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Hertzbach, Stanley S.

Stanley S. Hertzbach Papers, 1977-2002.

1 box, 6 vols. (1 linear feet).
Call no.: FS 140

A particle physicist educated at Johns Hopkins (PhD, 1965), Stanley S. Hertzbach joined the Physics faculty at UMass Amherst in 1965. Over the course of his career, he took part in high-energy experimental work at Brookhaven National Laboratory, 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 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).

Background on Stanley S. Hertzbach

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.

Contents of 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.

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Inventory of Collection
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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Provenance

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

Processing Information

Processed by I. Eliot Wentworth, Feb. 2013.

Copyright and Use (More informationConnect to publication information)

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

Subjects

  • B mesons
  • Nuclear physics
  • SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst--Faculty
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst. Department of Physics

Types of material

  • Laboratory notes
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