James Douglas Prentice fonds

Title: James Douglas Prentice fonds

Dates of creation: 1951-2012

Physical description: 7.04 metres of textual and graphic material

Biographical Sketch: James Prentice came to the University of Toronto in 1959 upon completing his PhD in Physics at Glasgow University.  His early career concentrated in the area of nuclear physics. A sabbatical at the Rutherford High Energy Laboratory in 1963-64 marked a turning point as his research interests shifted to the study of particle physics. Through the remainder of the 1960s up until about 1972 he, along with University of Toronto colleague Dick Steenberg, participated in the Bubble Chamber experiments at the U.S. Argonne National Laboratory. Prentice was a member of several international research teams.  In the early 1970s, he conducted experiments at the National Accelerator Laboratory (later Fermi NAL, the world's largest accelerator at Batavia, Illinois).  Throughout the 1980s he was active in the ARGUS Collaboration at the Deutsches Elekronen Synchrotrone (DESY) in Germany of which he published widely. In 1995, he retired as Professor Emeritus from the University of Toronto.

Scope and content: Correspondence, minutes, lecture notes, notebooks, research notes and data, drafts of manuscripts, reviews, addresses, diaries, photoprints, and other materials documenting James Douglas Prentice’s graduate education and research, teaching, and administrative activities as a professor of physics. Includes information relating to the Canadian High Energy Electron Ring (CHEER), the Fermi National Acceleratory (FNAL), the Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron (DESY), the Cornell Electron Storage Ring (CESR), the Institute of Particle Physics, the Canadian Association of Physicists, Science for Peace, and the High Energy Physics group.

Finding Aids: Series descriptions (B1996-0008, B2005-0023) and container list (B2005-0023) available

Access: B2005-0023: Restricted: see Deed of Gift re: records relating to Physics staff.

B2015-0019: Restricted: some files closed, see finding aid for details.

Accession number: B1996-0008, B2005-0023, B2015-0019