History of physics audio-visual collection, circa 1918-1996, 1960-1988 (bulk).


History of physics audio-visual collection, circa 1918-1996, 1960-1988 (bulk).

Audio tape recordings, video recordings, unpublished film footage, and 33 and 78 rpm disks. The recordings are primarily first hand retrospective accounts by physicists, given in talks at meetings of physics societies, departmental colloquia, retirements, radio broadcasts, public lectures, etc. The unpublished film footage (8 mm and 16 mm) is mostly of gatherings of physicists and astronomers at universities (e.g. the Summer Symposia at the University of Michigan in the 1930s) and at conferences in the United States and Europe in the post-World War II period; the collection also includes some films of talks by individual physicists, of an autobiographical nature. Topics cover a full range of physics and allied sciences such as nuclear physics, solid state physics, high energy physics, optics, acoustics, crystallography, astronomy, astrophysics, geophysics, science education, research facilities, and physical instruments.

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Oppenheimer, J. Robert, 1904-1967

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J. Robert Oppenheimer: 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; director of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, 1947-1966....

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

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The Niels Bohr Library is part of the Center for History of Physics of the American Institute of Physics. Its primary mission is to preserve and make known the history of modern physics and allied sciences. The photograph collection is named in honor of Emilio Segrè, best known for his Nobel Prize-winning work in nuclear and high-energy physics, but also an avid photographer and author of books on the history of modern physics. From the description of The Emilio Segrè visual archiv...

Feynman, Richard P. (Richard Phillips), 1918-1988

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Physicist Richard Feynman won his scientific renown through the development of quantum electrodynamics, or QED, a theory describing the interaction of particles and atoms in radiation fields. As a part of this work he invented what came to be known as "Feynman Diagrams," visual representations of space-time particle interactions. For this work he was awarded the Nobel Prize in physics, together with J. Schwinger and S. I. Tomonaga, in 1965. Later in his life Feynman became a prominent public fig...

Bohr, Niels, 1885-1962

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Niels Bohr was a Danish physicist who made tremendous contributions to his field, transforming accepted notions of atomic structure, helping to develop nuclear fission, and advocating for international cooperation in crafting responsible nuclear policy. Bohr was born in Copenhagen in 1885 into a family that encouraged his academic pursuits. Christian Bohr, his father, was professor of physiology at the University of Copenhagen. Bohr credited his father for awakening hi...

Crane, H. R. 1907-2007.

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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...

Segrè, Emilio

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Emilio Gino Segrè (1905-1989). From the description of Oral history interview with Emilio Gino Segrè, 1967 February 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80714573 Educator, physicist; interviewee b.1905. From the description of Reminiscences of Emilio Segr'e : oral history, 1964. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122527163 Emilio Gino Segrè is a nuclear physicist and discovered slow neutrons; the elements technetium, asta...

American physical society

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This professional society of educators, industrial and government research workers, and students of physics and related fields, was established in 1899 to promote the advancement and diffusion of the knowledge of physics. It was a founding Member Society of the American Institute of Physics. The Directed Energy Weapons (DEW) Study was commissioned by the American Physical Society on November 20, 1983 to evaluate the status of the science and technology of DEW. A study group was formed by Novembe...

Rutherford, Ernest, 1871-1937

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Ernest Rutherford was a British physicist. From the description of Correspondence, 1890-1937. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 173465954 From the guide to the Ernest Rutherford correspondence, 1890-1937, 1890-1937, (American Philosophical Society) Ernest Rutherford was a physicist and was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1904. From the description of Letters, 1904-1924, to Bertram Borden Boltwood. (American Philosophical Society Library). W...

Wheeler, John Archibald, 1911-2008

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John Archibald Wheeler is a physicist and a pioneer theorist on the existence of black holes. He studied under Herzfeld at Johns Hopkins University (Ph. D., 1933) and later studied nuclear fission with Niels Bohr. From the description of Papers, [ca. 1950s-1970s]. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 154298147 Physicist (atomic and nuclear theory, relativity theory, and cosmology). On the physics faculty at Princeton University from 1938; physicist, ...

Bardeen, John

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Physicist. From the description of Reminiscences of John Bardeen : oral history, 1963. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122586692 John Bardeen (1908-1991). Physicist (solid state). Research physicist, Bell Telephone Laboratories, 1945-1951; Professor of Physics, University of Illinois, Urbana, from 1951. Nobel Prize in Physics, 1956 and 1972. From the description of Superconductivity and other macroscopic quantum systems [videore...

Jossem, Edmund Leonard, 1919-

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Professor of physics, Ohio State University from 1956. From the description of Overall conference summary presented at the International Conference on Undergraduate Physics Education, [videorecording] 1996 August. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84185947 ...

Sawyer, Ralph A. (Ralph Alanson), 1895-1978

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Professor of physics, dean of the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, director of the Phoenix Project, and Vice President for Research at the University of Michigan, scientist and administrator for the U.S. Navy during World War II, technical director of atomic bomb tests at Bikini Atoll, officer of the American Institute of Physics and Optical Society of America. From the description of Ralph A. Sawyer papers, 1918-1978. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 154302...

Fermi, Enrico, 1901-1954

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Enrico Fermi was a physicist. From the description of Letters, 1918-1926, to Enrico Perisco. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 173466015 From the guide to the Enrico Fermi letters, 1918-1926, to Enrico Perisco, 1918-1926, (American Philosophical Society) Physicist. From the description of Papers of Enrico Fermi, 1919-1954. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71068165 Physicist (slow neutrons, artificial radioactivity, beta-ray emission, statistical mode...

Hahn, Otto, 1879-1968

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German physical chemist. From the description of Papers. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84584649 From the description of Unidentified materials. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80453274 German radiochemist. From the description of Autograph statement unsigned (working draft) : [n.p.], [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270508943 ...

Weiner, Charles.

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Charles Irwin Weiner is an historian. From the guide to the Joseph Henry's lectures on natural philosophy: teaching and research in physics, 1832-1847, 1965, 1965, (American Philosophical Society) ...

Goudsmit, Samuel A. (Samuel Abraham), 1902-1978

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Samuel A. Goudsmit (1902-1978). Physicist. From the description of The development of physics in the United States in the 1920s and 1930s [sound recording] / 1974 April 22. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84276317 From the description of Address [sound recording] (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80830635 Physicist (atomic physics) and editor. On the physics faculty at University of Michigan, 1927-1946; on the staff of Brookhaven National Laboratory, 1948-1970, and chai...

Heisenberg, Werner, 1901-1976

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Physicist (quantum theory, quantum mechanics, uncertainty principle, unified field theory) and administrator. On the physic faculty at Universität Göttingen (1923-1924, 1925-1926); Kovenhavens Universitet (1924-1925, 1926-1927); Universität Leipzig (1927-1941); director, Kaiser-Wilhelm Institut für Physik (1941-1945); director, Max-Planck Institut für Physik (1946-1958); and director, Max-Planck Institut für Physik und Astrophysik (1958-1970). From the description of Papers. (U...

Townes, Charles Hard

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Physicist. Member of technical staff, Bell Telephone Laboratories, 1939-1947; professor of physics, Columbia University, 1948-1961; physics dept. chairman, director of radiation laboratory, and provost, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1961-1967; University Professor of Physics, University of California, Berkeley, from 1967. From the description of Memoranda from Bell Telephone Laboratories concerning applications of microwave spectroscopy (1946); letters from Townes to Joan Br...

Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955

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Albert Einstein was born at Ulm, in Württemberg, Germany, on March 14, 1879. Six weeks later the family moved to Munich, where he later on began his schooling at the Luitpold Gymnasium. Later, they moved to Italy and Albert continued his education at Aarau, Switzerland and in 1896 he entered the Swiss Federal Polytechnic School in Zurich to be trained as a teacher in physics and mathematics. In 1901, the year he gained his diploma, he acquired Swiss citizenship and, as he was...

Wigner, Eugene Paul, 1902-1995

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Physicist. From the description of Reminiscences of Eugene Paul Wigner : oral history, 1964. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122419196 From the description of Oral history interview with Eugene Paul Wigner, 1984 Apr. 12. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 63283818 From the description of Oral history interview with Eugene Paul Wigner, 1987 May 12. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: ...

Strömgren, Bengt (1908-1987).

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Bengt Georg Daniel Strömgren was an astrophysicist who died in 1987. From the description of Papers. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83299855 Died 1987. From the description of The development of astrophysics as a research field in the 20th century: paper presented at the American Association for the Advancement of Science's George Ellery Hale Centennial Symposium, Dallas, 1968. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78201727 Bengt Georg Daniel Strömgren (1908-...

Van Vleck, J. H. 1899-

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Bethe, Hans A. (Hans Albrecht), 1906-2005

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Physicist. From the description of Hans Albrecht Bethe oral histories, 1966-1981. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63935483 Alsatian-born American physicist, winner of the 1967 Nobel Prize for physics. From the description of Typed letter signed : Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, to Samuel Goudsmit, 1936 June 6. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270953107 Unpublished document written as chapter 13 of the Smyth Report. Letters about it ...

Holton, Gerald James

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Seaborg, Glenn Theodore 1912-

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Seaborg was born on Apr. 19, 1912 in Ishpeming, MI; AB, UCLA, 1934; Ph. D, UC Berkeley, 1937; research assoc. (1937-39), instructor (1939-41), asst. professor (1941-45), prof. of chemistry (1945-71), univ. professor beginning in 1971, UC Berkeley; director of plutonium work for Manhattan Project at Univ. of Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory (1942-46); head of Nuclear Chemistry Division (1946-58 and 1971-75), and assoc. director of laboratory, 1954-61 and again beginning in 1971, Lawrence Berkeley...

Brattain, Walter H. (Walter Houser), 1902-1987

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Major affiliations include: Bell Laboratories, NJ, USA, 1929-1967; Columbia University, New York, NY USA, 1942-1943; and Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA, USA, 1967- From the description of Personal Papers. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84185841 Physicist. Major affiliations include: Bell Laboratories, NJ, USA (1929-1967); Columbia University, New York, NY, USA (1942-1943); and Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA, USA, (1967-1987?). From the description of Thesis, ...

Bromley, D. Allan (David Allan), 1926-2005

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Rabi, I. I. 1898-

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Morrison, Philip

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Physicist. Participant in the Manhattan Project. Affiliations: Los Alamos National Laboratory, 1944-46; Cornell 1946-65; MIT 1965-2005. From the description of Oral History interview with Philip Morrison, 2002. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 154305417 Correspondence to Lewis Mumford from Philip Morrison and his wife, Phylis Morrison. From the description of Letters, 1974-1980, to Lewis Mumford. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155873098 ...