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"Tantalus" Synchrotron Radiation Source Collection, 1940-1995

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Creator:
Tantalus Project
Interviewee:
Rowe, Ednor "Ed"
Brown, Fred
Pruett, Charles
Olson, Cliff
Otte, Roger
Subject:
University of Wisconsin--Madison
Synchrotron Radiation Center
Physical description:
3.5 cu. ft.: 11 boxes
Type:
Videotapes
Collection descriptions
Notebooks
Date:
1940
1940-1995
1960-1990
1940-2000
Notes:
At the University of Wisconsin--Madison, 1965-1967, a team led by particle physicist Ednor Rowe began constructing a machine designed to analyze high-energy particle accelerators. But as the apparatus neared completion, the project lost its funding, which led the scientists to nickname their machine "Tantalus."
Summary:
Consists largely of notebooks, manuals, and other data and operational logbooks documenting the creation, building, and maintenance of Tantalus, and the experiments performed on the machine. Tantalus was the first dedicated synchrotron radiation laboratory and source.
Series 5: Includes interviews with Ednor Rowe, Fred Brown, Cliff Olson, Charles Pruett, and Roger Otte.
Cite as:
"Tantalus" Synchrotron Radiation Source Collection, 1940-1995, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Radiation
Synchrotron radiation
Physics--Experiments
Laboratories
Physicists
Local number:
1998.3036 (NMAH Acc.)
1998.3048 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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