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Alvin M. Saperstein student notes of lectures given by Gregory Breit, 1952-1954

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

Collection of Alvin M. Saperstein's student notes on physics lectures by Gregory Breit.

Language(s) of collection


Collection number:


Biographical Note

Alvin Saperstein. Ph.D. Physics from 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

Files contain student Alvin M. Saperstein's notes on Gregory Breit's lecture titled Nuclear Physics I and II (1952-1953); Saperstein's notes on Breit's Theoretical Nuclear Physics I and II (1953-1954); and Saperstein's mimeographed copy of notes on Breit's Theoretical Nuclear Physics (1952-1953). 541 $aReceived from Alvin M. Saperstein, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Wayne State University, 1990.

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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.


Breit, Gregory, 1899-
Saperstein, Alvin M.


Yale University.

Subject terms

Nuclear physics. Study and teaching.

Organization and Arrangement of Collection

This collection is organized into a single series:

  • Series I: Notebooks

This series is arranged chronologically.

Processing Information

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

Preferred Citation of Collection

Box [number], Folder [number], Alvin M. Saperstein student notes of lectures given by Gregory Breit, . 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 Gregory Breit, 1952-1954


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: Notes

Box 1 Folder 1 Nuclear Physics I and II, Physics 165a and 166b, notes by Alvin M. Saperstein, 1952-1953
Folder 2 Theoretical Nuclear Physics I and II, notes by Alvin M. Saperstein, 1953-1954
Folder 3 Theoretical Nuclear Physics, mimeographed notes, undated
Folder 4 Nuclear Physics II, Physics 166b, mimeographed notes, undated