The evolution of a dedicated synchrotron light source
In 1968, Tantalus emerged as the first particle accelerator fully dedicated to synchrotron light experiments. Its development was marked by lucky coincidences and the visionary intuition of its principal constructor and director, Ednor Rowe.
In heartfelt remembrance of Ed Rowe. I offer thanks also to the early Tantalus staff and users, whose dedication made all this possible, and to Dave Huber, who steered the difficult transition from Tantalus to Aladdin.