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Edward Ginzton : biography

27 December 1915 - 13 August 1998

Edward Leonard Ginzton (December 27, 1915 – August 13, 1998) was a Ukrainian-American physicist.

Education

Ginzton completed his B.S. (1936) and M.S. (1937) in Electrical Engineering at the University of California, Berkeleyhttp://www.ieeeghn.org/wiki/index.php/Edward_L._Ginzton and his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 1941.http://www-ee.stanford.edu/timeline.php

Family

Ginzton was born in Ukraine and lived in China before moving to California in 1929.http://www.stanfordalumni.org/news/magazine/1998/novdec/classnotes/featureobit.html

On June 16, 1939, Ginzton and Artemas Alma McCann (1913–2000) married. Artemas was the daughter of James Arthur and Alma (Hawes) McCann. The Ginztons had four children: Anne Ginzton Cottrell (1942), Leonard Edward Ginzton (1943), Nancy Hayden Ginzton (1946), and David Edward Ginzton (1948).

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Career

As a student at Stanford University, Ginzton worked with William Hansen and brothers Russell and Sigurd Varian. In 1941 he became a member of the Varian-Hansen group at the Sperry Gyroscope Company.http://www.ieee.org/web/aboutus/history_center/biography/ginzton.html

Ginzton was appointed Assistant Professor in Physics at Stanford University in 1945 http://www-ee.stanford.edu/timeline.php and remained on the faculty until 1961.http://www.stanford.edu/dept/news/pr/98/980825ginzton.html

In 1949, Ginzton and Marvin Chodorow developed the 1 BeV 220 accelerator in the at Stanford University. After completion of the 1 BeV 220 accelerator, Ginzton became director of the Microwave Laboratory which was later renamed the .http://www.stanford.edu/group/ginzton/history.html

Ginzton, along with Russell and Sigurd Varian, was one of the original board members of Varian Associates, founded in 1948.http://www.stanford.edu/dept/news/pr/98/980825ginzton.html The nine initial directors of the company were Ginzton, Russell, Sigurd and Dorothy Varian, H. Myrl Stearns, Stanford University faculty members William Hansen and Leonard I. Schiff, legal counsel Richard M. Leonard, and patent attorney Paul B. Hunter.http://www.varianinc.com/cgi-bin/nav?/corp/history

Ginzton became CEO and chairman of Varian Associates after Russell Varian died of a heart attack and Sigurd Varian died in a plane crash.http://www.insidebayarea.com/bay-area-living/ci_12991542?source=rss

Ginzton was awarded the IEEE Medal of Honor in 1969 for "his outstanding contributions in advancing the technology of high power klystrons and their application, especially to linear particle accelerators."

Ginzton was a member of the National Academy of Engineering and in the National Academy of Sciences.

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