Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Panofsky Passed Away at Age 88

Stanford University has announced that Wolfgang Panofsky, Director Emeritus and found of SLAC, has passed away at the age of 88. He leaves a long and illustrious legacy in the world of high energy physics, and physics in general.

A photo album of his life would open to snapshots of the Panofsky family leaving pre-war Germany to escape persecution, Panofsky as a young man driving Albert Einstein (a friend of his father) while at Princeton, Panofsky in a B-29 bomber 10,000 feet above the world's first nuclear explosion in New Mexico.


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