Louis Osborne '40 (1923-2012)

Louis S. Osborne '40 (1923-2012) is recognized as a pioneer in high-energy physics, who developed many of the experimental techniques that are standard practice today. Osborne served on the faculty at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for many years, and during such time was granted a Fulbright Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Minna-James-Heineman Fellowship. He was a fellow of the American Physical Society and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

After Webb, Osborne attended California Institute of Technology where he and studied under Nobel Laureate Robert A. Millikan. Upon graduation, he served in the US Navy, tending radar on an aircraft carrier in the Pacific. He received his PhD from MIT and conducted research in the Laboratory for Nuclear Science. It was here that he began performing some of pioneering experiments to measure the photo-production of mesons from nuclei and developed many of the experimental techniques that are now standard practice in high-energy physics.

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    From high school sweethearts to alumni who were married in Vivian Webb Chapel, Webb has been the site of many romances over the years. Here are a few stories from alumni who met on Webb’s beautiful campus.
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    The Week @ Webb is a periodic photojournal of events on and off Webb's campus. Did it feel like January lasted 31,000 days instead of just 31? I know that for me, it's important to spend as much time as I can with other people when life gets really busy. We all do better when we surround ourselves with friends and family and that's what I tried to capture in this latest gallery.
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    Taking stock. This is how it begins—simply though completely. After more than a year of planning, gathering data, meeting, discussing, writing and rewriting—and after a four-day campus stay by our CAIS/WASC visiting committee (California Association of Independent Schools / Western Association of Schools and Colleges)—the evaluation work is done. 
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