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

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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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referencedIn Robert R. Wilson papers, 1936-2000. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
creatorOf Peierls, Rudolf E. (Rudolf Ernst), 1907-1995. Oral history interview with Rudolf Ernst Peierls, 1969 August 11 to 13. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn John Archibald Wheeler Papers, 1880-2008, 1880-2008 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Nix, Foster Cary, 1905-. Oral history interview with Foster Cary Nix, 1975 June 27. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Gowing, Margaret. Papers, 1932-[ongoing]. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn J. Robert Oppenheimer Papers, 1799-1980, (bulk 1947-1967) Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
referencedIn Weisskopf, Victor Frederick, 1908-2002. My life as a physicist, ca. 1971. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Rochester Conference on High Energy Nuclear Physics (7th : 1957 : University of Rochester). The press meets the scientists [sound recording] American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Casimir, H. B. G. (Hendrik Brugt Gerhard), 1909-2000. Oral history interview with Hendrik Brugt Gerhard Casimir, 1963 July 5 and 6. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
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referencedIn Bohr, Niels, 1885-1962. Bohr scientific correspondence, supplement, 1910-1962. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn GABOR, Professor Dennis (1900-1979), 1911-1985 Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
referencedIn Wilson, Robert R., 1914-2000. Robert R. Wilson papers, 1936-2000. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Peierls, Rudolf E. (Rudolf Ernst), 1907-1995. Papers, 1923-1974. American Institute of Physics
referencedIn Rosenfeld, L. (Leon), 1904-1974. Oral history interview with Léon Rosenfeld, 1963 July 1 to 22. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Weisskopf, Victor Frederick, 1908-2002. Oral history interview with Victor Frederick Weisskopf, 1963 July 10. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Bethe, Hans A. (Hans Albrecht), 1906-2005. Hans Bethe papers, [ca. 1931]-1992. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Peierls, Rudolf E. (Rudolf Ernst), 1907-1995. Oral history interview with Rudolf Ernst Peierls, 1985 April 7. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Peierls, Rudolf E. (Rudolf Ernst), 1907-1995. Oral history interview with Rudolf Ernst Peierls, 1977 May 20. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Peierls, Rudolf E. (Rudolf Ernst), 1907-1995. Oral history interview with Sir Rudolf Ernst Peierls, 1980 October 24. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Salpeter, Edwin E. Oral history interview with Edwin Ernest Salpeter, 1978 March 30. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Peierls, Rudolf E. (Rudolf Ernst), 1907-1995. Oral history interview, 1980. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Peierls, Rudolf E. (Rudolf Ernst), 1907-1995. Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1985. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Mott, N. F. (Nevill Francis), Sir, 1905-. Correspondence with Rudolf Peierls, American Institute of Physics
creatorOf Peierls, Rudolf E. (Rudolf Ernst), 1907-1995. Oral history interview with Rudolf Ernst Peierls, 1981 May 13 and July. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Oppenheimer, J. Robert, 1904-1967. Papers of J. Robert Oppenheimer, 1921-1980 (bulk 1947-1967). Library of Congress
referencedIn Hans Bethe papers, [ca. 1931]-1995 Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn Waller, Ivar, 1898-1991. Papers, ca. 1912-1989. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Oppenheimer, J. Robert, 1904-1967. J. Robert Oppenheimer papers, 1799-1980 (bulk 1947-1967). Library of Congress
referencedIn Frenkelʹ, I︠A︡. I. (I︠A︡kov Ilʹich), 1894-1952. Papers, 1905-1952. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Boot, Henry Albert Howard, 1917-. Oral history interview with Henry Albert Howard Boot, 1977 August 9. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Peierls, Rudolf E. (Rudolf Ernst), 1907-1995. Oral history interview with Sir Rudolf Ernst Peierls, 1963 June 17 and 18. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Fok, V. A. (Vladimir Aleksandrovich), 1898-1974. Papers, 1919-1974. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Inglis, David Rittenhouse, 1905-1995. Oral history interview with David Rittenhouse Inglis, 1977 May 9 and 10. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Tamm, I. E. (Igorʹ Evgenʹevich), 1895-1971. Papers, 1921-1971. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn American Nuclear Society,. Fifty years with nuclear fission [videorecording] : highlights of the 1989 conference. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory. Notes on physics courses given at Los Alamos, 1943-1946. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Peierls, Rudolf E. (Rudolf Ernst), 1907-1995. Interview with Rudolph Peierls and Eugene Wigner [videorecording] / 1984. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Goldhaber, Maurice, 1911-2011. Oral history interview with Maurice Goldhaber, 1967 January 10. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Bardeen, John. The beginnings of solid state physics [sound recording] : a symposium / organized by Sir Nevill Mott, held 30 April - 2 May 1979. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Archive for the History of Quantum Physics, 1898-1950 (bulk), 1898-1950 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Frisch, Otto Robert, 1904-. Oral history interview with Otto Robert Frisch, 1967 May 3. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Niels Bohr Library. History of physics manuscript biography collection M-R, 1901-1989, [ca. ca. 1960]-1989 (bulk) Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Papers and correspondence of Sir Rudolf Ernst Peierls, 1907-1995, 1898-1996 Department of Western Manuscripts, Bodleian Library, University of Oxford
referencedIn Unsöld, Albrecht, 1905-. Oral history interview with Albrecht Unsöld, 1984 February 24. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn MARTIN, Sir Laurence (Woodward) (b 1928), 1966-1967 King's College London, Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives
referencedIn Ewald, Paul Peter, 1888-1985. Oral history interview with Paul Peter Ewald, 1968 May 17 and 24. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Bethe, Hans A. (Hans Albrecht), 1906-2005. Oral history interview with Hans Bethe, 1981 April 29. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
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