However, these early days of fruitful collaboration between theorists and experimentalists in the university-like atmosphere at GA did not last. Kerst would leave GA for the University of Wisconsin in 1962. By 1965 – despite the initial excitement over the potential for fusion science – TAERF decided to withdraw its funding. The GA group that once numbered more than 70 scientists began to disperse, and by the end of 1967, fewer than a dozen – including Ohkawa – remained. [Steve Dean; Ken Fowler; AIP Ohkawa interview]
A farewell party in 1967 for some of those leaving the fusion program. Attempts have been made to identify people in the picture, but some are still unknown. Left to right, first row: John Malmberg (holding drink), Joe Butkovich, Tom Angel, Harold Fulton, Masaji Yoshikawa, Joe England, Dick Bruce. Second row: Ralph Tuckfield (next to Malmberg), Norman Rostoker, Fran Fleet, Marshall Rosenbluth, Rita Yorio, Nick Krall, F. Robert Scott, Tihiro Ohkawa, Unknown, Dan Bell, Charlie George. Back row: Rex Green, Hans Fleischman, Don Pearlstein, Unknown, Ken Fowler, Unknown, Martin O. Stern, Chuck Wharton, Fred Swirzke, Unknown, Roscoe Smith, Unknown, H. Gordon Voorhies, Dilip Bhadra, Art Schupp, Unknown, Torkil Jensen.