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Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory Physics Division oversize scientific files of George Smoot, Undated

Description of Collection

Repository

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Archives and Records Office

1 Cyclotron Rd. MS: 69R0102
Berkeley, California 94720
USA
https://commons.lbl.gov/display/aro/Archives+and+Records
aro@lbl.gov

Papers created by

Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. Physics Division

Size of collection

1.25 linear feet
1 records box(s)

Short description of collection

These notebooks document George Smoot's work at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (LBL), including his work on the Cosmic Background Radiation Experiment (COBE).

Language(s) of collection

English

Collection number:

ARO-5998

Historical Note

The laboratory was founded as the University of California Radiation Laboratory in 1931 by Ernest Orlando Lawrence, a University of California Berkeley physicist who won the 1939 Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of the cyclotron, a circular particle accelerator that opened the door to high-energy physics. It is a United States Department of Energy National Laboratory, operated by the University of California. The name changed to Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in 1995.

Astrophysicist and cosmologist George Smoot (Ph.D., MIT, 1970) worked as professor at the University of California Berkeley, and cosmologist and astrophysicsist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (1970- ). In 2006, Smoot co-received the Nobel Prize for Physics along with John Mather for discoveries in cosmic microwave background radiation.

Scope and Contents of Collection

These notebooks document George Smoot's work at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (LBL), including his work on the Cosmic Background Radiation Experiment (COBE) for which Smoot won the nobel prize for physics in 2006. The collection contains three oversized notebooks related to the COBE project.

Restrictions on Use and Access

This collection requires permission for access. Please contact the repository for more information, via email at aro@lbl.gov.

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.

Persons

Smoot, George

Institutions

Cosmic Background Explorer (Satellite)
Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory
Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. Physics Division
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Lawrence Radiation Laboratory

Subject terms

Astrophysics.
Cosmic radiation background.
Cosmology.

Genre terms

Notebooks

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Administrative Information

Title

Finding Aid to the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory Physics Division oversize scientific files of George Smoot, 1989

Publisher

American Institute of Physics Niels Bohr Library & Archives

One Physics Ellipse
College Park, MD 20740
USA
nbl@aip.org

2012

Encoding Information

Machine-readable finding aid encoded by Melanie J. Mueller in 2012. Any revisions made to this finding aid occurred as part of the editing and encoding process.

Series I: Oversize scientific files of George Smoot, 1989

Box 1 Folder 1 COBE (Cosmic Background Explorer): COBE-Delta Observatory Electrical Harness Interface Drawings, undated
Folder 2 COBE (Cosmic Background Explorer): COBE-Delta Observatory Electrical Harness Interface Drawings, undated
Folder 3 COBE DMR’s 31,53,90, undated