History of physics manuscript biography collection I-L, 1901-1989, [ca. ca. 1960]-1989 (bulk)

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Niels Bohr Library. History of physics manuscript biography collection I-L, 1901-1989, [ca. ca. 1960]-1989 (bulk)

History of physics manuscript biography collection I-L, 1901-1989, [ca. ca. 1960]-1989 (bulk)

Included are typescript autobiographical or biographical essays about physicists, solicited since 1960 by the American Institute of Physics, and responses to biographical questionnaires sent to physicists working chiefly in the following areas: nuclear physics, astronomy and astrophysics, laser science, and geophysics. Other biographical and autobiographical writings take the form of letters, eulogies, travel diaries, curriculum vitae, and bibliographies. All of these document the lives and scientific careers of physicists born roughly between the mid-nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Among those represented are: George J. Igo, J. A. Jacobs, Stephen F. Jacobs, Theodor S. Jacobsen, Hubert Maxwell James, Sir Harold Jeffreys, Herbert Jehle, William Polk Jesse, John Bertrand Johnson, Leo Francis Johnson, Harold S. Johnston, John A. Jungerman, John Clarence Karcher, William M. Kaula, Wilbur Irving Kaye, H. Kayser, Joseph Henry Keenan, Philip C. Keenan, Bernard D. Kern, Motoharu Kimura, Paul Kirkpatrick, Carl Kisslinger, Charles Kittle, Oskar Klein, Ernest Donals Klema, Jere Knight, Charles Koester, George Andrew Kolstad, Zdenk Kopal, John D. Draus, Konrad Krauskopf, N. J. Krreidl, Dieter Kurath, Elizabeth Laird, Rolf William Landauer, Alfred Land, Lawrence M. Langer, A. S. Laughton, David Lazarus, Thomas H. Lee, Philipp Lenard, Francis A. L'Esperance, Humboldt Walter Leverenz, Joseph S. Levinger, I. M. Levitt, Richard H. Levy, D. K. Lilly, Rachael Tupper Lindsay, R. Bruce Lindsay, Sara Lee Lippincott, R. N. Little, Rocco V. Lobraico, Edward V. Locke, Leonard B. Loeb, Donald Holt Loughridge, Francis E. Low, Willem Luyten.

63 linear ft. (ca. 550 items) in entire collection.

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Laughton, A. S.

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Kisslinger, Carl, 1926-

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Geophysicist. University of Colorado, 1972-. St. Louis University, 1949-1972. From the description of Response to History of Geophysics Survey, 1997. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80052512 Geophysicist. St. Louis University, 1949-1972, University of Colorado, 1972- From the description of Oral history interview with Carl Kisslinger, 1998 June 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78201731 ...

Kern, Bernard D. (Bernard Donald), 1919-

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Niels Bohr Library & Archives (College Park, Md.)

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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...

Lilly, D. K. 1929-

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Little, R. N. 1913-

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Lavrent'ev, Oleg Aleksandrovich, 1930-

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Jungerman, John A.

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Kittel, Charles, 1916-

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Charles Kittel is an Emeritus Professor of Physics at University of California, Berkeley (1978-present). Other institutional affiliations include Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the United States Navy, and Bell Laboratories. He is well-known for writing the book entitled "Introduction to Solid State Physics."...

Krauskopf, Konrad B. (Konrad Bates), 1910-2003

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Konrad B. Krauskopf was a pioneer in the field of geochemistry and a member of the Stanford University faculty from 1939 to 1976, when he was appointed professor emeritus. He received a bachelor's degree in chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his doctoral degree from the University of California-Berkeley in 1934. He began his graduate studies in geology at Stanford in 1935, earning his doctorate in 1939. He authored several widely used textbooks, served as president of several...

Loeb, Leonard B.

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Professor of Physics at the University of California, Berkeley for 36 years and Professor Emeritus for 20 more. From the description of Supplement to Autobiography : typescript, 1970 February. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 214932738 Leonard Benedict Loeb (1891-1978), physicist. From the description of Oral history interview with Leonard B. Loeb, 1962 August 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83622721 Physicist (electrical pheno...

Kaula, William M.

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Geophysicist. University of California, Los Angeles, 1963-1992. From the description of Response to History of Geophysics Survey, 1997. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82803792 ...

Luyten, Willem Jacob, 1899-1994

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Luyten died in 1994. From the description of Response to History of Modern Astrophysics Survey, 1980. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79918246 Willem J. Luyten was born on 7 March 1899 in Semarang, Dutch East Indies (now Java, Indonesia). He earned his B.A. in 1918 from the University of Amsterdam and his M.A. in 1920 and Ph.D. in 1921 from the University of Leiden, Holland (now Leiden University, the Netherlands). Before coming to the University of Minnesota, Dr...

Jeffreys, Harold, 1891-1989

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Kayser, H. 1853-1940.

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Keenan, Philip C. (Philip Childs), 1908-

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Emeritus Professor of Astronomy, Perkins Observatory, Ohio State University. From the description of Papers, 1946-1995, (bulk 1961-1995). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80932009 Professor of Astronomy, The Ohio State University. From the description of Philip C. Keenan papers, 1946-1995. (Ohio State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 40923706 ...

Levinger, Joseph S., 1921-

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Lindsay, Robert Bruce, 1900-

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Lindsay died in 1985. From the description of Intellectual autobiography, circa 1983. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 154306609 R. Bruce Lindsay (1900-1985). Physicist (acoustics and education). Professor of physics, Yale University, 1923-1930; chairman, dean, and professor emeritus of physics, Brown University, 1930-1985; editor-in-chief of the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 1957-75. From the description of Appendix to the intellectual autobiograph...

Levitt, I. M. 1908-

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Kraus, John Daniel, 1910-2004.

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Radio astronomer; professor of electrical engineering and astronomy at Ohio State University; 1933 Ph.D. in physics from the University of Michigan; son of Edward H. Kraus. From the description of John D. Kraus papers, 1936-1941. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 213811497 Professor of Astronomy, The Ohio State University. From the description of Papers, 1976-1988. (Ohio State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 22232996 ...

Locke, Edward V.

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Klein, Oskar, b. 1852

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Klein was born in 1894; died in 1977. From the description of From my life of physics, 1968. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82998081 Lifespan 1894-1977. From the description of Oral history interview with Oskar Benjamin Klein, 1962 September 25 to 16 July 1963. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80923394 ...

Jacobs, Stephen F.

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Jacobs was born in 1928. From the description of Response to Laser History Project Survey, 1984. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82166669 ...

Johnston, Harold, 1920-

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Chemist. University of California, Berkeley, 1957-. From the description of Response to History of Geophysics Survey, 1997. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84945721 ...

Keenan, Joseph Henry, 1900-

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Keenan died in 1977. From the description of Autobiographical notes, ca. 1964. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80172615 ...

Jacobs, J. A. 1916-2003.

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Kirkpatrick, Paul

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Kreidl, N. J.

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Kreidl was born in 1904. From the description of Autobiography for physics institute, 1965. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81714489 ...

Low, Francis E. (Francis Eugene), 1921-2007

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L'Esperance, Francis A., 1932-

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Lenard, Philipp, 1862-1947

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Physicist (cathode ray research and spectral analysis). Awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1905 "for his work on cathode rays." Acting director of the Physical Institute of the University of Bonn, 1894; professor and director of physics laboratory, University of Kiel, 1898-1907; professor of experimental physics, University of Heidelberg, and in 1909, director of Heidelberg's Radiological Institute; chief of German Physics and personal adviser to Adolf Hitler from 1933-1945. From...