Drell, Sidney D. (Sidney David), 1926-

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Birth 1926-09-13
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Biographical notes:

American physicist; chairman, International Conference in Honor of Andrei Sakharov, 1981.

From the description of Sidney D. Drell miscellaneous papers, 1966-2000. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754871631

Theoretical physicist. Stanford Linear Accelerator Center.

From the description of Oral history interview with Sidney Drell, 1996 August 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78411867

Biographical Note

  • 1926: Born, Atlantic City, New Jersey
  • 1946: A.B. in Physics, Princeton University
  • 1947: M.A. in Physics, University of Illinois
  • 1949: Ph.D. in Physics, University of Illinois
  • 1966: Member, President's Science Advisory Committee
  • 1969: Elected to the National Academy of Sciences
  • 1969 - 1981 : Consultant, U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency
  • 1969 - 1986 : Executive Head, Theoretical Physics, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
  • 1974: First met Andreĭ Sakharov in Moscow
  • 1977: Accepted the Joseph Human Rights Award for Sakharov
  • 1977 - 1990 : Member, American Committee on U.S.-Soviet Relations (formerly Committee on East-West Accord)
  • 1980: Advisory Board, Andrei Sakharov Defense Campaign
  • 1981: Chairman, International Conference in Honor of Andrei Sakharov
  • 1983 - 1989 : Founding Co-Director, Stanford's Center for International Security and Arms Control
  • 1984: Prize Fellowship of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
  • 1986: President, American Physical Society
  • 1989 - 1996 : Adjunct Professor, Department of Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University
  • 1990 - 1991 : Chairman, House Armed Services Committee Panel on Nuclear Weapons Safety
  • 1995: Chair, JASON Study for Department of Energy on Nuclear Testings
  • 1998: Retired as deputy director from Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
  • 1998 - : Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution

Source: SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

http://www-group.slac.stanford.edu/do/people/drell.html

From the guide to the Sidney D. Drell miscellaneous papers, 1966-2000, 1966-2000, (Hoover Institution Archives)

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  • Dissenters--Soviet Union
  • Schmidt telescopes
  • Storage rings
  • Particle accelerators--History
  • Security, International
  • Electron accelerators--History
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