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Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Physics records

Identifier: AC-0068


Physics was taught at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from the time classes were first offered in 1865. William B. Rogers, the founder and first president of MIT, was the first professor of physics. In 1869 Rogers established the "Physical Laboratory," probably the first laboratory for instruction in physics in the United States. In 1872 the lab was renamed the Rogers Laboratory of Physics. Physics became Course VIII in 1873. The collection consists of reports on research written by faculty and students between 1875 and 1901.


  • 1875 - 1901


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