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Morrison, Philip



  • Existence: 1915-11-07 - 2005-04-22

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Interview with Philip Morrison on the program "The Nature of Things" conducted by David Suzuki

Identifier: MC-0443
Scope and Contents of the Collection The collection consists of a 50-minute interview with Philip Morrison conducted by David Suzuki on November 23, 1981, for the Canadian Broadcasting Company program The Nature of Things. Topics discussed in the interview include Morrison's early interest in physics and his work on the Manhattan Project to build an atomic bomb during World War II, his account of the first atomic bomb test at Los Alamos, wartime military intelligence work, and his participation in the army's mission to Japan...
Dates: 1981 - 1981

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Oral History Program, oral history interviews on the Physical Science Study Committee

Identifier: MC-0602
Abstract The Physical Science Study Committee, and its subsequent offshoots, Educational Services Incorporated (ESI) and Education Development Center (EDC), sought to achieve a comprehensive change in the teaching of science, particularly physics at its inception, in the secondary school system. The genesis of the original committee was at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1956 with a project initiated by Jerrold Zacharias, James Killian, and Francis Friedman. The collection consists of...
Dates: 1956 - 1976

Philip Morrison - "Newton Among the Quasars", 1975 February 2

 File — Box 2: [Barcode: 39080021749392]
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The Karl Taylor Compton Lecture Series at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) was established in 1957 to honor Karl Taylor Compton, who served as president of MIT from 1930 to 1948 and chairman of the MIT Corporation from 1948 to 1954. The purpose of the lectureship is to bring to the campus “scholars noted for their universality of thought and influence on human values.” The lecturers are chosen from a broad spectrum of fields, including science, philosophy, religion,...
Dates: 1975 February 2

Philip Morrison papers

Identifier: MC-0052
Scope and Contents of the Collection Description for boxes 1-3 only.The papers in this collection focus on the period in Morrison’s life from 1934, when he entered graduate school at the University of California at Berkeley, until he came to teach at MIT in 1964.Includes notes created by Morrison while he was a student from 1934 to 1939 and some correspondence with family and friends from 1948 and 1959 to 1963. While the class notes may not represent all of the courses taken by Morrison, they do provide...
Dates: 1934 - 2005

"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