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Throw Back Thursday – The Cyclotron

HP60-Inch%20CyclotronThe 60-inch cyclotron (circa August 1938) was an enormous machine for its day. It used a magnet weighing 220 tons (shown here). Dr. Ernest Lawrence would later build a 184-inch cyclotron and go on to win the Nobel Prize in what year? Extra points if you can name the man at the top with a pipe in his mouth.

13 responses to “Throw Back Thursday – The Cyclotron

  1. Joe June 14, 2014 at 9:10 am

    The fellow with the pipe looks like Robert Oppenheimer to me.

    Joe Gilliland

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  2. billpks June 13, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    I just want to know which one was the QA Manager!!! ;)

  3. Anonymous June 13, 2014 at 10:05 am

    Robert Oppenheimer is seated at the top with his signature pipe. Earnest Lawrence won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1939, for “for the invention and development of the cyclotron and for results obtained with it, especially with regard to artificial radioactive elements,” according to http://www.nobelprize.org.

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