Peierls Rudolf E. (Rudolf Ernst), 1907-1995

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Dates:
Birth 1907-06-05
Death 1995-09-19
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English

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Theoretical physics (quantum theory of solids of electro-magnetic fields and of the solid nucleus; World War II work on atomic energy). Affiliations include: 1925, Berlin University as student of physics; 1926 transferred to University of Munich, Department of Theoretical Physics (A. Sommerfeld); 1928 transferred to Leipzig University, Department of Theoretical Physics (W. Heisenberg); and in 1929 to the Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich (W. Pauli). 1929, Ph.D., Leipzig. Fall 1929 to Fall 1932 'Assistant' to W. Pauli. Fall 1932 to Fall 1933 Rockefeller Fellowship held in Rome and Cambridge. 1933-1935 research in Manchester University supported by 'academic assistance' grant for German refugees. 1935-1937 Royal Society Mond Laboratory, Cambridge. 1937-1963 Professor of Applied Mathematics, later Mathematical Physics, University of Birmingham. 1963-1974 Wykeham Professor of Theoretical Physics, University of Oxford.

From the description of Papers, 1923-1974. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155006762

Theoretical physics (quantum theory of solids of electromagnetic fields and of the nucleus; World War II work on atomic energy). Affiliations include: 1925, Berlin University as student of physics; 1926 transferred to University of Munich, Department of Theoretical Physics (A. Sommerfeld); 1928 transferred to Leipzig University, Department of Theoretical Physics (W. Heisenberg); and in 1929 to the Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich (W. Pauli). 1929, Ph. D., Leipzig. Fall 1929 to Fall 1932 'Assistant' to W. Pauli. Fall 1932 to Fall 1933 Rockefeller Fellowship held in Rome and Cambridge. 1933-1935 research in Manchester University supported by 'academic assistance' grant for German refugees. 1935-1937 Royal Society Mond Laboratory, Cambridge. 1937-1963 Professor of Applied Mathemataics, later Mathematical Physics, University of Birmingham. 1963-1974 Wykeham Professor of Theoretical Physics, University of Oxford. Died 1995.

From the description of Oral history interview, 1980. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 77663317

Died 1995

From the description of Oral history interview with Rudolf Ernst Peierls, 1969 August 11 to 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83622744

Theoretical physics (quantum theory of solids of electro-magnetic fields and of the solid nuclius; World War II work on atomic energy). Affiliations include: 1925, Berlin University as student of physics; 1926 transferred to University of Munich, Department of Theoretical Physics (A. Sommerfeld); 1928 transferred to Leipzig University, Department of Theoretical Physics (W. Heisenberg); and 1929 to the Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich (W. Pauli). In 1929, Ph.D., Leipzig. Fall 1929 to Fall 1932 "Assistant" to W. Pauli. Fall 1932 to Fall 1933 Rockefeller Fellowship held in Rome and Cambridge. 1933-1935 research in Manchester University supported by "academic assistance" grant for German refugees. 1935-1937 Royal Society Mond Laboratory, Cambridge. 1937-1963 Professor of Applied Mathematics, later Mathematical Physics, Uiversity of Birmingham. 1963-1974 Wykeham Professor of Theoretical Physics, University of Oxford.

Died 1995.

From the description of Oral history interview with Sir Rudolf Ernst Peierls, 1980 October 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83158017

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  • World War, 1939-1945--War work
  • Nuclear energy--Political aspects
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  • Heat--Conduction
  • Atomic bomb--Research
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  • Physics--History
  • Particle accelerators--20th century
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