Peter Demos

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Peter T. Demos (July 18, 1918 – September 18, 2012) was a professor in the Department of Physics and the Laboratory for Nuclear Science at MIT.[1] A native of Peterborough, Ontario, Demos attended Peterborough Collegiate and Vocational School and Queen's University, and received a Ph.D. in Physics from MIT in 1951.[2] He was a founder and former director of the Bates Linear Accelerator at MIT[3][4] and served as advisor on nuclear science to John F. Kennedy.[5]


  • Demos, Peter T. (1951). Design and Properties of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Linear Electron Accelerator (Ph.D. thesis). Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 
  • Demos, P. T.; Kip, A. F.; Slater, J. C. (1952). "The M.I.T. Linear Electron Accelerator". Journal of Applied Physics. 23: 53–65. Bibcode:1952JAP....23...53D. doi:10.1063/1.1701978. 
  • Dow, K.; et al. (1988). "Longitudinal Response Functions and Sum Rules for Quasielastic Electron Scattering from 3H and 3He". Phys. Rev. Lett. 61: 1706–1709. Bibcode:1988PhRvL..61.1706D. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.61.1706. 
  • US 3845734, Demos, Peter T., "Apparent wind indicator adapted to establish optimum wind direction relative to the sail of a sailboat", issued 5 November 1974 


  1. ^ "Department of Physics". MIT. Retrieved 26 January 2011. 
  2. ^ "Olympic Torch Relay Community Success Stories: Peterborough, Ontario" (PDF). Retrieved 26 January 2011. 
  3. ^ "Interview with Robert Redwine : Massachusetts Institute of Technology 150th Anniversary". Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Retrieved 26 January 2011. 
  4. ^ "1999 Bates Report". Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Retrieved 26 January 2011. 
  5. ^ "Peterborough's History and Culture". Retrieved 26 January 2011.