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Westfall, Catherine

Overview
Works: 53 works in 96 publications in 1 language and 1,932 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Academic theses  Reports 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: QC773.3.U5, 623.451190973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Catherine Westfall
Fermilab : physics, the frontier, and megascience by Lillian Hoddeson( Book )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Starting with its founding in 1967, the authors follow Fermilab's development over four decades to become the United States' premier accelerator lab
The first "truly national laboratory" : the birth of Fermilab by Catherine Westfall( Book )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proceedings of the Second Conference on Laboratory History : Newport News, Virginia, Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, April 18-21, 2001 by Conference on Laboratory History( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oral history interview with Robert Kustom by Robert L Kustom( )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The interview focuses on Dr. Kustom's work on designing and building the Advanced Photon Sourceat Argonne National Laboratory, a materials science accelerator that was the most expensive Department of Energy accelerator of the 1990s. His chief responsibility was the radio frequency (RF) system
Oral history interview with Frank Fradin by Frank Y Fradin( )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Fradin, in semi-retirement at the time of the interview, came to Argonne National Laboratory in 1967. In the course of his career he did materials science research and had various management jobs, including serving as an Associate Laboratory director. In this interview he talks about the evolution of the materials science program at Argonne as well as the advent of the Advanced Photo Source (APS). Near the end of the interview he discusses the status and future of large materials science facilities, including APS
Oral history interview with Donald F. Geesaman by Donald F Geesaman( )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Geesaman, a distinguished Argonne National Laboratory physicist and former head of the Argonne Physics Division, explained the beginning of his career and what he remembers of the beginnings of the experimental program at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (JLab). He also discussed the major achievements of the program
My Life in Physics: John Schiffer's autobiography by John P Schiffer( )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiography of John P. Schiffer with some help from Catherine Westfall that discusses his background and early education; his move to the United States from Hungary; his undergraduate education at Oberlin College; his graduate work at Yale University; working at the Rice Institute, Argonne National Laboratory, Atomic Energy Research Establishment at Harwell, a sabbatical at Princeton University and the University of Rochester, and as a professor at the University of Chicago. He also discusses his work with red shift, quarks, the American Physical Society's Division of Nuclear Physics, pions at Los Alamos Meson Physics Facility (LAMPH), Nuclear Science Advisory Committee (NSAC), cold fusion, crystalline plasmas, positron peaks, hafnium, HELIOS, single particle states and it concludes with some reflections
Oral history interview with Joanne Day by Joanne S Day( )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interview focuses on the time she spent working with the top manager who made the Advanced Photon Source (APS) possible, in particular Alan Schriesheim and David Moncton. She had a front row seat for many important decisions, she has keen insights into the problems and personalities of the times, and she makes important points about the "culture clashes" between the various groups at the laboratory during the design and construction of the APS
Oral history interview with Alan Schriesheim by Alan Schriesheim( )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This interview focuses on his successful effort to bring the Advanced Photon Source to Argonne National Laboratory
Oral history interview with Donald F. Geesaman by Donald F Geesaman( )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this interview Donald Geesaman discusses topics such as: Argonne National Laboratory; Dirk Walecka; hadron physics; Roy Holt; Herman Feshbach; Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC); Nuclear Science Advisory Committee (NSAC); Bernard Mecking; Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF); Gerry Garvey; quarks; Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab); Jefferson Laboratory; nuclear physics; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Larry Cardman; Keith Baker; relativistic heavy ion (RHIC) experiments
Critical assembly : a technical history of Los Alamos during the Oppenheimer years, 1943-1945 by Lillian Hoddeson( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1993 volume is a lucid and accurate history of the technical research that led to the first atomic bombs. The authors explore how the 'critical assembly' of scientists, engineers and military personnel at Los Alamos, responding to wartime deadlines, collaborated to create a new approach to large-scale research. The book opens with an introduction laying out major themes. After a synopsis of the prehistory of the bomb project, from the discovery of nuclear fission to the start of the Manhattan Engineer District, and an overview of the early materials programme, the book examines the establishment of the Los Alamos Laboratory, the implosion and gun assembly programmes, nuclear physics research, chemistry and metallurgy, explosives, uranium and plutonium development, confirmation of spontaneous fission in pile-produced plutonium, the thermonuclear bomb, critical assemblies, the Trinity test, and delivery of the combat weapons. Readers interested in history of science will find this volume a crucial resource for understanding the underpinnings of contemporary science and technology
A different laboratory tale: fifty years of Mössbauer spectroscopy by Catherine Westfall( )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oral history interview with Dana M. Arenius and Venkatarao Ganni by Dana M Arenius( )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Engineers Venkatarao Ganni and Dana Arenius came to the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (JLab) after time spent in industry (and in Ganni's case, at the Superconducting Super Collider). They explain how they came to the lab and the challenges of developing the Central Helium Liquefier (CHL), a cutting edge cryogenics device needed for JLab's superconducting radiofrequency accelerator
Oral history interview with R. J. Holt by R. J Holt( )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this interview R. J. Holt discusses topics such as: his graduate education at Yale University; Continuous Electron Beam Acclerator Facility (CEBAF)/Jefferson Laboratory; Don Geesaman; particle physics; HERMES experiment; University of Illinois and Urbana-Champaign; spectrometers; Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC)
A tale of two more laboratories: readying for research at Fermilab and Jefferson Laboratory by Catherine Westfall( )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Engineering the Big Chill: the story of JLab's CENTRAL Helium Liquefier by Catherine Westfall( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of Physics by American Physical Society( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Audio recording of session B10 of the April 2014 annual meeting of the American Physical Society, held in Savannah, Georgia in April 2014. This session was chaired by Catherine Westfall, Michigan State University. Talks (and speakers) include: "Reactions to Einstein's 1929 Unified Field Theory Proposal" (Paul Halpern); "The Origins of the Franck-Hertz Experiments" (Clayton Gearhart); "Nikola Tesla, the Ether and his Telautomaton" (Kendall Milar); "Minkowski's Road to Space-Time, and its Consequences and an Alternative" (Felix T. Smith); "Rapidity: The Special Relativity Work of Dr. Vladimir Karapetoff (Hamilton Carter); "Developments in Computational Physics at Particle Accelerators (Francisco Cano); "From the Dawn of Nuclear Physics to the First Atomic Bombs (Stephen Woolbright, Jacob Schumacher, Ekaterina Michonova-Alexova). Topics discussed include Albert Einstein, unified gravitation, James Franck, Gustav Hertz, Ernest Rutherford, Nikola Tesla, ether, Maxwell's equation, Hermann Minkowski, Vladimir Karapetoff, special relativity, computational physics, particle accelerators, nuclear physics, atomic bombs, Manhattan Project
Gaining Inspiration fro Galileo, Einstein and Oppenheimer by American Physical Society( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Audio recording of session K17 of the April 2014 annual meeting of the American Physical Society, held in Savannah, Georgia in April 2014. This session was chaired by Catherine Westfall, Michigan State University. Talks (and speakers) include: "Galileo as an intellectual heretic and why that matters" (Paolo Palmieri); "Walkin in the Footsteps of Einstein: Why History of Physics Aids Physics Education" (Gerd Kortemeyer); "Using the History of Physics to Enrich Your Teaching" (Cameron Reed). Topics discussed include Galileo, Albert Einstein, teaching physics, relativity
The first "truly national laboratory" : the birth of Fermilab by Catherine Westfall( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thinking small in big science : the founding of Fermilab, 1960-1972 by Catherine Westfall( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Critical assembly : a technical history of Los Alamos during the Oppenheimer years, 1943-1945