institute of Technology, Ohio
  • 1964, Honorary D. Sc., University of Saskatchewan, Canada
  • 1977, Honorary D. Sc., Columbia University, New York
  • 1983, Honorary D. Sc., Princeton University, New Jersey
  • 1984, Honorary D. Sc., University of Hamburg, Germany
  • 1985, Honorary D. Sc., Yale University, Connecticut
  • 1987, Honorary Degree, University of Beijing, PRC
  • 1988, Honorary D. Sc., University of Rome, Italy
  • 1991, Honorary Degree, Uppsala University, Sweden
  • 2006, Honorary Senator, University of Hamburg, Germany

Activities

  • 1945-60, Division of Military Application, U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
  • 1954-58, Member, Physics Panel, National Science Foundation
  • 1955-57, U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board
  • 1951, Consultant, Radiation Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley
  • 1958, Consultant, Stanford Research Institute, Menlo Park, California
  • 1959
    • Office of Director of Defense Research and Engineering, (member, Ad Hoc Group on Detection of Nuclear Explosions)
    • WAE Foreign Service Office, Department of State: Chairman, U.S. Delegation (Geneva)
    • Technical Working Group on High Altitude Detection
    • Vice-Chairman, U.S. Delegation (Geneva), Technical Working Group 2
  • 1958-60, Member, High Energy Commission of International Union of Pure and Applied Physics
  • 1958-60, Review Committee for the Particle Accelerator Division and High Energy Physics Division, Argonne National Laboratory
  • 1959-61, Advisory Council, Department of Physics, Princeton University
  • 1958-62, Advanced Research Projects Agency, Consultant
  • 1961-64, President's Science Advisory Committee (PSAC), The White House, Washington, DC.
  • 1963-66, Physics Survey Committee, National Academy of Sciences
  • 1964, Advisory Committee, 200-BeV Accelerator Study, Lawrence Radiation Laboratory, Berkeley
  • 1965-73, Consultant, Office of Science and Technology, Executive Office of the President
  • 1965-73, Steering committee, JASON, Institute for Defense Analyses
  • 1965-2007, Member, JASON
  • 1959-1980, Consultant, Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, Washington, DC.
  • 1967-70, Member, High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP) to the Atomic Energy Commission/ERDA
  • 1968-72, Advisory Committee, Brookhaven National Laboratory
  • 1968-71, Advisory Committee, Physics Dept., University of Rochester, New York
  • 1969-71, Advisory Committee, Physics, Mathematics & Astronomy Dept., California Institute of Technology
  • 1969-70, Co-Chairman, Stanford Mid-Peninsula Urban Coalition
  • 1973-76, Board of Directors, Annual Reviews, Inc., Palo Alto, California
  • 1974-75, President, American Physical Society
  • 1977-80, Board of Trustees, Universities Research Association
  • 1977-78, Ford Foundation, Member of Nuclear Energy Policy Study
  • 1978-80, General Advisory Committee to the President, The White House
  • 1980 - 2007, Member, U.S.-People’s Republic of China Joint Committee for Cooperation on High Energy Physics
  • 1981-2005, Member, Committee on International Security and Arms Control, National Academy of Sciences; Chairman, Senior Advisors, 1985-1993; Senior Advisor, 2005-2007.
  • 1984-1993, Chairman, Board of Overseers-SSC, Universities Research Association
  • 1985-93, Member, Commission on Particles and Fields of International Union of Pure and Applied Physics
  • 1987-1992, Member, National Academy of Sciences Committee on Scholarly Communication with the People's Republic of China
  • 1988-89, Committee to Provide Interim Oversight of DOE Nuclear Weapons Complex - NAS
  • 1991-1992, DOE Panel on Nuclear Warhead Dismantlement and Special Nuclear Materials Controls
  • 1994, Chair, CISAC Workshop of German-American Academic Council
  • 1994, Member, National Research Council Committee on Declassification of Information for the Department of Energy's Environmental Remediation and Related Programs
  • 1995, Member, Naval Studies Board Post-Cold War Deterrence Study
  • 1995, Member, Amarillo National Resource Center for Plutonium, Senior Technical Review Group

Personal Data

  • 1919 - 2007
  • Married: Adele Irene DuMond
  • Children: Richard Jacob, Margaret Anne, Edward Frank, Carol Eleanor, Steven Thomas

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