Caption: Book - Century of Physics (1973)
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1957 an appropriatJ
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wrolUtftti . d the dev, opment of solid EOJ a ditional sP« , had become re Lly acute
>btaim to build half Oi a Ph
Green Street, east of Goodwin Street.
e entire bi lding was planned in
I and one half was built. Lta west wall consisting of che exposed te blocks which later became the walls of interior rooms. building was occupied in 1959. biennium. The half-
The second half was built in the 1961-63
It was occupied in Septembei, 1963 and the old building, the The new Physics Building contained approxi-
Physics Laboratory, was vacated.
mately 113,000 square feet of usable space and was built at a cost of approximately $4,300,000. During the seven years between planning and o^.upation of the Physics Building, 1956 to 1963, the Department and its work had expanded in all respects by more than the increase in usable space provided in the new building. When all came in who had remained in the old Physics
Laboratory during the construction of the second half of the new building the Department was about as crowded for space as it ever had been. The situation was relieved by the building of the Materia" Laboratory, completed in 1965. It is a research laboratory Research
r solid state
sciences and is connected to the Physics Building.
About halt of its space
was allocated to Physics facult\ and graduate students in solid state and low temperature physics. in M.R.L. Fred Seitz took the lead Ln establishing the Lnterdepartmc tal M.R.L. With great effort, skill and endurance he brought about an arrangement Ln which the Atomic Energy Commission and the Advanced Reseai h V s Four other departments also were ass d space
Agency of the Department of Defense, through two contracts, support d bo h a broad research program and tin amortisation of most oi the cost oi t build ig. in 1963, as Se I I z d engaged from a.tive participation Ln the -^
vork of the Physics Department and Materials I seat.u Laboratory, Heurei was appointed Directoi oi M.Ri ate In (oi.
and G< rgi Russell invami the