Gen Shirane 1924 - 2005

All who knew Gen knew that he liked to express himself succinctly and quickly. Below are a few examples of "Classic Gen".

A view from within Gen's office.
A picture of Gen's blackboard. Gen continued to do some things in traditional ways; for instance,  overheads for presentations were "hand-made". Also, he loved to plot things by hand on graph paper.
"Chuck see me please GS" - from Chuck Majkrzak's office.
"Kim see me please GS"
"Poker tonight: my home 7:30PM Gen"
Poker understood!
A picture from the Historic Image Library of the High Flux Beam Reactor as it looked sometime near its completion in 1964.
Click here to view a video clip about the High Flux Beam Reactor excerpted from a 1967 promotional film called Brookhaven Spectrum. (from the Daily Photo Archive)
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