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CLASSE NEWS | 14 Jun 2009

Hasan Padamsee's retirement party

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Professor Hasan Padamsee.

On June 13 we celebrated the retirement of a great researcher, valued colleague, and respected leader in the SRF community, Hasan Padamsee. The dinner and a reception at Cornell University were attended by over 80 friends, family, and local and international colleagues from the SRF community and from funding agencies.

Hasan Padamsee received his Ph.D. in Solid State Physics at Northeastern
University in 1973 before joining Cornell where he became a senior research associate and adjunct professor. Hasan had made great strides in advancing the SRF community, high temperature superconductors and particle accelerators. He has written several books including Unifying the Universe: The Physics of Heaven and Earth, RF Superconductivity for Accelerators, and RF Superconductivity: Volume II: Science, Technology.

Hasan will remain very active in his retirement. He has been appointed a regular adviser to the SRF group in general, and to his successor as head of the group, Georg Hoffstaetter, in particular. And he has already agreed to consulting activities for Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and to the Helmholz Zentrum Berlin. He will also remain on several international advisory and organizing committees.