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Aage Petersen collection of reprints and manuscripts, 1922-1976

Description of Collection


American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives.

Papers created by

Petersen, Aage

Size of collection

1 linear feet
1 records box(s)

Short description of collection

Contains article reprints and papers collected by Aage Petersen, on the subject of quantum mechanics.

Language(s) of collection


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Biographical Note

Aage Petersen was born in 1927, and was educated at the University of Copenhagen. He was Niels Bohr's assistant from 1952-1962, and after Bohr's death, he worked at the Belfer Graduate School of Science at Yeshiva University. His 1966 doctoral thesis was published in 1968 as Quantum Physics and the Philosophical Tradition by The MIT Press.

Scope and Contents of Collection

This collection contains article reprints and papers collected by Aage Petersen, some on the subject of quantum mechanics. Authors include: John S. Bell, David Bohm, Aage Bohr, Gregory Breit, Charles G. Darwin, Bryce S. DeWitt, P.A.M. Dirac, Paul K. Feyerabend, John L. Heilbron, Werner Heisenberg, Thomas S. Kuhn, Hendrik A. Kramers, Henry Margenau, Ben R. Mottelson, Leon Rosenfeld, Laszlo Tisza, George E. Uhlenbeck, John A. Wheeler, Eugene P. Wigner.

Restrictions on Use and Access

Researchers must have an approved access application on file in order to access archival materials.

Selected Search Terms

These papers have been indexed in the International Catalog of Sources for History of Physics and Allied Sciences (ICOS) using the following terms. Those seeking related materials should search under these terms.


Bell, J. S.
Bohm, David
Bohr, Aage
Breit, Gregory, 1899-
Darwin, Charles Galton, Sir, 1887-1962.
DeWitt, Bryce S. (Bryce Seligman), 1923- .
Dirac, P. A. M. (Paul Adrien Maurice), 1902-1984
Feyerabend, Paul K., 1924-
Heilbron, J. L.
Heisenberg, Werner, 1901-1976
Kramers, Hendrik Anthony, 1894-1952.
Kuhn, Thomas S.
Margenau, Henry, 1901-
Mottelson, Ben R.
Rosenfeld, L. (Leon), 1904-1974
Tisza, Laszlo, 1907-
Uhlenbeck, George Eugène, 1900-1988-
Wheeler, John Archibald, 1911-2008
Wigner, Eugene Paul, 1902-

Subject terms

Quantum theory.

Organization and Arrangement of Collection

This collection is arranged alphabetically, by author last name.

  • Series I: Reprints and manuscripts

This series is arranged alphabetically, by author last name.

Provenance and Acquisition Information

Gift of Troels Petersen, 1990.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Lara D'Agaro in 2007.

Preferred Citation of Collection

Box [number], Folder [number], Aage Petersen collection of reprints and manuscripts, 1922-1976. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library & Archives, College Park, MD 20740, USA.

Administrative Information


Finding Aid to the Aage Petersen collection of reprints and manuscripts, 1922-1976


American Institute of Physics Niels Bohr Library & Archives

One Physics Ellipse
College Park, MD 20740


Encoding Information

Machine-readable finding aid encoded by Melanie J. Brown in 2007. Any revisions made to this finding aid occurred as part of the editing and encoding process.

Series I:

Box 1 Folder 1 Bell, John S., undated
Folder 2 Bohm, David, 1968-1969 and undated
Folder 3 Bohr, Aage, 1960
Folder 4 Bohr, Aage & Mottelson, Ben R., 1976
Folder 5 Breit, Gregory, 1923, 1927, 1957 and undated
Folder 6 Darwin, Charles G., 1927-1932
Folder 7 Dirac, P.A.M., 1926-1927, 1931, 1964-1965
Folder 8 Exploratory research session on the quantization of the gravitational field, June-July 1957
Folder 9 Feyerabend, Paul K., 1957, 1960 and undated
Folder 10 Heilbron, John L. & Kuhn, Thomas S., undated
Folder 11 Heisenberg, Werner, undated
Folder 12 Kramers, Hendrik A., 1922
Folder 13 Naïve concept of knowledge and reality in physics, undated
Folder 14 Philosophy of Science, volume 4, number 3, Margenau, Henry , Jul-37
Folder 15 Recent papers on the measurement problem in quantum mechanics, undated
Folder 16 Rosenfeld, Leon, 1952, 1960 and undated
Folder 17 Tisza, Laszlo, undated
Folder 18 Uhlenbeck, George E., 1954
Folder 19 Wheeler, John A., 1954
Folder 20 Wigner, Eugene P., 1963