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Alvin Tollestrup

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Dates

March 22, 1924 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Tollestrup, Alvin

Biography

Abstract

Alvin Tollestrup is Physicist at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (1977-present). Other institutional affiliations include California Institute of Technology. His research interests include the design and operation of colliding beam detectors and the design and construction of superconducting magnets.

Important Dates

March 22, 1924Birth, Los Angeles (Calif.).

1944Obtained BS, University of Utah, Salt Lake City (Utah).

1950Obtained PhD in Physics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena (Calif.).

1950 – 1977Research Fellow in Physics (1950-1953) and Assistant Professor to Professor of Physics (1953-1977), California Institute of Technology, Pasadena (Calif.).

1957 – 1958National Science Foundation (NSF) Fellow, European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).

1977 – presentPhysicist, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia (Ill.).

1989Awarded Robert R. Wilson Prize for Achievement in the Physics of Particle Accelerators, American Physical Society.

1996Member, National Academy of Sciences.

Occupation

Particle physicist.

Places

Birth

Los Angeles (Calif.)

Undergraduate Education

Salt Lake City (Utah)

Graduate Education

Pasadena (Calif.)

Employment

Pasadena (Calif.)

Batavia (Ill.)

Subjects

Colliding beams.

Particles (Nuclear physics).

Superconducting magnets

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

Fowler, William A.

Advisor at California Institute of Technology and both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Lauritsen, Charles Christian, 1892-1968

PhD advisor at California Institute of Technology, "Precision determination of the energy released in nuclear reactions in the light elements," and both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Colleagues

Adelberger, Eric G.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Anderson, Carl D. (Carl David), 1905-1991

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Bacher, Robert F. (Robert Fox), 1905-2004

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Bahcall, John N.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Bardeen, James Maxwell, 1939-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Bardeen, William A.

Both employed at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.

Barish, B. C. (Barry Clark), 1936-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Bjorken, James D.

Both employed at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.

Boehm, Felix

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Brown, Harold, 1927-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Christy, Robert F.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Dashen, Roger F.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

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

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

DuMond, Jesse W. M. (Jesse William Monroe), 1892-1976

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Epstein, Paul S. (Paul Sophus), 1883-1966

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Feynman, Richard P. (Richard Phillips), 1918-1988

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Freedman, Daniel Z.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Gell-Mann, Murray

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Glashow, Sheldon L.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Glauber, Roy J., 1925-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Hellwarth, Robert Willis, 1930-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Holdren, John P.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Huth, John Edward

Both employed at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.

Koonin, Steven E.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Kryder, Mark H.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Lauritsen, Thomas, 1915-1973

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Lederman, Leon M.

Both employed at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.

Leighton, Robert B.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Millikan, Robert Andrews, 1868-1953

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Oddone, Piermaria J.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.

Peoples, John, Jr.

Both employed at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.

Politzer, H. David, 1949-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Robertson, H. P. (Howard Percy), 1903-1961

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Schwarz, John H.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Sciulli, Frank J.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Spitzer, Frank, 1926-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Teukolsky, Saul A. (Saul Arno), 1947-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Thorne, Kip S.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Trilling, George H.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Tsuei, Chang C.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Will, Clifford M., 1946-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Wilson, Robert R., 1914-2000

Both employed at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.

Wilson, Robert Woodrow, 1936-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Witherell, Michael S., 1949-

Both employed at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.

Zweig, George

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Additional

Whaling, Ward, 1923-

Institutions

Major Positions

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

Obtained PhD in Physics (1950). Research Fellow in Physics and Assistant Professor to Professor of Physics.

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Physicist.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Received 1989 Robert R. Wilson Prize for Achievement in the Physics of Particle Accelerators.

European Organization for Nuclear Research

National Science Foundation (NSF) Fellow.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

University of Utah. Department of Physics & Astronomy

Obtained BS (1944).

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Oral history interview with Alvin Virgil Tollestrup, 1994.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Oral history interviews with members of Collider Detector at Fermilab (CDF), 1995.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Selected talks from the International Conference on the History of Original Ideas and Basic Discoveries in Particle Physics [sound recording] / 1994.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Subject

Leon Lederman retirement symposium [videorecording].

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Barry C. Barish, 1998 May-June.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Oral history interview with Ward Whaling, 1999 April-May.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA