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Stanley S. Hertzbach Papers, 1977-2002
1 box, 6 vols. (1 linear foot)
Collection number: FS 140

Abstract:
A particle physicist educated at Johns Hopkins (PhdD, 1965), Stanley S. Hertzbach joined the Physics faculty at UMass Amherst in 1965 and took part in high-energy experimental work at Brookhaven, the CERN ISR, the Cornell electron synchrotron, and, beginning in 1979, at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (Stanford Linear Accelerator Center). With his colleague Richard Koffler, Hertzbach joined the SLD collaboration at SLAC in 1986 studying Z particles, and the BaBar (B Meson) group in 1994. A major contributor to the SLD "beamline group," Hertzbach took part in the BaBar calorimeter beam test and in testing of its calorimeter modules. He was an active member of the SLD advisory group and chaired the SLAC Users Organization (SLUO) in the 1990s. Hertzbach's contributions to UMass included service on several committees relating to student achievement, including a stint as Undergraduate Advising Dean of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. Hertzbach retired from UMass in 2009.

The Hertzbach collection consists of two distinct parts: six laboratory notebooks kept while conducting research at SLAC (1987-2002), and approximately 0.5 linear feet of records from university committees on which Hertzbach sat (e.g. the Space and Calendar, 1977-1983).

Terms of Access and Use:

The collection is open for research.

Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries

Biographical Note

The particle physicist Stanley S. Hertzbach joined the faculty at UMass Amherst in 1965 after receiving his doctorate at Johns Hopkins for "The experimental determination of the branching ratios for the decay of the po, w, and phi mesons into lepton pairs." He participated in high-energy experimental work at Brookhaven National Laboratories, the CERN hadron collider, the Cornell electron synchrotron, and, beginning in 1979, at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (Stanford Linear Accelerator Center).

With his colleague Richard Koffler, Hertzbach joined the SLD collaboration at SLAC in 1986 studing Z particles, and the BaBar (B Meson) group in 1994. Within the SLD collaboration, which worked toward a Next Linear Collider from the standpoint of the machine and detector technologies, Hertzbach became a major contributor to the "beamline group," and he took part in the BaBar calorimeter beam test and in testing of its calorimeter modules. He was an active member of the SLD advisory group and chaired the SLAC Users Organization (SLUO) in the 1990s.

Hertzbach's contributions to UMass included service on several committees relating to student achievement, including a stint as Undergraduate Advising Dean of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. Hertzbach retired from UMass in 2009.

Scope and contents of the collection

The Hertzbach collection consists of two distinct parts: six laboratory notebooks kept while conducting research at SLAC (1987-2002), and approximately 0.5 linear feet of records from university committees on which Hertzbach sat. The records for the Space and Calendar, 1977-1983, are focused primarily on the struggle within the university to accommodate religious holidays in the academic calendar.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

The collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Cite as: Stanley S. Hertzbach Papers (FS 140). Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries.

History of the Collection

Gift of Stanley S. Hertzbach, 2009 (2009-170).

Processing Information

Processed by I. Eliot Wentworth, Feb. 2013.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Special Collections and University Archives
W.E.B. Du Bois Library
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, MA 01003-9275

Phone: (413) 545-2780
Fax: (413) 577-1399
Link to SCUA
Language
English

Contents List
SLAC Laboratory notebooks
1986-2002
6 vols.

SLAC notebook
1986-1987


SLAC notebook
1987-1990


SLAC notebook
1988-1989


SLAC notebook
1987-1988


SLAC notebook
1990-1999


SLAC notebook
1998-2002


UMass committee work
1977-1986


Faculty Senate
1983 Mar. 17


Space and Calendar Committee
1977-1983


Space and Calendar Committee
1978-1986


Space and Calendar Committee
1980-1982


Space and Calendar Committee (Rosh Hashanah)
1981-1983


Space and Calendar Committee
1982-1983



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Subjects
  • B mesons.
  • Nuclear physics.
  • SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.
  • Springdale Cemetery (Peoria, Ill.).
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst--Department of Physics.
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst--Faculty.

Contributors
  • Hertzbach, Stanley S.

Genre terms
  • Laboratory notes.


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