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Alvin M. Saperstein student notes of lectures given by Lars Onsager and Cecil T. Lane, 1952-1953

Description of Collection


American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives.

Papers created by

Saperstein, Alvin Martin,

Size of collection

0.25 linear feet
1 half manuscript box(s)

Short description of collection

Saperstein's notes on lectures by Onsager and Lane.

Language(s) of collection


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Biographical Note

Ph.D. Physics, Yale University. Research Interests: theoretical physics, defense and arms race, chaotic systems, physics education. Professor, Wayne State University, 1963- ; Research Associate, Argonne National Laboratory, 1962-1963.

Scope and Contents of Collection

This collection contains Yale University student Alvin M. Saperstein's notes on Lars Onsager's lecture titled Kinetic Theory and Statistical Machanics (Chemistry 200, 1952-1953), and Saperstein's notes on Cecil T. Lane's lecture titled Low Temperature Physics (Physics 135, 1952-1953).

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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.

Organization and Arrangement of Collection

This collection is organized into a single series:

  • Series I: Notes

This series is arranged chronologically.

Provenance and Acquisition Information

Gift of A. M. Saperstein, 2009.

Preferred Citation of Collection

Box [number], Folder [number], Alvin M. Saperstein student notes of lectures given by Lars Onsager and Cecil T. Lane, 1952-1953. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library & Archives, College Park, MD 20740, USA.

Administrative Information


Finding Aid to the Alvin M. Saperstein student notes of lectures given by Lars Onsager and Cecil T. Lane, 1952-1953


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 . Any revisions made to this finding aid occurred as part of the editing and encoding process.

Series I: Notes

Box 1 Folder 1 Kinetic Theory and Statistical Machanics (Chemistry 200, Onsager), 1952-1953
Folder 2 Low Temperature Physics (Physics 135, Lane), 1952-1953