Guide to the Victor Frederick Weisskopf Papers
MC.0572

Summary Information

Repository
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Institute Archives and Special Collections
Creator
Weisskopf, Victor Frederick, 1908-2002
Title
Victor Frederick Weisskopf papers
ID
MC.0572
Date [inclusive]
1922-2002
Extent
60.0 cubic feet in 8 record cartons, 146 manuscript boxes, 6 half manuscript boxes, 3 flat boxes, 1 phonograph record box
Location note
Materials are stored off-site. Advance notice is required for use.
Language
English
Language of Materials
The material is primarily in English. In addition there are materials in German, Danish, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, and Chinese.
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 important 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 deputy chairman of the theoretical division. He was a member of the faculty at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the Department of Physics starting in 1945, Institute Professor from 1965, and Institute Professor Emeritus from 1974. In addition to his research and teaching activities, Weisskopf played a major role in shaping the development of high-energy particle physics in the US and in Europe, serving as director general of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) between 1961 and 1965 and chair of the High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP) from 1967 through 1973. Throughout his life he was involved in activities of many professional organizations including the Federation of Atomic Scientists, Pugwash Conferences, American Physical Society, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Pontifical Academy of Science. The bulk of the collection dates from the 1960s through the 1990s, reflecting Weisskopf’s role as a physicist, educator, administrator, scientific statesman, and advocate of social and political causes.

Citation

Victor Frederick Weisskopf papers, MC 572, box X. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Institute Archives and Special Collections, Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Biography

1908 September 19 Born Vienna, Austria
1927 to 1928 Studies at Vienna University
1931 Earns PhD from University of Gottingen, Germany
2002 April 22 Died, Newton, Massachusetts
Professional Experience
1931 Works with Werner Heisenberg, Leipzig, Germany
1932 Works with Erwin Schrödinger, University of Berlin, Germany
1932 to 1933 Works with Niels Bohr at Bohr's Institute in Copenhagen and with P. A. M. Dirac at Cambridge University, England, with grant from Rockefeller University
1934 to 1936 Instructor in technology (works with Wolfgang Pauli), Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland
1936 to 1937 Research Associate, Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark
1937 to 1939 Instructor, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York
1939 to 1945 Assistant Professor, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York
1943 to 1946 Group Leader and Associate Head, Theory Division, Manhattan Project, Los Alamos, New Mexico
1945 to 1946 Associate Professor of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1946 to 1965 Professor of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1961 to 1965 Director General, CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
1965-1974 Institute Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1967 to 1973 Head, Department of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1974 to 2002 Institute Professor Emeritus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Advisory Positions
1944 Co-founder, Federation of Atomic Scientists
1949-- Member, Emergency Committee of Scientists
1957 Attends the First Pugwash Conference, Pugwash, Nova Scotia, Canada
1959 Vice President, American Physical Society
1960 President, American Physical Society
1966 to 1977 Member, CERN Scientific Policy Committee
Member, CERN Pauli Committee
1967 to 1973 Chair, High Energy Physics Advisory Panel, US Atomic Energy Commission
1976 to 1979 President, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
1976-- Fellow, Pontifical Academy of Sciences

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Biography

Victor Frederick Weisskopf was born in Vienna, Austria, on September 19, 1908, to Emil and Martha Weisskopf. After attending the gymnasium, where he joined a socialist student group and worked with the Social Democratic Party (Kaiser 2007, pp. 45-46), Weisskopf began to study physics at the University of Vienna. In 1928, following a recommendation by Hans Thirring, one of his professors in Vienna, Weisskopf went to Göttingen to continue his studies with Max Born. He received his Ph.D. in 1931 based on his work on the application of quantum theory to the width of spectral lines.

During his early research career Weisskopf continued working on the basic problems of quantum physics, first with Werner Heisenberg in Leipzig, where he went in the fall of 1931, followed by a brief period spent as a temporary research associate of Ernest Schrödinger in Berlin. In the summer of 1932 Weisskopf went to Kharkov, Soviet Union, where he lectured at the Physico-Technical Institute. A year-long Rockefeller Foundation grant, received in the fall of 1932, allowed him to join Niels Bohr and his group in Copenhagen, and Patrick Dirac in Cambridge, England. For two years, between 1934 and 1936, he held the position of research associate to Wolfgang Pauli at the Institute of Technology in Zurich. His last appointment in Europe was again with Niels Bohr in Copenhagen, where he worked from April 1936 to September 1937.

In the fall of 1937, to escape the growing Nazi threat, Weisskopf immigrated to Rochester, New York, where he was an instructor and then an assistant professor at the University of Rochester. From 1943 to 1946 Weisskopf served as deputy chairman (with Hans Bethe as chairman) of the theoretical division of the Manhattan Project in Los Alamos.

His decades-long association with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology began in 1945 when, recruited by Jerrold Zacharias, Weisskopf joined the faculty of the physics department, where he resumed his scientific research and assumed teaching duties as a professor of physics. In 1965 he was named Institute Professor, a position he held until his retirement in 1974. During that period, from 1967 through 1973, he served as the head of the Department of Physics and played a crucial role in the formation of the Center for Theoretical Physics. From 1974 until the end of his life Weisskopf held the titles of Institute Professor Emeritus and Professor of Physics Emeritus.

In addition to his scientific work, teaching, and administrative duties at MIT, Weisskopf played a major role in setting directions of research in high energy particle physics both in the US and in Europe. In 1960 he was invited to serve as the director general of CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research), a position he assumed in 1961 and held through 1965. Upon his return to the US, he became heavily involved in the efforts leading to the creation of the High Energy Physics Advisory Panel of the Atomic Energy Commission and served as its chairman from 1967 through 1973.

Throughout his life Weisskopf was involved in the activities of many professional societies, both in the US and abroad. He was a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and served as its president from 1976 to 1979. As a fellow of the American Physical Society he held the position of vice president in 1959 and president in 1960. He was a member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences, the Academy of Arts and Sciences, and various international organizations including French, Austrian, Danish, Bavarian, Scottish, Spanish, and Russian academies.

Weisskopf received numerous awards for both his scientific and social contributions, including the Max Planck Medal of the German Physical Society in 1956, the George Gamow Medal in 1968, the Boris Pregel Prize from the New York Academy of Sciences in 1971, the Prix Mondial Cino del Duca for Humanism in 1972, the Ludwig Boltzmann Prize for 1976, the Ludwik Smoluchowski Medal in 1977, the Orden Pour le Merite in 1978, the US National Medal of Science in 1980, the Wolf Prize in Physics for 1981, the Ehrenzeichen der Republic Österreich für Kunst und Wissenschaft in 1982, the J. Robert Oppenheimer Medal in 1983, the Sigma Xi Proctor Award in 1984, the Enrico Fermi Award from the US Department of Energy in 1988, the Public Welfare Medal from the National Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1991, the Compton Medal for Statesmanship in Science from the American Institute of Physics in 1992, and the Gian-Carlo Wick Medal from the World Federation of Scientists in 1994. He also received numerous honorary degrees.

During his long career as a theoretical physicist Weisskopf made significant contributions to the fields of quantum electrodynamics, nuclear physics, and the physics of elementary particles. (For an overview of his scientific contributions, see Kaiser 2007, pp. 44-56; Jackson and Gottfried 2003, pp. 3-27; and Stefan 1998.) He was an inspired teacher and an avid advocate of nuclear disarmament, an open exchange of information among scientists of all nations, and the freedom of individuals to express their beliefs. Over his career, Weisskopf published over two hundred papers on a variety of topics including quantum theory, nuclear and particle physics, science policy, and nuclear disarmament. He also authored and coauthored several books including Theoretical Nuclear Physics with John Blatt in 1952,  Concepts of Particle Physics with Kurt Gottfried in 1984-1986, and an autobiography,  The Joy of Insight: Passions of a Physicist, in 1991.

His first wife, Ellen (nee Tvede), whom he married in 1934, died in 1989. They were the parents of two children, Thomas Weisskopf and Karen Weisskopf Worth. In 1991 Weisskopf married Duscha Schmid. Weisskopf died on April 22, 2002, at the age of 93.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

Victor Frederick Weisskopf’s papers include correspondence, meeting agendas, minutes, reports, papers, newspaper clippings, audio tapes and cassettes, films, research notes and calculations, draft manuscripts, lecture and reading notes, and photographs and slides.

The papers document Weisskopf’s professional and personal life from the 1920s through 2002. The bulk of the collection dates from the 1960s through the early 1990s, reflecting his role as a physicist, educator, administrator, and advocate of social and political causes. While his activities before the 1960s are less fully represented, the collection includes materials from his early scientific career that provide insights into his educational background and research interests and projects. His professional collaborations and personal contacts with major people in the field of quantum physics are also documented. An extensive set of records documents Weisskopf’s relationship with CERN, mainly from the period when he served as a member of the CERN Scientific Policy Committee (1966-1977). His role as the chair of the High Energy Physics Advisory Panel - HEPAP (1967-1973) is also well covered in the collection.

There are no original materials related to Weisskopf’s work at Los Alamos on the Manhattan Project. Most of the records pertaining to his administrative activities as chairman of MIT’s physics department and the head of the Center of Theoretical Physics are not included here, as most of them remained with the department. His active engagement in major scientific, social, and political issues is documented mainly in materials gathered in Series 6 (Organizations and Conferences) and Series 10 (Policy, Science, and Education Working Files). Extensive sets of records, included in Series 9 (Research Working Files) and Series 11 (Writings and Presentations), pertain to his research activities and interests as they evolved over a time span of more than seventy years.

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Arrangement of Collection

Organized into eleven series: Series 1. Biographical and Personal Files; Series 2. My Life and Memorabilia; Series 3. General Correspondence; Series 4. Contact Files; Series 5. Massachusetts Institute of Technology Materials; Series 6. Organization and Conference Files; Series 7.European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) Materials; Series 8. High Energy Physics Advisory Panel(HEPAP) Materials; Series 9. Research Working Files; Series 10. Science, Policy, and Education Working Files; Series 11. Writings and Presentations.

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Administrative Information

Access note

The collection is open for research. Access to MIT records is governed by Institute record policy. Personnel and student records are restricted for 75 years.

Intellectual Property Rights

Access to collections in the Institute Archives and Special Collections is not authorization to publish. Separate written application for permission to publish must be made to the Institute Archives. Copyright of some items in this collection may be held by respective creators, not by donor of collection.

Source of Acquisition

Materials were given to the Institute Archives and Special Collections by Victor Weisskopf and the Weisskopf family in several accessions between 1979 and 2006.

Processing Information

Victor Weisskopf assigned folder titles to only some of the materials, which were received by the Institute Archives over the time span of almost thirty years. Those titles have been preserved, but have been expanded when necessary to provide additional information, including dates, co-authors, locations, etc. When original titles were not available, folders were labeled by the Archives staff to reflect their content. Series arrangement, series names, and the sequence of folders within each series were also devised by the Archives staff.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) Archives
 CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
Audio and visual collections
 American Institute of Physics, Center for the History of Physics

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Center for Theoretical Physics. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Dept. of Physics. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)
  • International Union of Pure and Applied Physics
  • Pontifica Accademia delle scienze
  • United States Department of Energy. High Energy Physics Advisory Panel.

Function(s)

  • Institute Professor.

Personal Name(s)

  • Bohr, Niels (Niels Henrik David), 1885-1962
  • Pauli, Wolfgang, 1900-1958
  • Weisskopf, Victor Frederick, 1908-2002

Subject(s)

  • Arms race.
  • Disarmament.
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology--Faculty.
  • Nuclear arms control--History.
  • Nuclear physics--Study and teaching.
  • Nuclear physics.
  • Nuclear reactions--Theory.
  • Nuclear structure--Theory.
  • Particles (Nuclear physics)--Research.
  • Physicists--Archives.
  • Physicists--Correspondence.
  • Physics--History.
  • Physics--Popular works.
  • Physics--Research.
  • Physics--Study and teaching.
  • Physics.
  • Quantum electrodynamics.
  • Quantum field theory.
  • Quantum mechanics.
  • Quantum physics.
  • Quantum theory--Study and teaching.
  • Science--History.
  • Science--International cooperation.
  • Science--Popularization.
  • Science--Social aspects.
  • Science--Study and teaching--20th century.

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Selected Bibliography

Blatt, John Markus, and V. F. Weisskopf. Theoretical Nuclear Physics. New York: John Wiley, 1952.

de-Shalit, A., H. Feshbach, and L. van Hove, eds. Preludes in Theoretical Physics, in Honor of V. F. Weisskopf [essays]. Amsterdam: North Holland Publishing Company; New York: John Wiley, 1966.

Fierz, Markus, and Victor F. Weisskopf, eds. Theoretical Physics in the Twentieth Century: A Memorial Volume to Wolfgang Pauli. New York: Interscience Publishers, 1960.

Gottfried, Kurt, and V. F. Weisskopf. Concepts of Partical Physics. 2 vols. New York: Oxford University Press, 1984, 1986.

Huang, Kerson, ed. Physics and Our World: A Symposium in Honor of Victor F. Weisskopf. Cambridge, Mass.: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1974.

Jackson, J. David, and Kurt Gottfried. "Victor Frederick Weisskopf, 1908-2002."  Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 84, 2003, pp. 3-27.

Kaiser, David. "Viki Weisskopf: Searching for Simplicity in a Complicated World." physics@mit (no. 20), pp.44-56. Cambridge, Mass.: Department of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007.

Miller, Arthur I., ed. Early Quantum Electrodynamics: A Source Book. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1994.

Pauli, Wolfgang. Wissenschaftlicher Briefwechsel mit Bohr, Einstein, Heisenberg, u.a. (Scientific Correspondence with Bohr, Einstein, Heisenberg, a.o.) Edited by A. Hermann, K. v. Meyenn, and V. F. Weisskopf. 3 vols. New York: Scribner, 1979-2000.

Pauli, Wolfgang. Collected Scientific Papers by Wolfgang Pauli. Edited by V. F. Weisskopf and R. Kronig. New York: John Wiley, 1964.

Schweber, Silvan S. QED and the Men Who Made It: Dyson, Feynman, Schwinger, and Tomonaga. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1994.

Stefan, Vladislav, ed. Physics and Society: Essays in Honor of Victor Frederick Weisskopf by the International Community of Physicists. New York: AIP Press, Springer, 1998.

Weisskopf, Victor Frederick. Physics in the Twentieth Century: Selected Essays. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1972.

Weisskopf, Victor Frederick. Knowledge and Wonder. New York: Doubleday, 1962.

Weisskopf, Victor Frederick. The Priviledge of Being a Physicist. New York: W. H. Freeman, 1989.

Weisskopf, Victor Frederick. The Joy of Insight: Passions of a Physicist. New York: Basic Books, 1991.

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Collection Inventory

Series 1. Biographical and Personal Files 

Scope and Contents note

Series 1, Biographical and Personal Files, contains Victor Weisskopf’s curricula vitae and bibliographies, calendars and notebooks, passports and other personal documents, awards certificates, interviews including oral history transcripts, biographical writings, reviews, correspondence, and news clippings related to publication of his autobiography and other books. The series also includes materials related to the MIT Symposium organized in 1974 to celebrate Weisskopf’s retirement, and to The World According to Weisskopf, a 1984 Nova television program. A small number of family-related papers includes correspondence from 1938 concerning immigration to the U.S. of Weisskopf’s brother, sister, mother, and friend George Winter. Of special interest is a set of Weisskopf’s yearly calendars providing an almost continuous coverage of his life activities from 1928 through 1995, with some gaps in the 1930s and 1940s. Materials on  The World According to Weisskopf do not include a copy of the program, but there is a transcript of the show. The major part of those materials is on film reels (ca. 8 cubic feet), which contain outtake materials including interviews with other physicists.

Box Folder

Awards - certificate 1938 

1.01 1

Awards - certificates 1963-1994, undated 

1.05

Awards - correspondence, certificates, news clippings, programs 1961-1968 

1.01 2

Awards - correspondence, certifcates, news clippings, programs 1971-1979 

1.01 3

Awards - correspondence, certificates, news clippings, programs 1980-1989 

1.01 4

Awards - correspondence, certificates, news clippings, programs 1990-1997 

1.01 5

Awards: Academia Europaea 1992 

1.01 6

Awards: Academia Scientiarum et Artium Europaea 1990-1992 

1.01 7

Awards: Academia Nazionale Dei Lincei 1976 

1.01 8

Awards: Academia of Science of the DDR 1977 

1.01 9

Awards: American Association for the Advancement of Science 1975 

1.01 10

Awards: Ludwig Boltzmann Prize 1976-1977 

1.01 11

Awards: Karl Taylor Compton Medal (AIP - American Institute of Physics), correspondence, certificate, speech notes 1992 and undated 

1.01 12

Awards: Cino del Duca Award 1972-1973 

1.01 13

Awards: James R. Killian, Jr., Faculty Achievement Award and Lectures 1973-1975 

1.01 14

Awards: New York University, Graduate School of Arts and Science, honorary degree, 1986 

1.01 15

Awards: Oersted Award, American Association of Physics Teachers 1975-1976 

1.01 16

Awards: Orden Pour le Mérite fur Wissenschaften und Kunste, certificate, photograph 1978 

1.01 17

Awards: Polish Physical Society 1977 

1.01 18

Awards - Wolf Prize in Physics 1981-1982 

1.01 19

Biography 1960-1976, undated 

1.01 20

Biography 1982-1992, undated 

1.01 21

Biography - archival holdings 1992 

1.01 22

Biography - publications lists 1965, 1971, 1979 

1.01 23

Biography - publications lists 1985-1987, undated 

1.01 24

Biography - publications list 1994 

1.01 25

Calendars 1928-1931, 1933-1934, 1937, 1939, 1978-1995 

1.07 1

Calendars 1946-1978 

1.07 2

Calendars - Brooks Calendars 1978-1987 

1.02 1-3

Identification Cards 1931, 1933, 1950, 1990, 1994, undated 

1.02 4

Interviews 1950 

1.02 5

Interviews 1963, 1966 

1.02 6

Interviews 1974-1976 

1.02 7

Interviews about me with myself, Bethe, Drell, Gellman, and others 1981 

1.02 8

Interviews 1982 

1.02 9

Interviews 1989-1993 

1.02 10

Interviews - Vienna 2000 

1.02 11

Nova, “The World According to Weisskopf”, correspondence (Nova Letters) 1984 

1.03 1

Nova, “The World According to Weisskopf,” transcript 1984 

1.03 2

Notebooks 1966-1979, undated 

1.07 3

Passports 1933-1998 

1.07 4

Personal correspondence 1970-1979, undated 

1.03 3

Poem, from Lisa 1928 

1.03 4

Publications - Joy of Insight - reviews, newspaper clippings, correspondence 1991-1992, undated 

1.03 5

Publications - Knowledge and Wonder - reviews, correspondence, newspaper clippings 1962-1963, 1965, 1980, undated 

1.03 6

Publications - The Privilege of Being a Physicist - reviews, newspaper clippings 1988-1991, undated 

1.03 7

Publications - other - reviews, newspaper clippings, interviews, correspondence 1957, 1964-1969, 1970-1973, 1980-1987, 1989, 1991, undated 

1.03 8

Publications - other - reviews, newspaper clippings, interviews 1958, 1963-1983, undated 

1.03 9

Weisskopf family - Duscha Scott Weisskopf 1991, 1994 

1.04 1

Weisskopf family - correspondence 1938 

1.04 2

Weisskopf family - immigration correspondence 1938 

1.04 3-4

Weisskopf Family - Martha Weisskopf 1941, 1965, undated 

1.04 5

Weisskopf family - Walter Weisskopf correspondence and biographical sketch 1989, undated 

1.04 6

Weisskopf Festschrift - correspondence and essays 1993-1994, undated 

1.04 7

Weisskopf Festschrift - correspondence 1996-1998 

1.04 8

Weisskopf Symposium - news clippings 1974 

1.04 9

Weisskopf Symposium 1974, 1976 

1.04 10

Weisskopf Symposium, Technology Review February 1975 

1.04 11

Weisskopf Symposium - recordings 1974 

1.06

Audiocassettes undated 

1.07 5

Audiotapes and audiocassettes 1983-1987, and undated 

1.08

Nova, "the World According to Weisskopf," film outtakes 1984, undated 

1.09

Nova, "the World According to Weisskopf," film outtakes 1984, undated 

1.1

Nova, "the World According to Weisskopf," film outtakes 1984, undated 

1.11

Nova, "the World According to Weisskopf," film outtakes 1984, undated 

1.12

Nova, "the World According to Weisskopf," film outtakes 1984, undated 

1.13

Nova, "the World According to Weisskopf," film outtakes 1984, undated 

1.14

Nova, "the World According to Weisskopf," film outtakes 1984, undated 

1.15

Nova, "the World According to Weisskopf," film outtakes 1984, undated 

1.16

Nova, "the World According to Weisskopf," film outtakes 1984, undated 

1.17

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Series 2. "My Life and Memorabilia"  

Scope and Contents note

Series 2, “My Life and Memorabilia,” contains materials gathered and selected by Weisskopf during the later period of his life, mainly in preparation for writing his autobiography, The Joy of Insight: Passions of a Physicist, and should be used together with records located in other series, especially in Series 9, Research Working Files. The series title was derived from Weisskopf’s description of the bulk of the materials presented here. The materials listed under the heading “My Life” were divided by Weisskopf into separate sets, arranged chronologically.

Summaries of his professional activities can be found in box 02.01, folders 1-2. Of special interest are the files from the 1920s and 1930s that document his educational experience and provide insight into his early research interests and projects. Selected course-related materials from 1926 through 1929 and from 1932 are in the folder “My Life: Vienna/Göttingen” (box 02.01, folder 3), and related lecture and reading notes are included in Subseries 9.A - Lecture and reading notes. Similarly, selected correspondence from his early research work can be found in “My Life: Copenhagen/Zurich,” while additional research materials from that period are located in Series 9 (box 09.02). Of particular interest is correspondence from the early 1939 pending publication of Frederick Joliot’s paper on nuclear fusion and the danger of its being used by German scientists to advance their country’s war efforts.

In addition to these materials, the series includes sets entitled “Memorabilia” and “Interesting Letters and Writings.” Those consist of selected correspondence (original or copied) with his professional and personal friends, seminal scientific papers, mainly in physics, memorial talks and notes. Another set of materials included in this series, listed as “Poems and Physics Jokes,” includes issues of Journal of Jocular Physics (1935, 1945, 1955), typescript and proofs of Dante Aligheri’s “Rime Petrose” translated and adapted by Hans Mühlestein (1968),  Göttinger Nachrichten: Festnummer zum 50 Geburstag von Prof. Dr. Max Born (1932),  Die Leipziger Sondernummer der Zeitschrift für Physik (1937), among others.

The series includes photographic prints (boxes 02.05-02.07), many unidentified and undated. Those which are dated are from the years 1934 through 1990. There are group photographs from many scientific meetings and portrait and candid photographs of a number of well-known physicists, including Niels Bohr, Hans Bethe, Wolfgang Pauli, Ernest Rutherford, and Lev Landau. Many of the prints depict Weisskopf receiving awards and honorary degrees. In addition, there are photographs of Weisskopf’s meetings with Pope John Paul II and with President Carter. There are also photographs of Weisskopf’s family and friends.

Box Folder

My life: summary of activities between 1931-1943 and 1947-1989 1931-1989 

2.01 1

My life: correspondence, summary of activities 1953-1967 

2.01 2

My life: Vienna/Göttingen, grade-books and other materials 1926-1932, undated 

2.01 3

My life: Copenhagen/Zurich, correspondence and other materials 1931-1939, 1989, undated 

2.01 4

My life: Rochester, correspondence, poems 1939, undated 

2.01 5

My life: Los Alamos, correspondence, photographs, and publications 1945, 1973, undated 

2.01 6

My life: Hearings, transcripts of interviews 1948, 1956 

2.01 7

My life: Cambridge before 1961 1950, 1953-1955 

2.01 8

My life: Cambridge after 1961, correspondence with Ansermet, Mühlestein, Canetti, and Serkin 1959-1967, 1981-1983, undated 

2.01 9

My life: Cambridge after 1961, correspondence with Karl Darrow 1961, 1966-1971 

2.01 10

My life: Werke 1929-1936, undated 

2.01 11

My life: Werke 1930-1935, undated 

2.01 12

My life: Werke 1955 

2.01 13

My life: Russian relations 1976-1981 

2.02 1

My life: Retirement Fest 1970-1974 

2.02 2

My life: 80th birthday, Cambridge, CERN, Erice 1988 

2.02 3
Box Folder

Background materials 1958, 1966, 1972, 1976, 1984, and undated 

2.02 3

Memorabilia, correspondence 1950-1957, 1966-1970, 1977-1993, undated 

2.02 4
Box Folder

Other materials 1949-1993, 1999, and undated 

Some material restricted

75 years

2.02 4

Memorabilia I, correspondence 1943-1944, 1976, 1981 

2.02 5
Box Folder

Other materials 1922-1985, and undated 

2.02 5

Memorabilia I, correspondence 1943-1944, 1976, 1981 

2.02 6
Box Folder

Other materials 1922-1985, and undated  

2.02 6

Memorabilia II, correspondence 1981, 1988, undated 

2.03 1
Box Folder

Other materials, includes a photograph 1841, 1960-1993, and undated 

2.03 1

Memorabilia II, correspondence 1981, 1988, undated 

2.03 2
Box Folder

Other materials, includes a photograph 1841, 1960-1993, and undated 

2.03 2

Memorabilia III, correspondence 1993, 1999 

2.03 3
Box Folder

Other materials 1962-2002, and undated 

2.03 3

Memorabilia III, correspondence 1993, 1999 

2.03 4
Box Folder

Other materials 1962-2002, and undated  

2.03 4

Interesting letters and writings - correspondence 1963-1993 

2.03 5
Box Folder

Other materials 1911, 1933, 1968-2001, and undated  

2.03 5

Interesting letters and writings - correspondence 1963-1993 

2.03 6
Box Folder

Other materials 1911, 1933, 1968-2001, and undated  

2.03 6

Papers connected with me - Konflikte, correspondence 1985-1986 

2.04 1

Papers connected with me - Exhibition, correspondence 1985 

2.04 2

Papers connected with me - Philosophy, correspondence 1975, 1985-1986 

2.04 3

Papers connected with me - Popular, correspondence 1985-1986 

2.04 4

Papers connected with me - Scientific Matter, correspondence 1984-1986 

2.04 5

Poems and physics jokes 1929-1985, and undated  

2.04 6

Poems and physics jokes 1929-1985, and undated  

2.04 7

Poems and physics jokes 1929-1985, and undated  

2.04 8

Journal of Jocular Physics. Niels Bohr Celebration Number, Institute of Theoretical Physics, Copenhagen 1935 October 7 

2.04 9

Journal of Jocular Physics, Volume II. Institute of Theoretical Physics, Copenhagen 1945 October 7 

2.04 10

Göttinger Nachrichten: Festnummer zum 50. Geburtstag von Prof. Dr. Max Born 1932 

2.04 11

Die Leipziger Sondernummer der Zeitschrift für Physik 1937 April 29 

2.04 12

Poems undated 

2.04 12

Die Physikalische Gartenlaube and other materials undated 

2.04 13

Photographs 

2.05

Photographs 

2.06

Photographs 

2.07

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Series 3. General Correspondence 

Scope and Contents note

Series 3, General Correspondence, is arranged in two subseries: chronological and alphabetical. Materials gathered here may relate to any facet of Weisskopf’s life and work. Materials arranged alphabetically (boxes 03.13-03.18) can be roughly divided into four groups. The first contains correspondence, incoming and outgoing, with individual scientists or institutions from countries other than the United States. Those materials are filed together under the name of a particular country and gathered under “Foreign Countries.” The second group is a large set of correspondence with publishers and a small amount of material containing readers’ responses to some of Weisskopf’s publications. The third is a set of correspondence regarding Weisskopf’s speaking engagements and participation in various conferences, meetings, symposia and summer schools, and invitations for him to serve on committees and boards of various institutions and organizations. Related materials, entitled as requests and refusals, are mainly from the 1970s. The fourth group consists of correspondence related to his travels during the same period.

Subseries 3A. Chronological Correspondence 

Box Folder

Correspondence 1931-1938 

3.01 1

Correspondence 1931, 1937, 1945-1946, 1977, 1979, 1986-1987  

3.01 2

Correspondence 1949 

3.01 3

Correspondence 1952, 1955-1959 

3.01 4

Correspondence 1952-1954, 1958-1960  

3.01 5

Correspondence 1954 

3.01 6

Correspondence 1956 

3.01 7

Correspondence 1957-1958 

3.01 8

Correspondence 1966, 1968 

3.01 9

Correspondence 1970 

Some material restricted

Review

3.01 10

Correspondence 1970-1971 

3.01 11

Correspondence 1970-1972 

3.01 12

Correspondence 1972-1973 

3.01 13

Correspondence 1972, 1975-1976, 1984-1985, 1987  

3.02 1

Correspondence 1972-1976 

3.02 2

Correspondence 1977 

3.02 3

Correspondence 1977-1978 

3.02 4

Correspondence 1978-1979 

Some material restricted

Review

3.02 5

Correspondence 1978, 1980 

3.02 6

Correspondence 1979 

3.02 7

Correspondence 1979 

Some material restricted

Review

3.02 8

Correspondence 1979 

Some material restricted

Review

3.02 9

Correspondence 1979 

Some material restricted

Review

3.02 10

Correspondence 1979 

Some material restricted

Review

3.03 2

Correspondence 1979 

Some material restricted

Review

3.03 3

Correspondence 1979 

Some material restricted

Review

3.03 4

Correspondence 1979 

Some material restricted

Review

3.03 5

Correspondence 1979-1980 

3.03 6

Correspondence 1980 

Some material restricted

Review

3.04 1

Correspondence 1980 

Some material restricted

Review

3.04 2

Correspondence 1980 

Some material restricted

Review

3.04 3

Correspondence 1980 

Some material restricted

Review

3.04 4

Correspondence 1980 

Some material restricted

Review

3.04 5

Correspondence 1980 

Some material restricted

Review

3.04 6

Correspondence 1980 

Some material restricted

Review

3.04 7

Correspondence 1980-1981 

Some material restricted

Review

3.05 1

Correspondence 1980-1981 

Some material restricted

Review

3.05 2

Correspondence 1980 

Conditions Governing Access note

Review

3.04 3

Correspondence 1980 

Conditions Governing Access note

Review

3.04 4

Correspondence 1980 

Conditions Governing Access note

Review

3.04 5

Correspondence 1980 

Conditions Governing Access note

Review

3.04 6

Correspondence 1980 

Conditions Governing Access note

Review

3.04 7

Correspondence 1980-1981 

Conditions Governing Access note

Review

3.05 1

Correspondence 1980-1981 

Conditions Governing Access note

Review

3.05 2

Correspondence 1980 

Conditions Governing Access note

Review

3.05 3

Correspondence 1980 

Conditions Governing Access note

Review

3.05 4

Correspondence 1980 

Conditions Governing Access note

Review

3.05 5

Correspondence 1980 

Conditions Governing Access note

Review

3.05 6

Correspondence 1980 

Conditions Governing Access note

Review

3.05 7

Correspondence 1980 

3.05 7

Correspondence 1981 

3.05 8

Correspondence 1981-1982 

Some material restricted

Review

3.06 1

Correspondence 1981-1982 

Some material restricted

Review

3.06 2

Correspondence 1982 

3.06 3

Correspondence 1982 

3.06 4

Correspondence 1982 

3.06 5

Correspondence 1982 September-October 

Some material restricted

Review

3.06 6

Correspondence 1982 November 

Some material restricted

Review

3.06 7

Correspondence 1982 December 

3.06 8

Correspondence 1983 jANUARY 

Some material restricted

Review

3.06 9

Correspondence 1983 February-March 

3.06 10

Correspondence 1983 April-May 

3.07 1

Correspondence 1983 April-May 

3.07 2

Correspondence 1983 September-December 

3.07 3

Correspondence 1983-1984, 1987-1988, 1990-1991 

3.07 4

Correspondence 1984 January-February 

Some material restricted

Review

3.07 5

Correspondence 1984 March-April 

Some material restricted

Review

3.07 6

Correspondence 1984 March-September 

3.07 7

Correspondence 1984 April 

Some material restricted

Review

3.07 8

Correspondence 1984 April-May 

3.08 1

Correspondence 1984 May-June 

3.08 2

Correspondence 1984 September 

3.08 3

Correspondence 1984 

3.08 4

Correspondence 1984 November-December 

Some material restricted

Review

3.08 5

Correspondence 1985 

Some material restricted

Review

3.08 6

Correspondence 1985 

3.08 7

Correspondence 1985 January-February 

Some material restricted

Review

3.08 8

Correspondence 1985 March 

3.09 1

Correspondence 1985 April 

Some material restricted

Review

3.09 2

Correspondence 1985 May-June 

Some material restricted

Review

3.09 3

Correspondence 1985 July 

Some material restricted

Review

3.09 4

Correspondence 1985 August-September 

Some material restricted

Review

3.09 5

Correspondence 1985 September-December 

Some material restricted

Review

3.09 6

Correspondence 1985-1986 

Some material restricted

Review

3.09 7

Correspondence 1986 September-December 

Some material restricted

Review

3.09 8

Correspondence 1986 

Some material restricted

Review

3.1 1

Correspondence 1986 

Some material restricted

Review

3.1 2

Correspondence 1986 

Some material restricted

Review

3.1 3

Correspondence 1986 

Some material restricted

Review

3.1 4

Correspondence 1987 

Some material restricted

Review

3.1 5

Correspondence 1987 

Some material restricted

Review

3.1 6

Correspondence 1987-1991 

Some material restricted

Review

3.1 7

Correspondence 1988 

Some material restricted

Review

3.11 1

Correspondence 1989-1991 

3.11 2

Correspondence 1989-1991 

3.11 3

Correspondence 1990-1991 

3.11 4

Correspondence 1991-1996 

3.11 5

Correspondence 1990-1993 

Some material restricted

Review

3.11 6

Correspondence 1993 

3.11 7

Correspondence 1993-1994 

3.11 8

Correspondence 1993-1994 

Some material restricted

Review

3.11 9

Correspondence 1994 

Some material restricted

Review

3.12 1

Correspondence 1994-1995 

3.12 2

Correspondence 1995 

3.12 3

Correspondence 1995-1999 

Some material restricted

Review

3.12 4

Correspondence 1997-1999 

Some material restricted

Review

3.12 5

Correspondence 1998 

3.12 6

Correspondence 1998-2001 

3.12 7

Correspondence 

Some material restricted

Review

3.12 8

Subseries 3B. Alphabetical Correspondence 

Box Folder

Book reviews by V. F. Weisskopf 1974, 1976, 1978 

3.13 1

Copernican Volume Project 1971-1974 

3.13 2

Foreign Countries 1968-1972 

3.13 3

Foreign Countries - Denmark 1968-1970 

3.13 4

Foreign Countries - England 1968-1970 

3.13 5

Foreign Countries - France, 1968-1977 1968-1977 

3.13 6

Foreign Countries - Germany 1968-1970 

3.13 7

Foreign Countries - Germany 1970, 1972-1973 

3.13 8

Foreign Countries - Israel 1969-1970 

3.13 9

Foreign Countries - Italy 1969-1973 

3.13 10

Foreign Countries - Netherlands 1968, 1970 

3.13 11

Foreign Countries - Russia 1967-1970 

3.13 12

Foreign Countries - Sweden 1968-1970 

3.14 1

Foreign Countries - Switzerland excluding CERN 1968-1970 

3.14 2

Multiple nominations: miscellaneous 1971- 1972, 1977-1978 

3.14 3

Outgoing correspondence - drafts 1971-1972 

3.14 4

Publications - readers’ response 1970-1972 

3.14 5

Publications - readers’ response, Significance of Science 1971-1972 

3.14 6

Publications - readers’ response 1978-1979 

3.14 7

Publishers 1966, 1968, 1970-1976 

3.14 8

Publishers 1978 

3.14 9

Publishers - Articles correspondence 1972-1975, 1980 

3.14 10

Publishers - American Journal of Physics - John S. Rigden 1978 

3.14 11

Publishers - American Scientist 1974, 1977-1978 

3.14 12

Publishers - BBC 1975-1976 

3.14 13

Publishers - Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 1977-1978 

3.14 14

Publishers - The Cornell Review - Baxter Hathaway (editor) 1978 

3.14 15

Publishers - CRM Books 1971-1973 

3.14 16

Publishers - Die Naturwissenshaften 1968, 1973-1974 

3.14 17

Publishers - Doubleday (Science Study Series) 1972-1979 

3.15 1

Publishers - Dover Publications 1976-1977 

3.15 2

Publishers - The XXth Century Encyclopedia (correspondence with Giuseppe Bedeschi and Gilberto Bernardini) 1976, 1978 

3.15 3

Publishers - Gordon and Breach 1978 

3.15 4

Publishers - Harper and Row 1972 

3.15 5

Publishers - Kodansha International - Originality and Creativity: A Scientist Looks at East and West, by Hideki Yukawa, foreword by Weisskopf 1971-1972 

3.15 6

Publishers - MIT Press 1971-1979 

3.15 7

Publishers - The Nation 1978 

3.15 8

Publishers - The New York Times (H. Salisbury, W. Sullivan) 1971, 1977-1979 

3.15 9

Publishers - Newsletter on Science, Technology, and Human Values (Advisory Committee) 1976-1977 

3.15 10

Publishers - Oxford University Press - Introduction to Particle Physics (includes correspondence with Kurt Gottfried) 1975-1978 

3.15 11

Publishers - Physics Bulletin (The Institute of Physics) 1978 

3.15 12

Publishers - Physics Today 1970, 1973-1978 

3.15 13

Publishers - Physikalische Blätter 1968-1970, 1972-1973, 1976-1978 

3.15 14

Publishers - publications’ translations 1971, 1976-1978  

3.15 15

Publishers - Science magazine 1970-1972, 1974- 1975, 1978 

3.15 16

Publishers - Scientific American 1970, 1975- 1976 

3.15 17

Publishers - S cientific American, Edmund H. Immergut project/E. Taylor 1976 

3.15 18

Publishers - Scientific American, Edmund H. Immergut project/E. Taylor 1976-1977 

3.15 19

Publishers - Springer Verlag 1978-1980 

3.15 20

Publishers - Verlag Ullstein GMBH 1978 

3.15 21

Publishers - John Wiley and Sons 1972, 1974- 1976, 1978 

3.15 22

Past speaking engagements 0197-1975 

3.16 1

Refusals 1970-1971 

3.16 2

Refusals 1972 

3.16 3

Requests/refusals (up to 1974) 1973-1974 

3.16 4

Refusals 1975 

3.16 5

Refusals 1976 

3.16 6

Refusals 1977 

3.16 7

Refusals 1977-1978 

3.16 8

Requests 1970-1973, 1975 

3.17 1

Requests 1973 

3.17 2

Requests 1977-1978 

3.17 3

Requests to read papers by others 1984 

3.17 4

Telegrams 1969-1973 

3.17 5

Telexes 1983-1984 

3.17 6

Thank you notes from Weisskopf 1973 

3.17 7

Travel (past) 1973-1974 

Some material restricted

Review

3.17 8

Trips 1977-1978 

Some material restricted

Review

3.17 9

Trips 1981-1982 

Some material restricted

Review

3.17 10

Trips - accounting 1975-1977 

Some material restricted

Review

3.17 11

Trips past 1969-1972 

Some material restricted

Review

3.17 12

Trips past 1973-1976 

Some material restricted

Review

3.18 1

Trips past accounting 1974-1977 

Some material restricted

Review

3.18 2

Trips past accounting 1976-1977 

Some material restricted

Review

3.18 3

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Series 4. Contact Files 

Scope and Contents note

Series 4, Contact Files,includes correspondence (original or copied), papers and articles, and other materials related to individual people with whom Weisskopf collaborated or had contact during his professional life. As in Series 3, materials gathered in this series contain information on topics found elsewhere in the collection. Some of the folders may not include correspondence, consisting instead of papers and articles written by that person, or information about him or her and their work. For instance, materials filed under “Ahrendt, Hannah” (box 04.01, folder 3) contain Ahrendt’s five-part article on Adolf Eichmann’s trial published in 1963 in The New Yorker. The folder titled “Gottfried, Kurt” (box 04.04, folder 6) contains Gottfried’s 1980 course notes on “The Electroweak Interaction and Attempts at Grand Unification.” Correspondence regarding Weisskopf’s introduction to Elizabeth Heisenberg’s book on Werner Heisenberg can be found in box 04.05, folder 3, under “Heisenberg, Werner and Elizabeth,” and materials related to Thomas Powers’s book ( Heisenberg's War: the Secret History of the German Bomb, 1993) in box 04.09, folders 1-2, under “Powers, Thomas.”

Box Folder

Abarbanel, Henry 1976-1977 

Some material restricted

Review

4.01 1

Alberty, Dean R. - correspondence 1970-1972 

4.01 2

Ahrendt [Arendt], Hannah - Adolf Eichmann trial (Five-part article in The New Yorker) 1963 

4.01 3

Apker, L. Roy, E. Taft, J. Dickey. “Photoelectric Emission and Contact Potentials of Semiconductors” 1947-1948 

4.01 4

A 1970, 1973-1978 

Some material restricted

Review

4.01 5

Barden, John 1975 

4.01 6

Barranger, Elizabeth 1972 

Some material restricted

Review

4.01 7

Barshay, Saul 1972-1973 

Some material restricted

Review

4.01 8

Bar-Yam, Zvi 1972 

Some material restructed

Review

4.01 9

Becker, Ulrich undated 

Some material restricted

Review

4.01 10

Bell, Daniel 1978 

4.01 11

Bell, John S. - “On States, on a Lattice, with Half-Integral Charge” 1983, undated 

4.01 12

Belote, T. A. 1971 

4.01 13

Berlin(?), Isaiah 1984, 1990 

4.01 14

Bernstein, Aaron 1967-1969 

Some material restricted

Review

4.01 15

Bernstein, Aaron 1967-1969 

Some material restricted

Review

4.01 16

Bethe, Hans 1973-1974, 1978 

4.01 17

Betz, Hans 1971-1974 

Some material restricted

Review

4.01 18

Bleiden, Richard 1971 

Some material restricted

Review

4.01 19

Bohr, Aage 1972, 1974 

4.01 20

Boskovic, Ruder - “Boskovic Memorial” - “Ruder Boskovic: Visionary at the Turning Point in Philosophy, Science and Society,” by Ivan Supek 1989 

4.02 1

Bradt, Hale 1971 

Some material restricted

Review

4.02 2

Breit, Gregory 1975, 1978 

4.02 3

Bromley, Alan 1971 

4.02 4

Bronzan, John 1970 

Some material restricted

Review

4.02 5

Brooke, Senator Edward 1976-1977 

4.02 6

Burbidge, Geoffrey and Margaret 1974, 1978 

4.02 7

Burckhardt, J. 1974 

4.02 8

Burke, Bernard F. 1971-1972, 1974 

4.02 9

Busza, Wit 1972, 1974, 1976 

Some material restricted

Review

4.02 10

B 1970-1979, 1981, 1994 

Some material restricted

Review

4.02 11

Calligaris, Contardo 1972 

4.02 12

Capra, Fritjof 1976, 1979 

4.02 13

Carter, Neville L. (and Michael C. Tsenn) - “Flow Properties of Continental Lithosphere” 1987 

4.02 14

Casimir, H. B. G. 1948-1949, 1964, 1973-1974 

4.02 15

Casimir, H. G. 1972-1978 

4.02 16

Cavaliere, Alfonso 1971 

Some material restricted

Review

4.02 17

Cavicchi, Elizabeth 1991-1992 

Some material restricted

Review

4.02 18

Clemen, Wolfgang 1984, 1990 

4.02 19

Coppi, Bruno 1972-1973 

4.02 20

C 1791-1972, 1974-1978, 1981 

Some material restricted

Review

4.02 21

Dar, Arnon 1968-1972 

Some material restricted

Review

4.02 22

Deutsch, Martin 1973, 1975, 1977-1978 

Some material restricted

Review

4.02 23

Deutsch, Rudolf 1975 

4.03 1

Devons, Samuel 1974,1976, 1978 

4.03 2

Drell, Sidney 1972-1973 

4.03 3

DuBridge, Lee 1968-1969 

4.03 4

D 1971-1973, 1975-1978 

Some material restricted

Review

4.03 5

Ewald, P. P. 1977-1978 

Some material restricted

Review

4.03 6

E 1973, 1975-1976 

Some material restricted

Review

4.03 7

Fang, Ilse - “Stationen Einer Reise: Wolfgang Amadé Mozart, aus Seinen Briefen” (from his letters), 1991 1991 

4.03 8

Feld, Michael 1972-1974, 1977 

Some material restricted

Review

4.03 9

Fenyves, Ervin 1970-1972 

Some material restricted

Review

4.03 10

Feshbach, Herman 1970, 1972, 1977, 1982 

Some material restricted

Review

4.03 11

Few, Arthur A. - “Thunder” 1975 

4.03 12

Feynman, Richard 1953-1954, undated 

4.03 13

Feynman, Richard 1976-1977 

4.03 14

Fierz, Marcus 1962, 1991-1992, undated 

4.03 15

Finkelstein, David 1977 

Some material restricted

Review

4.03 16

Fischer, Irene K. - memoir excerpt 1993, undated 

4.03 17

Fischer, Michael E. 1979, 1988 

4.03 18

Fowler, Earle 1979 

4.03 19

French, A. P. 1970, 1972 

Some material restricted

Review

4.03 20

Frenkel, Andor 1980 

Some material restricted

Review

4.03 21

Fulmer, Vincent A. 1971, 1973 

Some material restricted

Review

4.04 1

F 1971, 1973-1978 

4.04 2

Gajewski, Richard (Ryszard) 1969-1973, 1976-1977 

Some material restricted

Review

4.04 3

George, Victor 1971 

4.04 4

Gomis, Bishop Oswald 1977 

4.04 5

Gottfried, Kurt - course notes, “The Electroweak Interaction and Attempts at Grand Unification” 1980 

4.04 6

Gould, D. H. 1970 

4.04 7

Grachis, Dimitri 1974, 1977 

4.04 8

Green, Cecil 1971, 1974 

4.04 9

Greenberger, Daniel 1975 

Some material restricted

Review

4.04 10

Grodzins, Lee 1971-1972 

4.04 11

Gunkel, Pat 1976 

Some material restricted

Review

4.04 12

Gupta, Suraj 1977, 1981-1982 

4.04 13

Guth, Alan H. - correspondence, talks 1993 

4.04 14

Guth, Eugene 1970 

4.04 15

G 1970-1979 

Some material restricted

Review

4.04 16

Handler, Philip 1978 

4.04 17

Harari, Haim 1976 

4.04 18

Harrison, George 1971 

4.04 19

Harvey, George C. 1971 

4.04 20

Haus, Hermann A. 1982-1984, 1992 

4.04 21

Havel, Vaclav - clippings regarding end of communism 1992 

4.05 1

0Hawkins, David 1973-1974, 1980 

Some material restricted

Review

4.05 2

Heisenberg, Werner and Elizabeth 1976-1983, 1992-1993 

4.05 3

Hersch, Jeanne - “Science and Industrialization as Adventuires of the Mind” undated 

4.05 4

Henry (no last name) undated 

4.05 5

Hercules, David M. 1968 

Some material restricted

Review

4.05 6

Holton, Gerald 1974-1975, 1977 

4.05 7

Houtermans, F. G. - “Leonium und Anekdoten um den Physikprofessor Dr. F. G. Houtermans” 1982 

4.05 8

H 1969-1970, 1972, 1974-1978 

Some material restricted

Review

4.05 9

Iben, Icko 1971-1973 

Some material restricted

Review

4.05 10

Ingard, K. Uno 1971-1972 

4.05 11

Jackiw, Roman 1971, 1994 

Some material restricted

Review

4.05 12

Jackson, J. D. 1977 

4.05 13

Jaffe, Robert 1973-1974, 1977, 1979 

Some material restricted

Review

4.05 14

Janouch, Frantisek 1968, 1970, 1973 

4.05 15

Jones, Ed 1972-1973 

Some material restricted

Review

4.05 16

J 1971, 1973-1974, 1977-1978 

Some material restricted

Review

4.05 17

Katzir, Ephraim 1973-1975 

4.05 18

Kerman, Arthur 1971-1972 

Some material restricted

Review

4.05 19

Killian, James R. 1971 

4.05 20

Kirkaldy, J. A. 1995 

4.05 21

Kistiakowsky, Vera 1972 

Some material restricted

Review

4.05 22

Kolenkow, Robert 1971-1972 

Some material restricted

Review

4.05 23

Kopfermann, Hans - “Anfang der Lebenserinnerungen” undated 

4.05 24

Koster, George 1969, 1971 

4.05 25

Krasnow, Richard 1971-1972 

Some material restricted

Review

4.05 26

Kregar, Mitja 1979-1980 

4.06 1

Kregar, Mitja 1980 

4.06 2

Kuhn, Thomas S. 1972 

4.06 3

Kurchatov, Igor - correspondence regarding “Citizen Kurchatov,” TV program by Brian Kaufman 1995 

4.06 4

Kurchatov, Igor - correspondence regarding book by David Holloway 1993-1994 

4.06 5

K 1970-1978 

Some material restricted

Review

4.06 6

Lamb, Willis E. - reprints 1969, 1973, 1975, 1979, 1980, 1984, 1987, undated 

4.06 7

Land, Edwin H. 1964, 1971, 1974 

4.06 8

Land, Edwin H. 1983 

4.06 9

Levy, Maurice 1974 

Some material restricted

Review

4.06 10

Lieb, Elliot 1972-1974 

Some material restricted

Review

4.06 11

Lin, Herbert 1972 

4.06 12

Lipkin, Harry 1971-1973 

Some material restricted

Review

4.06 13

Litster, J. D. 1971 

4.06 14

Lock, Owen 1972-1973 

4.06 15

Lomon, Earl 1971 

Some material restricted

Review

4.06 16

L 1971-1977 

Some material restricted

Review

4.06 17

MacVicar, Margaret 1971 

Some material restricted

Review

4.06 18

Maglich, Bogdan 1971, 1973-1974 

Some material restricted

Review

4.06 19

Mandelkow, Eckhard 1971-1972 

Some material restricted

Review

4.06 20

Marchetti, Cesare 1977-1979, 1986, 1988, 1991, 1992, undated  

4.07 1

Marchetti, Cesare 1977-1979, 1986, 1988, 1991, 1992, undated  

4.07 2

Marchetti, Cesare 1977-1979, 1986, 1988, 1991, 1992, undated  

4.07 3

Marchetti, Cesare - publications 1973, 1980-1982 

4.07 4

Marshak, Robert 1970-1977 

4.07 5

Marshak, Robert - publications, 1988, 1990 1988, 1990 

4.07 6

Mayr, Ernst undated 

4.07 7

Meyerhof, William E. 1972 

Some material restricted

Review

4.07 8

Mosedale, Frederick 1977 

4.07 9

Motz, Lloyd 1976, 1983 

4.07 10

M 1969, 1971-1972, 1974-1978 

Some material restricted

Review

4.07 11

Nachigall, D. 1975-1976 

4.07 12

Nauta, Walle 1972 

Some material restricted

Review

4.07 13

Neergaard, Ebbe - “Hyordan Atombomben Blev Til” 1947 

4.07 14

Negle, John 1972, 1977-1978  

Some material restricted

Review

4.08 1

Nielsen, Holger 1983, undated 

4.08 2

N 1971, 1973, 1975-1977 

Some material restricted

Review

4.08 3

Oppenheimer, J. Robert 1942, 1949, 1954, 1987 

4.08 4

Oppenheimer, J. Robert – clippings 1952-1954, 1958-1960, 1967 

4.08 5

Oppenheimer, J. Robert - correspondence, clippings 1954-1955, 1965, undated 

4.08 6

Oppenheimer, J. Robert - correspondence, clippings 1954-1955, 1965, undated 

4.08 6

Osbourne, Louis 1971, 1973 

4.08 7

Ovshinsky, Stanford R. - Energy Conversion Devises 1992-1993 

4.08 8

O 1972-1973, 1975-1978 

Some material restricted

Review

4.08 9

Pais, Abraham - “On History, That Little Conjectural Science, That Great Art” 1995 

4.08 10

Panofsky, W. K. H. 1972, 1974-1976 

4.08 11

Papandreou, Prime Minister Andreas 1981-1982 

4.08 12

Payne, Mrs. Anthony 1971-1972 

Some material restricted

Review

4.08 13

Peierls, Sir Rudolf 1971-1972, 1977 

4.08 14

Pines, David 1974, 1976, 1979 

4.08 15

Placzek, George - funeral oration 1955 

4.08 16

Polikanov, Sergei 1981 

4.08 17

Popper, Karl R. 1965-1969 

4.08 18

Post, E. J. 1972, 1976 

4.09 1

Powers, Thomas - “T. Powers book” 1991-1992 

4.09 2

Powers, Thomas - correspondence regarding Heisenberg 1991, 1993 

4.09 3

Powers, Thomas - correspondence regarding Farm Hall transcripts 1992 

4.09 4

Price, Douglas M. 1979 

4.09 5

Prigogine, I. 1978 

Some material restricted

Review

4.09 6

P 1969, 1971-1978 

Some material restricted

Review

4.09 7

Rabin, Prime Minister Yitzhak 1976 

4.09 8

Randrup, Jorgen 1972 

Some material restricted

Review

4.09 9

Reich, K. Helmut - “The Relation between Science and Theology: A Response to Critics of Complementarity” 1990 

4.09 10

Rose, David 1978-1979 

4.09 11

Rose, William 1971 

4.09 12

Rosenblith, Walter 1971-1973, 1975 

4.09 13

Rosenfeld, L. - “Zur Rassenteoretischen Mathematik” undated 

4.09 14

Rosental, I. L. 1980 

4.09 15

Rotblat, Joseph. “Leaving the Bomb Project” August 1985 

4.09 16

Rossi, Bruno 1971 

4.09 17

Rutherford, Ernest - Lecture by Lord Rutherford, Goettingen (LP records) 1931 December 14 

4.14 14

R 1971-1977 

Some material restricted

Review

4.09 18

Sakharov, Andrei 1968-1969 

4.09 19

Sakharov, Andrei 1973-1978, 1981 

Some material restricted

Review

4.09 20

Sakharov, Andrei - correspondence regarding exile and release; East-West Outlook 7, n. 4 1984, 1986  

4.09 21

Salpeter, Edward E. 1972, 1975 

4.09 22

Sartori, Leo 1971 

Some material restricted

Review

4.09 23

Saxl, Erwin 1973 

4.09 24

Schopper, Herwig (Herbert) 1973-1974, 1978 

Some material restricted

Review

4.09 25

Schots, Arjen 1991-1992 

4.09 26

Schwinger, Julian - “Interactions of the fundamental particles: Notes on lectures by J. Schwinger,” by L. S. Rodberg 1956 

4.09 27

Schwinger, Julian 1972, 1975-1976, 1978, 1994 

4.09 28

Searle, John R. - papers 1980, 1990 

4.1 1

Segal, Irving 1972 

4.1 2

Segre, Emilio 1972 

4.1 3

Sharpe, Myron 1974 

4.1 4

Sherwin, Martin 1976-1977 

4.1 5

Shneiderov, Anatol 1972 

4.1 6

Sivin, Nathan 1973-1974 

4.1 7

Slocum, Richard W., Jr. - “Fitting Nuclear Data with an Ordinary and Velocity Dependent Potential” (student paper) 1957 

Some material restricted

Review

4.1 8

Smolin, Lee - correspondence 1972 

4.1 9

Soderberg, Richard 1972 

4.1 10

Solinger, Alan 1974-1975 

Some material restricted

Review

4.1 11

Spijkervet 1978 

Some material restricted

Review

4.1 12

Stanley, Eugene 1971 

Some material restricted

Review

4.1 13

Stark, Johannes. “Nationalsozialismus und Wissenschaft” 1934 

4.1 14

Strandberg, M. W. P. - “Microwave Spectroscopy” 1954 

4.1 15

Stratton, J. 1976 

4.1 16

Strauch, Karl 1972-1973, 1978 

4.1 17

Struik, Dirk J. undated, 1951, 1985, 1988 

4.1 18

Struik, Dirk J. - regarding visas for foreign scientists 1955-1956 

4.1 19

Sudoplatov, Pavel - clipping regarding “Perseus” 1999 

4.1 20

Sudoplatov, Pavel 1994 

4.1 21

Szilard, Leo. - “Are We on the Road to War?” - Address at Sarah Lawrence College 1962 February 12 

4.1 22

Szombati, Alexander - European television 1971-1973 

4.1 23

S 1970-1978, 1981 

Some material restricted

Review

4.1 24

Taylor, Edwin 1973-1974 

4.1 25

Taylor, Vince - “Subjectivity and Science: A Correspondence about Belief” 1979 

4.1 26

Telegdi, Valentine - poem “For His 60th Birthday” circa 1982 

4.1 27

Telegdi, V. L. - “Von Zürich Über Chicago Nach Zürich” 1989 Feburary 13 

4.1 28

Thirring, Hans - photograph in “Das Glück auf Skiern.” Die Bühne, by Rudolf U. Schloss 1931 

4.11 1

Thirring, Walter - correspondence, papers 1982, 1984, 1988, 1990, 1992-1993, 1995, undated 

4.11 2

Thyssen-Bornemisza, Stephen 1975, 1979 

4.11 3

Ting, Samuel 1971, 1973, 1975, 1984 

Some material restricted

Review

4.11 4

Ting, Samuel - J-Particle 1974-1976 

4.11 5

Tuan, S. F. 1971, 1973-1975 

4.11 6

T 1971, 1973, 1975-1978 

Some material restricted

Review

4.11 7

Ubell, Robert N. - literary agents 1982-1996 

Some material restricted

Review

4.11 8

Uhlenbeck, George E. - “Fundamental Problems in Statistical Mechanics” 1968 

4.11 9

Ulam, Stanislaw - Los Alamos Science special issue 1987 

4.11 10

Ulehla, Martin 1978 

Some material restricted

Review

4.11 11

U 1975-1976 

4.11 12

Van Royen, Roger 1970, 1974 

Some material restricted

Review

4.11 13

Van Vleck, J. H. - correspondence 1945 

4.11 14

Villars, Felix (R?) 1971-1972 

Some material restricted

Review

4.11 15

Von Hippel, Frank 1974 

Some material restricted

Review

4.11 16

Von Meyenn, Karl - publications 1982 

4.11 17

V 1971, 1975, 1977-1978 

4.11 18

Walecka, J. D. - course notes, Stanford University, “Theory of Many-Particle Systems” 1964-1966 

4.11 19

Walecka, J. D. - course notes, Stanford University, “Nuclear Theory” 1965-1966 

4.12 1

Walecka, J. D. - course notes, Stanford University, “Nuclear Theory III” 1965-1966 

4.12 2

Watts, Terence 1970 

Some material restricted

Review

4.12 3

Weinberg, Steven 1971, 1974, 1976-1978 

Some material restricted

Review

4.12 4

Weiner, C. 1973 

Some material restricted

Review

4.12 5

Weiner, Richard 1971-1974 

Some material restricted

Review

4.12 6

Weizenbaum, Joseph 1975 

4.12 7

Weizsacker, Carl Friedrich von, 1972, 1977-1978 1972, 1977-1978 

4.12 8

Weizsacker, Carl Friedrich von - correspondence, papers clippings 1983-1994 

4.12 9

West, Geofrey 1972, 1974 

Some material restricted

Review

4.12 10

Wheeler, John A. - “The Computer and the Universe” 1982 

4.12 11

Wiesner, Jerome B. 1970-1974, 1977 

Some material restricted

Review

4.12 12

Wigner, Eugene P. 1988-1993, undated 

4.12 13

Wilhelm, Marilyn - “Wilhelm Lectures, Regenerating the Principle of Integrity” and “Poems and Paintings by the Pupils of the Wilhelm Schole” 1995, 1997 

4.13 1

Wohlrab, K. S. 1968, 1972-1973, 1975-1976 

4.13 2

Wolf, Peter A. 1971-1973 

Conditions Governing Access note

Review

4.13 3

Wykes, M. L. 1973 

4.13 4

W 1971-1978 

Some material restricted

Review

4.13 5

Yamaguchi, Yoshio 1974, 1976 

4.13 6

Y 1971-1972, 1974, 1976-1977 

4.13 7

Zeisel, Hans - memorial program 1992 

4.13 8

Zeldovich, Yakov, and Andrei Sakharov - preprint of paper on reactions initiated by μ-mesons in hydrogen (in Russian) 1957 

4.13 9

Z 1971, 1974, 1977-1978 

4.13 10

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Series 5. Massachusetts Institute of Technology Materials 

Scope and Contents note

Series 5, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Materials, contains correspondence, minutes, reports, and course notes related to Weisskopf’s activities at MIT as a faculty member, head of the physics department, and professor emeritus. Administrative records, from the years 1966 through 1980, consist of memoranda, correspondence, and minutes from various committees Weisskopf served on, materials related to the founding of the Center for Theoretical Physics, and visiting committee records, as well as materials on general issues concerning the physics department at MIT. Course materials from the years 1953 through 1978 include lecture notes prepared for students from the courses Weisskopf taught at MIT. The earliest sets cover the lectures on “Advanced Quantum Mechanics” (1950) and “Relativistic Quantum Mechanics I and II” (1953-1954), followed by notes on the theory of nuclear structure (1956), “Electricity and Magnetism” (1975), and “Atoms, Genes, and Stars” (1978). In addition, the series contains records related to gatherings of faculty from different schools at MIT, so they could become acquainted with each other’s fields of expertise. Those records, from the years 1987 through 1993, can be found in box 05.04, folders 7-8 and box 05.05, folders 1-6, under the title “MIT Symposium.” Symposium-related records include general correspondence, various reading materials prepared by individual speakers, and Weisskopf’s notes on “What Is Quantum Mechanics?” and “The Physics and Politics of the SSC.”

Box Folder

Administrative records, Center for Theoretical Physics 1966 

5.01 1

Administrative records, Center for Theoretical Physics 1972-1973 

5.01 2

Administrative records, Center for Theoretical Physics 1994 

5.01 3

Administrative records, Center for Theoretical Physics, construction plans 1967-1968 

5.01 4

Administrative records, Coleman, Sidney 1980 

Some material restricted

Review

5.01 5

MIT correspondence, recommendations 1973, 1988-1990 

Some material restricted

Review

5.01 6

Administrative records, department statistics 1950, 1972 

5.01 7

Administrative records, Graduate Committee 1966-1969 

5.01 8

Administrative records, “Great Questions in Modern Science,” Weisskopf/Morrison seminar evaluations 1973 

Some material restricted

Review

5.01 8

Administrative records, faculty and student records 1966-1969 

Restricted

75 years

5.01 20

Administrative records - Lechtman, Heather (Center for Materials Research in Archaeology and Ethnology) 1993-1994 

5.01 11

Administrative records, memoranda 1971-1973 

Some material restricted

Review

5.01 12

Administrative records, MIT Presidency 1978-1979 

Some material restricted

Review

5.01 13

Administrative records, MIT visitors and guests 1971-1973 

Some material restricted

Review

5.01 14

Administrative records, Physics Reading Room 1969-1971 

5.01 15

Administrative records, Rogers Task Force on Education 1971-1972 

5.01 16

Administrative records, Science and Technology Seminar student list 1975 

5.01 17

Administrative records, Seminar on Technology and Culture 1972-1973 

5.01 18

Administrative records, Shakin, Carl 1967-1968 

Some material restricted

Review

5.01 19

Administrative records, Smith, Cyril, retirement celebration 1968-1969 

5.01 20

Administrative records, Talk to Physics Department Staff 1966 

5.01 21

Administrative records, tenure cases 1972 

Restricted

75 years

5.01 22

Administrative records, visiting committees 1969-1972 

Some material restricted

50 years

5.01 23

Administrative records, visiting committees 1973-1976 

Some material restricted

50 years

5.01 24

Administrative records, Visiting Committee, Cabot, Thomas 1971-1973 

Some material restricted

50 years

5.02 1

Administrative records, Visiting Committee for Sponsored Research 1973 

Some material restricted

50 years

5.02 2

Administrative records, Wiesner, Jerome, retirement 1980 

5.02 3

Course materials, Notes on Nuclear Physics 1958-1959 

5.02 4

Course materials undated 

5.02 5

Course materials undated  

5.02 6

Course materials, 8.02, “Physics II,” correspondence, outlines, and notes 1972 

5.02 7

Course materials, 8.02, “Physics II,” correspondence, outlines, and notes 1972 

5.02 8

Course materials, 8.02, “Physics II,” lecture notes, “Electricity and Magnetism” 1975 

5.02 9

Course materials, 8.02, “Physics II,” correspondence, lecture notes, “Electricity and Magnetism”  1975, 1985  

5.02 10

Course materials, 8.204J, “Atoms, Genes, and Stars,” lecture notes Approximately 1976 

5.03 1

Course materials, 8.204J, “Atoms, Genes, and Stars,” lecture notes, set 1 1978 

5.03 2

Course materials, 8.204J, “Atoms, Genes, and Stars,” lecture notes, set 2 1978 

5.03 3

Course materials, 8.204J, “Atoms, Genes, and Stars,” lecture notes, set 3 1978 

5.03 4

Course materials, 8.204J, “Atoms, Genes, and Stars,” lecture notes, set 4 1975-1976, 1978 

5.03 5

Course materials, 8.204J, “Atoms, Genes, and Stars,” lecture notes, set 5 1978 

5.03 6

Course materials, 8.551, “Nuclear Structure I, Theory,” lecture notes 1956 

5.03 7

Course materials, 8.86, “Advanced Quantum Mechanics,” lecture notes, 1950 1950 

5.03 8

Course materials, “Quantum Mechanics I,” lecture notes undated 

5.04 1

Course materials, 8.861-2, “Relativistic Quantum Mechanics I and II,” lecture notes 1953-1954 

5.04 2

Course materials, 8.861-2, “Relativistic Quantum Mechanics I and II,” lecture notes 1953-1954 

5.04 3

Course materials, 8.861-2, “Relativistic Quantum Mechanics I and II,” lecture notes 1953-1954 

5.04 4

Course materials, 8.72 and 8.04, “Electromagnetic Radiation” and “Principles of Quantum Mechanics,” problem sets/quiz 1968 

5.04 5

Course materials, 8.86, “Quantum Physics,” lecture notes by Arthur K. Kerman, Leo Sartori, and Edwin F. Taylor 1966, undated 

5.04 6

MIT Symposium, correspondence and other materials 1987-1993 

5.04 7

MIT Symposium, correspondence and other materials 1987-1993 

5.04 8

MIT Symposium, correspondence and other materials, 1987-1993 1987-1993 

5.05 1

MIT Symposium, correspondence and other materials, 1987-1993 1987-1993 

5.05 2

MIT Symposium, correspondence and other materials, 1987-1993 1987-1993 

5.05 3

MIT Symposium, correspondence and other materials, 1987-1993 1987-1993 

5.05 4

MIT Symposium, correspondence and other materials, 1987-1993 1987-1993 

5.05 5

MIT Symposium, correspondence and other materials, 1987-1993 1987-1993 

5.05 6

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Series 6. Organization and Conference Files 

Scope and Contents note

Series 6, Organization and Conference Files, contains correspondence, agendas, meeting minutes, reports, and other materials concerning Weisskopf’s activities and contacts with various national and international organizations and his participation in major conferences. Records concerning his activities related to CERN and HEPAP are not located here, and can be found in Series 7 and 8, respectively. Records in this series are arranged alphabetically by the name of organization (Subseries 6.A - Organizations) or by the name of the conference (Subseries 6.B - Conferences). They depict Weisskopf’s active involvement in major scientific, social, and political issues of the time. Included are large sets of records depicting activities of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) between 1969 and 1978, and activities of its International Committee on Future Accelerators (ICFA) in the late 1970s. Records filed under Institute of High Energy Physics, Serpukhov, Russia, document efforts to foster international collaboration in high-energy particle physics in the 1960s and 1970s.

Minutes, correspondence, and reports of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (chaired by Weisskopf between 1976 and 1979) provide an account of the symposia, educational activities, and other events organized by the academy, but also include correspondence between members regarding the situation of Soviet scientists in the early 1990s, after the collapse of communism (box 06.02, folder 1). Materials documenting earlier efforts to overcome difficulties faced by foreign scientists in obtaining American visas in the 1950s and 1960s can be found in the records of the Federation of American Scientists (box 06.06, folder 4), American Physical Society (box 06.03, folder 12), and materials related to The Sixth Annual Rochester Conference on High Energy Nuclear Physics (box 06.24, folder1). Relatively large sets of material are related to Weisskopf’s deep involvement in efforts towards peace and arms control. Those can be found in the records gathered under “Pugwash Conferences” (1957-1997), “Union of Concerned Scientists” (1977-2000), and “Pontifical Academy” (1975-1999). Of particular interest among the Pontifical Academy materials are the records depicting the efforts of the academy members to make nuclear disarmament one of Pope John Paul II’s top concerns in the early 1980s. The global character of Weisskopf’s concerns is well illustrated not only by his involvement in those organizations and his talks and writings on the responsibility of scientists (see Series 11, Writings and Presentations), but also by his participation in activities of the International Council of Human Duties, which in the early 1990s under Rita Levi Montalcini drafted an important document entitled “Declaration of Human Duties” as a counterbalance to the “Declaration of Human Rights.” For additional materials related to Weisskopf’s peace-related activities see Series 10, Science, Policy, and Education Working Files.

The second subseries (Subseries 6.B - Conferences) contains materials related to the Niels Bohr Centennial (1985), Copenhagen Meetings (1987-1990), Albert Einstein Centenary (1979), and Wolfgang Pauli Symposium (1999-2000), among others.

Subseries 6A. Organizations 

Box Folder

Accademia Nazionale Dei Lincei 1994 

6.01 1

Albert Einstein Peace Prize Foundation - correspondence, clippings, reports 1981-1982 

6.01 2

Albert Einstein Peace Prize Foundation - correspondence 1982-1986 

6.01 3

Albert Einstein Peace Prize Foundation - correspondence, meeting minutes 1992-1993 

6.01 4

American Academy of Arts and Sciences - correspondence regarding nominations) 1971 

Some material restricted

Review

6.01 5

American Academy of Arts and Sciences - correspondence and articles regarding architecture 1981 

6.01 6

American Academy of Arts and Sciences - bicentennial agenda circa 1981 

6.01 7

American Academy of Arts and Sciences - correspondence, background materials, meeting agenda and minutes, 1986-1996, 1996, and undated 1986-1996, 1996, and undated  

6.01 8

American Academy of Arts and Sciences - correspondence regarding Soviet scientists 1991-1993 

6.02 1

American Academy of Arts and Sciences - correspondence, reports regarding Soviet scientists 1992 

6.02 2

American Academy of Arts and Sciences - “Physics in Transition” 1992-1994 

6.02 3

American Academy of Arts and Sciences - “Physics in Transition” 1992-1994 

6.02 4

American Academy of Arts and Sciences - “Physics in Transition” 1992-1994 

6.02 5

American Academy of Arts and Sciences – correspondence regarding concerts undated, 1994 

6.02 6

American Academy of Arts and Sciences - minutes, reports 1998 

6.02 7

American Academy of Arts and Sciences - correspondence regarding presidential search 1999 

6.02 8

American Academy of Arts and Sciences - “Physics of Scales” 2002 

6.02 9

AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) 1974-1975, 1978  

6.03 1

American Association for the Advancement of Science 1975 

6.03 2

American Association for the Advancement of Science – Committee on Scientific Freedom and Responsibility 1982 

6.03 3

American Association of Physics Teachers - correspondence 1976 

6.03 4

American-Austrian Foundation 1984-1986 

6.03 5

American-Austrian Foundation 1984-1986 

6.03 6

American-Austrian Foundation 1986-1988 

6.03 7

American Institute of Physics Center for History of Physics 1969-1977 

6.03 8

American Institute of Physics Center for History of Physics 1973, 1975  

6.03 9

American Philosophical Society 1976-1977, 1980  

6.03 10

American Philosophical Society 1992-1993 

6.03 11

American Physical Society - visa issues 1952 

6.03 12

American Physical Society - Committee on the International Freedom of Scientists (Tayseer Aruri) 1989 

6.04 1

American Physical Society 1960-1961 

6.04 2

American Physical Society 1967-1969, 1971, 1974, 1976-1978  

6.04 3

American Physical Society 1992-1994 

6.04 4

Bruno Kreisky Forum for International Dialog - correspondence, informational materials 1992-1993, undated  

6.04 5

Bruno Kreisky Forum for International Dialog - correspondence, informational materials 1992-1993, and undated  

6.04 5

Cambridge Electron Accelerator 1966-1967 

6.04 6

Cambridge Electron Accelerator (CEA) 1968 

6.04 7

Cambridge Electron Accelerator – presentation to High Energy Physics Panel 1968 October 4 

6.04 8

Cambridge Electron Accelerator – reports 1970 

6.04 9

Cambridge Electron Accelerator - reports 1970-1971 

6.04 10

Cambridge Electron Accelerator 1971 

6.05 1

Cambridge Electron Accelerator – Executive Committee meeting 1971 February 26 

6.05 2

Cambridge Electron Accelerator – reports 1971-1973 

6.05 3

Commission Scientifique de Physique des Instituts Internationaux de Physique 1973-1975 

6.05 4

Council on Foreign Relations 1965-1966 

6.05 5

Democratic Advisory Council 1959 

6.05 6

Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher (German Academy of Natural Sciences), programs, Einstein (signed) biographical sketch 1932, 1987, 1991-1993 

6.05 7

Deutsche Physikalishe Gesellschaft (German Physical Society), correspondence 1970 

6.05 8

Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (German Physical Society), Max Planck Medal - correspondence regarding nominations, votes 1971, 1973-1977, 1982 

Some material restricted

Review

6.05 9

Deutsche Physikalische Gesselschaft (German Physical Society), Max Planck Medal - correspondence regarding procedure, nominations 1991-1994 

Some material restricted

Review

6.05 10

Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (German Physical Society), Max Planck Medal - correspondence, regarding procedure, nominations 1994 

Some material restricted

Review

6.05 11

Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists 1948 

6.05 12

Environmental Studies Board 1974 

6.05 13

EMBO (European Molecular Biology Organization) 1968-1978 

6.05 14

European Physical Society 1968-1970 

6.06 1

European Physical Society 1969-1970, 1975-1976 

6.06 2

European Science Foundation 1975 

6.06 3

Federation of American Scientists - visas for foreign scientists (statement and report) 1955-1956 

6.06 4

Federation of American Scientists 1971, 1973-1978 

6.06 5

Fundación Banco Bilbao Vizcaya, Intercultural Debate - correspondence 1991-1992 

6.06 6

GIPRI Geneva International Peace Institute, 1992 1992 

6.06 7

Group Theory and Fundamental Physics Foundation - Wigner Medal, correspondence 1978 

6.06 8

Groupe de Bellerive 1977-1979 

Some material restricted

Review

6.06 9

Groupe de Bellerive 1978-1979 

6.06 10

Groupe de Bellerive 1979 

6.06 11

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, correspondence 1992 

6.06 12

Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics 1977 

6.06 13

Initiative Committee for National Economic Planning, 1974-1975 

6.06 14

Institut de France, reports 1992-1993 

6.07 1

Institute for Advanced Physics, La Jolla - bylaws, correspondence 1991-1993, 1995  

6.07 2

Institute for Defense & Disarmament Studies - program, speech notes 1990 

6.07 3

Institute for Defense & Disarmament Studies - publications, correspondence 1990-1992 

6.07 4

Institute of High Energy Physics, Serpukhov, Russia - correspondence, meeting report 1967-1968, 1972  

6.07 5

Institute of High Energy Physics, Serpukhov, Russia - correspondence, reports regarding collaboration with scientists at Serpukov 1969-1970 

6.07 6

Institute of High Energy Physics, Serpukhov, Russia - correspondence, agenda, IUPAP reports, Study Group on International Collaboration at Serpukhov 1975-1976 

6.07 7

Institute of High Energy Physics, Serpukhov, Russia - correspondence, reports from International Study Group on Future Accelerators and High Energy Physics 1976-1977 

6.07 8

Institute of High Energy Physics, Serpukhov, Russia - correspondence, reports from International Study Group on Future Accelerators and High Energy Physics 1976-1977 

6.07 9

Institute of High Energy Physics, Serpukhov, Russia - correspondence undated 

6.07 10

Institute of Nuclear Research, Poland - “Cultural Revolution in the Institute of Nuclear Research” 1984 

6.07 11

International Centre for Scientific Culture, World Laboratory, Antonino Zichichi - correspondence, talk, report  1987, 1989, 1994, 1998 

6.07 12

International Centre for Theoretical Physics - meeting agenda, correspondence 1965-1969 

6.07 13

International Centre for Theoretical Physics - Trieste boycott protest letter 1975-1976 

6.08 1

International Centre for Theoretical Physics, correspondence 1985, 1989  

6.08 2

International Council of Churches (ICC) 1978 

6.08 3

International Council of Human Duties (ICHD), Rita Levi Montalcini - correspondence, meeting agenda, minutes, clippings 1993 

6.08 4

International Council of Human Duties (ICHD), Rita Levi Montalcini - correspondence, meeting agenda, minutes, clippings 1993 

6.08 5

International Scientific Institute Beyond War - correspondence, reports 1986-1987 

6.08 6

IUPAP International Union of Pure and Applied Physics) 1969 

6.08 7

IUPAP (International Union of Pure and Applied Physics) 1970 

6.08 8

IUPAP (International Union of Pure and Applied Physics) 1971 

6.08 9

IUPAP (International Union of Pure and Applied Physics) 1972 

6.08 10

IUPAP (International Union of Pure and Applied Physics) 1972 

6.09 1

IUPAP (International Union of Pure and Applied Physics) 1973 

6.09 2

IUPAP (International Union of Pure and Applied Physics) - General Report 1973 

6.09 3

IUPAP (International Union of Pure and Applied Physics) 1974 

6.09 4

IUPAP (International Union of Pure and Applied Physics) 1975 

6.09 5

IUPAP (International Union of Pure and Applied Physics) 1976-1978 

6.09 6

IUPAP (International Union of Pure and Applied Physics) - IFCA (International Committee on Future Accelerators) 1976-1977 

6.09 7

IUPAP (International Union of Pure and Applied Physics) - IFCA (International Committee on Future Accelerators) 1977-1978 

6.09 8

IUPAP (International Union of Pure and Applied Physics) - IFCA (International Committee on Future Accelerators) 1978-1979 

6.09 9

IUPAP (International Union of Pure and Applied Physics) - IFCA (International Committee on Future Accelerators) 1987 

6.09 10

International Institute for Strategic Studies - The Military Balance 1982-1983 1982 

6.09 11

Jewish Hall of Fame 1976-1977 

6.1 1

Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Townes Committee 1973-1975 

Some material restricted

Review

6.1 2

Los Alamos National Laboratory - 40th Anniversary Conference 1983 

6.1 3

Medical Aid for Indochina 1973 

6.1 4

Museum of Science Boston 1975-1977 

6.1 5

National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council Advisory Committee – evaluation of Office of Ordinance Research, US Army proposals 1953-1955 

6.1 6

National Academy of Sciences 1965, 1967, 1970-1972, 1974- 1977 

Some material restricted

Review

6.1 7

National Academy of Sciences 1970-1971 

6.1 8

National Academy of Sciences - Symposium on Science and Human Rights - reports, correspondence 1986-1987, 1992, undated  

6.1 9

National Academy of Sciences 1994 

6.1 10

National Science Foundation 1967-1971, 1973, 1976 

6.1 11

National Science Foundation - Project: Knowledge 2000 1976 

6.1 12

National Science Foundation, President’s Committee on the National Medal of Science - nomination form, list of past recipients (including Weisskopf) 1993 

6.1 13

New York Academy of Sciences 1976, 1978 

6.1 14

New York Science Museum - correspondence 1978-1980 

6.1 15

Nobel Prize in Physics - correspondence regarding nominations 1971-1972, 1974-1975  

Some material restricted

Review

6.1 16

Nobel Prize in Physics - correspondence regarding nominations 1978-1980, 1982-1983 

Some material restricted

Review

6.1 17

Peace University of Potsdam - correspondence and general information 1992 

6.1 18

Pontifical Academy of Sciences - correspondence re: new members 1975-1976, 1978 

Some material restricted

Review

6.11 1

Pontifical Academy of Sciences - suggestion letters regarding Pope’s view on nuclear war 1979 

6.11 2

Pontifical Academy of Sciences - correspondence 1975-1979 

6.11 3

Pontifical Academy of Sciences - correspondence 1980 

6.11 3

Pontifical Academy of Sciences - correspondence 1981 

6.11 5

Pontifical Academy of Sciences - correspondence 1982 

6.11 6

Pontifical Academy of Sciences - correspondence 1983-1989 

6.11 7

Pontifical Academy of Sciences - correspondence 1990-1994, undated 

Some material restricted

Review

6.11 8

Pontifical Academy of Sciences - correspondence 1994 

6.11 9

Pontifical Academy of Sciences - Vatican Einsteinfest (includes various study weeks and pontifical publications) 1978-1987 

6.11 10

Pontifical Academy of Sciences - “Discourse of his Holiness Pope John Paul II for the Inauguration of the Symposium Organized on the Occasion of the 350th Anniversary of the Publication of the Book by Galileo Galilei Entitled Dialoghi sui due Massimi Sistemi del Mondo” 1982 

6.11 11

Pontifical Academy of Sciences - Vatican Against A-Arms 1979-1989 

6.12 1

Pontifical Academy of Sciences - Vatican Against A-Arms 1979-1989 

6.12 2

Pontifical Academy of Sciences – Report of the Pontifical Academy Working Group on the Dangers of Nuclear war 1980-1982 

Some material restricted

Review

6.12 3

Pontifical Academy of Sciences and nuclear arms control 1980 

6.12 4

Pontifical Academy of Sciences – proposal from the Pontifical Academy to the Pope 1981 October 

6.12 5

Pontifical Academy of Sciences – report “After Effects of Atomic Bombing,” Vatican (R?) 1981 October 7-8 

6.12 6

Pontifical Academy of Sciences and nuclear arms control 1981 

6.12 7

Pontifical Academy of Sciences – statement to President Reagan 1981 December 14 

6.12 8

Pontifical Academy of Sciences - visits with Reagan and other dignitaries 1981-1982 

6.12 9

Pontifical Academy of Sciences - visit with Reagan - Washington meeting with Reagan 1983 March 23 

6.12 10

Pontifical Academy of Sciences - Vatican Declaration of Academies (“Declaration on Prevention of Nuclear War”) 1981-1982 

6.12 11

Pontifical Academy of Sciences - Vatican - Medeiros and Law; regarding nuclear arms control 1981-1986 

6.12 12

Pontifical Academy of Sciences – Cardinal Medeiros, regarding nuclear arms control 1982 

6.12 13

Pontifical Academy of Sciences and nuclear arms control 1982 

6.12 14

Pontifical Academy of Sciences and nuclear arms control 1983 

6.13 1

Pontifical Academy of Sciences, “Message of his Holiness Pope John Paul II for the celebration of the Day of Peace” 1983-1985, 1990 

6.13 2

Pontifical Academy of Sciences and nuclear arms control 1984 

6.13 3

Pontifical Academy of Sciences and nuclear arms control 1985-1986 

6.13 4

Pontifical Academy of Sciences – 4-point statement by V. F. Weisskopf undated 

6.13 5

Pontifical Academy of Sciences, working group (regarding Galileo?) 1981 

6.13 6

Pontifical Academy of Sciences, working groups 1983, 1987  

6.13 7

Pontifical Academy of Sciences - list of study weeks 1976, 1978, 1981  

6.13 8

Pontifical Academy of Sciences - study weeks 1981, 1984, 1987  

6.13 9

Pontifical Academy of Sciences - Vatican Study Week, Deforestation; Tropical Forests and the Conservation 1990 May 

6.13 10

Pontifical Academy of Sciences - Vatican Study Week, Deforestation; Tropical Forests and the Conservation 

6.13 11

Pontifical Academy of Sciences - Vatican Population Study Week 1991 

6.13 12

Pontifical Academy of Sciences - Vatican Population Study Week 1991 

6.13 13

Pontifical Academy of Sciences – The Epoch of Galaxy Formation (Working Group) 1992 

6.13 14

Pontifical Academy of Sciences - Violence (suggestion for a study week) 1993, undated 

6.14 1

Pontifical Academy of Sciences - Vatican Study Week, Population (includes materials regarding 1994 plenary session) 1991, 1994  

6.14 2

Pontifical Academy - Resources and Population (1991 Study Week and 1994 Plenary Session) 1991, 1994 

Some material restricted

Review

6.14 3

Pontifical Academy - Resources and Population (1991 Study Week and 1994 Plenary Session 1991, 1994 

6.14 4

Pontifical Academy of Sciences - Vatican Study Week, Science for Survival and Sustainable Development 1999 

6.14 5

Pontifical Academy of Sciences - Plenary Session, Impact of Modern Biology 1981 

6.14 6

Pontifical Academy of Sciences - Vatican - Plenary Session (Science and Peace) 1983 

6.14 7

Pontifical Academy of Sciences - Plenary Session, The Responsibility of Science 1988 October 

6.14 8

Pontifical Academy of Sciences - Plenary Session, Science in Context of Human Culture 1990 October 

6.14 9

Pontifical Academy of Sciences - Plenary Session, Science in Context of Human Culture II 1991 February 

6.15 1

Pontifical Academy of Sciences - Plenary Session, Emergence of Complexity in Mathematics, Physics and Biology 1992 

6.15 2

Pontifical Academy of Sciences - Plenary Sessions 1992, undated  

6.15 3

Pontifical Academy of Sciences - Vatican publications 1981- 1983, 1986, 1994, undated 

6.15 4

Pontifical Academy of Sciences - Wojtyła, Karol. The Jeweler’s Shop. New York: Random House 1980 

6.15 5

Pontifical Academy of Sciences - Vatican, general before 1986, photograph; “The Ecumenical Intentions of Pope John Paul II,” by George Hunstson Williams 1980 June, 1982 

6.15 6

Pontifical Academy of Sciences - Vatican, general >86 (“Der Papst in Wien;” Papal Address to Nobel Conference) 1980 December 

6.15 7

Orden Pour le Merite für Wissenschaften und Künste - correspondence, meeting programs, member lists and biographical sketches, related materials 1967-2000, undated 

6.15 8

Orden Pour le Merite für Wissenschaften und Künste - correspondence, meeting programs, member lists and biographical sketches, related materials 1967-2000, undated 

6.15 9

Orden Pour le Merite für Wissenschaften und Künste - correspondence, meeting programs, member lists and biographical sketches, related materials 1967-2000, undated 

6.15 10

Orden Pour le Merite für Wissenschaften und Künste - correspondence, meeting programs, member lists and biographical sketches, related materials 1967-2000, undated 

6.15 11

Orden Pour le Merite für Wissenschaften und Künste - correspondence, meeting programs, member lists and biographical sketches, related materials 1967-2000, undated 

6.15 12

Orden Pour le Merite für Wissenschaften und Künste - correspondence, meeting programs, member lists and biographical sketches, related materials 1967-2000, undated 

6.15 13

Orden Pour le Merite für Wissenschaften und Künste - correspondence, meeting programs, member lists and biographical sketches, related materials 1967-2000, undated 

6.15 14

Orden Pour le Merite für Wissenschaften und Künste - correspondence, meeting programs, member lists and biographical sketches, related materials 1967-2000, undated 

6.15 15

Orden Pour le Merite für Wissenschaften und Künste - correspondence, meeting programs, member lists and biographical sketches, related materials 1967-2000, undated 

6.15 16

Princeton-Pennsylvania Accelerator 1970 

6.16 1

Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs - history, reports 1957, 1962, 1964  

6.16 2

Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs, 1957-1958, 1974 1957-1958, 1974  

6.16 3

Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs - Kitzbuhel-Vienna Conference 1958 

6.16 4

Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs - Kitzbuhel-Vienna Conference 1958 

6.16 5

Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs - Kitzbuhel-Vienna Conference – newsclippings 1958 

6.16 6

Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs 1958-1960 

6.16 7

Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs 1968-1976 

6.16 8

Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs 1977-1978 

6.16 9

Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs 1978, 1980 

6.16 10

Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs 1979 

Some material restricted

Review

6.16 11

Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs 1983-1984 

6.16 12

Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs - workshop materials 1984 

6.16 13

Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs - correspondence, speech 1986, 1991-1992  

6.16 14

Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs - Dagomys, USSR 1988 

6.17 1

Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs – Nobel Prize 1995 

6.17 2

Pugwash Newsletter (selected issues) 1977-1997 

6.17 3

Pugwash Newsletter (selected issues) 1977-1997 

6.17 4

Pugwash Newsletter (selected issues) 1977-1997 

6.17 5

Pugwash Newsletter (selected issues) 1977-1997 

6.17 6

Pugwash Newsletter (selected issues) 1977-1997 

6.17 7

Recontres Internationales de Genève 1976 

6.17 8

Royal Society of Edinburgh - meeting programs, reports 1991-1993 

6.17 9

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation - nominations for fellows 1971 

6.18 1

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation - book grant 1979-1982, undated  

6.18 2

Société Européenne de Culture 1978 

6.18 3

Solvay Council of Physics 1978 

6.18 4

Union of Concerned Scientists 1977-1978 

6.18 5

Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) - reports, memos 1982-1983 

6.18 6

Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) - reports, papers, presentations, correspondence (Jonathan Dean; Norman Birnbaum) 1984-1985 

6.18 7

Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) - reports, papers, presentations, correspondence 1987-1988 

6.18 8

Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) - reports, clippings, correspondence, meeting materials 1986-1987 

6.18 9

Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) 1988 

6.18 10

Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) - reports, publications, meeting materials, correspondence 1990-1991 

6.18 11

Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) - correspondence, reports, publications, bylaws 1990, 1992-1993  

6.19 1

Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) - annual reports, memos 1990-1993 

6.19 2

Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) - meeting minutes, correspondence, reports, clippings 1993-1994 

6.19 3

06.19 4 Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) - annual report, pamphlet, memos 1997-1998 

6.19 4

Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) - meeting materials 1999-2000 

6.19 5

United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) 1973-1978 

6.19 6

United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) 1975-1976 

Some material restricted

Review

6.19 7

United States House of Representatives - Committee on Science and Astronautics, correspondence, reports 1969-1970 

6.19 8

Universities Research Associates 1974-1976 

6.2 1

University of Michigan, Walgreen Professor 1978 

6.2 2

US-USSR Joint Commission on Cooperation in Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy 1974 

6.2 3

US-USSR Joint Coordinating Committee for Research in Fundamental Properties of Matter 1974-1975, 1977  

6.2 4

USSR Academy of Sciences 1976-1980 

6.2 5

The Weizmann Institute of Science 1968-1970, 1973-1975  

6.2 6

World Institute of Science undated, 1993  

6.2 7

Yale University Council 1966-1970 

6.2 8

Subseries 6B. Conferences 

Box Folder

Alpbach European Forum 1992 

6.2 9

Niels Bohr Centennial 1984-1985 

6.2 10

Niels Bohr Centennial 1984-1985 

6.2 11

Niels Bohr Centennial - “Niels Bohr and His World” television program - correspondence, proposal 1980-1981 

6.2 12

Niels Bohr Centennial – papers 1-6, University of Copenhagen, “The Challenge of Nuclear Armaments,” 1985 1985 

6.21 1

Niels Bohr Centennial – papers 7-13, University of Copenhagen, “The Challenge of Nuclear Armaments,” 1985 1985 

6.21 2

Niels Bohr Centennial – papers 14-19, University of Copenhagen, “The Challenge of Nuclear Armaments,” 1985 1985 

6.21 3

Niels Bohr – fiftieth anniversary 1963 

6.21 4

Niels Bohr Symposium, Copenhagen Meetings - correspondence, meeting agenda 1987-1988, undated  

6.21 5

Niels Bohr Symposium, Copenhagen Meetings - correspondence, meeting minutes 1987-1988 

6.21 6

Niels Bohr Symposium, Copenhagen Meetings - correspondence, meeting minutes, notes 1987-1989 

6.21 7

Niels Bohr Symposium, Copenhagen Meetings - correspondence, meeting minutes, notes 1987-1989 

6.21 8

Niels Bohr Symposium, Copenhagen Meetings - correspondence, speech, drafts, clippings 1988-1989 

6.21 9

Niels Bohr Symposium, Copenhagen Meetings - correspondence, clippings, notes 1989-1990 

6.21 10

Niels Bohr Symposium, Copenhagen Meetings - correspondence, clippings, notes 1989-1990 

6.22 1

Niels Bohr Symposium - papers 1989 

6.22 2

Caux Conference Center - correspondence, conference programs, transparencies of Weisskopf talk 1991-1994 

6.22 3

Albert Einstein Centenary – CERN 1979 

6.22 4

Albert Einstein Centenary – CERN 1979 

6.22 5

Albert Einstein Centenary - Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Bern 1977-1979 

6.22 6

Albert Einstein Centenary - Pontifical Academy of Sciences 1979 

6.22 7

Enrico Fermi Symposium, Academia Nationale dei Lincei, Rome, Italy - correspondence, speech, publications 1992-1994 

6.23 1

International Conference on Physics Education, University of Edinburgh - correspondence, agenda 1975 

6.23 2

International Topical Seminar on Perspectives in High Energy Physics 1974-1978 

6.23 3

International Topical Seminar on Perspectives in High Energy Physics 1975 

6.23 4

International Topical Seminar on Perspectives in High Energy Physics 1975-1976 

6.23 5

Wolfgang Pauli Symposium, University of Vienna - correspondence, clippings, program 1999-2000 

6.23 6

The Peking Symposium 1966 July 

6.23 7

Rescue 43: Xenophobia and Exile Conference, University of Copenhagen - correspondence, talk drafts, program, clippings, reports 1992-1994 

6.23 8

The Sixth Annual Rochester Conference on High Energy Nuclear Physics - visas for foreign scientists 1952-1956, 1963, 1970 

6.24 1

Shelter Island Conferences 1947, 1983  

6.24 2

Vertriebene Vernunft (Symposium on the Austrian Hitler immigration), Vienna - reports, papers 1987-1988 

6.24 3

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Series 7. European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) Materials 

Scope and Contents note

Series 7, European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) Materials, contains correspondence, reports and publications, and materials related to the Pauli's Letters Project. While there is a relatively small quantity of records documenting Weisskopf’s term as director general of CERN, there are reports and correspondence concerning his term as a member of the Scientific Policy Committee (1966-1977) and his activities during his yearly summer visits at CERN. Included are copies of the lecture notes he presented to students and experimental physicists at the laboratory. Corresponding notes, transparencies, and slides used in talks can be found in Series 11, Writings and Presentations.

Weisskopf had been intimately involved with a multi-year project to publish Wolfgang Pauli’s letters since Mrs. Franca Pauli, Pauli’s widow, made a first bequest of part of her late husband’s estate to CERN in 1960. The series includes a large amount of material related to the project (Subseries 7.B - Wolfgang Pauli’s Letters Project) consisting of Weisskopf’s correspondence with Mrs. Pauli, Armin Hermann and Karl von Meyënn (co-editors), and with others; copies or transcripts of Pauli’s letters; materials concerning translations; and records related to the works of the Pauli Committee. Of special interest is a small notebook given to Weisskopf in 1964 by Mrs. Pauli and inscribed “Winter Semester, 1927-1928.”

Subseries 7A. CERN Correspondence 

Box Folder

Correspondence 1960-1962 

7.01 1

Correspondence 1962-1965 

7.01 2

Correspondence 1965 

7.01 3

Correspondence 1966 

7.01 4

Correspondence 1967 

7.01 5

Correspondence 1968 

7.01 6

Correspondence 1969 

7.01 7

Correspondence 1970 

7.01 8

Correspondence 1971 

7.01 9

Correspondence 1972 

7.01 10

Correspondence 1973 

7.01 11

Correspondence 1974 

7.01 12

Correspondence 1975 

7.01 13

Correspondence 1976 

7.02 1

Correspondence 1977 

7.02 2

Correspondence 1978 

7.02 3

Correspondence 1979 

7.02 4

Correspondence - Godfrey H. Stafford 1979 

7.02 5

Correspondence 1980 

7.02 6

Correspondence - Carreras, R. 1981 

7.02 7

Correspondence 1982 

7.02 8

Correspondence, includes clipping 1984-1985 

7.02 9

Correspondence, Kendrew Committee 1984-1985 

7.02 10

Correspondence 1987 

Conditions Governing Access note

Review

7.02 11

Correspondence 1989 

7.02 12

Subseries 7B. Wolfgang Pauli's Letters Project 

Box Folder

Pauli collection - deed of gift 1960, 1971, 1977 

Some material restricted

Review

7.02 13

Pauli Funeral 1958-1960 

7.02 14

Pauli Stories undated 

7.02 15

Pauli Stories - letter from Telegdi to Weisskopf 1984 

7.02 16

Notebook (Pauli’s?), winter semester 1927-1928 

7.02 17

Letters (copies) 1925-1958 

7.02 18

Letters (copies): Weisskopf to Bohr(?) and Rosenfeld 1933 

7.02 19

Letters (copies): Pauli to Heisenberg 1933-1956 

7.02 20

Letters (copies): Pauli to Heisenberg 1933-1956 

7.03 1

Letters (transcripts): Pauli and Weisskopf 1938-1941 

7.03 2

List of Letters for Volume III 1940-1949 

7.03 3

Letters (transcripts): Pauli and Fierz 1947-1953 

7.03 4

Letters (transcripts): Pauli and Fierz 1947-1953 

7.03 5

Letters (transcripts): Pauli and Fierz 1947-1958 

7.03 6

Letters (transcripts): Pauli and Fierz 1947-1958 

7.03 7

Letters (copy): Niels Bohr to Pauli (German and Dutch translations) 1953 December 31 

7.03 8

Correspondence regarding publication of “Selected Papers on Physics and Epistemology” 1956-1960 

7.03 9

Correspondence 1959-1960 

7.03 11

Correspondence 1968-1969 

7.03 12

Correspondence (regarding publication of Pauli’s Physics Lectures) 1971 

7.03 13

Correspondence 1971-1973 

7.03 14

Correspondence- Armin Hermann and Franca Pauli, 1963, 1966, 1969 1963, 1966, 1969 

7.03 15

Correspondence- Armin Hermann and Franca Pauli 1974-1978 

7.03 16

Correspondence- Armin Hermann and Franca Pauli 1974-1978 

7.03 17

Volume I, Introduction drafts - Weisskopf, Hermann undated 

7.04 1

Correspondence 1974-1978 

7.04 2

Correspondence - Steffen Richter (includes Richter’s “Wolfgang Pauli”) 1977, undated 

7.04 3

Correspondence 1979 

7.04 4

Correspondence - Karl von Meyënn 1983-1986, 1993 

7.04 5

Correspondence - Laurikainen 1985-1986 

7.04 6

Correspondence - Laurikainen 1991 

7.04 7

Correspondence 1987 

7.04 8

Correspondence 1988 

7.04 9

Correspondence 1992-1993 

7.04 10

Correspondence regarding ETH Symposium in Monte Verita, Ascona and publication of “Die Klavierstunde” 1992-1993 

7.04 11

Correspondence regarding Pauli’s 1952 letter to Gerschom Scholem 1995 

7.04 12

Pauli translations (includes transcripts of the letters) 1981-1983, 1987 

7.04 13

Pauli - Schlapp translation 1989-1991 

7.04 14

Pauli Committee 1989-1990 

7.04 15

Pauli Committee 1990-1994 

7.04 16

Pauli Committee 1990-1994 

7.04 17

Pauli Committee 1998-1999 

7.05 1

Enz, Charles P. “W. Pauli’s Scientific Work” 1972 

7.05 2

Enz, Charles P. “Wolfgang Pauli between Quantum Reality and the Royal Path of Dreams” 1972 

7.05 3

Subseries 7C. Publications 

Box Folder

Accelerator fusion (includes working group minutes and article by Rubbia) 1991 

7.05 4

Amaldi, Edoardo. But et Developpement du CERN, 1950-1954 1955 

7.05 5

Amaldi, Edoardo. The History of CERN During the Early 1950's undated 

7.05 6

Amaldi, Edoardo. John Adams and His Times. Lecture given in the CERN main auditorium 1985 December 2 

7.05 7

Amaldi, Ugo. “Comparison of Grand Unified Theories with Electroweak and Strong Coupling Constants Measured at LEP” 1991 

7.05 8

Bianchi-Streit, M., et al. Economic Utility Resulting from CERN Contracts 1984 

7.05 9

Committee of Council meeting, Geneva 1968 October 28 

7.05 10

Council Sessions 1967 

7.05 11

Council Sessions 1968 

7.05 12

Council Sessions 1971 

7.05 13

Council Sessions 1972 

7.05 14

Council Sessions 1975 

7.05 15

Council Sessions 1976-1977 

7.05 16

Council Sessions 1978 

7.05 17

Council Sessions 1987 

7.06 1

CERN Courier 1967-1968, 1978, 1993 

7.06 2

Experiments at CERN in 1978 1978 

7.06 3

Finance Committee 1967 

7.06 4

Finance Committee 1967 

7.06 5

Finance Committee 1971 

7.06 6

Finance Committee 1972 

7.06 7

Finance Committee 1976 

7.06 8

Goldschmidt-Clermont, Y. “Scientific Collaboration with the USSR” (draft) undated 

7.06 9

High Energy Analysis Group (HERA) 1970 October 

7.07 1

Hine, M. G. N., and K. Johnsen. The CERN Intersecting Storage Rings (ISR): The History of a Decision and its Consequences. CERN, Geneva 1986 April 11 

7.07 2

CERN History - Studies in CERN History 1983 

7.07 3

CERN History - Studies in CERN History 1984-1985 

7.07 4

CERN History - Studies in CERN History 1987 

7.07 5

CERN History - Studies in CERN History 1987-1988 

7.07 6

CERN History - Studies in CERN History 1989-1992 

7.07 7

CERN History - Studies in CERN History 1992-1993 

7.07 8

“Inauguration of the Intersecting Storage Rings,” 16 October, 1971 1971 October 16 

7.08 1

ISR (Intersecting Storage Rings), ca. 1971 circa 1971 

7.08 2

Jacob, Maurice, and Kjell Johnsen. Review of Accelerator and Particle Physics 1984 

7.08 3

Krige, John, and Dominique Pestre. The Choice of CERN’s First Large Bubble Chambers for the Proton Synchrotron (1957-1958) undated 

7.08 4

Kowarski, L. An Account of the Origin and Beginning of CERN (includes notes by Weisskopf) 1961 

7.08 5

Kowarski, L. The Making of CERN: Memories and Conclusions 1967 

7.08 6

LEP (Large Electron and Positron collider) 1982 

7.08 7

LEP Tunnel - Hadron Colliders 1984 

7.08 8

List of Scientific Publications 1976-1977 1978 

7.08 9

Lock, W.O. A History of the Collaboration between the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) and the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR), and with Soviet Research Institutes in the USSR, 1955-1970 1975 June 16 

7.08 10

Lock, W.O. Origins and Evolution of the Collaboration between CERN and the People’s Republic of China (1971-1980) 1981 

7.08 11

Mulvey, J. H. “Particle Accelerator Have a History, Do They Have a Future?” undated 

7.08 12

Nuclear Physics Research Committee 1967-1968 

7.08 13

Rubbia, Carlo. “CERN proposal to the Isolde Committee” 1993 October 18 

7.08 14

Schmied, H. A Study of Economic Utility Resulting from CERN Contracts 1975 

7.08 15

Scientific Policy Committee 1967-1969 

7.08 16

Scientific Policy Committee 1971 

7.08 17

Scientific Policy Committee 1972-1973 

7.08 18

Scientific Policy Committee 1974-1975 

7.08 19

Scientific Policy Committee 1979 

7.09 1

Scientific Policy Committee 1990-1991 

7.09 2

Scientific Policy Committee (includes material on HEP and SSC) 1991 

7.09 3

Theory Division 1973-1979 

7.09 4

Van Hove, L., and M. Jacob. “Highlights of 25 Years of Physics at CERN,” Physics Reports, vol. 62 (1980) 1980 

7.09 5

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Fourteen Nations Explore the Unknown” 1978 

7.09 6

Weisskopf, Victor F. Introduction to Field Theory, CERN 58-23, 1958 (lectures given to the experimental physicists at CERN) 1958 

7.09 7

Weisskopf, Victor F. Relativistic Quantum Mechanics, CERN 62-15, 1962 (lectures given at MIT in 1953-1954) 1953-1954, 1962 

7.09 8

Weisskopf, Victor F. “The Significance of CERN,” talk delivered at the 25th Anniversary of CERN in Geneva approximately 1978 

7.09 9

Weisskopf, Victor F. “SU 2 → SU  3 → SU  6” (lectures) 1966 

7.09 10

Notes, listing of internal documents undated 

7.1 1

Walecka, Dirk, “Weisskopf Reminiscences” 19 February 1986 1986 February 19 

7.1 2

Weisskopf, Victor F. - Notebooks (includes clippings) 1972, undated 

7.1 3

Weisskopf, Victor F., notes circa 1970-1979 

7.1 4

Weisskopf, Victor F., “CERN Results 1961-1965,” notes undated 

7.1 5

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Series 8. High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP) Materials 

Scope and Contents note

Series 8, High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP) Materials, contains records of an important government committee reporting to the Atomic Energy Commission (now the US Department of Energy). HEPAP, founded in 1966, advises government agencies about the needs and future plans of the high energy physics community and negotiates the financial support the government provides. The records include correspondence, budgets, minutes, agendas, HEPAP reports, and reports from various national laboratories. The bulk of materials relate to Weisskopf’s role as chairman of HEPAP from 1967 to 1973 and document the role the panel members played in shaping science policies and promoting open communications between the United States government and the high-energy physics community nationwide. They also provide insight into the important issues facing federally funded physics laboratories from the late 1960s through the mid-1980s.

Box Folder

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP), International accelerator (memoranda, meeting agenda, minutes) 1961-1964 

8.01 1

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP), Budget reports 1967-1970 

8.01 2

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP), correspondence, budget reports, meeting agenda, minutes 1967-1968, 1971 

8.01 3

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP), International accelerator, and Sub Panel on Future Patterns of High Energy Physics Research, (reports, correspondence, lists of physicist specialties by institution) 1970-1971 

8.01 4

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP), International accelerator, and Sub Panel on Future Patterns of High Energy Physics Research, (reports, correspondence, lists of physicist specialties by institution) 1970-1971 

8.01 5

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP), International accelerator, and Sub Panel on Future Patterns of High Energy Physics Research, (reports, correspondence, lists of physicist specialties by institution) 1970-1971 

8.01 6

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP), Argonne National Laboratory accelerator, correspondence and proposals 1970-1971 

8.01 8

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP), general correspondence regarding programs and budget 1970-1972 

8.01 9

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP), program summaries, reports, correspondence, US-USSR protocol 1970-1973 

8.01 10

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP), correspondence, reports 1970-1977 

8.02 1

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP), Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC), Cambridge Electron Accelerator (CEA), correspondence, reports 1971 

8.02 2

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP), Brookhaven National Laboratory, reports 1971-1972 

8.02 3

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP), correspondence 1971-1972 

8.02 4

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP), correspondence, meeting agenda, minutes, reports, hearing statements, US-USSR program 1971-1973 

8.02 5

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP), Guidelines for High Energy Physics for the 70s, meeting agenda, minutes, budget 1971-1973 

8.02 6

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP), meeting agenda, minutes, correspondence, reports 1972-1973 

8.02 7

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP), correspondence, meeting agenda, minutes, reports 1972-1973 

8.03 1

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP), correspondence, reports, budget, list of experiments, US-USSR program 1972-1973 

8.03 2

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP), correspondence, reports (National Accelerator Laboratory) 1972-1973 

8.03 3

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP), correspondence, reports, budget 1972-1974 

8.03 4

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP), meeting agenda, minutes, correspondence, reports 1973 

8.03 5

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP), correspondence, meeting agenda, minutes, budget, US-USSR program 1973 

8.03 6

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP), correspondence, reports (US-USSR; Recirculating Linear Accelerator project), meeting agenda, minutes, 1973 1973 

8.04 1

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP), correspondence, reports on projects (Recirculating Linear Accelerator, “Mini” project, Electron Target, US-USSR) 1973 October 3-4 

8.04 2

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP), Sessler, A., address at Weisskopf’s retirement 1973 December 17 

8.04 3

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP), correspondence, meeting agenda, minutes, proposal (Argonne National Laboratory) 1973-1974 

8.04 4

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP), budget, reports, correspondence, meeting agenda, minutes 1973-1974 

8.04 5

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP), correspondence, reports (US-USSR; European HEP) 1973-1974 

8.04 6

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP), meeting agenda, minutes, reports and project summaries 1974 

8.04 7

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP), reports (Health of High Energy Physics; New Facilities), budget, meeting agenda, minutes 1974-1975 

8.04 8

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP), budget, personnel, meeting agenda, correspondence, proposal (Cornell) 1975 

8.04 9

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP), correspondence, meeting agenda, minutes, reports (US-USSR) 1975 

8.05 1

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP), US-USSR protocol, reports (Experimental Super Conducting Accelerator Ring National Advisory Committee; New Facilities), meeting agenda, minutes, correspondence 1975 

8.05 2

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP), meeting agenda, minutes, reports (Computing Needs; Energy Research and Development Administration; Stanford Linear Accelerator Center; US-USSR), correspondence, budget proposals 1976 

8.05 3

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP), correspondence, reports (New Facilities; Computing Needs), proposal (Cornell), meeting agenda, minutes, budget 1977 

8.05 4

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP), reports (Manpower; Brookhaven National Laboratory), correspondence 1978 

8.05 5

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP), reports (Brookhaven National Laboratory; Argonne National Laboratory, National Science Foundation; Stanford Linear Accelerator Center), correspondence, budget, meeting agenda, minutes 1978 

8.06 1

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP), reports (Brookhaven National Laboratory; Stanford Linear Accelerator Center; Argonne High Energy Physics), correspondence, budget 1979 

8.06 2

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP), budget, correspondence, meeting agenda, minutes, reports (US-Japan; US-China) 1979 

8.06 3

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP), reports (US-USSR; Stanford Linear Accelerator Center; Brookhaven National Laboratory), correspondence 1979 

8.06 4

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP), correspondence, meeting agenda, budget, reports (Elementary Particles) 1979 

8.06 5

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP), correspondence, proposals, report (Brookhaven National Laboratory), paper (Panofsky) 1979 

8.06 6

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP), budget 1980 

8.06 7

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP), proceedings (Stanford Linear Accelerator Center), meeting agenda, minutes, budget, report (US-Western Europe; US-Japan), correspondence 1980 

8.07 1

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP), meeting agenda, minutes, reports (US-Western Europe; US-Japan), budget, correspondence, proposal (Cornell) 1980 

8.07 2

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP), report (Stanford Linear Accelerator Center) 1980 

8.07 3

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP), meeting agenda, minutes, correspondence, budget, 1981 1981 

8.07 4

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP), reports (Brookhaven National Laboratory), meeting agenda, minutes, correspondence 1982 

8.07 5

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP), Physical Sciences Study Committee meeting 1983 

8.07 6

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP), correspondence, reports (Advanced Accelerator Research and Development; Department of Energy Missions), Universities Research Association lists, meeting minutes 1983 

8.07 7

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP), report (Technical Assessment Committee on University Programs, UC San Diego; Hearing on High Energy Physics Facilities), correspondence, meeting agenda, minutes, budget 1983 

8.08 1

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP), reports (National Science Foundation, Elementary Particle Physics; Stanford Linear Accelerator Center), budget, Tevatron I and II projects (copies of transparencies from presentations) 1983 

8.08 2

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP), copies of transparencies from presentations (Tevatron II project; Advanced Accelerator Research and Development), reports (US-USSR; US-Japan) 1983 

8.08 3

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP), meeting agenda, minutes, report (Sub Panel on Theoretical Computing; Physical Sciences Study Committee 1983 

8.08 4

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP), reports (Special Analysis K from the Office of Management and Budget on funding for research and development, budget; Brookhaven National Laboratory; Sub-Committee on Science, Research, and Development; Field Activity Reports), correspondence 1983-1984 

8.08 5

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP), Sub Panel on New Facilities, International Committee for Future Accelerators (ICFA), reports and correspondence 1983-1987 

8.08 6

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP), Physical Sciences Study Committee meeting 1984 

8.09 1

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP), correspondence, meeting agenda, equipment budget 1984 

8.09 2

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP), meeting agenda, presentation transparencies (photocopies) 1984 

8.09 3

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP), Summer School on High Energy Particle Accelerators, meeting agenda, minutes, reports (Brookhaven National Laboratory, Superconducting Super Collider), correspondence 1984 

8.09 4

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP), budget, correspondence, reports (Texas Accelerator Center; Sub-committee Working Group on High Energy Physics; NSF Elementary Particle Physics budget; US-Japan), meeting agenda, copies of presentation transparencies (Tevatron II; Stanford Linear Accelerator Center) 1984 

8.09 5

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP), reports (Stanford Positron Electron Asymmetric Ring; Positron Electron Project) 1984-1985 

8.09 6

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP), copies of transparencies from presentations (Tevatron I; Heavy Ions; Cornell), reports (Brookhaven National Laboratory; Field Activity Reports) 1985 

8.09 7

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP), meeting agenda, minutes, budget, reports (US-USSR) 1985 

8.09 8

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP) - HEP (High Energy Physics) 1984-1985 

8.09 9

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel agenda and minutes, February 1971-January 1972 1971 February-1972 January 

8.1 1

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP) - background reports 1963, 1965-1966 

8.1 2

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP) - background reports 1972, 1974, 1982 

8.1 3

High Energy Advisory Panel (HEPAP) - Big Accelerators Superconducting Super Collider, Hadron Collider - reports and presentations, newspaper and journal articles, correspondence 1986-1993 

8.1 4

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP) - Bubble Chamber programs 1969-1970 

8.1 5

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP) - budgets 1969-1972 

8.1 6

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP) - budget information 1969, 1973 

8.1 7

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP) - correspondence 1966-1968 

8.1 8

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP) - correspondence 1967-1968 

8.11 1

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP) - correspondence 1967-1968 

8.11 2

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP) - correspondence 1968-1969 

8.11 3

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP) - correspondence 1968-1969 

8.11 4

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP) - correspondence 1969 

8.11 5

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP) - correspondence 1969-1970 

8.11 6

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP) - correspondence 1970 

8.11 7

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP) - correspondence 1970 

8.11 8

High Energy Advisory Panel (HEPAP) - Drell Committee - Reports (Division of Particles and Fields; Sub Panel on Future Vision), correspondence 1994 

8.11 9

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP) - elementary particle physics 1971 

8.11 10

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP) - Hildebrand, Bernard 1966-1968 

8.11 11

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP) - High Energy Physics Program informal long-range projections FY 1971-FY 1976 1969 December 

8.12 1

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP) XVI International Conference on High Energy Physics 1971-1972 

8.12 2

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP) - International Accelerator - Correspondence and Physics World article on cancellation of Superconducting Super Collider, reports (CERN) 1992-1993, undated 

8.12 3

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP) - Manpower Survey 1969 

8.12 4

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP) - McDaniel, Paul 1967-1968 

8.12 5

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP) - minutes 1968-1970 

8.12 6

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP) - “The Next Decade of the 1985 HEPAP Study of the U.S. High Energy Physics Program” 1985 

8.12 7

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP) - Orange Room, Central Laboratory Building, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Stanford, California 1973 December 17-18 

8.13 1

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP) - Orange Room, Central Laboratory Building, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Stanford, California 1973 December 17-18 

8.13 2

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP) - popular high energy physics writings by others 1967, 1976, 1978 

8.13 3

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP) - popular high energy physics writings by others 1976-1978 

8.13 4

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP) - Russia/Serpukhov 1971 

8.13 5

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP) - Sub Panel A, 1968 1968 

8.13 6

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP) - Sub Panel A-Panofsky 1968-1969 

8.13 7

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP) - Sub Panel B 1968-1969 

8.14 1

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP) - Sub Panel C-Lederman 1968-1969 

8.14 2

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP) - Sub Panel E-A/K/A Topic 5 1968 

8.14 3

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP) - Sub Panel E-Walker 1968 

8.14 4

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP) - Sub Panel E-Walker 1968-1969 

8.14 5

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP) - Sub Panel F 1968 

8.14 6

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP) - Sub Panel F-Lofgren, E. J. 1968-1969 

8.14 7

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP) - Tape, Gerald, F. 1966-1968 

8.14 8

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP) - Wallenmayer, William 1966-1968 

8.14 9

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP) - Woods Hole 1974 

8.14 10

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP) - Woods Hole 1974 

8.14 11

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP) - Woods Hole 1977 

8.15 1

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP) - Woods Hole complete set of reply letters for Woods Hole meeting 1974 June 

8.15 2

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP) - Woods Hole Summer Study 1975 June 15-21 

8.15 3

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP) - working papers re: 1969 HEPAP Report 1967, 1969 

8.15 4

High Energy Physics Advisory Panel (HEPAP), reports (Special Analysis K from the Office of Management and Budget on funding for research and development, budget; Brookhaven National Laboratory; Sub-Committee on Science, Research, and Development; Field Activity Reports), correspondence 1983-1984 

8.08 5

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Series 9. Research Working Files 

Scope and Contents note

Series 9, Research Working Files, constitutes a major part of the collection documenting Weisskopf’s research and science-related activities from the 1920s through the 1990s. The records, accessioned over a time span of more than twenty years, include copious sets of his original research working files: research notes and calculations, correspondence (original and copied), manuscripts and drafts of papers and book chapters, comments, background materials, and science-related subject files. Together with materials included in Series 10, Writings and Presentations, they document Weisskopf’s scientific interests and activities and their evolution for more than seventy years, from quantum electrodynamics, through the theory of nuclear reactions, particle physics, to popularization of science and preoccupation with global issues for which scientists should assume responsibility.

The materials are arranged in a rough chronological order, starting with lecture and reading notes taken in the 1920s and 1930s (Subseries 9.A - Lecture and Reading Notes), through research materials reflecting Weisskopf’s work in different periods of his life (Subseries 9.B - Research Materials, 1930s-1990s), to a large set of notes, drafts, and background files created in preparation for publication of a book on qualitative physics (Subseries 9.C - “Search for Simplicity”). “Search for Simplicity,” a collaborative project between Weisskopf and Herbert Bernstein, was to be based to a large extent on the works previously published, especially in the popular “Search for Simplicity” columns that appeared in the American Journal of Physics in 1985 and 1986. In addition to files directly related to the book project, records grouped under the “Search for Simplicity” heading include sets of research notes and calculations from earlier periods that are pertinent to the topics to be covered in the final text.

The last group of materials included in this series, Subseries 9.D - Research Subject Files, consists mainly of copies of articles on different subjects, sometimes accompanied by correspondence and notes. Folder titles were assigned by Weisskopf when he organized his files sometime in the 1990s. The subseries also includes several folders containing original notes and calculations made in preparation for papers on specific topics. For instance, materials regarding Weisskopf’s work on superconductivity and related to publication of a German version of his paper on the subject, published in 1992, can be found under the heading “Superconductivity” (box 09.19, folder 3). Similarly, working files for the manuscript by Herbert Lin and Weisskopf, “The Production of Water-Waves by Wind,” can be found under “Waves” and “Waves and Atmosphere” (box 09.20, folders 1-2).

Subseries 9A. Lecture and Reading Notes 

Box Folder

Lecture notes - Lectures about Astrophysics by S. Chandrasekhar undated 

9.01 1

Lecture notes - Dynamik 1926-1927 

9.01 2

Lecture notes - Gruppentheorie - Mehrkörperproblem (Heitler Vorlesung), pages 38-80 undated 

9.01 3

Lecture notes - Mathematik undated 

9.01 4

Lecture notes - Quanten-Statistik (L. Flamm); Atom Dynamik (Born) 1928 

9.01 5

Reading notes - P. Ewald Auszuge approximately 1931, undated 

9.01 6

Reading notes - Exzerpte aus Neueren Arbeiten undated 

9.01 7

Reading notes - Theoretische Physik (von Haas) – Elementare Mechanik – Elastizitäts Theorien – Hydrodynamik undated 

9.01 8

Subseries 9B. Research Materials 

Box Folder

Research notes - Einfache Formulierung der Elektrik und Mechanik undated 

9.02 1

Research notes undated 

9.02 2

Research materials - Materialistishe Dialektik und Exakte Naturwissenschaften undated 

9.02 3

Research materials - Materialistische Dialektik und Exacte Naturwissenschaften 1932-1934, undated 

9.02 4

Research notes - Depolarisations querschnitte 1932, undated 

9.02 5

Research correspondence (copies) - Weisskopf, Heisenberg, Oppenheimer, Pauli, and others 1933-1935 

9.02 6

Research correspondence - Physics 34-36 1934-1937 

9.02 7

Research correspondence - Physics 34-36 1934-1937 

9.02 8

Research correspondence and notes (copies) 1934, undated 

9.02 9

Research correspondence and notes 1934-1935, undated 

9.02 10

Research correspondence, notes, and other materials - Polarisation der Elektronen 1934-1937, undated 

9.02 11

Research correspondence, notes, and other materials - Quantum electrons 1934, 1936, 1941, 1948-1949, undated 

9.02 12

Research correspondence, notes, and other materials 1936, undated 

9.02 13

Research materials - “Theory of the Efflux of Gas from a Pressure Chamber through Small Orifices” 1941-1943 

9.03 1

Research materials - “Absorption of Microwaves in Oxygen” 1942-1943 

9.03 2

Research materials - “A Theorem Concerning the Absorptive and Reflective Power of Antennas” 1943, 1951, undated 

9.03 3

Research materials - Antenna manuscript undated 

9.03 4

Research materials 1945, 1949-1950, undated 

9.03 5

Research materials - “The Decay of Negative Mesons in Matter” undated  

9.03 6

Research materials - Notes and calculations 1954-1957, undated 

9.03 7

Research materials - Notes and calculations 1958-1959, undated  

Conditions Governing Access note

75 years

9.03 8

Research materials - Notes and calculations 1958-1959 

Conditions Governing Access note

75 years

9.03 9

Notes and calculations (notebook) 1959-1964, 1966 

Conditions Governing Access note

75 years

9.04 1

Nuclear reactions bibliography circa 1953 

Conditions Governing Access note

75 years

9.04 2

Nuclear structure lecture notes 1954, undated 

Conditions Governing Access note

75 years

9.04 3

Research materials - Nuclear matter 1955, 1957, undated 

Conditions Governing Access note

75 years

9.04 4

Research notes and correspondence - Luiz Gomes and Dirk Walecka 1957 

Conditions Governing Access note

75 years

9.04 5

Research notes and correspondence - Luiz Gomes and Dirk Walecka 1957-1958 

Conditions Governing Access note

75 years

9.04 6

Research materials - Theory of nuclear reactions 1956, 1959-1960, undated 

Conditions Governing Access note

75 years

9.04 7

Research materials - Deformed nuclei 1959, undated 

Conditions Governing Access note

75 years

9.04 8

Research materials Relativity - James Terrell 1957, 1959-1960 

Conditions Governing Access note

75 years

9.04 9

Research materials - Superconductivity, super-fluidity 1958-1969, 1975, undated 

Conditions Governing Access note

75 years

9.05 1

Research materials - Roger Van Royen 1966, undated 

Conditions Governing Access note

75 years

9.05 2

Research materials - Ionization potentials of atoms  1967, undated 

Conditions Governing Access note

75 years

9.05 3

Research materials - Alkali atoms 1961, 1964, 1966-1967, undated  

Conditions Governing Access note

75 years

9.05 4

Research materials - Alkali atoms, calculations 1970, undated 

Conditions Governing Access note

75 years

9.05 5

Research materials - Potential Energy in Metals 1971-1972 

Conditions Governing Access note

75 years

9.05 6

Research materials - How Light Interacts with Matter 1956-1968, undated 

Conditions Governing Access note

75 years

9.05 7

Research materials - Space and time reflection 1969, 1973, undated 

Conditions Governing Access note

75 years

9.05 8

Research materials - Transformations (Weizsacker-Williams Method) 1970-1971, 1974, undated 

Conditions Governing Access note

75 years

9.05 9

Tree of Physics 1972 

Conditions Governing Access note

75 years

9.05 10

Research materials - Art and Science 1973-1979 

Conditions Governing Access note

75 years

9.05 11

Research notes - Precolloquia 1973-1974, 1976, undated  

Conditions Governing Access note

75 years

9.06 1

Research materials - Cerenkov and transition radiation, 1973-1974 1963-1974 

Conditions Governing Access note

75 years

9.06 2
Box Folder

background material 1960, 1972-1974, undated  

Conditions Governing Access note

75 years

9.06 2

Research materials - “Why Does the Sun Shine?” 1963-1978, undated  

Conditions Governing Access note

75 years

9.06 3

Research materials - MIT Bag Model 1975, 1977-1979 

Conditions Governing Access note

75 years

9.06 4

Research materials - MIT Bag Model calculations 1975, 1979-1980, 1982, undated 

Conditions Governing Access note

75 years

9.06 5

Research notes and calculations 1975, undated 

Conditions Governing Access note

75 years

9.06 6

Research notes and calculations undated 

Conditions Governing Access note

75 years

9.06 7

Research notes and calculations - Mass-differences calculations undated 

Conditions Governing Access note

75 years

9.06 8

Research materials - To liquid paper, correspondence, and other materials 1976-1988 

Conditions Governing Access note

75 years

9.07 1

Research materials - Static meson theory 1978-1983 

Conditions Governing Access note

75 years

9.07 2

Gottfried-Weisskopf material 1975-1986, undated 

Conditions Governing Access note

75 years

9.07 3

Gottfried-Weisskopf material 1975-1986, undated 

Conditions Governing Access note

75 years

9.07 4

Gottfried-Weisskopf material 1975-1986, undated 

Conditions Governing Access note

75 years

9.07 5

Gottfried-Weisskopf material 1975-1986, undated 

Conditions Governing Access note

75 years

9.07 6

Concepts of Particle Physics - Quigg’s criticisms undated 

Conditions Governing Access note

75 years

9.08 1

Concepts of Particle Physics - Quigg’s criticisms undated 

Conditions Governing Access note

75 years

9.08 2

Concepts of Particle Physics - “Spin and Statistics" undated  

Conditions Governing Access note

75 years

9.08 3

“Scattering Theory” and “Application of One Dimensional Dispersion Relations”  undated 

Conditions Governing Access note

75 years

9.08 4

“Knowledge and Wonder” - pictures, correspondence 1979, undated 

Conditions Governing Access note

75 years

9.08 5

Vector and scalar fields - notes 1984 November 

Conditions Governing Access note

75 years

9.08 6

Equivalence of mass and energy - notes and manuscript 1988, undated  

Conditions Governing Access note

75 years

9.08 7

Development of Science - correspondence, manuscripts, talk notes 1988-1993 

Conditions Governing Access note

75 years

9.08 8

Development of Science - correspondence, manuscripts, talk notes 1988-1993 

Conditions Governing Access note

75 years

9.08 9

“The Development of Science during this Century” - correspondence, manuscripts, talk notes 1993-1994 

Conditions Governing Access note

75 years

9.08 10

“The Seven threats to Humanity,” - manuscript, correspondence 1992-1993 

Conditions Governing Access note

75 years

9.09 1

Articles for a new book - manuscripts, correspondence 1983-1993 

Conditions Governing Access note

75 years

9.09 2

Articles for a new book - manuscripts, correspondence 1983-1993 

Conditions Governing Access note

75 years

9.09 3

Subseries 9C. "Search for Simplicity"  

Box Folder

“Search for Simplicity” - The whole thing 1985-1986 

9.1 1

“Search for Simplicity: I. Measuring the Size of Molecules,” 1985 

9.1 2

“Search for Simplicity: II. Quantum Mechanics and the Pauli Principle” 1985 

9.1 3

“Search for Simplicity” - (columns II, III) 1984-1985, undated 

9.1 4

“Search for Simplicity: III. Quantum Mechanics of the Hydrogen Atom” 1984-1985, undated 

9.1 5

“Search for Simplicity: IV. Atoms with Several Electrons” 1985, undated 

9.1 6

“Search for Simplicity: V. The Molecular Bond” 1985 

9.1 7

“Search for Simplicity: VI. Chemical Energy" 1985, undated 

9.1 8

“Search for Simplicity: VII. The Size of the Molecules Revisited” 1985-1986, undated 

9.1 9

“Search for Simplicity: VIII. The Cohesive Energy of Solids” 1985 

9.1 10

“Search for Simplicity: IX. The Metallic Bond” 1985 

9.1 11

“Search for Simplicity: X. Thermal Expansion” 1985, undated 

9.1 12

“Search for Simplicity: XI. Maxwell, Rayleigh, and Mt. Everest” 1985-1986 

9.1 13

“Search for Simplicity: XII. Mountains, Waterwaves, and Leaky Ceilings” 1986 

9.1 14

“So Einfach ist Physik: 11. Berge, Wasserwellen und Undichte Dacher” 1989 

9.1 15

“In Pursuit of Simplicity: Qualitative Physics” 1983 

9.1 16

Qualitative Physics  undated  

9.1 17

Qualitative Physics  undated  

9.1 18

Qualitative Physics  undated  

9.1 19

Bernstein, Herb + Search for Simplicity 1990-1996 

9.11 1

Bernstein, Herb + Search for Simplicity 1990-1996 

9.11 2

Search for Simplicity - drafts of selected chapters 1992-1995 

9.11 3

Search for Simplicity - drafts of selected chapters 1992-1994, undated  

9.11 4

Search for Simplicity - drafts of selected chapters undated 

9.11 5

Search for Simplicity - drafts of selected chapters 1994, undated  

9.11 6

Search for Simplicity - Chapter I (Quantum Mechanics), manuscript notes undated 

9.11 7

Search for Simplicity - Chapter I (Quantum Mechanics), rough draft 1993, undated 

9.12 1

Search for Simplicity - Bernstein 1994-1996 

9.12 2

Search for Simplicity - Chapter I (Quantum Mechanics), annotated draft undated  

9.12 3

Search for Simplicity - Chapter II (Atoms), draft 1992 

9.12 4

Search for Simplicity - Chapter II (Atoms), draft including appendices 1992 

9.12 5

Search for Simplicity - Chapter II Atoms), notes, drafts, figures and background material 1992, undated 

9.12 6

Search for Simplicity - Chapter III (Chemistry) - notes, correspondence, and background material  1978, 1987-1989, undated 

9.12 7

Search for Simplicity- Chapter III (The Chemical Bond), notes, correspondence and background material 1988-1996, undated 

9.12 8

Search for Simplicity - Chapter IV (Solids), manuscript notes undated 

9.12 9

Search for Simplicity - Chapter IV (Solids), drafts 1992 

9.12 10

Search for Simplicity- Chapter V (Heat and Temperature), manuscript notes undated 

9.12 11

Search for Simplicity(?) - Appendix X (Counting Waves) undated 

9.12 12

Search for Simplicity - notes, calculations, correspondence, and background materials 1967, 1976, undated 

9.12 13

Search for Simplicity - correspondence, notes, and background material 1969, 1985-1986, undated 

9.13 1

Search for Simplicity - correspondence and background material 1978, 1984 

9.13 2

Search for Simplicity - correspondence (Craig F. Bohren) 1985-1987 

9.13 3

Search for Simplicity - “Rain Drops,” notes, correspondence, and background material 1978, 1986-1987  

9.13 4

Search for Simplicity - background materials on light scattering and atmosphere undated 

9.13 5

Search for Simplicity - Jodl’s corrections 1985-1987 

9.13 6

Search for Simplicity - Important notes to Qualitative Physics 1972-1985 

9.13 7

Search for Simplicity - notes, correspondence, and background materials 11985985, undated 

9.13 8

Search for Simplicity - Edward Purcell’s “The Back on the Envelope” columns and related material 1981-1983, undated 

9.13 9

Search for Simplicity - background materials undated 

9.13 10

Search for Simplicity - Pritchard 1984, undated 

9.13 11

Search for Simplicity - notes, calculations, and background materials 1969-1989, undated  

9.13 12

Search for Simplicity - notes, calculations, correspondence, and background materials 1985, 1991, undated 

9.14 1

Search for Simplicity - notes and calculations 1984, undated 

9.14 2

Search for Simplicity - Chemical bonding, notes, calculations, correspondence, and background materials  1970, 1986-1987, undated 

9.14 3

Search for Simplicity - Molecule formation: notes, calculations, figures, and background material undated 

9.14 4

Search for Simplicity - notes, calculations, background material 1971, undated 

9.14 5

Search for Simplicity - IX. Metals: notes, calculations, figures, correspondence, and background material 1985, undated  

9.14 6

Search for Simplicity - Metal optics: notes, calculations, correspondence 1984, 1988 

9.14 7

Search for Simplicity - Ferromagnetism (Simplicity): notes, background material undated 

9.14 8

Search for Simplicity - Grazer Phantasie: notes and calculations undated 

9.14 9

Search for Simplicity - Notes to Grazer; non molecule, non metal: notes and calculations 1970, undated 

9.14 10

Search for Simplicity - Metals, notes, calculations, correspondence, background materials 1970, 1975, undated 

9.14 11

Search for Simplicity - Metals, background material undated 

9.14 12

Search for Simplicity - Metals, background material undated 

9.14 13

Search for Simplicity - Metals, correspondence, background material 1971-1972 

9.15 1

Search for Simplicity - Heat and Conductivity - notes, calculations, manuscript notes undated 

9.15 2

Search for Simplicity - Heat and Conductivity - notes, calculations, manuscript notes undated 

9.15 3

Search for Simplicity - Heat and Conductivity - notes, calculations, manuscript notes undated 

9.15 4

Search for Simplicity - Heat and Conductivity - notes, calculations, manuscript notes undated 

9.15 5

Search for Simplicity - Heat and Conductivity - notes, calculations, manuscript notes undated 

9.15 6

Search for Simplicity - Material related to heat conduction, notes and calculations, manuscript notes, correspondence, background material 1981-1982, 1989-1991, undated 

9.15 7

Search for Simplicity - Mountains, drops, waves: notes and calculations, manuscript notes, correspondence, background material 1984-1991, undated 

9.15 8

Search for Simplicity - Maximum Height of Mountains, Leaky Ceilings, Water Waves: talk viewgraphs, correspondence 1990, undated 

9.15 9

Search for Simplicity - Material to Liquids: notes and calculations 1987, undated 

9.15 10

Search for Simplicity - Star chapter: notes, background material 1984 

9.15 11

Search for Simplicity - Star chapter, notes and calculations, background material undated 

9.15 12

Search for Simplicity - Material to “Stars: Why Does the Sun Shine Steadily?” - notes and calculations, correspondence, draft, and background material undated  

9.15 13

Search for Simplicity - Material to “Stars: Why Does the Sun Shine Steadily?” - talk viewgraphs, notes and calculations, background material 1984, undated  

9.15 14

Search for Simplicity - Star maps ( Skalnate Pleso Atlas of Heavens, 1958) 1958 

9.15 15

Subseries 9D. Research Subject Files 

Box Folder

Chaos - background papers 1987-1990, undated 

9.16 1

EPR (Einstein, Podolsky, Rosen Paradox) - background materials 1969-1988, undated 

9.16 2

EPR (Einstein, Podolsky, Rosen Paradox) - background materials 1969-1988, undated  

9.16 3

Physics - Important physics, notes and correspondence, 1951-1977, undated 1951-1977, undated 

9.16 4
Box Folder

background materials 1951-1993, undated 

9.16 4

Physics - Important physics, notes and correspondence 1951-1977, undated 

9.16 5
Box Folder

background materials 1951-1993, undated 

9.16 5

Physics - Interesting physics, notes, figures, and correspondence 1984-1985, 1990, undated 

9.17 1
Box Folder

background materials 1973-1990, undated  

9.17 1

Physics - Interesting physics, notes, figures, and correspondence 1984-1985, 1990, undated 

9.17 2
Box Folder

background materials 1973-1990, undated  

9.17 2

Physics - Interesting physics, notes, figures, and correspondence 1984-1985, 1990, undated 

9.17 3
Box Folder

background materials 1973-1990, undated  

9.17 3

Physics - Recent physics, background materials, 1973-1991 1973-1991 

9.17 4

Quantum mechanics - correspondence 1992, undated 

9.17 5
Box Folder

background materials 1990-1993, undated  

9.17 5

Quantum Mechanics - Measurements, notes and correspondence, 1979-1991, undated 1979-1991, undated 

9.18 1
Box Folder

background materials, 1935-1991, undated 1935-1991, undated 

9.18 1

Quantum Mechanics - Measurements, notes and correspondence, 1979-1991, undated 1979-1991, undated 

9.18 2
Box Folder

background materials, 1935-1991, undated 1935-1991, undated 

9.18 2

Quantum Mechanics - Measurements II, correspondence 1987-1989 

9.18 3
Box Folder

background materials 1981-1988, undated 

9.18 3

Quantum Mechanics - Measurements II, correspondence 1987-1989 

9.18 4
Box Folder

background materials 1981-1988, undated 

9.18 4

Quantum Mechanics - Measurements III, notes and correspondence 1979, 1989-1990, undated 

9.18 5
Box Folder

background materials 1987-1990, undated 

9.18 5

Quantum Mechanics - Measurements III, notes and correspondence 1979, 1989-1990, undated 

9.18 6
Box Folder

background materials 1987-1990, undated 

9.18 6

Quantum Mechanics - Simple quantum mechanics, correspondence 1984, 1992-1993 

9.19 1
Box Folder

background materials 1980-1986, undated 

9.19 1

Spontaneous radiation and vacuum - notes and correspondence, 1984-1986, undated 1984-1986, undated 

9.19 2
Box Folder

background materials 1982-1984, undated 

9.19 2

Superconductivity - notes and correspondence 1979, 1985, 1988, 1992, undated 

9.19 3
Box Folder

background materials 1962-1992, undated 

9.19 3

Things understood - notes, calculations and drafts 1954-1959, undated  

9.19 4

Waves - manuscript, undated; notes and correspondence 1973-1974, undated 

9.2 1
Box Folder

background materials 1948-1949, 1973-1974, 1980 

9.2 1

Waves - manuscript, undated; notes and correspondence 1973-1974, undated 

9.2 2
Box Folder

background materials 1948-1949, 1973-1974, 1980 

9.2 2

Waves and atmosphere - notes and correspondence 1969, undated 

9.2 3
Box Folder

background materials, 1960-1968, 1978, undated 1960-1968, 1978, undated  

9.2 3

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Series 10. Science, Policy, and Education Working Files 

Scope and Contents note

Series 10, Science, Policy, and Education Working Files, consists of materials depicting Weisskopf’s activities and interests that are not directly related to his scientific research and writings.

The series includes files illustrating Weisskopf’s involvement in efforts towards peace and nuclear arms reduction, including what he called his “Bomb speeches,” manuscripts of the talks he gave in the 1980s. Those records are grouped under “Peace and Arms Control” (Subseries 10.E - Peace and Arms Control) and complement the materials included in Series 6, Organization and Conference Files, under the names of specific organizations (Pugwash, Pontifical Academy, Union of Concerned Scientists, and others).

Weisskopf’s interest in Austria, China, Germany, and Russia and his contacts and visits to those countries are reflected in the records gathered in the Subseries 10.D - International Connections, and arranged by the name of the country. Records pertaining to China provide documentation of the efforts to re-establish scholarly ties with China in the early 1970s. Most of the materials are related to the activities of the Committee on Scholarly Communication with The People’s Republic of China (CSCPRC), the organization sponsored by the American Council of Learned Societies, National Academy of Sciences, and the Social Science Research Council. Weisskopf visited China in May-June 1973 as a member of an official, interdisciplinary CSCPRC delegation to China, and in September 1975 as one of the four delegates from CERN. Of special interest is a typescript of Weisskopf’s “Report on My Visit to China,” transcribed by him from the real-time sound recordings he made during the 1973 trip. Files on Russia include correspondence, reports, and other materials related to collaboration with Soviet physicists in the 1970s, mainly in the field of high energy physics. They also contain some materials from the 1980s concerning treatment of Russian scientists, including Andrei Sakharov. Additional records depicting Weisskopf’s contacts with foreign scientists, organizations, and institutions can be found in Subseries 3.B - Alphabetical Correspondence, in the section on “Foreign Countries”; in Series 4, Contact Files; and in Series 6, Organization and Conference Files.

In addition, the series contains a set of records related to Weisskopf’s interest in the history of physics and science (Subseries 10.C - History of Physics and Science). Those records consist of copies of important papers in physics published in the 20th century, some correspondence, and papers on the history of physics.

Remaining materials are related to Weisskopf’s participation in the efforts toward improvement of science teaching at the high school level (Subseries 10.A - Education) and his interests in various issues including energy, the environment, religion, biology, and philosophy (Subseries 10.B-General).

Subseries 10A. Education 

Box Folder

Brookline High School - talk notes and correspondence 1994, undated 

10.01 1

Carter and Roose-Anderson Reports 1973 

10.01 2

Educational initiatives to improve science education in middle and high school 1991-1993 

10.01 3

Educational Physics undated 

10.01 4

Educational Physics 1969-1971, 1984, 1991 

10.01 5

Educational Physics 1989 

10.01 6

High School Science, (1983-1984) 1988, 1992 

10.01 7

National Research Council - correspondence 1992 

10.01 8

Physics Teaching, Fermilab 1984, 1986-1987 

10.01 9

Subseries 10B. General 

Box Folder

Biology - Important biology 1950-1985, undated 

10.02 1

Biology - Important biology 1950-1985, undated 

10.02 2

Communism - newsclippings 1949, undated 

10.02 3

Computers and music 1962, 1976-1978 

10.02 4

Energy issues 1978-1981 

10.02 5

Environment - reports 1992 

10.02 6

Environment 1991-1994 

10.02 7

Environment 1991-1994 

10.02 8

Freya (correspondence) - Anti-Semitism 1992-1993 

10.03 1

Government matters 1971-1973, 1976 

10.03 2

Interesting papers - non-physics 1945-1989, undated 

10.03 3

Nuclear reactor safety 1974-1978 

10.03 4

Philosophy 1967-1984 

10.03 5

Philosophy - Science-Philosophy, 1957-1991 1957-1991 

10.04 1

Philosophy - Science-Philosophy, 1957-1991 1957-1991 

10.04 2

Philosophy - Science-Philosophy, 1957-1991 1957-1991 

10.04 3

Philosophy - Science-Philosophy, 1957-1991 1957-1991 

10.04 4

Religion 1991-1995 

10.04 5

Western Culture 1994 

10.04 6

Subseries 10C. History of physics and science 

Box Folder

Barschall, Henry H. “Reminiscences on the Early Days of Fission.” Physics Today 1987 June 

10.05 1

Brown, Laurie M., and Helmut Rechenberg. Quantum Field Theories, Nuclear Forces, and the Cosmic Rays 1990 

10.05 2

Correspondence 1970, 1989, undated 

10.05 3

“Correspondence between G. A. Gamow and P. L. Kapitza” 1994-1996 

10.05 4

“Die Anfänge der Quantenmechanik in Göttingen,” W. Heisenberg undated 

10.05 5

Farm Hall - Operation Epsilon 1945-1946 

10.05 6

Farm Hall - Operation Epsilon 1945-1946 

10.05 7

Feld, Bernard T. undated 

10.05 8

Historical articles 1856-1857, 1903, 1927, 1958-1992 

10.05 9

Historical articles 1856-1857, 1903, 1927, 1958-1992 

10.05 10

Historical articles 1856-1857, 1903, 1927, 1958-1992 

10.06 1

Historical articles 1856-1857, 1903, 1927, 1958-1992 

10.06 2

Janta, J., and J. Niederle eds. Physics and Prague. The Union of Czechoslovak Mathematicians and Physicists 1984 

10.06 3

Klein, Martin J. “Physics in the Making in Leiden: Paul Ehrenfest as Teacher.” Physics in the Making. New York: North-Holland Publishing Company 1989 

10.06 4

Lane, Earl - Los Alamos-related articles 1985, 1995 

10.06 5

Manhattan Project - David Hawkins. Manhattan District History Project Y - The Los Alamos Project Vol. I. Inception Until August 1945. Washington, DC: Office of Technical Services, US Department of Commerce 1946-1947 

10.06 6

Manhattan Project - Edith C. Truslow and Ralph Carlisle Smith. Manhattan District History Project Y - The Los Alamos Project Vol. II August 1945 Through December 1946. Washington, DC: Office of Technical Services, US Department of Commerce 1946-1947 

10.06 7

Miller, Arthur I. On Albert Einstein’s Inventions of the Special and General Theories of Relativity undated 

10.06 8

Pais, A. Nuclear Particles in the Netherlands, the Early Years 1990 November 22 

10.06 9

Physics – historical significance (elementary particles) 1957-1958 

10.07 1

Recent history I 1977-1991 

10.07 2

Recent history I 1977-1991 

10.07 3

Recent history II 1935-1989 

10.07 4

Recent history II 1935-1989 

10.07 5

Schweber, S. S. The Mutual Embrace of Science and the Military: ONR and the Growth of Physics in the United States after World War II 1987 

10.07 6

Stuewer, Roger H. The Origins of the Liquid-Drop Model of the Nucleus undated 

10.07 7

“Über Geschichte der Wissenchaft” and “Über die Grenzen des Naturerkennens.” Reden von Emil Du Bois-Reymond 1912 

10.07 8

York, Herbert F. The Debate Over the Hydrogen Bomb 1975 October 

10.07 9

Subseries 10D. International connections 

Box Folder

Austria 1969, 1987-1988, 1992, 1994 

10.08 1

Austria 1977, 1980, 1982-1983, 1986 

10.08 2

Austria 1978-1980, 1985-1986, 1988, 1992 

10.08 3

Austria circa 1995 

10.08 4

Austrian Information 1989 

10.08 5

Austrian refugee physicists 1985-1987, undated 

10.08 6

Austrian refugee physicists 1985-1987, undated 

10.08 7

Der Kampf Sozialdmenkratische Monatsschrift 1929 April 

10.08 8

CERN Delegation to China 1972-1973, 1975-1977 

10.09 1

China 1972 

10.09 2

China 1973-1976 

10.09 3

China circa 1973 

10.09 4

Chinese Delegation to US 1972-1973 

10.09 5

“Report on My Visit to China” 1973, 1978, 1982 

10.09 6

“Report on My Visit to China” 1973, 1978, 1982 

10.09 7

Scientific Visit to the People’s Republic of China sponsored by the Committee on Scholarly Communication with the People’s Republic of China 1972-1976 

10.09 8

Germany 1980-1981, 1987-1988, 1992 

10.09 9

Nazi newsclippings 1933-1934 

10.1 1

Russia 1973-1975, 1977 

Some material restricted

Review

10.1 2

Russia 1974-1975 

10.1 3

Russian science - Science in the USSR. No. 2 1986 March-April 

10.1 4

Russian scientists, treatment of 1980-1985 

10.1 5

Russian scientists, treatment of 1980-1985 

10.1 6

Subseries 10E. Peace and arms control 

Box Folder

Arms Control, Deterrence 1946, 1956, 1976, 1982-1988, 1992-1993, and undated  

10.1 7

Arms Control, Deterrence 1946, 1956, 1976, 1982-1988, 1992-1993, and undated  

10.1 8

Arms Race 1945, 1983 

10.11 1

Arms Race 1982, 1984 

10.11 2

Atomic bomb 1945-1946, 1950 

10.11 3

German Peace Efforts 1984-1985, 1992 

10.11 4

Jordan, Pascual. Wir Müssen den Frieden Retten! (We Need to Save Peace) undated 

10.11 5

Land mines 1994 

10.11 6

Moscow News 1981 

10.11 7

My Bomb Speeches 1984-1985 

10.11 8

Nuclear Anti-proliferation, war 1964-1967 

10.11 9

Nuclear Arms, Atomic Energy 1950, 1955, 1978, 1981, 1985 

10.11 10

Nuclear Politics, Tritium, Tsipis 1988-1989, 1991, 1993 

10.11 11

Nuclear weapons 1980 

10.11 12

Nuclear Weapons Chart undated 

10.12 1

Peace 1978-1989, 1992, and undated 

10.12 2

Peace 1978-1989, 1992, and undated 

10.12 3

Peace 1978-1989, 1992, and undated 

10.12 4

Peace Ideas 1984, undated 

10.12 5

Politics - Pugwash 1993, undated 

10.12 6

Soviet Bomb Projects undated 

10.12 7

Star Wars 1984-1985 

10.12 8

Vietnam War; Communism; Czech occupation 1949-1971  (Bulk, 1967-1969)

10.12 9

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Series 11. Writings and Presentations 

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Series 11, Writings and Presentations, consists of two subseries: Writings and Presentations, and Speeches (Notes and Slides). Subseries 11.A, Writings, contains Weisskopf’s papers (published and unpublished), editorials, book reviews, and typescripts of selected speeches. The early papers are focused mainly on research in physics, while the later writings are more concerned with popularization of science and with social and political topics. Folders are arranged chronologically, with undated papers gathered at the end. It is worth noting that the first paper included here is a copy of the handwritten text of “Die Entstehung der Welt im Lichte der Neuesten Forschung” (The Emergence of the World in Light of Recent Research), written by Weisskopf in 1922 when he was barely seventeen years old.

Subseries 11.B, Presentations (Notes and Slides), consists of handwritten notes, transparencies or their paper copies, and slides used by Weisskopf during his many speeches on scientific and other matters conducted over a period of more than thirty years, starting with the talk given at the APS meeting in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1959, and ending with the one on “Science and the Irrational” presented in Newton and Andover, Massachusetts, in 1993. Folders are arranged chronologically, with undated materials gathered at the end. Sets of slides, mostly undated, can be found in boxes 11.21-11.22. They are identified by the titles on their original boxes. A sample of those titles includes “Origin of the Universe,” “Popular Science,” “High Energy Physics,” “Nuclear Physics,” “CERN,” “Bohr,” and “Copenhagen.”

Subseries 11A. Writings 

Box Folder

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Die Entstehung der Welt im Lichte der Neuesten Forschung” 1922 

11.01 1

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Der Raum” 1923 

11.01 2

Winter, George, and Victor F. Weisskopf. “Zahl, Farbe und Aussehen der Perseiden 1923 August 10.” Astronomische Nachrichten 221 1924 

11.01 3

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Zur Berechnung der Schallenergie.” Physikalische Zeitschrift 29 1928 

11.01 4

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Die moderne Physik und das Probleme der Kausalilität.” Der Kampf 23 1930 

11.01 5

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Die Theorie der Strahlung Heisser Körper.” Die Himmelswelt 1930 October 

11.01 6

Weisskopf, Victor F., and E. Wigner. “Berechnung der natürlichen Linienbreite auf Grund der Diracschen Lichttheorie.” Zeitschrift für Physik 1930 

11.01 7

Weisskopf, Victor F., and E. Wigner. “Über die natürliche Linienbreite in der Strahlung des harmonischen Oszillators.” Zeitschrift für Physik 65 1930 

11.01 8

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Licht und Materie” 1930 

11.01 9

1Weisskopf, Victor F. “Materialistische Dialektik und exakte Naturwissenschaften” Approximately 1931 

11.01 10

Born, M., and Victor F. Weisskopf. “Quantenmechanik der Adsorptionskatalyse.” Zeitschrift für Physikalische 12 1931 

11.01 11

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Über die Strahlungskopplung in Gasen Höherer Dichte.” Verhandlungen der Deutschen Physikalischen Gesellschaft 12 1931 

11.01 12

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Zur Theorie der Resonanzfluoreszenz.” Annalen der Physik 9 1931 

11.01 13

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Zur Theorie der Kopplungsbreite und der Stoßdämpfung.” Zeitschrift für Physik 75 1932 

11.01 14

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Zur Theorie der Kopplungsbreite.” Zeitschrift für Physik 77 1932 

11.01 15

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Die Breite der Spektrallinien in Gasen.” Physikalische Zeitschrift 34 1933 

11.01 16

Weisskopf, Victor F. “The Intensity and Structure of Spectral Lines.” The Observatory 56, no. 713 1933 

11.01 17

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Die Streuung des Lichts an Angeregten Atomen.” Zeitschrift für Physik 85 1933 

11.01 18

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Über Die Lebensdauer Angeregter Atomzustände.” Physikalische Zeitschrift 4 1933 

11.01 19

Pauli, W., and V. F. Weisskopf. “Über die Quantisierung der Skalaren Relativistischen Wellengleichung.” Helvetica Physica Acta 7 1934 

11.01 20

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Berichtigung zu der Arbeit: Über die Selbstenergie des Elektrons.” Zeitschrift für Physik 90 1934 

11.01 21

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Über die Selbstenergie des Elektrons.” Zeitschrift für Physik 89 1934 

11.01 22

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Probleme der Neueren Quantentheorie des Elektrons.” Die Naturwissenschaften 23 1935 

11.01 23

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Über die Polarisation der Elektronen bei der Streuung an Kristallen.” Zeitschrift für Physik 93 1935 

11.01 24

Kemmer, N., and Victor F. Weisskopf. “Deviations from the Maxwell Equations Resulting from the Theory of the Positron.” Nature 137 1936 

11.01 25

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Exchange Forces between Elementary Particles.” Physical Review 50 1936 

11.01 26

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Über die Elektrodynamik des Vakuums auf Grund der Quantentheorie des Elektrons.” Mathematisk-fysiske Meddelelser 14, no. 6 1936 

11.01 27

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Om det Tomme Rums Elektromagnetiske Egenskaber og Elektronteoriens nyeste Udvikling” 1936 

11.01 28

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Statistics and Nuclear Reactions.” Physical Review 52 1937 

11.01 29

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Excitation of Nuclei by Bombardment with Charged Particles.” Physical Review 53, no. 12 1938 

11.01 30

Weisskopf, Victor F. “On the Self-Energy and the Electromagnetic Field of the Electron.” Physical Review 56 1939 

11.01 31

Weisskopf, V. F., and D. H. Ewing. “On the Yield of Nuclear Reactions with Heavy Elements.” Physical Review 57, no. 6 1940 

11.01 32

Marshak, R. E., and V. F. Weisskopf. “On the Scattering of Mesons of Spin ½ ħ by Atomic Nuclei.” Physical Review 59, no. 2 1941 

11.01 33

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Note on the Radiation Properties of Heavy Nuclei.” Physical Review 59, no. 3 1941 

11.01 34

Weisskopf, Victor F. “On the Theory of the Electric Resistance of Metals.” American Journal of Physics 11, no. 1 1943 

11.02 1

Van Vleck, J. H., and V. F. Weisskopf. “On the Shape of Collision-Broadened Lines.” Reviews of Modern Physics 17, no. 2 and 3 1945 

11.02 2

Feshbach, H., D. C. Peaslee, and V. F. Weisskopf. “On the Scattering and Absorption of Particles by Atomic Nuclei.” Physical Review 71, no. 3 1947 February 1 

11.02 3

Fermi, E., E. Teller, and V. Weisskopf. “The Decay of Negative Mesotrons in Matter.” Physical Review 71, no. 5 1947 March 1 

11.02 4

Weisskopf, Victor F. “On the Production Process of Mesons.” Physical Review 72, no. 6 1947 September 15 

11.02 5

Barschall, H. H., J. H. Manley, and V. F. Weisskopf. “Measurement of Transport and Inelastic Scattering Cross Sections for Fast Neutrons. I. Method.” Physical Review 72, no. 10 1947 November 15 

11.02 6

French, J. B., and V. F. Weisskopf. “The Electromagnetic Shift of Energy Levels.” Physical Review 75, no. 8 1949 April 15 

11.02 7

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Recent Developments in the Theory of the Electron.” Reviews of Modern Physics 21, no. 2 1949 April 

11.02 8

Feshbach, H. and V. F. Weisskopf. “A Schematic Theory of Nuclear Cross Sections.” Physical Review 76, no. 11 1949 December 1 

11.02 9

Bohr, Aage, and Victor F. Weisskopf. “The Influence of Nuclear Structure on the Hyperfine Structure of Heavy Elements.” Physical Review 77, no. 1 1950 January 1 

11.02 10

Conwell, E. and V. F. Weisskopf. “Theory of Impurity Scattering in Semiconductors.” Physical Review 77, no. 3 1950 February 1 

11.02 11

Feld, B. T., H. Feshbach, M. L. Goldberger, and V. F. Weisskopf. Interim Report of the Fast Neutron Data Project. United States Energy Commission and Nuclear Development Associates, Inc. 1950 August 1 

11.02 12

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Compound Nucleus and Nuclear Resonances.” Helvetica Physica Acta 23 1950 

11.02 13

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Nuclear Models.” Science 113, no. 2926 1951 January 26 

11.02 14

Feld, B. T., H. Feshbach, M. L. Goldstein, and V. F. Weisskopf. Final Report of the Fast Neutron Data Project. United States Atomic Energy Commission and Nuclear Development Associates, Inc. 1951 January 31 

11.02 15

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Radiative Transition Probabilities in Nuclei.” Physical Review 83, no. 5 1951 September 1 

11.02 16

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Physics in France.” Physics Today 4, no. 12 1951 December 

11.02 17

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Shell Model and Nuclear Structure.” Physica 18, no. 12 1952 December 

11.02 18

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Nuclear Structure and Nuclear Forces.” Zeitschrift für Physik 1952 

11.02 19

Feshbach, Herman, Charles E. Porter, and Victor F. Weisskopf. “The Formation of a Compound Nucleus in Neutron Reactions.” Physical Review 90, no. 1 1953 April 1 

11.02 20

Feshbach, H., M. M. Shapiro, and V. F. Weisskopf. Tables of Penetrabilities for Charged Particle Reaction. Nuclear Development Associates, Inc. 1953 June 15 

11.02 21

Feshbach, Herman, Charles E. Porter, and Victor F. Weisskopf. A Summary of the Numerical Results of a Theoretical Study of the Scattering of Neutrons by Complex Nuclei. Laboratory for Nuclear Science, MIT Technical Report 62 1953 August 15 

11.02 22

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Phase Transitions in Atomic Nuclei.” Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 82, no. 7 1953 December 

11.03 1

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Science for Its Own Sake.” The Scientific Monthly 78, no. 3 1954 March 

11.03 2

Villars, F. and V.F. Weisskopf. “The Scattering of Electromagnetic Waves by Turbulent Atmospheric Fluctuations.” Physical Review 94, no. 2 1954 April 15 

11.03 3

Huang, Kerson, and Victor F. Weisskopf. “On the Self-Energy of Dirac Particles and the Proton-Neutron Mass Difference” 1954 June 11 

11.03 4

Feshbach, H., C. E. Porter, and V. F. Weisskopf. “Model for Nuclear Reactions with Neutrons.” Physical Review 96, no. 2 1954 October 15 

11.03 5

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Visas for Foreign Scientists.” Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 10 1954 

11.03 6

Villars, F., and V. F. Weisskopf. On the Scattering of Radio Waves by Turbulent Fluctuations of the Atmosphere. Proceedings of the IRE 1955 October 

11.03 7

Friedman, F. L., and V. F. Weisskopf. “The Compound Nucleus.” Niels Bohr and the Development of Physics. London: Pergamon Press 1955 

11.03 8

Weisskopf, Victor F., and E. P. Rosenbaum. “A Model of the Nucleus.” Scientific American 193, no. 6 1955 

11.03 9

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Enrico Fermi.” Die Naturwissenschaften 42 1955 

11.03 10

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Theoretical Physics at the Geneva Conference” 1955 

11.03 11

Weisskopf, Victor F. “The Theoretical Prediction of Neutron Cross Sections of Non-Fissionable Elements for Energies up to 10 Mev.” (Given at the Atom for Peace Conference, Geneva, 1955). 1955 

11.03 12

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Elementary Particles.” Recent Advances (galley proof) 1956 February 10 

11.03 13

Weisskopf, Victor F. “George Placzek, Theoretical Physicist.” Science 123, no. 3193 1956 March 9 

11.03 14

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Man and Nature.” Confluence 5, no. 1 1956 April 

11.03 15

Bauer, J. R., and V. F. Weisskopf. “A Theory of Trans-horizon Short Wave Radio Propagation in the Troposphere” 1956 June 1 

11.03 16

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Atoms and Human Knowledge” 1956 

11.03 17

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Foreword.” Physics and Mathematics, Vol. 1. London: Pergamon Press 1956 

11.03 18

Weisskopf, Victor F. “The Formation of the Compound Nucleus.” Physica 1956 

11.03 19

Rodberg, L. S., and V. F. Weisskopf. “Fall of Parity.” Science 125, no. 3249 1957 April 5 

11.03 20

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Nuclear Physics.” Reviews of Modern Physics 29, no. 2 1957 April 

11.03 21

Margolis, B., and V. F. Weisskopf. “Proton-width Strength Function.” Physical Review 107, no. 2 1957 July 15 

11.03 22

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Der Sturz der Parität.” Physik Verlag 1957 

11.03 23

Weisskopf, Victor F. “The Problem of an Effective Mass in Nuclear Matter.” Nuclear Physics 3 1957 

11.03 24

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Max Planck One Hundredth Birthday Celebration.” Physics Today 11, no. 8 1958 August 

11.03 25

Weisskopf, Victor F. I ntroduction to Field Theory. Lectures given to the experimental physicists at CERN, CERN 58-21 1958 September 15 

11.03 26

De-Shalit, A., and V. F. Weisskopf. “The Wave Function of Nuclear Matter.” Annals of Physics 5, no. 3 1958 November 

11.03 17

Gomes, L. C., J. D. Walecka, and V. F. Weisskopf. “Properties of Nuclear Matter.” Annals of Physics 3 1958 

11.03 28

Weisskopf, Victor F. “The Properties of Nuclear Matter.” Proceedings of the 2nd U.N. International Conference on the Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy, vol. 14 1958 

11.03 29

Weisskopf, Victor F. Book review of Physics and Philosophy: The Revolution in Modern Science by Werner Heisenberg.  Scientific American 199 1958 

11.03 30

Fierz, Marcus E., and Victor F. Weisskopf. “In Commemoration of Wolfgang Pauli.” Physics Today 12 1959 July 

11.03 31

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Quality and Quantity in Quantum Physics.” Daedalus 1959 Fall 

11.03 32

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Meson-Nucleon Scattering and Nuclear Forces.” Physical Review 116, no. 6 1959 December 15 

11.03 33

Weisskopf, Victor F. Hebrew translation of unidentified article 1959 

11.03 34

Weisskopf, Victor F. Japanese translation of unidentified article 1959 

11.03 35

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Present Status of the Low Energy Nuclear Physics.” Progress of Theoretical Physics 11 1959 

11.03 36

Campbell, E. J., H. Feshbach, C. E. Porter, and V. F. Weisskopf. Some Optical Model Calculations. MIT Laboratory for Nuclear Science, Technical Report 73 1960 February 8 

11.04 1

Weisskopf, Victor F. Address on the Occasion of the Pauli Memorial at the Weizmann Institute, Rehovoth 1960 April 25 

11.04 2

Weisskopf, Victor F. “The Visual Appearance of Rapidly Moving Objects.” Physics Today 13, no. 9 1960 September 

11.04 3

Weisskopf, Victor F. Memorandum to Dr. Elting E. Morison 1961 April 27 

11.04 4

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Problems of Nuclear Structure.” Physics Today 14, no. 7 1961 July 

11.04 5

Lemmer, Richard H., and Victor F. Weisskopf. “On the Preponderance of Prolate Deformations in Nuclei.” Nuclear Physics 25 1961 

11.04 6

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Selected Topics in Theoretical Physics.” Lectures in Theoretical Physics, Vol. III. New York: Interscience Publishers, Inc 1961 

11.04 7

Weisskopf, Victor F. Relativistic Quantum Mechanics: Lectures Given at MIT 1953-1954. Geneva: CERN, 30 1962 March 

11.04 8

Weisskopf, Victor F. “The World within the Proton.” The New Scientist 14, no. 293 1962 June 28 

11.04 9

Weisskopf, Victor F. Super-Conductivity and the Quantization of Magnetic Flux. Geneva: CERN 1962 October 10 

11.04 10

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Problemi della Struttura dei Nuclei.” Energia Nucleare 9, no. 11 1962 November 

11.04 11

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Niels Bohr.” CERN Courier 1962 December 

11.04 12

Weisskopf, Victor F. “CERN and High-Energy Physics.” CERN Courier 2, no. 2-3 1962 

11.04 13

Weisskopf, Victor F. Concluding Remarks. International Conference on High Energy Physics at CERN, Geneva 1962 

11.04 14

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Zagadnienia Struktury Jądra.” Postępy Fizyki 1962 

11.04 15

Weisskopf, Victor F. Speech Given as Guest of Honour at the Annual Luncheon of the Parliamentary and Scientific Committee, London 1963 February 21 

11.04 16

Weisskopf, Victor F. The Place of Elementary Particle Research in the Development of Modern Physics. Geneva: CERN 1963 March 26 

11.04 17

Weisskopf, Victor F. Tribute to Niels Bohr by the Director-General on the Occasion of the Unveiling of a Bust of Bohr in the Main Building of CERN 1963 June 19 

11.04 18

Weisskopf, Victor F. Speech given at the Physikalischen Institut der Universitat Bonn 1963 June 

11.04 19

Weisskopf, Victor F. “The Place of Elementary Particle Research in the Development of Modern Physics.” Physics Today 16, no. 6 1963 June 

11.04 20

Weisskopf, Victor F. Talk given at the Nordisk Institut for Teoretisk Atomfysik, Copenhagen 1963 July 9 

11.04 21

Weisskopf, Victor F. Speech Given at the end of the Sienna International Conference on Elementary Particles in the Cortile of the Palazzo Pubblico in Sienna 1963 October 5 

11.04 22

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Niels Bohr, a Memorial Tribute.” Physics Today 16 1963 October 

11.04 23

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Hans Kopfermann und die Physik.” Mitteilungen der Vereinigung der Freunde der Studentenschaft der Universität Heidelberg, vol. 15 1963 December 

11.04 24

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Address to be read at the Celebration of Cecil Powell’s 60th Birthday in Jenpur, India” circa 1962-1963 

11.04 25

Weisskopf, Victor F. “The Depth of the Potential in the Optical Model” circa 1962-1963 

11.04 26

Weisskopf, Victor F. “International Scientific Activities” circa 1962-1963 

11.04 27

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Forschung Heute und Morgen.” Physikalische Blätter 1964 February 

11.05 1

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Science and Human Relations” 1964 March 17 

11.05 2

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Hans Kopfermann (1895-1963).” Nuclear Physics 52 1964 March 

11.05 3

Weisskopf, Victor F. “The Structure of Nuclei.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 51, no. 5 1964 May 

11.05 4

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Two Open Letters: Weisskopf and Weinberg.” Physics Today 17 1964 June 

11.05 5

Weisskopf, Victor F. “In Defense of High-Energy Physics” 1964 October 29 

11.05 6

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Why Pure Science?” CERN Courier 4, no. 10 1964 October 

11.05 7

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Statement Made by the Director-General at the Twenty-Eighth Session of the Council Concerning the Future Programme and Budgets of CERN.” CERN, 15-16 1964 December 

11.05 8

Weisskopf, Victor F. Conference [“La Science de Demain”]. XIXèmes Recontres Internationales de Geneve 1964 

11.05 9

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Rola Badań nad Cząstkami Elementarnymi w Rozwoju Fizyki Współczesnej,” Problemy 19, Warsaw 1964 

11.05 10

Weisskopf, Victor F. “O Úloze Výzkumu Elementárních Částic ve Vývoji Moderní Fysiky.” [Czech translation of “The Place of Elementary Particle Research in the Development of Modern Physics”], Čs. Čas. Fys. A14 1964 

11.05 11

Bialas, A., and V. F. Weisskopf. “Statistical Theory of Elastic Proton-Proton Scattering at Large Angles.” Il Nuovo Cimento 35 1965 February 16 

11.05 12

Weisskopf, Victor F. “In Defense of High-Energy Physics.” CERN Courier 5, no. 4 1965 April 

11.05 13

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Quantum Theory and Elementary Particles.” Science 149, no. 3689 1965 September 10 

11.05 14

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Quantentheorie und Elementarteilchen.” Physikalische Blätter 21 1965 

11.05 15

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Why Pure Science?” Bulletin of Physical Science 21, no. 4 1965 

11.05 16

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Quel est L’Interet de la Science Pure?” circa 1965 

11.05 17

Telegdi, V. and V. Weisskopf. “Die Moritat über Gentner” circa 1965-1966 

11.05 18

Weisskopf, Victor F. SU2→SU3→SU6. Geneva: CERN 1966 May 24 

11.05 19

Bacher, R. F., and V. F. Weisskopf. “The Career of Hans Bethe.” Perspectives in Modern Physics: Essays in Honor of Hans A. Bethe. New York: Interscience Publishers 1966 

11.05 20

Weisskopf, Victor F. “The Connection Between Physics and Other Branches of Science.” Il Nuovo Cimento 4 1966 

11.05 21

Weisskopf, Victor F. Europagespräch. Vienna, Austria 1966 

11.05 22

Weisskopf, Victor F. Knowledge and Wonder: the Natural World as Man Knows It. Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc. 1966 

11.05 23

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Kvanteteori og Elementarpartikler.” Fysik Tidsskrift 1966 

11.05 24

Weisskopf, Victor F. “The Privilege of Being a Scientist.” Recent Developments in Particle Symmetries. New York: Academic Press Inc. 1966 

11.05 25

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Quantentheorie und Elementarteilchen.” Wissenschaft und Fortschritt 9 1966 

11.05 26

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Die Zukunft der Elementarteilchenforschung.” Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Forschung des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen 1966 

11.05 27

Parsons, Ronald G., and Victor F. Weisskopf. “The Spectrum of Alkali-Atoms.” Zeitschrift für Physik 202 1967 February 

11.06 1

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Niels Bohr, the Quantum and the World.” The New York Review 1967 April 20 

11.06 2

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Relevance of Science during Times of Social Stress” [letter]. Science 157 1967 August 25 

11.06 3

Royen, R. Van, and V. F. Weisskopf. “Hadron Decay Processes and the Quark Model.” Il Nuovo Cimento 50 1967 August 

11.06 4

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Introductory Talk for the Marie Sklodowska Curie Centennial.” Warsaw, Poland 1967 October 17 

11.06 5

Weisskopf, Victor F. “The Los Alamos Years.” Physics Today 20, no. 10 1967 October 

11.06 6

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Dedication for Hans Bethe (Nobel Prize)” 1967 November 2 

11.06 7

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Tribute to Marie Curie.” CERN Courier 7, no. 11 1967 November 

11.06 8

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Oppenheimer in Los Alamos.” Paper Delivered at the Oppenheimer Memorial, APS Meeting, Washington 1967 

11.06 9

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Das Privileg, Wissenschaftler zu Sein.” Physikalische Blätter 23 1967 

11.06 10

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Relations between Coupling Constants According to Schwinger’s Approach.” Rendiconti della Scuola Internazionale di Fisica «E. Fermi» [Lecture given at the Varenna Summer School] 1967 

11.06 11

Weisskopf, Victor F. “The Role of Nuclear Structure Research in Modern Physics.” Speech delivered at the dedication of the new tandem at Yale University 1967 

11.06 12

Weisskopf, V. F. “A Simple Approach to the Adler-Weisberger Relation.” Old and New Problems in Elementary Particles 1967, 1968 

11.06 13

Weisskopf, V. F. Remarks to the plan of a European Biological Laboratory 1967 

11.06 14

Weisskopf, Victor F. “On Niels Bohr.” Book review of Niels Bohr: The Man, His Science, and the World They Changed.  The New York Review of Books 1967 April 20 

11.06 15

Dar, A., and V. F. Weisskopf. The Vector Dominance Assumption for the Electromagnetic Current and Its Phenomenological Interpretation. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Center for Theoretical Physics, Laboratory for Nuclear Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1968 January 

11.06 16

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Is Pure Science Doomed to Decline in the U.S.?” [book review of The Politics of Pure Science, by Daniel Greenberg]  Scientific American 218, no. 3 1968 March 

11.06 17

Dar, A., and V. F. Weisskopf. “Photoproduction of the η Meson.” Physical Review Letters 20, no. 14 1968 April 1 

11.06 18

Dar, A., and V. F. Weisskopf. “Quark Model Results from Weinberg’s Spectral Functions Sum Rules.” Physics Letters 26B, no. 11 1968 April 29 

11.06 19

Dar, A., V. F. Weisskopf, C. A. Levinson, and H. J. Lipkin. “Vector Dominance in Photoproduction.” Physical Review Letters 20, no. 22 1968 May 27 

11.06 20

Weisskopf, Victor F. “The Three Spectroscopies.” Scientific American 218, no. 5 1968 May 

11.06 21

Weisskopf, V. F. “The Relevance of Nuclear Physics.” Dubna, USSR: International Atomic Energy Agency Panel on the Future of Nuclear Structure Studies 1968 July 1-3 

11.06 22

Weisskopf, V. F. “The Status and Problems of High-Energy Physics Today.” Science 161 1968 July 5 

11.06 23

Dar, A., V. F. Weisskopf, C. A. Levinson, and H. J. Lipkin. “The πˉ/π+ Photoproduction Ratio in the Vector Dominance Model.” CERN Report TH-930, 2 August 1968. 1968 August 2 

11.06 24

Dar, A., and V. F. Weisskopf. “Vector Dominance and the Photoproduction Reactions γN→πN*” 1968 August 8 

11.06 25

Weisskopf, V. F. “The Role of Symmetry in Nuclear, Atomic and Complex Structures.” Contribution to Nobel symposium at Uppsala University, Sweden 1968 August 26 

11.06 26

Weisskopf, Victor F. “The European Institute of Science and Technology.” Submitted at the 18th Pugwash Conference on Science and World Affairs, Nice, France 1968 September 

11.06 27

Weisskopf, Victor F. “How Light Interacts with Matter.” Scientific American 219, no. 3 1968 September 

11.06 28

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Introductory Address” [given at the International Symposium celebrating the centenary of the birth of Marie Curie]. Scientific World 1968 

11.06 29

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Kernstruktur und Moderne Forschung.” Physikalische Blätter 1968 

11.06 30

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Otázky a Názory.” Československy Časopis Pro Fysiku 1968 

11.06 31

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Particles and Fields.” Article for an international encyclopedia on science 1968 

11.06 32

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Form and Structure in Nature.” The Wolfgang Pauli Lectures at the ETH, Zurich 1969 January 27 

11.06 33

Weisskopf, Victor F. Address 1969 March 3 

11.06 34

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Elementary-Particle Physics” 1969 May 21 

11.06 35

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Reasons for the Construction of a 300 GeV Accelerator in Europe” 1969 July 14 

11.06 36

Weisskopf, Victor F. “The Privilege of Being a Physicist.” Physics Today 22, no. 8 1969 August 

11.06 37

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Memorial for Amos de Shalit.” Delivered at the Mendelejev Symposium in Torino, Italy 1969 September 

11.06 38

Dar, A., T. L. Watts, and V. F. Weisskopf. “Peripheral Model Predictions for πº and ηº Photoproduction.” Physics Letters 30B, no. 4 1969 October 13 

11.06 39

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Physics in the 20th Century.” CERN Courier 9, no. 10 1969 October 

11.06 40

1Weisskopf, Victor F. Remarks before the Commission on MIT Education 1969 December 5 

11.06 41

Weisskopf, Victor F. “The State of Basic Science in the U.S.” 1969 December 29 

11.06 42

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Why Basic Research?” 1969 December 

11.06 43

Dar, A., T. L. Watts, and Victor F. Weisskopf. “Towards a New Absorption Model for Hadron Collisions.” Nuclear Physics B12 1969 

11.07 1

Weisskopf, Victor F. “An Amateur’s View of Particle Physics.” Evolution of Particle Physics 1969 

11.07 2

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Physics in the XXth Century.” Rivista del Nuovo Cimento 1 1969 

11.07 3

Weisskopf, Victor F. “The Relevance of Nuclear Physics.” Future of Nuclear Studies. Vienna: International Atomic Energy Agency 1969 

11.07 4

Weisskopf, Victor F. “The Need for Basic Research.” Science 167 1970 February 13 

11.07 5

Weisskopf, Victor F. Talk given in the memory of Cecil Powell at the University of Bristol, England 1970 February 

11.07 6

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Modern Physics from an Elementary Point of View.” Lectures given in the CERN Summer Vacation Programme 1969 1970 March 17 

11.07 7

Weisskopf, Victor F. Why Pure Science? 1970 April 

11.07 8

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Physics in the Twentieth Century.” Science 168 1970 May 22 

11.07 9

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Physik im 20. Jahrhundert.” Physikalische Blätter 1970 

11.07 10

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Three Steps in the Structure of Matter.” Physics Today 23 1970 August 

11.07 11

Weisskopf, Victor F. Remarks at MIT Faculty Meeting 1970 September 16 

11.07 12

Weisskopf, Victor F. Talk given at the American Institute of Physics, Caspary Hall 1970 October 5-6 

11.07 13

Weisskopf, Victor F. “A Simple Interpretation of Inelastic Electron-Nucleon Scattering.” Hamburg, Germany: Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron 1970 October 

11.07 14

Fubini, S., and V. F. Weisskopf. “Static Meson Theory” circa 1970 

11.07 15

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Brief zur Übergabe von DESY” [letter to the inauguration of DESY] 1970 

11.07 16

Weisskopf, Victor F. Excerpt from a Memorandum circa 1970 

11.07 17

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Science and Ethics.” Induction, Physics, and Ethics. Dordrecht-Holland: D. Reidel Publishing Company 1970 

11.07 18

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Zařízení P.A.U.L.I. a jeho použití [Apparatus P.A.U.L.I. and its Application].” Československy Časopis Pro Fysiku 20 1970 

11.07 19

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Particles and Fields.” International Encyclopedia on Science circa 1970 

11.07 20

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Recollections of Amos de-Shalit.” Annals of Physics 63, no. 1 1971 March 

11.07 21

Weisskopf, Victor F. “New Insights into the Structure of Matter” 1971 April 

11.07 22

Weisskopf, Victor F. “The Past and Future of High-Energy Physics.” [lecture given at the International Conference of Accelerator builders, Geneva] 1971 September 22 

11.7 23

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Discours Pronoce par le Professeur Victor F. Weisskopf a L’ocassion de la Ceremonie D’inauguration des ISR le Samedi” 1971 October 16 

11.07 24

Weisskopf, Victor F. Talk given on the occasion of the formal inauguration of the Intersecting Storage Rings. CERN Courier 11, no. 10 1971 October 

11.07 25

Kuti, Julius, and Victor F. Weisskopf. “Inelastic Lepton-Nucleon Scattering and Lepton Pair Production in the Relativistic Quark-Parton Model.” Physical Review 4, no. 11 1971 December 1 

11.07 26

Weisskopf, Victor F. “My Life as a Physicist.” Lecture given at the Erice Summer School in High Energy Physics 1971 

11.07 27

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Naturwissenschaft und Gesellschaft.” Physikalische Blätter 27 1971 

11.07 28

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Privilegium býti Fysikem [The Privilege of being a Physicist].” Československy Časopis pro Fysiku 21 1971 

11.07 29

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Trzy Stadia Badania Struktury Materii [Three Steps in the Structure of Matter].” Postępy Fizyki 22, no. 4 1971 

11.07 30

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Unsolved Problems in Physics” [unpublished manuscript] 1971 

11.07 31

Weisskopf, Victor F. “What is the Nucleon Made of?” Elementary Processes at High Energy. New York: Academic Press Inc. 1971 

11.07 32

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Statement before the Joint Committee on Atomic Energy” 1972 March 1 

11.07 33

Weisskopf, Victor F. “The Significance of Science.” Science 176 1972 April 14 

11.07 34

Weisskopf, Victor F. “The Role of Science in Today’s Culture.” The first Donald Ross Hamilton Memorial Lecture delivered at Princeton University 1972 October 12 

11.07 35

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Foreword to Yukawa’s Book” [ Creativity and Invention, by Hideki Yukawa]. 1972 

11.07 36

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Physics and Physicists the Way I Knew Them.” Talk given at the Summer School in Varenna on the History of Physics 1972 

11.07 37

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Translations: Frontiers of Physics” 1972 

11.07 38

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Zukunftsperspektiven der Wissenschaft.” Die Zukunft von Wissenschaft und Technik in Österreich. Symposium aus Anlass des Nationalfeiertages 1972 

11.07 39

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Modes of Thinking in Physics” 1972 

11.07 40

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Deep Inelastic Electron Scattering” 1973 March 

11.08 1

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Foreword to Feshbach and De Shalit” [ Theoretical Nuclear Physics, by Herman Feshbach and Amos De Shalit, Wiley 1974] 1973 March 

11.08 2

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Wissenschaft und Humanisierung.” Humanpolitik im Modernen Österreich 1973 September 27 

11.08 3

“Outlook for Physics.” [interview with Victor F. Weisskopf] Europhysics News 4, no. 9 1973 September  

11.08 4

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Problems in Popularization.” Journal de Physique 1973 October 

11.08 5

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Draft of a Scientific American Article” [regarding radioactivity, unpublished]. 1973 

11.08 6

Weisskopf, Victor F. “The Impact of Quantum Theory on Modern Physics.” Naturwissenschaften 1973 

11.08 7

Weisskopf, Victor F. “My Life as a Physicist.” Proceedings of the ninth course of the International School of Subnuclear Physics: Properties of the Fundamental Interactions, Erice, July 8-26, 1971. Bologna, Italy: Editrice Compositori 1973 

11.08 8

Weisskopf, Victor F. “New Insights into the Basic Structure of Matter.” New Horizons of Human Knowledge 1973 

11.08 9

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Vortrag” circa 1973 

11.08 10

Weisskopf, Victor F. “What is an Elementary Particle?” Physics 50 Years Later. Washington, D.C.: National Academy of Sciences 1973 

11.08 11

Weisskopf, Victor F. “The World Around Us in Physical Science Today,” CRM Books 1973 

11.08 12

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Address Given at the University of Rochester Commencement” 1974 May 12 

11.08 13

Chodos A., R. L. Jaffe, K. Johnson, C. B. Thorn, and V. F. Weisskopf. “A New Extended Model of Hadrons.” Physical Review D 9, no. 12 1974 June 15 

11.08 14

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Quarks in a Bag.” Erice Summer School 1974 

11.08 15

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Intuitive Approaches to Field Theory: Abstract.” Talk given at the Erice Summer School 1974 October 2 

11.08 16

Weisskopf, Victor F. “The New Particles” [talk given at MIT?] 1974 November 

11.08 17

Weisskopf, Victor F. “An Old-Timer Looks at Modern Field Theory.” Peierls Festschrift 1974 

11.08 18

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Vortrag” [DORIS Inauguration speech, Hamburg] 1974 

11.08 19

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Of Atoms, Mountains, and Stars: A Study in Qualitative Physics.” Science 187 1975 February 21 

11.08 20

Weisskopf, Victor F. “The Frontiers and Limits of Science.” Bulletin of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 28, no. 6 1975 March 

11.08 21

Weisskopf, Victor F. “The Promise of High Energy Physics, Why More Accelerators?” Talk given at the International Accelerator Conference, Washington, D.C. 1975 April 

11.08 22

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Is Physics Human?” Talk delivered at the International Conference for Physics Education, Edinburgh 1975 August 

11.08 23

Weisskopf, Victor F. “The MIT Bag 1975.” [Talk given at Erice Summer School], CERN pre-print, TH-2068 1975 September 1 

11.08 24

Scientific publications of Victor F. Weisskopf 1975 

11.08 25

Weisskopf, Victor F. A World Accelerator? circa 1975 

11.08 26

Brooks, Harvey, and Victor F. Weisskopf. “The Future of the Academy.” Bulletin of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 29, no. 7 1976 April 

11.08 27

Feld, Bernard T., and Victor F. Weisskopf. “Who is Responsible for the Arms Race?” The New York Times 1976 April 

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11.08 28

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Philip Morrison at 60: A Tribute by Victor F. Weisskopf.” Technology Review 78, no. 7 1976 June 

11.08 29

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Lecture Notes for CERN Summer Students” 1976 July 

11.08 30

Feld, Bernard T., and Victor F. Weisskopf. “Scientists and the Development of Weapons.” Herald Tribune 1976 September 16 

11.08 31

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Elementary Particles.” Paper presented during the Plenary Session of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences 1976 October 21 

11.09 1

Weisskopf, Victor F. ‘Remarks on Science and Civilization.” Report before the Pontifical Academy of Sciences 1976 October 22 

11.09 2

Weisskopf, Victor F. The Frontiers and Limits of Physics. Hitchcock Lectures, University of California Berkeley 1976 November 15 

11.09 3

Weisskopf, Victor F. “What is an Elementary Particle?” The Nature of the Physical Universe: 1976 Nobel Conference. New York: John Wiley & Sons 1976 

11.09 4

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Phase Transitions and Human Culture, an Analogy.” Talk presented at the Meeting of Implications of Sociobiology for the Social Sciences, New York City 1977 April 2 

11.09 5

Weisskopf, Victor F. “The Frontiers and Limits of Science.” [includes letters to the editor regarding article] American Scientist 65, no. 4 1977 July-August 

11.09 6

Weisskopf, Victor F. “The Frontiers and Limits of Science” [includes working papers/editorial comments]. American Scientist 65, no. 4 1977 July-August 

11.09 7

Weisskopf, Victor F. “A Primer in Particle Physics.” CERN Summer School 1977 July 

11.09 8

Weisskopf, Victor F. “About Liquids.” Transactions of the New York Academy of Science, Series II 38 1977 November 4 

11.09 9

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Physics and Physicists the Way I Knew Them.” History of Twentieth Century Physics. New York: Academic Press Inc. 1977 

11.09 10

Lin, Herbert and Victor F. Weisskopf. “The Production of Waterwaves by Wind” undated 

11.09 11

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Ting Symposium Lecture” undated 

11.09 12

Nauenberg, Michael and Victor F. Weisskopf. “Why Does the Sun Shine?” American Journal of Physics 46, no. 1 1978 January 

11.09 13

Weisskopf, Victor F. “My Research and Its Social Consequences.” Address at the Cambridge Forum, Cambridge, MA 1978 April 3 

11.09 14

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Meteoric Growth of American Physics.” [Book review of The Physicists: The History of a Scientific Community in Modern America by Daniel J. Kevles] Nature 272, no. 5656 1978 April 27 

11.09 15

Weisskopf, Victor F. “A Race to Death” [op ed]. The New York Times 1978 May 14 

11.09 16

Weisskopf, V. F. “The Unique Role of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.” Remarks to a small group of Fellows at a meeting called to discuss the financial situation of the Academy 1978 May 31 

11.09 17

Weisskopf, Victor F. “New Trends in Particle Physics.” Journal de Physique 39, no. 6 1978 June 

11.09 18

Weisskopf, Victor F. “A Peril and a Hope.” Physics Today, 31 1978 July 

11.09 19

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Le Danger et L’espoir” 1978 August 17 

11.09 20

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Contemporary Frontiers in Physics.” Talk delivered on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of General Electric 1978 September  

11.09 21

Weisskopf, Victor F. “The Limits of Science.” Pontifical Academy 1978 October 

11.09 22

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Debate on the Arms Race.” Physics Today 1978 December 

11.1 1

Weisskopf, Victor F. Book Review of Color and Light in the Open Air, by M. Minnaert, Dover Publications.  Outlook 1978 

11.1 2

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Remarks on Science and Civilization.” Pontificiae Academiae Scientiarvm Scripta Varia 1978 

11.1 3

Weisskopf, Victor F. “What Happened in Physics in the Last Decade.” Physics Bulletin, 29 1978 

11.1 4

Weisskopf, Victor F. “The Nuclear Peril” undated 

11.1 5

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Fourteen Nations Explore the Unknown” undated 

11.1 6

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Contemporary Frontiers in Physics.” Science 203 1979 January 19 

11.1 7

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Neue Entwicklungen in der Teilchenphysik.” Physikalische Blätter 1979 January 

11.1 8

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Vorwort zw Interessante Physik von Walter Krenzer” 1979 February 

11.1 9

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Fronteras Contemporáneas en el Campo de la Física.” Ciencia y Desarrollo 1979 March-April 

11.1 10

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Art and Science.” Talk delivered on the occasion of the Albert Einstein Centenary Celebration, Bern, Switzerland 1979 March 13-17 

11.1 11

Weisskopf, Victor F. “A Peril and a Hope,” (revised version) 1979 March 

11.1 12

Weisskopf, Victor F. “A Primer in Particle Physics” 1979 March 

11.1 13

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Address of the President on the Occasion of the Ground Breaking Ceremonies for the New Academy Building” 1979 April 2 

11.1 14

Weisskopf, Victor F. Untitled editorial on the Harrisburg nuclear reactor accident 1979 April 

11.1 15

Weisskopf, Victor F., et al. High Energy Physics: The Ultimate Structure of Matter and Energy. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Research, Division of High Energy Physics, April 1979. 1979 April 

11.1 16

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Physics as Natural Philosophy,” (book review of Memoirs of a Physicist in the Atomic Age, by W. M. Elsasser),  Nature 278, no. 19 1979 April 

11.1 17

Weisskopf, Victor F., and Sheldon Glashow. “Der Heutige Stand der Elementarteilchen-Forschung.” Wissenschaftliche Nachrichten 1979 April 

11.1 18

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Ein Appell an die Vernunft.” Die Zeit no. 21 1979 May 18 

11.1 19

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Acceptance Talk”, (Pour Le Merite), Hamburg 1979 May 29 

11.1 20

Weisskopf, Victor F. “What is the Greatest Nuclear Danger?” 1979 May 

11.1 21

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Science, Technology and Culture.” Lecture delivered at the occasion of the Centenary Celebration of Siemens. Vienna, Austria 1979 June 7 

11.1 22

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Wissenschaft, Technik und Kultur” 1979 June 7 

11.1 23

Weisskopf, Victor F. “The Significance of CERN.” Talk delivered at the 25th Anniversary of CERN in Geneva 1979 June 23 

11.1 24

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Recent Trends in Particle Physics.” Introductory talk given at the International School of Subnuclear Physics “Pointlike structures inside and outside hadrons,” Erice 1979 July 31 - August 11 

11.1 25

Weisskopf, Victor F. “The Significance of CERN.” CERN Courier 19, no. 6 1979 September 

11.1 26

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Art and Science.” The American Scholar 1979 Autumn 

11.1 27

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Talk not given before the Academy of Sciences in Paris” 1979 November 5 

11.1 28

Weisskopf, Victor F. The Formation of Cooper Pairs and the Nature of Superconducting Currents. Geneva: CERN 1979 December 21 

11.1 29

Weisskopf, Victor F. Foreword to Wissenschaftlicher Briefwechsel mit Bohr, Einstein, Heisenberg u.a., Band 1: 1919-1929 (  Sources in the History of Mathematics and Physical Sciences, v. 2). New York: Springer-Verlag 1979 

11.1 30

Weisskopf, Victor F. Letter to the editor of The New York Times regarding February 9, 1979 editorial on U.S. cooperation with China 1979 

11.1 31

Weisskopf, Victor F. “What is an Elementary Particle?” The Nature of the Physical Universe 1976 Nobel Conference. New York: John Wiley & Sons 1979 

11.11 1

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Testimony to the Committee on Science and Technology, United States House of Representatives” 1980 January 31 

11.11 2

Weisskopf, Victor F. Letter to the editor of Scientific American (regarding “Quantum Theory and Reality,” by d’Espagnat) 1980 January 

11.11 3

Weisskopf, Victor F. “The Overwhelming Priority,” editorial, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists [devoted to Nuclear Power] 1980 January 

11.11 4

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Address at the Commemoration of the Holocaust.” MIT Chapel 1980 April 14 

11.11 5

Weisskopf, Victor F. “They Touched the Nerve of the Universe,” book review of The Early Years: The Niels Bohr Institute 1921-1930, by Peter Robertson),  Nature 284, no. 5758 1980 April 24 

11.11 6

Weisskopf, Victor F. “The Double-edged Sword Called Technology.” Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 1980 April 

11.11 7

Weisskopf, Victor F., and Robert R. Wilson. “United States-Soviet Scientific Exchanges.” Science 208 1980 May 30 

11.11 8

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Growing up with Field Theory, the Development of Quantum Electrodynamics in Half a Century: Personal Recollections” 1980 June 

11.11 9

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Electric Wave Photos,” (letter to editor). Science 209 1980 July 18 

11.11 10

Weisskopf, Victor F. “A Primer in Particle Physics” 1980 July 

11.11 11

Weisskopf, Victor F. “The Problem of Informing the Public About Basic Research.” Address delivered at the conference on “Communicating University Research” in Washington, D.C. 1980 October 23 

11.11 12

Weisskopf, Victor F. “On Avoiding Nuclear Holocaust.” Technology Review 83, no. 1 1980 October 

11.11 13

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Nuclear War: Four Pressure Points.” Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 1980 

11.11 14

Wiesner, Jerome, and Victor F. Weisskopf. “On Nuclear Arms: What General Haig Said,” (editorial). Boston Globe 1981 January 14 

11.11 15

Weisskopf, Victor F. “To Start a Peace Race.” Moscow News, No. 20 1981 May 17 

11.11 16

Weisskopf, Victor F. Opening remarks at the Sakharov Conference, New York Academy of Sciences 1981 May 

11.11 17

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Remarks to the Question of Scientific Exchanges with the Soviet Union.” Sakharov Memorial Meeting, New York City 1981 May 

11.11 18

Weisskopf, Victor F. “A Soviet Inquiry.” Worldview 24, no. 8 1981 August 

11.11 19

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Vom Ursprung des Universums.” Schweizerischen Naturforschenden Gesellschaft 1981 September 25 

11.11 20

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Draft Memorandum” 1981 October  

11.11 21

Weisskopf, Victor F. Obituary for Hideki Yukawa presented at the Plenary Session of the Pontifical Academy 1981 October 5 

11.11 22

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Bicentennial Address: Frontiers and Limits of Physical Sciences.” Bulletin of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 35, no. 2 1981 November 

11.11 23

Weisskopf, Victor F. “The Development of Field Theory in the Last 50 Years.” Physics Today 34, no. 11 1981 November 

11.11 24

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Report on the Mission of the Pontifical Academy to President Reagan and the U.N.” 1981 December 14 

11.12 1

Telegdi, V. L., and V. F. Weisskopf. “Obituary: Wolfgang Gentner (1906-1980).” Berichte und Mitteilungen 1981 

11.12 2

Weisskopf, Victor F. “The Formation of Cooper Pairs and the Nature of Superconducting Currents.” Contemporary Physics 22, no. 4 1981 

11.12 3

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Gedenkrede für Wolfgang Gentner.” Physikalishe Blätter 37, no. 9 1981 

11.12 4

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Kunst og Videnskab.” Særtryk af Dansk Udsyn, no. 2-3 1981 

11.12 5

Weisskopf, Victor F. “New Insights into the Basic Structure of Matter” [UNESCO talk given on November 15, 1979]. New Horizons of Human Knowledge. Paris, France: UNESCO Press 1981 

11.12 6

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Particelle Elementari: Campi d Particelle.” Enciclopedia del Novecento. Instituto dell’Enciclopedia Italiana 1981 

11.12 7

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Perspektiven und Schranken der Naturwissenschaft.” Rückblick in die Zukunft 1981 

11.12 8

Weisskopf, Victor F. Review of Surprises in Theoretical Physics, by Rudolf Peierls.  Physics Today 1981 

11.12 9

Weisskopf, Victor F. Letter to the editor of The New York Times regarding art and creationism 1982 January 23 

11.12 10

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Le Role de la Science Fondamentale dans la Societe Contemporaine.” Geneva Conference 1982 February 11 

11.12 11

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Helene Deutsch and Vienna.” Talk given at the Memorial Session for Helene Deutsch in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 1982 May 23 

11.12 12

Weisskopf, Victor F. Statement made at the Archdiocesan Conference on the Nuclear Arms Race. Museum of Science, Museum Park, Boston 1982 June 26 

11.12 13

Weisskopf, Victor F. Comments on talks at the International Colloquium on the History of Particle Physics, Paris 1982 July 21-23 

11.12 14

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Address on the Occasion of the Award of the Cardinal Medeiros Peace Medallion to Dr. Bernard Lown” 1982 October 10 

11.12 15

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Science, Technology, and Society” 1982 November 11 

11.12 16

Hesburgh, Theodor, and Victor Weisskopf. “Kirche und Kernwaffen.” Die Zeit 1982 December 3 

11.12 17

Weisskopf, Victor F. “A Memorial to George Winter” 1982 December 9 

11.12 18

Weisskopf, Victor F. “The Places Where Quantum Mechanics was Born.” Journal de Physique 43, no. 12 1982 December  

11.12 19

Kregar, Mitja, and Victor F. Weisskopf. “Ionization Energies and Electron Affinities of Atoms up to Neon.” American Journal of Physics 50, no. 3 1982 March 

11.12 20

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Meine Göttinger Studienjahre mit Born und Franck,” Born-Franck Festschrift 1982 

11.12 21

Weisskopf, Victor F. “In Memory of Roman Jakobson” 1982 

11.12 22

Weisskopf, Victor F. “The Limits of Science” 1983 March 

11.12 23

Weisskopf, Victor F. “There is Still Hope for Hope.” Physics Today 1983 March 

11.12 24

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Tributes to Helene Deutsch.” American Imago 40, no. 1 1983 Spring 

11.12 25

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Banquet Speech at the 40th Anniversary Conference of the Los Alamos National Laboratory” (draft) 1983 April 15 

11.12 26

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Avoiding Nuclear War: There is Still Hope for Hope.” Talk given at the San Remo Meeting celebrating the 150th birthday of Alfred Nobel 1983 May 5 

11.13 1

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Kann der Atomkrieg Vermieden Werden?” Ansprache dem Treffen in San Remo 1983 May 5 

11.13 2

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Memorandum to HEPAP Subpanel” 1983 June 6 

11.13 3

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Einige Persönliche Eindrücke von Österreich.” Rede gehalten im Schloss Duino 1983 September 20 

11.13 4

Weisskopf, Victor F. Book review of Das Ende des Naturwissenschaftlichen Zeitalters, by Herbert Pietschmann.  Wissenschaftliche Nachrichten, No. 63 1983 September 

11.13 5

Weisskopf, Victor F. “The Origin of the Universe.” American Scientist 71 (September-October 1983). 1983 September - October 

11.13 6

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Pauli-Tagung” 1983 November 16 

11.13 7

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Noch gibt es Hoffnung auf Hoffnung!” German translation of “There is Still Hope for Hope”), Physikalishe Blätter 39, no. 8 1983 

11.13 8

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Nuclear Superiority is Dangerous” (unpublished) 1983 

11.13 9

Weisskopf, Victor F. Preface to Atoms of Silence, by Hubert Reeves 1983 

11.13 10

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Science, Technology, and Society.” Options 1983 

11.13 11

Weisskopf, Victor F. “The Thermal Conductivity of Metals and Insulators” 1983 

11.13 12

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Nuclear Winter: A Warning.” Memorandum presented to the Holy See by an international group of scientists assembled in the Vatican by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences 1984 January 23-25 

11.13 13

Weisskopf, Victor F. Remarks Delivered at the 50th Anniversary Convocation of the University in Exile, New York 1984 April 

11.13 14

Weisskopf, Victor F. Keynote Speech at the Annual Symposium for Science and Mathematics Teachers, Illinois Science Lecture Association 1984 May 14 

11.13 15

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Keynote Talk, ICFA Tokyo Meeting” (draft) 1984 may 

11.13 16

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Die Physik und die Welt Nach Einstein.” Ansprache des Laureaten der Einsteinmedaille, Universität Bern 1984 June 27 

11.13 17

Weisskopf, Victor F. “The Frontiers and Limits of Science.” Daedalus 1984 Summer 

11.13 18

Weisskopf, Victor F. “The Nuclear Arms Race, its Causes and Remedies” 1984 August 

11.13 19

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Niels Bohr, the Quantum, and the World.” Social Research 51, no. 3 1984 Autumn 

11.13 20

Weisskopf, Victor F. “In Defense of CERN.” Nature 311 1984 October 

11.13 21

Weisskopf, Victor F. Memorial speech for Karl Cori held in Harvard Chapel 1984 November 16 

11.13 22

Gottfried, Kurt, and V. F. Weisskopf. “Spin and Statistics.” Concepts of Particle Physics. New York: Oxford University Press 1982, 1985 

11.13 23

Weisskopf, Victor F. Introduction to Inner Exile, by Elizabeth Heisenberg. Boston: Birkhäuser 1984 

11.13 24

Weisskopf, Victor F. “The Nuclear Arms Race, its Dangers, Causes and Remedies” 1985 January 

11.13 25

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Search for Simplicity.” American Journal of Physics 53, no. 1-12, 54 no. 1-2 1985 January - 1986 February 

11.13 26

Weisskopf, Victor F. Remarks about Louis Leprince-Ringuet, Leprince-Ringuet Festschrift 1985 March 

11.13 27

Marshak, Robert, and Victor F. Weisskopf. Letter to President Anatoly Alexandrov 1985 Spring 

11.13 28

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Testimony on CERN and International Collaboration in High Energy Physics.” Before the Task Force on Science Policy of the Committee on Science and Technology of the U.S. House of Representatives 1985 June 18 

11.13 29

Weisskopf, Victor F. “A Real Window of Vulnerability.” Outlook 1985 Summer 

11.13 30

Weisskopf, Victor F. “We Must Halt the Arms Race.” Miami Herald 1985 August 4 

11.13 31

Weisskopf, Victor F. “For Yamaguchi’s Birthday” 1985 August 19 

11.13 32

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Looking Back on Los Alamos.” Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 1985 August 

11.13 33

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Statement” [regarding nuclear weapons] 1985 August 

11.13 34

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Niels Bohr, the Quantum, and the World” (editorial). Physics Today 1985 October 

11.13 35

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Niels Bohr, the Quantum, and the World” (editorial). Physics Today 1985 October 

11.13 35

Weisskopf, Victor F. Niels Bohr, the Quantum, and the World 1985 December 

11.13 36

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Personal Memories of Pauli.” Physics Today 1985 December 

11.13 37

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Kunst und Wissenschaft.” Acta Historica Leopoldina, no. 14 1985 

11.13 38

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Der Schritt in das Atomzeitalter” (letter). Bild der Wissenschaft 1985 

11.13 39

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Search for Simplicity: The Cohesive Energy of Solids,” (draft) circa 1985 

11.13 40

Weisskopf, Victor F., et al. “Why Star Wars is Dangerous and Won’t Work.” The New York Review 1985 

11.13 41

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Ziele und Grenzen der Wissenschaft.” Naturwissenschaften 72 1985-1986 

11.13 42

Weisskopf, Victor F. Response of the ICPE Medalist 1985 

11.13 43

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Olaf Palme.” Memorial talk given at Harvard Memorial Chapel 1986 March 15 

11.13 44

Weisskopf, Victor F. “A Common Sense of Mutual Dangers” (op- ed article). The New York Times 1986 April 21 

11.13 45

Weisskopf, Victor F. “The Bishops and Gorbachev” 1986 April 

11.13 46

Weisskopf, Victor F. Memorandum to Pontifical Academy 1986 April 

11.13 47

Weisskopf, Victor F. Book review of Bird of Passage: recollections of a physicist, by Rudolf Peierls.  American Journal of Physics 54, no. 9 1986 September 5 

11.13 48

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Life and Entropy,” book review of The Second Law, by Peter W. Atkins, and  The Unfinished Universe, by Louise B. Young 1986 

11.13 49

Weisskopf, Victor F. “The Significance of CERN” circa 1986-1987 

11.13 50

Weisskopf, Victor F. “The Task for a New Peace Movement.” Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 1987 January-February 

11.13 51

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Reversing the Arms Race is Not Enough” (op-ed article) 1987 June 

11.13 52

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Introduction to the Telegdi Fest.” CERN 1987 July 3 

11.13 53

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Art and Science” 1987 September 19 

11.14 1

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Keynote Speech ICFA.” Brookhaven National Laboratory 1987 October 6 

11.14 2

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Vertriebene Vernunft aus Österreich” 1987 October 

11.14 3

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Qualitative Physics” circa 1987 

11.14 4

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Talk at the James Killian Memorial” 1988 May 5 

11.14 5

Low, Francis E., and Victor F. Weisskopf. “More Support for Basic Science.” Submitted to The New York Times 1988 May 26 

11.14 6

Zeisel, Hans, and Victor Weisskopf. “The Other Austria” 1988 June 

11.14 7

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Le CERN, un Exemple de la Collaboration Scientifique en Europe.” Address given at the European Convention 1988 October 

11.14 8

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Some Remarks on the Secretary-General’s Report.” Pugwash Newsletter 26, no. 2 1988 October 

11.14 9

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Proof of E = mc2,” unpublished circa 1988 

11.14 10

Weisskopf, Victor F. “What is Quantum Mechanics?” Physics in the XX Century 1988 

11.14 11

Weisskopf, Victor F. “The Origin of the Universe.” Bulletin of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 42, no. 4 1989 January 

11.14 12

Weisskopf, Victor F. “L’Europe de la Recherche, un Exemple pour le Monde.” Jean Monnet Celebration 1989 October 22 

11.14 13

Weisskopf, Victor F. Book review of From Paradox to Reality, by Fritz Rohrlich.  Foundations of Physics 19, no. 2 1989 

11.14 14

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Longing for the Harmonies,” (book review of Themes and Variations from Modern Physics, by Frank Wilczek and Betsy Devine),  Physics Today 1989 

11.14 15

Weisskopf, Victor F. La Révolution des Quanta. Hachette 1989 

11.14 16

Weisskopf, Victor F. “So Einfach ist Physik: 11. Berge, Wasserwellen und Undichte Dächer.” Physik und Didaktik 1989 

11.14 17

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Die Grosse Kunst, Physik Verstaendlich zu Machen.” Paul Scherrer Institut 1990 February 

11.14 18

Weisskopf, Victor F. “The Responsibility of Scientists in the Nuclear Age.” Address delivered at Charles University, Prague, Czechoslovakia 1990 October 25 

11.14 19

Weisskopf, Victor F. Comments on Dr. Hans Bethe 1990 

11.14 20

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Probleme der Popularisierung der Modernen Physik.” Physikalische Blätter 46, no. 3 1990 

11.14 21

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Der Ursprung Aller Dinge.” Bild der Wissenschaft 1990 April 

11.14 22

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Foreword to the Festschrift for Torleif Ericson” circa 1990-1992 

11.14 23

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Werner Heisenberg, der Intuitive Physiker.” Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Klasse circa 1990-1992 

11.14 24

Weisskopf, Victor F. “The Lesser-Known Bohr,” book review of Redirecting Science, by Finn Aaserud.  Science 251 1991 February 8 

11.14 25

Weisskopf, Victor F. “The Vital Role of Music,” talk given at the 75th Anniversary Convocation of the Longy School of Music. Longy News and Events 6, no. 2 1991 Winter 

11.14 26

Telegdi, V. L., and V. F. Weisskopf. “Heisenberg’s Collected Papers,” book review. Physics Today 1991 

11.14 27

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Fifty-Five Years of My Life in Nuclear Physics.” Nuclear Physics 1991 

11.14 28

Weisskopf, Victor F. “One Hundred Years of Physical Review.” Physical Review 1991 

11.14 29

Weisskopf, Victor F. “The New Role of Science.” Physics up to 200 TeV. New York: Plenum Press 1991 

11.14 30

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Possible note in the Bulletin” 1991 

11.14 31

Weisskopf, Victor F. “The Scientific Legacy of the 20th Century.” Address delivered at the Alpbach Forum 1992 August 17 

11.14 32

Weisskopf, Victor F. “The Development of Science During this Century” 1993 June 15 

11.14 33

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Physik - Gestern, Heute, Morgen” 1993 August 2 

11.14 34

Weisskopf, Victor F. Talk given at the Conference on Bubble Chambers and their Contribution to Particle Physics, CERN 1993 August 

11.14 35

Weisskopf, Victor F. Contribution to a volume dedicated to Nino Zichichi at his 65th birthday 1993 September 21 

11.14 36

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Crisis - Weisskopf’s View.” CERN Courier 1993 October 

11.14 37

Weisskopf, Victor F. “The Reality Beyond Science.” Headline News, Science Views. National Research Council 1993 

11.14 38

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Remarks on the Symposium on Enrico Fermi.” Roma: Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei 1993 

11.14 39

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Science - Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow” 1993 November 

11.14 40

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Heat and Temperature,” [working draft] 1993-1994 

11.14 41

Weisskopf, Victor F. “The Development of Science in this Century.” CERN Courier 1994 May 

11.14 42

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Endangered Support of Basic Science.” Scientific American 1994 May 

11.14 43

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Electrical Conductivity and Thermal Effects,” (working draft) circa 1994 

11.14 44

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Final Remarks.” Nuclear Physics B (Proceedings Supplements) 36 1994 

11.14 45

Hesburgh, Rev. Theodore M., and Victor F. Weisskopf. “Religion and Science Against Nuclear Weapons,” undated undated 

11.15 1

Weisskopf, Victor F. “The Development of Particle Physics” undated 

11.15 2

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Energy of Molecules,” (working draft) undated 

11.15 3

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Planck, Bose, and Fermi Distributions,” (working draft) undated 

11.15 4

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Physics Today and Tomorrow” undated 

11.15 5

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Science and Society,” manuscript unused undated 

11.15 6

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Thermal Conductivity,” working draft undated 

11.15 7

Weisskopf, Victor F. Book review of The Politics of Pure Science, by Daniel S. Greenberg undated 

11.15 8

Weisskopf, Victor F. “Die Höhe der Berge, Tropfende Zimmerdecken und Wellen am See” undated 

11.15 9

Subseries 11B. Presentation Notes and Slides 

Scope and Contents note

Series 11, Writings and Presentations, consists of two subseries: Writings and Presentation Notes and Slides. Subseries 11A - Writings contains Weisskopf’s papers (published and unpublished), editorials, book reviews, and typescripts of selected speeches. The early papers are focused mainly on research in physics, while the later writings are more concerned with social and political topics. Folders are arranged chronologically, with undated papers gathered at the end. It is worth noting that the first paper included here is a copy of the handwritten text of “Die Entstehung der Welt im Lichte der Neuesten Forschung” (The Emergence of the World in Light of Recent Research), written by Weisskopf in 1922 when he was barely seventeen years old.

Subseries 11B - Presentation Notes and Slides, consists of handwritten notes, transparencies or their paper copies, and slides used by Weisskopf during his many speeches on scientific and other matters conducted over a period of more than thirty years, starting with the talk given at the American Physical Society meeting in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1959, and ending with the one on “Science and the Irrational” presented in Newton and Andover, Massachusetts, in 1993. Folders are arranged chronologically, with undated materials gathered at the end. Sets of slides, mostly undated, can be found in boxes 11.21-11.22. They are identified by the titles on their original boxes. A sample of those titles includes, among others, “Origin of the Universe,” “Popular Science,” “High Energy Physics,” “Nuclear Physics,” “CERN,” “Bohr,” and “Copenhagen.”

Box Folder

“After Dinner Talk, Cleveland Meeting, APS (American Physical Society)” 1959 

11.16 1

“Boulder” 1960 

11.16 2

“Heisenberg Talk” 1960 

11.16 3

“Pauli and the Development of Modern Theoretical Physics,” New York 1960 

11.16 4

“Talk before League of Women Voters” 1960 

11.16 5

“Talk on Science Education for Girls” 1960 

11.16 6

“Big Science, Warburg Talk” 1965 

11.16 7

“Frascati Talk” 1965 

11.16 8

“Talk to Senior Staff” 1965 

11.16 9

“Quark Talk,” Yale 1966 

11.16 10

“Nuclear Physics Talk,” Washington 1967 

11.16 11

“Oppenheimer in Los Alamos,” Oppenheimer Memorial, American Physical Society Meeting, Washington 1967 

11.16 12

“The Structure of Matter,” MIT 1967 

11.16 13

“Students Address" 1967 

11.16 14

“Talk,” AIP American Institute of Physics 1967 

11.16 15

“Quark Model Talk,” Stonybrook 1967 

11.16 16

“Dedication,” University of Montreal 1968 

11.16 17

“The Search for Elementary Particles, Rockefeller Talk” 1968 

11.16 18

“Talk, Dedication of Theoretical Center,” Kresge MIT 1968 

11.16 19

“Talk, Dubna (Plenary Session)” 1968 

11.16 20

Untitled Talk, Florence 1968 

11.16 21

“Form and Structure in Nature,” Wolfgang Pauli Lectures, Zurich - notes, correspondence 1967-1969 

11.16 22

“Gamov” 1969 

11.16 23

“How Things Began: High School Talk” 1969 

11.16 24

“Mendeleyev Talk,” Torino 1969 

11.16 25

“On the Privilege of Being a Physicist,” American Physical Society and American Association of Physics Teachers meeting 1969 

11.16 26

“Science and Society,” Mack Lecture, Wisconsin, - notes; “Swarthmore Lecture,” - notes 1060 

11.16 27

“Talk to Physics Department Faculty” 1969 

11.16 28

“Triple AS American Academy of Arts and Sciences Talk,” Chicago 1970 

11.16 29

“Colloquium Talk: What is the Proton Made of?” 1970 

11.16 30

“Das Anschauliche in der Physik” 1970 

11.16 31

“Deep Inelastic Scattering, CEA Talk” 1970 

11.16 32

“Talk to APS American Physical Society” 1970 

11.16 33

Science and Society, “Boulder Talk,” University of Colorado 1971 

11.16 34

“Heat,” Peabody School; “Kids” 1971; undated 

11.16 35

“New Insights into the Structure of Matter,” Dublin 1971 

11.16 36

“What Are Protons Made of?” Boulder; “What Are Protons Made of?” Bloomington 1971 

11.16 37

“What is an Elementary Particle?” Brown University 1971 

11.16 38

On Qualitative Physics - notes for several talks 1969, 1971,undated 

11.16 39

Qualitative Physics (?) - transparencies 1985 

11.16 40

“Quark Model, Seminar,” MIT 1971 

11.16 41

“Polit. Discussion,” CERN 1972 

11.16 42

“Present and Future State of Physics,” University of Vermont 1972 

11.16 43

“The Role of Science,” Princeton, Hamilton Lecture 1972 

11.16 44

“Why HEP?” CERN 1972 

11.16 45

“Changes and illegible in the Style of Physics during my Lifetime,” APS American Physical Society 1973 

11.16 46

“Development of Physics,” Minnesota 1973 

11.16 47

“Speech at SLAC, HEPAP Resignation” 1973 

11.16 48

“What is an Elementary Particle?” CERN 1972-1973 

11.16 49

“Lauritsen Talk”, Pasadena 1974 

11.16 50

“An Old Timer Looks at Modern Field Theory,” - manuscript 1974 

11.16 51

“Pupin Talk” 1974 

11.16 52

“The Search for the Fundamental Structure of Matter,” Killian Lecture - notes, transparencies circa 1974 

11.16 53

“Relation between Elementary Particle Physics and Nuclear Structure Physics,” APS American Physical Society, Chicago 1974 

11.17 1

“Talk at ECOLINT Ecole Internationale de Genève” 1974 

11.17 2

“What’s Going on in the Sub-Nuclear World?” Cornell 1974 

11.17 3

“HEP - High Energy Physics” - notes, transparencies 1975 

11.17 4

“The Meaning of Science,” Wayne State University 1975 

11.17 5

“Inaugural Talk, Academy” 1976 

11.17 6

“The Wave that Rutherford Made,” McGill - notes, transparency 1977 

11.17 7

“Fields” transparencies and “New Insights into the Basic Structure of Matter” annotated manuscript of UNESCO talk, Paris 1979, undated 

11.17 8

“Perspectives (Trends) in Particle Physics,” - notes, transparencies 1979 

11.17 9

“The Growth of Physics during the Wiesner Era,” - notes, program, 1980; background materials 1979 

11.17 10

“Scientists and Peace,” MIT, notes, copies of transparencies 1980 

11.17 11

“Quark Theory Talk” - transparencies; background materials undated, 1974, 1980 

11.17 12

“What Science Can Explain and What It Cannot,” Michigan - notes, 1980; background materials 1975 

11.17 13

“Contemporary Frontiers in Physics,” USAF - notes, transparencies, background materials, 1979, 1981 1979, 1981 

11.17 14

“Frontiers and Limits,” Israel - transparencies 1981 

11.17 15

“The Significance of Quantum Mechanics,” American Academy of Arts and Sciences - notes, background materials, and “The Search, History” - notes 1973, 1976, undated 

11.17 16

“CERN Course” - transparencies 1981-1982 

11.17 17

“Science, Technology, and Society,” Goteborg - notes, annotated manuscript 1982 

11.17 18

“Supernumerary transparencies”; background materials 1982, 1975 

11.17 19

“Weak Interactions” - transparencies 1982 

11.17 20

“Frontiers and Limits” - notes and transparencies 1983 

11.17 21

“CERN Course” - notes and transparencies 1984 

11.18 1

“Contemporary Frontiers in Physics” - notes, annotated manuscript; and “Cornell II” - notes, transparencies, and background materials 1979, undated; 1984, undated 

11.18 2

“Cornell I: Quantum Mechanics,” - transparencies circa 1984 

11.18 3

“Cornell II:” Untitled talk, - notes and transparencies 1984, undated 

11.18 4

“Cornell III: Liquids, Mountains, Raleigh, Visibility,” Cornell - transparencies circa 1984 

11.18 5

Furry, Wendell - Memorial Talk circa 1984 

11.18 6

“Peace Speech” - notes 1984 

11.18 7

“Science and Society,” CERN - notes 1984 

11.18 8

“Stratton Medal Talk” - notes 1984 

11.18 9

“What Happens at CERN?” Wright Science Colloquia, CERN - notes 1984 

11.18 10

Bohr Centennial - “Long Bohr Talk” - notes, transparencies circa 1985 

11.18 11

“Qualitative Physics,” Loeb Lecture - transparencies 1985, undated 

11.18 12

“Frontiers and Limits of Science,” Penn State, 1986-1987, Urbana University, 1987 - notes, annotated manuscripts, transparencies 1983-1987, undated 

11.18 13

“Amaldi, Edoardo Talk” circa 1988 

11.18 14

“Science, Technology, and Society,” Berkeley - notes and transparencies 1988 

11.18 15

“Wallenmeyer Talk” 1988 

11.18 16

Charpak, Georges, retirement address, CERN - notes circa 1989 

11.18 17

“De Shalit Talk” - notes, transparencies, correspondence 1970, 1989, undated 

11.18 18

“Fundamental Problems of Science,” Rehovoth 1989 

11.18 19

“Mozart and Quantum Mechanics,” Temmer Lecture, Rutgers University - notes 1989 

11.18 20

“Sakharov Memorial Speech,” notes circa 1989 

11.18 21

“The Responsibility of Scientists in the Nuclear Age,” Charles University, Prague - talk and notes, program 1990 

11.18 22

“Science, Technology, and Society” - annotated manuscript and “There is Only One Physics” - notes and transparencies, and Program for American Academy of Arts and Sciences program for Tribute to Thomas Boylston Adams undated, 1990 

11.18 23

“Dialogue on the Preservation of Creation,” Caux, Switzerland - notes and list of participants 1991 

11.18 24

“Science, Society, Responsibility,” - correspondence, notes, for multiple talks; background materials 1990-1991; 1984 

11.19 1

Swiss Symposium, Stanford University - notes and transparencies 1991 

11.19 2

Origins of Universe – notes, transparencies, and background materials undated, 1983, 1987-1988, 1992 

11.19 3

“Stars and Origin of Universe German transparencies” undated, circa 1992 

11.19 4

“Reflections on Science and Religion,” Tillich Luncheon Seminar, Harvard University - annotated manuscript, notes, correspondence, transcript of question/answer period, 1992; background materials 1992; 1959, 1961-1962 

11.19 5

“The Responsibilities of Scientists toward Society,” Henry Primakoff Lecture, MIT - program 1992 

11.19 6

“Endangered Support of Basic Science,” After Dinner Talk, American Academy of Physics Meeting, Amherst - notes 1993 

11.19 7

“The Moral Responsibility of Scientists: Report on a talk given by Victor F. Weisskopf to the Japan-U.S. JAMS Seminar,” by Gregory Bravo 1992 

11.19 8

“Responsibility of Scientists” - notes and transparencies 1991-1993 

11.19 9

“Science and the Irrational,” Newton; Andover - notes and “Development of the Scientific World View” - transparencies 1993, undated 

11.19 10

“Water Waves, Leaky Ceilings, and the Height of the Mountains,” “Science Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow,” University of Minnesota 1994 May 

11.19 11

“Art and Science, Mozart and Quantum Mechanics,” notes undated 

11.19 12

“Atoms, Mountains, and Stars” - transparencies undated 

11.19 13

“Basic Science,” on the history of physics - photocopies of transparencies undated 

11.19 14

“Development of Field Theory” - transparencies undated 

11.19 15

“Die Role der Naturwissenschaft in Kultur und Gesselschaft, Wittgenstein Rede” - notes and transparencies undated 

11.19 16

“Feshbach Speech” - notes undated 

11.19 17

“Freedom and Confinement” - transparencies undated 

11.19 18

“Growing Up,” Fermilab - transparencies undated 

11.19 19

“LNS Fest,” Laboratory for Nuclear Science, MIT - notes undated 

11.19 20

“MIT - SLAC Electron Scattering Experiment” - transparencies undated 

11.19 21

“The Origin of Structure” undated 

11.19 22

“Pasadena” - notes (notebook) undated 

11.2 1

“Particles” - transparencies undated 

11.2 2

“Population Development in the Vacuum” - notes undated 

11.2 3

“Population Explosion” - transparencies undated 

11.2 4

“Vacuum” - transparencies undated 

11.2 5

“Probleme der Popularisierung der Modernen Physik” - notes undated 

11.2 6

“Sciences” - notes undated 

11.2 7

“Scientific Spirit” undated 

11.2 8

“In Search for Simplicity” undated 

11.2 9

“Sloan Foundation Speech,” notes undated 

11.2 10

“Vortrag,” Untitled Talk in German undated 

11.2 11

“Wiener Vortrag Vienna Lecture” undated 

11.2 12

Visual materials (prints, negatives, graphs), 1965, undated 1965, undated 

11.2 13

Visual materials (prints, negatives, graphs) 1965, undated 

11.2 14

Visual materials (negatives) undated 

11.2 15

Slides - Green Flash undated 

11.21 1

Slides - Origin of the Universe undated 

11.21 2

Slides - Popular Science 1 undated 

11.21 3

Slides - Popular Science 2 undated 

11.21 4

Slides - CERN 1 undated 

11.21 5

Slides - CERN 2 undated 

11.21 6

Slides - CERN 3 undated 

11.21 7

Slides - Spark Chamber undated 

11.21 8

Slides - Bubble Chambers undated 

11.21 9

Slides - Machines undated 

11.21 10

Slides - CERN Instruments undated 

11.21 11

Slides - Nuclear Physics/Quantum Mechanics undated 

11.21 12

Slides - Nuclear Physics Talk undated 

11.21 13

Slides - Astronomy undated 

11.21 14

Slides - Philosophy, Art, and Science undated 

11.21 15

Slides - Deep Inelastic undated 

11.21 16

Slides - Complementary Physics undated 

11.21 17

Slides - Bio undated 

11.21 18

Slides - Franck Hertz Spectra undated 

11.22 1

Slides - Bomb Scene undated 

11.22 2

Slides - HEP (High Energy Physics) undated 

11.22 3

Slides - Bohr/Copenhagen 1920-1922, 1930-1932, undated 

11.22 4

Slides - Copenhagen 1930, 1936, 1945, 1960, 1963 

11.22 5

Slides - E L Past and Scherrer undated 

11.22 6

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