Meyerhof, Walter E. (Walter Ernst), 1922-American Institute of Physics - Niels Bohr Library and Archives6 pp.File includes a very brief typed response to questionnaire; Meyerhof left nuclear physics for atomic physics in 1972. Recipients were asked to discuss their entry into a scientific career in general and nuclear physics in particular, their work during the Second World War, their scientific achievements, the funding of their projects, the roles of related sciences--especially high energy physics--in their research, their work as educators, their perceptions of the public's attitude towards science, and their involvement in physics-related organizations.Contact InformationCatalog Record
York, Herbert F. (Herbert Frank) iveUniversity of California, Berkeley32 p. (1 vol.).Interview with the physicist and former director of the University of California's Lawrence Livermore Laboratory. Conducted by Joan Bromberg. Covers his research at Livermore in the l95Os on controlled thermonuclear reactions, especially for Project Sherwood.Contact InformationCatalog Record
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission.American Institute of Physics - Niels Bohr Library and Archives1 box.Two copies of the lecture series on nuclear physics prepared in September 1943 for use at the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory. Lecturers include: E. M. McMillan, E. Segre, E. Teller, F. Bloch, C. L. Critchfield, V. F. Weisskopf, R. F. Christy. Included with one of the volumes is a copy of the course outline.Contact InformationCatalog Record
France. Délégation générale à la recherche scientifique et technique, 1958-1981.American Institute of Physics - Niels Bohr Library and Archives160 lin. meters.Records, mostly 1961-1974, of divisions and scientific counselors, including the Consil supérieur de la recherche scientifique et du progrès technique. Of special note for physics history are materials on nuclear physics and nuclear energy, including relations with the Commissariat à l'énergie atomique and Euratom; nuclear industry; military applications and civil defense; foreign relations on nuclear energy, especially with the United States and Great Britain. Also materials on relations with CERN (Comité européen pour les recherches nucléaires) including particle accelerator (synchrotron) studies. Also materials on the 1963 "Young Turk" group of physicists, notable Lagarrigue; physics education; meetings of physics research planning groups.Contact InformationCatalog Record
Vigneron, Léopold Denis, 1915-American Institute of Physics - Niels Bohr Library and Archives1 Typescript: 140 and 3 foliosIncludes: 'Theses presented to the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Paris...by Leopold Vigneron,... Contribution to the study of nuclear phenomena using the method of autographed traces in emulsions... defended March 26, 1952...'(typewritten). Handwritten dedication of the author to Louis de Broglie.Contact InformationCatalog Record
Richards, Hugh T. (Hugh Taylor), 1918-American Institute of Physics - Niels Bohr Library and Archives21 p.File includes: accounts of Richard's graduate studies at Rice University with T.W. Bonner (measuring fast neutron energy spectra); his World War II work at Rice (on the Uranium Project), at the University of Minnesota, and at Los Alamos; his impressions of colleagues Hans Bethe, Niels Bohr, Enrico Fermi, Richard Feynman, and Emilio Segré. File also includes a copy of a five-page talk given by Richards at the 1989 nuclear physics reunion at the University of Wisconsin. The talk, titled Early Interactions of H.T. Richards with the University of Wisconsin Nuclear Physics, briefly discusses research developments in precision energy measurement, resonance scattering studies, gamma ray studies, apparatus and accelerator developments, polarization studies, the Tandem Neutron Program, atomic and molecular effects, the Brazilian connection, quark search, tandem charged particle and relation studies, charged particle polarization studies, and ion implantation perturbed angular correlation ... MoreContact InformationCatalog Record
Kowarski, Lew.American Institute of Physics - Niels Bohr Library and Archives15.25 linear ft. (31 boxes)Correspondence; memoranda; scientific notes and notebooks; diaries; drafts and texts of speeches; lecture notes; publications. The collection documents Kowarski's career in nuclear physics during and after World War II. It covers his work in the laboratory of Frédéric Joliot in Paris, especially research on the uranium fission chain reaction (1939-1940), and subsequent patent investigations (with copies of papers concerning the work of Enrico Fermi and Leo Szilard); his war work on nuclear reactor development in Cambridge, England with Hans Halban, and at Chalk River, Canada; and his postwar work as a leader of the Commissariat a' lÉnergie Atomique (1946-1952), a founder and administrator of laboratory services and data processing at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN); and a participant in international high-energy affairs, including work with the European Nuclear Energy Agency (ENEA). Also reflects his active involvement in the controversy over civilian ... MoreContact InformationFinding AidCatalog Record
Kendall, Henry W. (Henry Way), 1926-1999.American Institute of Physics - Niels Bohr Library and Archives2 sessions, audiotape, 4 cassettes, 3.5 hr. Transcript, 54 p.Youth and early education; undergraduate at Amherst; graduate work at MIT. Work with various laboratories: MIT, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, and Fermilab. Involvement in JASON, ca. 1960-1973: projects, question of impact. Involvement with Union of Concerned Scientists, from 1969: creation and main projects; nuclear energy; nuclear arms control; achievements.Contact InformationCatalog Record
Allison, Fred, 1882-1974.American Institute of Physics - Niels Bohr Library and Archives11.5 cu. ft.This collection consists of memo books, research notes, publications, speeches, and newspaper clippings pertaining to work as student, teacher and researcher at Auburn University, Dept. of Physics, University of Virginia, Emory & Henry College, Huntingdon College and Allison Physics Laboratory. Correspondence includes William Jennings Bryan, Howard Carr, Spright Dowell, Ralph B. Draughon, Otto Morningstar, and Harry Philpott. Research areas include nuclear energy and research and Magneto-Optics Apparatus.Contact InformationCatalog Record
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