Walter Kohn Papers ca. 1942-1998 1960-1995


Walter Kohn Papers, ca. 1942-1998, 1960-1995

Walter Kohn Papers ca. 1942-1998 1960-1995

The Walter Kohn Papers contain materials related to the career of the Nobel Prize winning physicist Walter Kohn and is primarily comprised of physics-related research notes, professional travel files, and correspondence.

41.2 linear feet; (104 boxes).


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University of California, Santa Barbara. Dept. of Physics (corporateBody)

Kohn, Walter, 1923-.... (person)

Biography Walter Kohn is a Professor Emeritus of Physics at UCSB, with an emphasis in theoretical physics. On October 13, 1998 he was awarded half of the Nobel Prize in chemistry for his development of the density-functional theory. Kohn was born on March 9, 1923 to Jewish parents in Vienna, Austria. He lived for a year and a half under the Austrian Nazi regime until he fled as a refugee first to England in 1939 and later to Canad...