APS News

November 2012 (Volume 21, Number 10)

Two Plaques are Better than One

APS recently presented two plaques as part of its Historic Sites initiative. In August, APS past President Barry Barish (left in top photo) presented a plaque to SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in recognition of the achievements of the Stanford Linear Accelerator and the SPEAR electron storage ring. The plaque was accepted by laboratory Director Persis Drell (right).

In October, APS Treasurer/Publisher Joseph Serene, a Dartmouth alumnus, presented a plaque recognizing the Wilder Laboratory at Dartmouth as the site of the celebrated Nichols-Hull pressure of light experiments in 1900-1903. In the lower photo, Serene (right) unveils the plaque with the help of Martin Wybourne, Provost and Francis and Mildred Sears Professor of Physics.


SLAC Historic PlaquePhoto courtesy of SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Wilder Laboratory Historic plaquePhoto courtesy of Nina Maksimova
Dartmouth plaque