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  • Phone: (650)926-3091
  • Post: SLAC Archives and History Office, M/S 97, 2575 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025.

Office Location: Bldg.50, Rm.370

Matt Sands (1919-2014)

SLAC Founding Deputy Director

Matt Sands at chalkboard

Biographical and Professional Information


  • The Feynman Lectures on Physics New Millennium Edition. Feynman, Leighton, Sands. Copyright © 1963, 2006, 2010 by California Institute of Technology, Michael A. Gottlieb, and Rudolf Pfeiffer
  • Six Easy Pieces (iBook textbook). Essentials of Physics Explained by its Most Brilliant Teacher Richard P. Feynman, with Robert B. Leighton and Matthew Sands. Copyright © 1963, 1989, 1995, 2011, 2012 by the California Institute of Technology Copyright © 2010, 2012 Michael A. Gottlieb and Rudolf Pfeiffer
  • Feynman's Tips of Physics: A problem-solving supplement to The Feynman Lectures on Physics...with a Memoir by Matthew Sands. Basic Books, 2013. ISBN 978-0-465-02892-2
  • Other publications and papers can be found here (inSPIRE)

Archival Materials

The SLAC Archives and History Office holds no papers from Professor Matt Sands. We recommend that interested researchers contact UC Santa Cruz Special Collections and Archives.

Matt Sands and Pief Panofsky, 1969? Matt Sands at SLAC 40th, 2002 Matt Sands and Pief Panofsky in SLAC Control Room

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