Philip V. Livdahl

Philip V. Livdahl served in the U.S. Navy beginning in 1943 and received his undergraduate degree from St. Olaf College in 1948. He received his master’s degree in physics from the University of Washington. He worked at both Lawrence Livermore Laboratory and Argonne National Laboratory before joining Fermilab in 1967, when he became Associate Head of the Linac Section. He later served as head of the lab’s Accelerator Division, deputy director, and acting director between Wilson and Lederman. He left Fermilab in 1987 to devote his time fully to the synchrotron for Loma Linda Medical Center, the first accelerator created exclusively for medical purposes. He died in 2011.

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Philip V. Livdahl in 1978