Peter Gifford (1949-2017)

Announcements | February 14th, 2017

Peter Gifford, 68, of Syracuse, New York, passed away at home surrounded by family and friends on January 29, 2017, after a courageous battle with esophageal cancer. He was the president of Cryomech, which is a world-leading manufacturer of Gifford-McMahon and pulse tube cryocoolers. The company was founded in Syracuse in 1963 by his late father, William Gifford, the inventor of the Gifford-McMahon cryocooler and the first version of a pulse tube cryocooler.

Peter, who was born in Washington, DC, and moved to many places with his parents, finally settled with his parents in Syracuse in 1961 when Peter was 12 years old. He was a tennis champion in high school and played on the city championship high school football team. He studied physics and math at Syracuse University before graduating with a Liberal Arts degree. In 1973...

2nd General Meeting of the CSE

Announcements | June 20th, 2016

The second General Meeting of the Cryogenics Society of Europe took place on June 9th at CERN within the European Cryogenics Days 2016.

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CSE Newsletter February 2016

Announcements | May 25th, 2016

The CSE Newsletter of February is now available for download here: