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Heinrich A. Medicus papers

Identifier: MC-0104

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The Heinrich A. Medicus papers consists of several sets of notes used for lectures on physics topics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the 1950s. One set of materials is noted as Dr. Bitter's copy, referring to Francis Bitter, professor of physics at MIT and director of the Magnet Laboratory at MIT.


  • Creation: 1958 - 1959


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Heinrich A. Medicus, Dr. Sc.Nat. from the Swiss Federal Technical Institute, was a guest instructor and visiting assistant professor of physics at the Massachusetts Instiute of Technology (MIT) from 1952 to 1955. In 1955 he joined the faculty of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in the physics department, retiring as professor emeritus.


0.2 Cubic Feet (1 half manuscript box)

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Materials were transferred to the MIT Institute Archives and Special Collections by Bitter Magnet Laboratory staff in October 1981.

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