The conferences were held under the joint auspices of George Washington University and the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism of the Carnegie Institution of Washington beginning in 1935. These invitational conferences were organized by George Gamow, Edward Teller, and Merle Tuve to promote thinking and discussion of unsolved problems in theoretical physics. The topics were nuclear physics, molecular physics, elementary particles, stellar energy, low temperature, interior of the earth, stellar evolution and cosmology, physics of living matter, and gravitation and electromagnetism. The conferences were interrupted by World War II and renewed only briefly after the war; the last Washington Conference was held in 1947.
From the description of Selected papers, 1933-1947. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84584477