Otto Kofoed-Hansen

Danish physicist (1921-1990), the first head of the physics department at the Atomic Energy Commission's Experimental Plant Risø (1956-68); from 1960 also professor of reactor physics at the Technical University of Denmark and 1968-76 senior physicist at CERN. Together with JC Jacobsen (1895-1965), Kofoed-Hansen experimentally demonstrated the recoil energy of radioactive atomic nuclei when neutrinos are emitted by beta decay. He has also made important contributions to reactor physics, plasma physics, reactor safety assessment, health physics and, after 1968, particle physics. In 1989, Kofoed-Hansen was awarded the Danish Physical Society's physics prize. — The Great Danish

 

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Selected Image Date Publication Author(s) Citation title Comments
* December 15, 1948 Physical Review O. Kofoed-Hansen On the Theory of the Recoil in Beta-Decay

Theoretical basis for recoil experiments

* December 1, 1952 Physica O. KOFOED-HANSEN NUCLEAR RECOIL AND DETECTION OF THE NEUTRINO

Review of early recoil experiments says Allen He6 result is “tentative”

* 1955 Beta- and Gamma-Ray Spectroscopy O. Kofoed-Hansen Neutrino Recoil Experiments

Franklin pro-He6 citation 
Can't find 1955 citation,. It was collected in 1965 book but I don’t have text.

* 1956 Mathematical-Physical Announcements O. KOFOED-HANSEN and A. WINTHER ON THE COUPLING CONSTANTS IN BETA-DECAY

Danish beta decay experts review the likely coupling constants, citing RR as determining tensor coupling in GT transitions.