Libby, Willard F

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Libby was born December 17, 1908; BS (1931) and Ph.D (1933), UC Berkeley; part of the Manhattan Project, 1941-45; professor, Institute for Nuclear Studies, University of Chicago, 1945-54; commissioner, U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, 1954-59; became a professor, UCLA Department of Chemistry, 1959; director, Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics at UCLA; received the 1960 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for developing the radio-active dating technique known as carbon-14; died September 8, 1980.

From the guide to the Willard F. Libby Papers, ca. 1954-1976, (University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.)

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referencedIn Olindo R. Angelillo papers, 1925-1983 The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens Manuscripts Department
referencedIn John Archibald Wheeler Papers, 1880-2008, 1880-2008 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn James Arnold Papers, 1946-2001 Mandeville Special Collections Library
referencedIn Serge A. Korff Papers, 1928-1989 New York University. Archives.
creatorOf Willard F. Libby Papers, ca. 1954-1976 University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
referencedIn Records of the U.S. Information Agency. 1900 - 2003. Audio Recordings. 1942 - 1999. NOBEL PRIZES
referencedIn William B. Provine collection of evolutionary biology reprints, 20th century. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn Alan Tower Waterman Papers, 1917-1967, (bulk 1940-1963) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
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associatedWith Angelillo, Olindo R. person
associatedWith Arnold, James, 1923- person
associatedWith Korff, Serge Alexander, 1906- person
correspondedWith Provine, William B. person
associatedWith University of California, Los Angeles. Dept. of Chemistry corporateBody
associatedWith University of California (System). Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics. corporateBody
associatedWith U.S. Atomic Energy Commission. corporateBody
associatedWith Waterman, Alan Tower, 1892-1967 person
associatedWith Wheeler, John Archibald, 1911-2008 person
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