The John Jay Hopkins Laboratory for Pure and Applied Science, home of the General Atomic Division of General Dynamics Corp., was formally dedicated on Thursday, June 25, 1959. Three years ago the late John Jay Hopkins broke the first ground on the site, located at the northern end of the city of San Diego, and a year and a half later construction was sufficiently advanced to permit moving into the new quarters. Since that time the laboratory's projects concerned with reactors, fusion and thermoelectric power, space ships, nuclear, atomic, and solid‐state physics, radiation chemistry, and metallurgy have multiplied so greatly that it has become necessary to begin construction of additional buildings. The dedication ceremonies were followed by a week of talks and symposia attended by guest scientists from the US and abroad.
A staff member of the AIP, the author of the following summary report is supervisor of the Physics and Astronomy Section of the National Register oj Scientific and Technical Personnel