William Charles Turner (1942-2022)

William Charles Turner, PhD 1973
April 15, 2022

William (Bill) Charles Turner died April 10. He was 79.

He earned his PhD in 1973 with a thesis titled, “Muon Polarization in the Decay KoL-> pi- mu+ numu, An Experimental Test of Time Reversal Invariance” with Jack Sandweiss and William Willis as his advisors. After completing his PhD at Yale, he worked at SRI Energy Lab for a year and then embarked on a 30-year career at Department of Energy National Laboratories; Lawrence Livermore National laboratory (LLNL), 17 years (1974 - 1991), Superconducting Super Collider Laboratory (SSCL) 3 years (1991 – 1994), and Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (LBNL), 10 years 1994 – 2004. He retired in 2004. At the DOE laboratories he worked in the fields of high-energy physics, accelerator physics and magnetic confinement fusion plasma physics. On the basis of his work in these fields he was elected Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) and Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He was as senior scientist at SSCL and LBNL. he felt privileged to have received his education and to have worked in challenging and interesting areas of science.

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