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Stan Woosley, David Arnett, William Fowler and Donald Clayton stand before the hut in Cambridge that served as the first office shared by Fowler and Clayton in 1967 at Hoyle's Institute of Theoretical Astronomy in Cambridge. The occasion for this reunion was the Conference on Supernovae at the (renamed) Instutute of Astronomy, Cambridge, during July 1981. Clayton's invited talk "Supernovae and the Origin of the Solar System" was held on this very day, July 9, 1981. (See SUPERNOVAE: a Survey of Current Research, M. Rees and R. Stoneham (eds.), D. Reidel 1982, p. 535). The ties among this group of four were very close. Woosley was a PhD student of Clayton's at Rice, where his thesis was advised by both Arnett and Clayton (see ApJ Suppl 26, 231 (1973)); Woosley then spent several years at Caltech with Fowler, who had been Clayton's thesis advisor (1957-61) there. All shared several years together at Hoyle's instutute during 1967-72. For a photo of Fowler and Clayton at this hut's other side 14 years earlier, when the Institute was just beginning, see 1967 listings.



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