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Edward L. Ginzton

Photo

Dates

December 27, 1915 – August 13, 1998

Authorized Form of Name

Ginzton, Edward L. (Edward Leonard), 1915-1998

Additional Forms of Names

Ginzton, Edward Leonard, 1915-

Biography

Abstract

Edward L. Ginzton was Chair, Executive Committee, at Varian Associates, Inc. Other institutional affiliations included Stanford University and Sperry Gyroscope Company. His research interests included klystrons and microwaves.

Important Dates

December 27, 1915Birth, Dnepropetrovsk (Ukraine).

1936Obtained BS, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley (Calif.).

1937Obtained MS, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley (Calif.).

1938Obtained EE, Stanford University, Stanford (Calif.).

1940Obtained PhD, Stanford University, Stanford (Calif.).

1940 – 1946Research Engineer, Sperry Gyroscope Company, Garden City (N.Y.).

1946 – 1960Assistant Professor of Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering (1946-1947); Professor of Electrical Engineering (1947-1968); Director, Microwave Laboratory (1949-1959); and Director, Project M (Stanford Linear Accelerator Center) (1957-1960), Stanford University, Stanford (Calif.).

1948 – 1998Member, Board of Directors (1948-1959); Chief Executive Officer (1959-1972); Chair, Board of Directors (1959-1984); President (1964-1968); and Chair, Executive Committee (1984-1998), Varian Associates, Inc, Palo Alto (Calif.).

1966Member, National Academy of Sciences.

1968 – 1972Co-Chair, Stanford Mid-Peninsula Urban Coalition.

1970 – 1998Member, Board of Directors, Mid-Peninsula Coalition Housing Development Corporation.

1971 – 1988Chair, Committee on Motor Vehicle Emissions (1971-1974); Co-Chair, Committee on Nuclear Energy Study (1975-1980); Member, Committee on Science and National Security (1982-1984); and Chair, Committee on Lab Animals in Biomedical and Behavioral Research (1985-1988), National Academy of Sciences.

1974 – 1980Council Member, National Academy of Engineering.

August 13, 1998Death, Stanford (Calif.).

Occupation

Applied physicist and electrical engineer.

Places

Birth

Dnepropetrovsk (Ukraine)

Undergraduate Education

Berkeley (Calif.)

Graduate Education

Berkeley (Calif.)

Stanford (Calif.)

Employment

Garden City (N.Y.)

Palo Alto (Calif.)

Death

Stanford (Calif.)

Subjects

Applied physics and engineering.

Electrical engineering.

Klystrons.

Microwaves.

Semiconductors.

Relationships

People

Family

Ginzton, Anne

Daughter.

Ginzton, Artemas A. McCann

Wife, married 1939.

Ginzton, David

Son.

Ginzton, Leonard

Son.

Ginzton, Nancy

Daughter.

Advisors & Collaborators

Terman, Frederick Emmons, 1900-1982

PhD advisor at Stanford University on stabilized negative impediances and both employed at Stanford University.

Colleagues

Chodorow, Marvin

Both employed at Stanford University.

Additional

deStaebler, Herbert C. (Herbert Conrad)

Nalos, Ervin Joseph, 1924-

Panofsky, Wolfgang K. H. (Wolfgang Kurt Hermann), 1919-2007

Varian, Russell Harrison, 1898-1959

Varian, Sigurd Fergus, 1901-1961

Woodyard, John R., 1904-1981

Institutions

Major Positions

Sperry Rand Corporation. Sperry Gyroscope Division

Research Engineer.

Stanford Linear Accelerator Center

Director (Project M).

Stanford University. Department of Applied Physics

Assistant Professor of Applied Physics.

Stanford University. Department of Electrical Engineering

Obtained EE (1938) and PhD in Electrical Engineering (1940). Assistant Professor of Applied Physics and Eelectrical Engineering and Professor of Electrical Engineering.

Stanford University. Microwave Laboratory

Director.

Varian Associates

Member, Board of Directors; Chief Executive Officer; Chair, Board of Directors; President; and Chair, Executive Committee.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

National Academy of Engineering

Council Member.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member; Chair, Committee on Motor Vehicle Emissions; Co-Chair, Committee on Nuclear Energy Study; Member, Committee on Science and National Security; and Chair, Committee on Lab Animals in Biomedical and Behavioral Research.

Stanford Mid-Peninsula Coalition Housing and Development Corporation

Member, Board of Directors.

Stanford Mid-Peninsula Urban Coalition

Founder and Co-Chair.

University of California, Berkeley. Department of Electrical Engineering

Obtained BS (1936) and MS (1937).

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Edward L. Ginzton papers, circa 1937-1992.

Department of Special Collections and University Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, CA 94305, USA

Oral history interview with Edward Ginzton, 1984 November 26.

IEEE History Center

Rutgers University

39 Union Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA

Stanford and the Silicon Valley Project.

Department of Special Collections and University Archives

Stanford University

Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA

Stuart W. Leslie oral histories on the cold war and American science, 1982-1991.

Department of Special Collections and University Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, CA 94305, USA

Varian Associates: an early history, 1998.

Department of Special Collections and University Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, CA 94305, USA

Subject

Ervin J. Nalos papers, 1939-1993.

Department of Special Collections and University Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, CA 94305, USA

Herbert C. deStaebler papers, 1953-2007.

National Accelerator Laboratory. Archives and History Office

Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC)

2575 Sand Hill Road, MS 88, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA

Oral history interview with John R. Woodyard, 1974 October 18 and 1975 December 17.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Wolfgang Kurt Hermann Panofsky, 1973 May 15 and 1974 March 6 and June 3.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Russell and Sigurd Varian papers, 1892-1988.

Department of Special Collections and University Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, CA 94305, USA

Published Resources

Author

Microwave measurements / Edward L. Ginzton.

Times to remember : the life of Edward L. Ginzton / edited by Anne Ginzton Cottrell and Leonard Cottrell.

Subject

"Edward Leonard Ginzton: 1915-1998", Biographical Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences

Edward Leonard Ginzton Physics Today obituary.