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"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. Speakers at the September 27 sessions included Victor Weisskopf, Carl Sagan, Hans Bethe, and Philip Morrison.

Friday, September 26, 1986, sessions were held in the John Quincy Adams Ballroom, Hyatt Regency Hotel. Saturday, September 27 sessions were held in Kresge Auditorium, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


  • Creation: 1986 - 1986


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This collection is open.

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1 Cubic Feet (1 record carton, 1 small box (with 9 audiocassettes))

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Related Materials

MC 52: Philip Morrison papers

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Guide to the Recordings of "The Worlds of Philip Morrison" Symposium, September 26-27, 1986
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