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M. Stanley Livingston Elected to Academy

M. S. Livingston

The election of M. Stanley Livingston, associate director of NAL, to the National Academy of Sciences was announced in Washington, D.C., April 28.

He was one of 50 new members elected in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

Livingston's election took place during the business session of the 107th annual meeting of the Academy at its headquarters in the capital city.

Election to membership in the Academy is considered to be one of the highest honors that can be accorded to an American scientist or engineer. Up to 50 members may be elected each year. Those elected this year bring the total to 870.

The National Academy of Sciences is a private organization of scientists and engineers dedicated to the furtherance of science and its use for the general welfare. The Academy was established in 1863 by a Congressional Act of Incorporation signed by Abraham Lincoln which calls upon the Academy to act as an official adviser to the Federal government, upon request, in any matter of science or technology. This provision accounts for the close ties that have always existed between the Academy and the Government, although the Academy is not a governmental agency.

Livingston, who was associated with the late Ernest O. Lawrence in the original development of the cyclotron, joined the NAL staff in the spring of 1968. He came to NAL from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Mass., and was director of the Cambridge Electron Accelerator from 1965 to 1967. In this position, he was concerned with the design and administration of the 6 BeV accelerator jointly operated by Harvard University and MIT for the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission.

Among other members of the National Academy of Sciences closely affiliated with NAL are its director, Robert Rathbun Wilson, and Norman Ramsey, professor of physics at Harvard University and president of Universities Research Association, Inc., which operates NAL for the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission.

Members of the Board of Trustees of the Universities Research Association, Inc., who are also members of the National Academy of Sciences include Robert Bacher, California Institute of Technology; Edwin McMillan, University of California, Berkeley; Leon M. Lederman, Columbia University; Robert E. Marshak, University of Rochester.