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

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
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1 digital image/jpeg (RGB; 4,535 KB)
Fairbank, William Martin, 1917-1989
Hollenhorst, James N.
Boughn, Stephen Paul
McAshan, Michael S.