Robert Hofstadter papers 1931-1992


Robert Hofstadter papers 1931-1992

This collection contains the papers of former Stanford professor and Nobel Prize winning physicist Robert Hofstadter. Included are lab notebooks and research data; lecture notes and teaching materials; writings, drafts, and reprints; grant proposals; incoming and outgoing correspondence; travel and conference papers; legal papers; biographical and personal materials; clippings; photographs; and a small amount of audiovisual material. The papers cover a wide swath of Hofstadter's career, including his student and postgraduate work at Princeton University; wartime positions at The United States National Bureau of Standards and Norden Laboratory; Stanford research including electron scattering and coronary angiography; and his collaboration with NASA personnel on the Energetic Gamma-Ray Experiment Telescope (EGRET).

72 linear feet (54 boxes)


Related Entities

There are 20 Entities related to this resource.

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (corporateBody)

"The single event that triggered the establishment of Lawrence Livermore was detonation of the first Russian atomic bomb in 1949. Some American scientists were alarmed that the Soviets could advance quickly to the next step, the hydrogen bomb, with potential disaster for the West. Ernest Lawrence was a key participant in the World War II atomic bomb project at Los Alamos, a Nobel Laureate, and founder of the University of California Radiation Laboratory at Berkeley. Edward Teller wa...

Schawlow, Arthur L., 1921-1999 (person)

Physicist, (1921-1999). Professor of physics, Stanford University from 1961. From the description of Letter regarding edits to chapter 2 of -Physics in the 20th Century-, 1997 December 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78903394 Physicist. Professor of Physics at Stanford University since 1961 and executive head of the Physics Dept., 1966-70; at Bell Laboratories, 1951-1961. Schawlow is best known for his work on lasers, and received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1981. ...

Ginzton, Edward L. (Edward Leonard), 1915-1998 (person)

Co-founder of Varian Associates and a pioneer in microwave tube technology and linear accelerator development. As a graduate student at Stanford during the 1930's, Ginzton joined Russell and Sigurd Varian and physics professors William W. Hansen and David L. Webster to develop the klystron tube, an integral part of radar and the linear accelerator concept. After working on radar systems during World War II, Ginzton returned to Stanford in 1946 as a professor of applied physics. He joined Hansen ...

Kaplan, Henry S., 1918-1984 (person)

Biographical/Historical Sketch Radiologist, cancer research pioneer and educator. Henry S. Kaplan, 1918-1985, began his teaching career at the Stanford University School of Medicine in 1948. He served as professor and chair of the Dept. of Radiology (1948 to 1972) and was named D'Ambrogio Professor of Radiology in 1975. He also served as director of the Cancer Biology Research Laboratory (1975 to 1985) and the Biophysics Laboratory (1957 to 1...

Chodorow, Marvin (person)

W.W. Hansen Laboratories of Physics. High Energy Physics Laboratory (corporateBody)

Stanford linear accelerator center (corporateBody)

SVs, VM - UNIX production at SLAC. System reportable Probtrack problems. From the description of Problem reporting and tracking system developed at SLAC, 1981-1996. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754863237 ...

Goddard Space Flight Center (corporateBody)

United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (corporateBody)

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) was established as an independent agency of the executive branch on October 1, 1958 by the National Aeronautics and Space Act (72 Stat. 426), approved July 29, 1958. It superseded the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA). NASA conducted redsearch on problems of flight, developed aeronautical and space vehicles, explored outer space, and participated in international programs for the peaceful development of space technology....

Hansen, W. W. (William Webster), 1909-1949 (person)

Physicist (microwave electronics). Professor of Physics and Director of the Microwave Laboratory at Stanford University, 1929-1949. From the description of Notes on lectures given at M.I.T., 1941-1944. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79617786 William Webster Hansen was Professor of Physics and Director of the Microwave Laboratory at Stanford University, 1929-1949. From the description of William Webster Hansen papers, 1928-1974. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 7548...

United States. National Bureau of Standards. (corporateBody)

After World War II the National Bureau of Standards (NBS) was charged with the task of following developments in computing. In response, NBS began to index and abstract books, journals, reports and other literature covering a broad range of computer-related topics beginning in the mid-1940s. Eventually the enormity of the task forced NBS to abandon this work in 1978. From the description of Computer Literature Collection, 1956-1978. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat re...

Norden Laboratory Corporation. (corporateBody)

Bloch, Felix, 1905-.... (person)

Physicist. From the description of Reminiscences of Felix Bloch : oral history, 1964. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122512732 Died 1983. From the description of Oral history interview with Felix Bloch, 1981 December 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80093456 From the description of Oral history interview with Felix Bloch, 1968 August 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81162102 From the description of Oral hi...

Stanford University. Dept. of Physics (corporateBody)

Harshaw Chemical Company. (corporateBody)

KMS Fusion, Inc. (corporateBody)

Hofstadter, Robert, 1915-1990 (person)

Physicist, educator. From the description of Reminiscences of Robert L. Hofstadter : oral history, 1964. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122684312 Hofstadter died in 1990. From the description of Response to 1988 History of Nuclear Physics Survey, 1985-1988. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81639533 Robert (Rubvin) Hofstadter was born in New York City, on February 5, 1915. He attended the City College of New York (CCNY) a...

Hofstadter, Douglas R., 1945-.... (person)

Panofsky, Wolfgang K. H. (Wolfgang Kurt Hermann), 1919-2007 (person)

Physicist. Director of High Energy Physics Laboratory at Stanford University, 1953-1961; Director of Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, 1961-1984. From the description of Oral history interview with Wolfgang Panofsky, 1996 July 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84043373 Professor of physics and director of Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. From the description of Oral history interview with Wolfgang Kurt Hermann Panofsky, 1997 April 11 and May 2. (Unknown). W...

European Organization for Nuclear Research (corporateBody)

The European Organization for Nuclear Research/Organisation europénne pour la recherche nucléaire, widely known as CERN, was established in Geneva, Switzerland in 1954 to coordinate and perform research on fundamental particles. The member states are Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, West Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. From the description of Records, 1952-1987. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80830917 From the ...