Kenneth Greisen: Pictures and miscellaneous
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Ken at Kendal: October 2006 - The first picture with my new digital
Ken at Kendal: September 2005 (left), with Peter Landecker July 2002
(center) and October 2002 (right).
Ken, Helen, and Kay (daughter) at the City Market and crossing Fall
Creek, Ithaca November 1992.
Ken: formal retirement picture, 1984(?)
Ken with Heather (step-daughter) and Kay (my ex-wife), Cape Cod, June
Ken and Helen's wedding, Ithaca, April 1976
Heather (step-daughter) and me in 2nd picture, Sigurd (Ken's brother)
in fifth picture
Ken, Kay (daughter) and first wife Betty, June 1967.
Edith Cassel and Peter Landecker with the early Fly's Eye experiment
Ken's undergradute studies were at Franklin and Marshall where he was
on the track team and won the prestigeous Henry
S. Williamson Medalist award.
Bruno Rossi was Ken's thesis advisor at Cornell and Ken is quoted in
his memoir in pdf format.
LANL has written an historical document entitles "trial run, May 7, 1945" which
mentions Ken 6 times.
Ken's eye-witness account of the first atomic test is available in html and plain
Richard P Feynman gave Cornell University advice on who they should
hire at the end of WWII. Courtesy of a British colleague, that letter
is reproduced in PostScript or in pdf from a published collection of his
correspondence. Bethe of course was to be Chair, but Ken is mentioned
prominently and often.
Ken joined the American Astronomical Society in 1966 and was the first
Chair of its High Energy Astrophysics
Division in 1970. An award in Ken's name
from that Division has been proposed.
The Physics Department was instumental in encouraging Kendal to build
in Ithaca, providing Bethe, Greisen, Corson, Wilson, Hartman,
McDaniel, and others a place to retire in
comfort. Kendal of Ithaca provided Helen and Ken with excellent care
in the final years of their lives.