Panofsky on Physics, Politics, and Peace

Pief Remembers

  • Wolfgang K. H. Panofsky
  • Jean Marie Deken

About this book


Wolfgang K.H. Panofsky is a prominent physicist who has been an active contributor to elementary particle physics, accelerator building, and laboratory administration as well as to international security policy and arms control. This volume is a somewhat unorthodox memoir.

In Panofsky’s words:

"This volume contains an unsystematic account of my past work; it is not intended to be an autobiography in the conventional meaning of the term. It is not even remotely a scholarly description of the momentous developments in which I was able to participate; rather it is a recital of memorable episodes, borrowing from the compulsory preface of facetious British history: ‘History is not what you thought. It is what you can remember.’ "



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Editors and affiliations

  • Wolfgang K. H. Panofsky
    • 1
  • Jean Marie Deken
    • 1
  1. 1.Stanford Linear Accelerator CenterMenlo

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