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Carrigan, Richard A

Entry updated 5 December 2022. Tagged: Author.

(1932-    ) US physicist, for many years involved in various serious positions with the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab), and a prolific author of papers and books in his field; he was later Guest Scientist in the Accelerator Division at Fermilab. His father, Richard A Carrigan (1906-1996) was also a scientist. With his wife, the artist Nancy Carrigan (1933-2014), Carrigan is the author of an sf novel, The Siren Stars (March-May 1970 Analog; 1971), in which the first intelligent messages from another star present a dire challenge. Rather ponderously, a clean-cut team of Earth Scientists deals with the problem. The book-length sequel is "Minotaur in a Mushroom Maze" (May-July 1976 Analog). [JC]

see also: Cybernetics; SETI.

Richard Alfred Carrigan Jr

born Miami, Florida: 17 February 1932


  • The Siren Stars (New York: Pyramid Books, 1971) with Nancy Carrigan [pb/]


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