Mary Jo Pelafas sitting at the CSX-1 computer in the Physics Building of the University of Illinois Urbana-Campaign

The CSX-1 computer, developed at the Control Systems Laboratory (CSL) at the University of Illinois, was the first computer to be designed specifically for high-energy physics research and was one of the first computers to be designed by another computer (ILLIAC II). It was commissioned by Physics professors Edwin L. Goldwasser and Guilio Ascoli and was designed by physicist and CSL researcher Richard M. Brown.  In June 1967, CSX-1 was moved from the CSL to the Physics Building (now Loomis Laboratory of Physics). The 'DOLLY' project was undertaken in 1968.Seated with back to camera is technician Mary Jo Pelafas., Credit Line: Department of Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, courtesy of AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives
Abstract/Description: The CSX-1 computer, developed at the Control Systems Laboratory (CSL) at the University of Illinois, was the first computer to be designed specifically for high-energy physics research and was one of the first computers to be designed by another computer (ILLIAC II). It was commissioned by Physics professors Edwin L. Goldwasser and Guilio Ascoli and was designed by physicist and CSL researcher Richard M. Brown. In June 1967, CSX-1 was moved from the CSL to the Physics Building (now Loomis Laboratory of Physics). The 'DOLLY' project was undertaken in 1968.Seated with back to camera is technician Mary Jo Pelafas.
Subject(s): Laboratories
Computers
Women in science
Equipment and supplies
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Department of Physics
Date Created: circa 1976
Credit Line: Department of Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, courtesy of AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives
Catalog ID: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign F28