David Hawkins papers, 1863-2001.


Hawkins, David, 1913-. David Hawkins papers, 1863-2001.

David Hawkins papers, 1863-2001.

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.

18.5 linear ft. (37 boxes, 2 oversize folders)

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Ulam, Stanislaw M.

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Stanislaw M. Ulam was a Polish mathematician who contributed to the development of thermonuclear weapons. He was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1967. From the description of Papers, [ca. 1935-1984]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 173466333 Computer scientist. From the description of Oral history interview with Stanislaw M. Ulam, ca. 1976. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 63295635 ...

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 ...

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...

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...

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