AIP History Center Newsletter
Volume XXXII , No. 2, Fall 2000

 

Friends of the Center for History of Physics

Giving Back to the Physics Community

"I have always felt... that the work of the Center is of great value to the community." For this and other reasons, "I decided that turning the... U.S. Particle Accelerator School Prize award of $3,000... over to the Center for History of Physics was an appropriate response..."

With these words, Robert L. Gluckstern gave the AIP Center for History of Physics a very generous contribution in 1999. Gluckstern, Professor Emeritus of Physics and President Emeritus at the University of Maryland, was awarded the U.S. Particle Accelerator School (USPAS) Prize for contributions to the understanding of fundamental processes in highintensity beams including mechanisms for halo formation and collective instabilities. The prize honors individuals by recognizing their outstanding achievements over the full range of accelerator physics and technology.

Asked about his many other activities benefitting the physics community, Gluckstern replied that his most satisfying contribution is in continuing his research into the dynamics of high current particle beams. "This work is important to the development of accelerators around the world. I greatly enjoy working with my colleagues in Los Alamos National Laboratory, Brookhaven National Laboratory, and CERN in research on high intensity particle beams."


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