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Charles Prescott

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Dates

December 14, 1938 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Prescott, Charles

Biography

Abstract

Charles Prescott is Emeritus Professor of Physics at Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) (2006-present). Other institutional affiliations include University of California, Santa Cruz and California Institute of Technology. His research interests include experimental particle physics; parity violation in electron scattering experiments in End Station A; nucleon spin structure experiments with polarized electron beams and polarized solid targets; e+e- -> Zo studies with the SLD detector using the polarized electron beams of the SLC; Next Linear Collider detector studies; neutrinoless double beta decay in Xenon.

Important Dates

December 14, 1938Birth, Ponca City (Okla.).

1961Obtained BA, Rice University, Houston (Tex.).

1966Obtained PhD in Physics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena (Calif.).

1966 – 1970Research Associate in Physics, Synchrotron Laboratory, California Institute of Technology.

1970 – 1971Assistant Professor of Physics, University of California, Santa Cruz.

1971 – presentStaff Member (1971-1980); Associated Professor of Physics (1980-1984); Professor of Physics (1984-2006); Associate Director, Research Division (1986-1991); and Emeritus Professor of Physics (2006-present), Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC), Menlo Park (Calif.).

1988Awarded W. K. H. Panofsky Prize in Experimental Particle Physics, American Physical Society.

2001Member, National Academy of Sciences.

Occupation

Particle physicist.

Places

Birth

Ponca City (Okla.)

Undergraduate Education

Houston (Tex.)

Graduate Education

Pasadena (Calif.)

Employment

Menlo Park (Calif.)

Subjects

Particles (Nuclear physics).

Polarized beams (Nuclear physics).

Relationships

People

Colleagues

Arnold, R. G. (Raymond George), 1942-

Both employed at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC).

Bjorken, James D.

Both employed at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC).

Brown, Harold, 1927-2019

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Dorfan, Jonathan

Both employed at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC).

Drell, Persis S.

Both employed at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC).

Drell, Sidney D. (Sidney David), 1926-

Both employed at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC).

DuBridge, Lee A. (Lee Alvin), 1901-1994

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Guth, Alan H.

Both employed at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC).

Kahn, Steven Michael

Both employed at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC).

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

Both employed at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC).

Perl, Martin L., 1927-2014

Both employed at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC).

Polchinski, Joseph Gerard

Both employed at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC).

Quinn, Helen R.

Both employed at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC).

Richter, Burton, 1931-

Both employed at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC).

Shen, Zhi-Xun

Both employed at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC).

Stöhr, Joachim

Both employed at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC).

Taylor, Richard Edward, 1929-2018

Both employed at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC).

Institutions

Major Positions

California Institute of Technology. Synchrotron Laboratory

Research Associate in Physics.

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Emeritus Professor of Physics.

Stanford Linear Accelerator Center

Staff Member; Associated Professor of Physics; Professor of Physics; Associate Director, Research Division; and Emeritus Professor of Physics.

University of California, Santa Cruz

Assistant Professor of Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Received 1988 W. K. H. Panofsky Prize in Experimental Particle Physics.

California Institute of Technology. Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy

Obtained PhD in Physics (1966).

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

Rice University. Physics and Astronomy Department

Obtained BA (1961).

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Oral history interviews. High-Energy Physics. Selected Experiments: SLAC-E-122, 1989.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA