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Donor: 
James N. Hollenhorst
Image title: 
Stanford Gravity Wave Project
Credit line: 
Photo taken by Jack Gilderoy, courtesy AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives, gift of James N. Hollenhorst
Description: 

Stanford Gravity Wave Project, circa 1978. This is Stanford's resonant mass gravity wave detector. The Weber bar was 6 tons of aluminum, cooled with liquid helium. Unlike the prototype detector, it used a mechanical suspension, rather than magnetic levitation. L-R: William Fairbank (seated), Mike McAshan, Steve Boughn (on top), James Hollenhorst, Robin Giffard, Brad Reese, Vladimir Braginsky (visiting).

Photo date: 
circa 1978
Original format: 
1 digital image/jpeg (RGB; 4,535 KB)
Person(s): 
Fairbank, William Martin, 1917-1989
Hollenhorst, James N.
Boughn, Stephen Paul
McAshan, Michael S.