Journalist Kaianders Sempler, Honorary Doctor of Chalmers, made a drawing of Sweden's first reactor R1 as an illustration to one of his articles in Ny Teknik.
It depicts experiments performed at R1 in Stockholm. Nils Göran Sjöstrand, founder and first professor of the Department of Reactor Physics at Chalmers, was one of the researchers who took part of the early R1 experiments that included the use of a neutron generator. Kaianders Sempler gave the drawing to Ingrid Sjöstrand, wife of the late Nils Göran Sjöstrand, and she kindly donated it to Chalmers. In connection with Kaianders' recent lunch seminar in Gothenburg it was presented to Anders Nordlund, Head of the Division of Subatomic and Plasma Physics at Chalmers.
The drawing will be placed at a newly established small exhibition in Canyon displaying the neutron generator (seen in the background) which was used during many years at the Department of Reactor Physics at Gibraltargatan.
Text: Imre Pazsit and Mia Halleröd Palmgren
Caption: Ingrid Sjöstrand, Kaianders Sempler and Anders
Nordlund with the drawing of Sweden's first reactor.
Image: Mia Halleröd Palmgren