David Hawkins Papers 1863-2001 20th Century

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David Hawkins Papers, 1863-2001, 20th Century

David Hawkins Papers 1863-2001 20th Century

David Hawkins (1913-2002), scientist, mathematician, philosopher and educator was the official historian of the Manhattan Project at Los Alamos, New Mexico. A Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the University of Colorado from 1947 to1982, Hawkins felt passionate about educating the layman about science, especially about the destructive power of nuclear weapons. David and Frances Hawkins became leaders in improving science education for elementary schools and founded the Mountain View Center for Environmental Education at C.U. in 1970.

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Los Alamos national laboratory

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Hawkins, David, 1913-2002

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David Hawkins (1913-2002) grew up in New Mexico and went to Stanford University where he migrated from chemistry to physics to philosophy as an undergraduate before receiving a B.A. and M.A. in 1934 and 1936. While at Stanford, he met Frances Pockman. They married in 1937. At the University of California, Berkeley, as a Ph. D. graduate student in philosophy in 1940 and then an instructor in philosophy, Hawkins had friends among the students of J. Robert Oppenheimer. Through those students, he me...

Oppenheimer, J. Robert, 1904-1967

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Died 1967. From the description of Oral history interview with J. Robert Oppenheimer, 1963 November 18 and 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80709804 Physicist (quantum theory and nuclear physics). On the physics faculty at California Institute of Technology and University of California, Berkeley in theoretical physics, 1929-1947; director of Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, 1943-1945; chairman of the General Advisory Committee of the Atomic Energy Commission, 1946-1952; d...

Ulam, Stanislaw M.

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Weisskopf, Victor Frederick, 1908-2002

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Victor F. Weisskopf, Ph.D., University of Gottingen, Germany, 1931, was professor of Physics at MIT from 1946 until his retirement in 1974. He was director general of the European Center for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva, Switzerland, from 1961 to 1965. Weisskopf's research focus was theoretical work in quantum electrodynamics and nuclear particle physics. Other major affiliations include: University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, USA, 1937-1943; Los Alamos, NM, USA, 1943-1947. Fro...

Mountain View Center for Environmental Education (Boulder, Colo.)

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Association of Los Alamos Scientists

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The Association of Los Alamos Scientists was founded on August 30, 1945, by a group of scientists who had worked on the development of the atomic bomb. The organizational manifesto declared its purpose to be “to promote the attainment and use of scientific and technological advances in the best interests of humanity.” The scientists went on to recognize that they, “by virtue of their special knowledge, have, in certain spheres, special political and social responsibilities beyond their obligatio...

Hawkins, Frances Pockman, 1913-

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Palevsky, Mary, 1949-

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David Hawkins

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After growing up in New Mexico(1), David Hawkins (1913-2002) went to Stanford University, where, as an undergraduate, he migrated from chemistry to physics to philosophy before receiving a B.A. and M.A. in 1934 and 1936. While at Stanford he met Frances Pockman. They married in 1937. Starting in 1937, David Hawkins was a graduate student at the University of California, Berkeley, working on a Ph.D. in philosophy. In a letter to Daniel Ellsberg in 1999 (?), Hawkins stated...

Manhattan Project (U.S.)

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United States. Congress. House. Committee on Un-American Activities

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The Velde Committee, or Committee on Un-American Activities, met in Portland, Oregon in June. 1954, to investigate the political affiliations of three Reed College professors, who refused to answer questions put to them by the Committee. From the description of Donald J. Sterling collection on the Velde Committee [manuscript], 1954. (Oregon Historical Society Research Library). WorldCat record id: 697808968 From the guide to the Donald J. Sterling collection on the Velde Com...

Morrison, Philip

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