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LBL Accelerator and Fusion Research Division Collider Physics Group correspondence and records of Andrew Sessler, 1970-1990

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. Accelerator and Fusion Research Division.

Size of collection

2 linear feet
2 records box(s)

Short description of collection

These records are the research and development (R&D) administrative files of Andrew Sessler, who served as director of Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory from 1973 to 1980.

Language(s) of collection

English

Collection number:

LBL-ARO-1326

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 of the laboratory has evolved since its founding: Lawrence Radiation Laboratory (1931-1958), the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (1959-1995), and currently the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (1995-present).

Andrew M. Sessler (1928-2014), physicist. Director, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (1973-1980); president, American Physical Society (1998).

Scope and Contents of Collection

These records are the research and development (R&D) administrative files of Andrew Sessler, who served as director of Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory from 1973 to 1980. Sessler widened the Laboratory's research interest to include energy and environment studies. After serving as director Sessler continued at the lab conducting high energy particle accelerator and fusion research. The files contain correspondence, presentations, meeting notes, program reviews, and awards.

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

Sessler, A. M. (Andrew Marienhoff)

Institutions

Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. Accelerator and Fusion Research Division.

Subject terms

Nuclear fusion.
Particles (Nuclear physics)
Research and development.

Genre terms

Awards
Correspondence.

Administrative Information

Title

Finding Aid to the LBL Accelerator and Fusion Research Division Collider Physics Group correspondence and records of Andrew Sessler, 1970-1990

Publisher

American Institute of Physics Niels Bohr Library & Archives

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

2014

Encoding Information

Machine-readable finding aid encoded by Melanie J. Mueller in 2014. Any revisions made to this finding aid occurred as part of the editing and encoding process.

Series I: Accelerator and Fusion Research Division Collider Physics Group correspondence and records of Andrew Sessler, 1970-1990

Box 1 Folder 1 Correspondence 1985, undated
Folder 2 Correspondence 1986, undated
Folder 3 Correspondence 1987 (1 of 2), undated
Folder 4 Correspondence 1987 (2 of 2), undated
Folder 5 Correspondence 1988 (1 of 2), undated
Folder 6 Correspondence 1988 (2 of 2), undated
Folder 7 Correspondence 1989 Jan-June (1 of 2), undated
Folder 8 Correspondence 1989 Jan-June (2 of 2), undated
Box 2 Folder 1 Vanderbilt Review 1987, undated
Folder 2 Presentation to Buschbaum Committee 3/28/1980, undated
Folder 3 FAS 1987-1988, undated
Folder 4 HEPL Review 4/1990, undated
Folder 5 Moscow 1987 Arms Control, undated
Folder 6 E.O. Lawrence Award 1970, undated
Folder 7 Oak Ridge, undated
Folder 8 Stanford, undated
Folder 9 Gravity Waves 1987, undated
Folder 10 ICFA Meeting, undated
Folder 11 World Accelerator Slides 1960s, undated
Folder 12 Senate Testimony Washington, undated
Folder 13 SSC Testimony, undated
Folder 14 AFRD Retreat 1985, undated
Folder 15 AFRD Retreat 1989, undated
Folder 16 Shirley Review 9/30/1986, undated
Folder 17 SDI Oct 9, 1986, undated
Folder 18 AAAS Nominating Committee 1987, undated
Folder 19 201 General Nobel Prize Recommnendation for S. Chandrasekhar, undated
Folder 20 UC Regents, undated