The Vetlesen Prize

Appreciation letter from Prof. William A. Fowler

June 8, 1973

President William J. McGill
Office of the President
Columbia University
New York, New York 10027

Dear President McGill,

It is now generally agreed that I am fully recovered from the accolades cum ceremonies of the Vetlesen Prize Presentation. Permit me to express my personal gratitude once again to Columbia University and to the Vetlesen Foundation and to the community of earth scientists, who have recognized the significance of the research carried out in the Kellogg Radiation Laboratory, where I have worked for the past forty years from 1933 to the present.

My wife and daughters wish me to express their appreciation of everything that was done to make their visit to New York so pleasant for them. We are especially grateful to Mrs. Wallace Hoffer of the Lamont-Doherty Geophysical Observatory and to Mrs. Dorothy Torbert and Ms. Paylette S. Barrett of Columbia University for all they did to make the occasion such an auspicious one.

Professor Lodewijk Woltjer has invited me to talk at Columbia next fall and I am looking forward to doing so with keen anticipation.

Sincerely yours,

William A. Fowler
Institute Professor of Physics



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