Darrell Drickey received his undergraduate degree from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in 1956 and his PhD in experimental physics from Stanford University in 1963. He worked on the linear accelerator at Orsay, France until 1964, then returned to the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC), where he was a staff member until 1968. He later joined the faculty of UCLA. In 1970, he led the U.S. scientific team that participated in the first Soviet-American scientific exchange, which was sponsored by the USSR State Committee on Atomic Energy and the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission. The work was conducted at the accelerator at Serpukhov near Moscow.
He took a leave of absence from UCLA in the summer of 1974 and came to Fermilab to become associate leader for the Fermilab Energy Doubler project. He was diagnosed with cancer shortly after his arrival and passed away in December 1974.
Darrell Drickey Content
- In Memoriam: Darrell Drickey — December 19, 1974
- Drickey Memorial Lecture Created Here — May 6, 1976