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Stan Woosley on Oct 19, 1983 addressing the Yerkes Observatory Conference "Nucleosynthesis: Challenges and New Developments" (Univ. Chicago Press, 1985, eds. W. D. Arnett and J. W. Truran). The conference had just been unoffically renamed THE WILLIAM ALFRED FOWLER CONFERENCE ON NUCLEOSYNTHESIS. (see board) Fowler's telephone call of his selection for the 1983 Nobel Prize in physics had occurred just three hours earlier, giving this conference a very festive air. Woosley was a most appropriate lecturer on Fowler's day, because he had spent three years with Fowler at Caltech after finishing his Ph.D thesis at Rice University under Clayton's guidance; and Clayton had been Fowler's first Ph.D in nuclear astrophysics at Caltech. So in this academic sense Woosley is Fowler's "grandson".



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