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Weisskopf, Victor Frederick, 1908-2002

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1908-09-19 - 2002-04-22

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Office of the President, records of Karl Taylor Compton and James Rhyne Killian

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AC-0004
Abstract The collection consists of records created while Karl Taylor Compton (president 1930-1948) and James Rhyne Killian (president 1948-1959) served in the position of president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). It contains correspondence, reports, memoranda, and committee materials about the activities of the presidents and their staff, the definition and evolution of policies, and the administration of the Institute. Records document Compton's early efforts to strengthen the...
Dates: 1930 - 1959

"The Worlds of Philip Morrison" symposium audio and video recordings

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: AC-0199
Scope and Contents of the Collection The collection contains audio and video recordings of the symposium held September 26-27, 1986, honoring Massachusetts Institute of Technology Institute Professor Philip Morrison on his 70th birthday. Videotapes are available only for the September 27 session. Speakers at the September 26 session include Gene M. Brown, Bruno Rossi, James Peebles, Walter Lewin, Kenneth Brecher, Alan Guth, Francis Low, Jerome Wiesner, Randall Forsberg, Anthony P. French, Lillian Weber, and Owen Gingerich. ...
Dates: 1986 - 1986

Victor Frederick Weisskopf papers

 Collection
Identifier: MC-0572
Abstract The collection documents the professional life and career of Victor Frederick Weisskopf (1908-2002) from the 1920s through 2002. Educated in Europe in the 1920s and 1930s, Weisskopf made contributions to the quantum theory of radiative transitions, the self-energy of electrons, the electrodynamic properties of the vacuum, and the theory of nuclear reactions. In 1943, several years after his move to the United States, Weisskopf was invited to join the Manhattan Project, where he served as...
Dates: 1922 - 2002