Jagdish Mehra collection, 1924-2001

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Mehra, Jagdish. Jagdish Mehra collection, 1924-2001

Jagdish Mehra collection, 1924-2001

A vast number of books, monographs and reference works on physics, mathematics, philosophy and history of science compose the collection. There are thousands of reprints of original papers autographed by their authors. The manuscripts of hundreds of published and unpublished books, papers, and lectures from physicists, mathematicians, philosophers, and literati are in the collection. Dr. Mehra's research in the history of 20th century physics has produced taped interviews with many famous scientists. The tapes compile discussions on physics, astrophysics, cosmology, quantum mechanics and quantum physics. Those interviewed include P.A.M. Dirac, W. Heisenberg, Richard Feynman, Julian Schwinger, Willis E. Lamb Jr., Murray Gell-Mann and numerous other Nobel Laureates and distinguished scientists. Other tapes record speeches by many Nobel Prize winners in physics. The information in these oral histories is unique.

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Lamb, Willis E. (Willis Eugene), 1913-2008

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Physicist (optics). Major affiliations: Columbia University, New York, NY, USA, 1938-1952; Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA, 1951-1956; University of Oxford, Oxford, England, UK, 1956-1962; and Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA, 1962-1974; University of Arizona from 1974. Nobel Prize in Physics, 1955. From the description of Oral History interview with W. E. Lamb, 1985. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 154305292 Physicist. Major affiliations include: Columbia Universit...

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

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Feynman (1918-1988). Physicist (quantum electrodynamics). Affiliations: Atomic Bomb Research Project, Princeton University and Los Alamos (1941-1945); on the physics faculty at Cornell University (1945-1951), and Richard Chace Tolman Professor of Theoretical Physics at California Institute of Technology from 1951 until his death. Awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1965 for his work in quantum electrodynamics. From the description of Papers, 1933-1988. (Unknown). WorldCat record id...

Dirac, P.A.M. (Paul Adrien Maurice), 1902-1984

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Physicist (quantum mechanics, positron, antimatter). On the physics faculty at University of Cambridge, 1932-1969; member, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, 1934-1935, 1946, 1947-1948, 1958-1959; and on the physics faculty at Florida State University, 1971-1984. Died 1984. From the description of P. Dirac and I. E. Tamm correspondence. 1928-1932. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80927792 From the description of Lectures on quantum electrodynamics: student notes on Dirac...

Schwinger, Julian, 1918-1994

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Schwinger was born Feb. 12, 1918 in NYC; AB, Columbia, 1936; Ph. D, Columbia, 1939; received a National Research Council Fellowship and went to UC Berkeley to work with J. Robert Oppenheimer; contributed to the development of the atomic bomb as a staff member at the Metallurgical Laboratory, Univ. of Chicago, 1943; staff member, Radiation Laboratory, MIT, 1943-46; taught at Harvard Univ., 1945-72; taught at UCLA, 1972-88; awarded the Nobel Prize in physics in 1965 for his contributions in the fi...

Gell-Mann, Murray

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Born 1929. From the description of Oral history interview with Murray Gell-Mann, 1982 July 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78732383 Biography Murray Gell-Mann was born on September 15, 1929, in New York City, the second son of Arthur Isidore Gell-Mann and Pauline, née Reichstein. The hyphenation of the family surname was introduced by Arthur from the traditional Gellmann used by his forebears in the place of his birth,...

Mehra, Jagdish.

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Physicist (quantum physics). From the description of Papers. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122613924 From the description of Collection. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 77646591 Jagdish Mehra, prominent historian of modern physics and the author of The Historical Development of Quantum Theory, 6 volumes, (1982-2000), died on 14 September, 2008 at his home in Sugar Land (near Houston), Texas. Jagdish Mehra was born on 8 April, 1931, in Meerut (north of N...