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APS Plaque Dedication Honoring Professors Felix Bloch and Robert Hofstadter

November 8, 2017 - 2:00pm
Varian Physics courtyard
Of interest to the Physics community: The American Physical Society Historic Sites Committee will honor Professors Robert Hofstadter and Felix Bloch for the historic work they did at Stanford by naming the site on the corner of the Varian Physics Building facing the courtyard an historic site.  A plaque will be unveiled in a ceremony on November 8, 2017 at 2:00 pm.  Both Provost Persis Drell and Senior Associate Dean for the Natural Sciences Kathryn Moler will speak on this occasion.  The President of the American Physical Society will also attend and make remarks.  Members of the Hofstadter and Bloch families will also be in attendance. The words on the plaque will read as follows: "In laboratories near this site, several significant events in the history of physics took place.  In 1946, Felix Bloch and his collaborators discovered nuclear magnetic resonance, a crucial tool of modern medicine and science.  During 1954-7, Robert Hofstadter and his collaborators conducted nuclear structure experiments that established the size of the proton and neutron for the first time.” Members of the Physics community are welcome to attend this historic event!