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AIP Physics Today Division Bertram Schwarzschild Nobel prize files, 1954-2013

Description of Collection

Repository

American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives.

Papers created by

American Institute of Physics. Physics Today Division

Size of collection

2.75
1 manuscript box
2 records boxes
1 tape box

Short description of collection

Set of files and audio cassettes collected and curated by Bertram Schwarzschild for his work at Physics Today magazine for announcing and profiling Nobel winners in physics, chemistry, and medicine.

Language(s) of collection

English

Collection number:

AR20161895

Biographical Note

A magazine for the physics community published since 1948 by the American Institute of Physics, PHYSICS TODAY brings to physicists articles on current issues and physics education, reports on meetings, book reviews, and news of research programs and professional activities.

Scope and Contents of Collection

Set of files collected and curated by Bertram Schwarzschild for his work at Physics Today magazine for announcing and profiling Nobel winners in physics, chemistry, and medicine. Files can include correspondence, annotated reprints, interview notes, and rough drafts of articles. Collection also includes a set of audio cassette tapes with a subset of the Nobel Prize winners written about in the paper files. Winners covered include: Allan M. Cormack, Godfrey N. Hounsfield; Paul Berg; Aaron Klug; Ernst Ruska, Gerd Binning, and Heinrich Rohrer; Georges Charpak; Russel A. Hulse, Joseph H. Taylor Jr.; Martin L. Perl, Frederick Reines; Robert F. Curl Jr., Sir Harold W. Kroto, and Richard E. Smalley; Steven Chu, Claude Cohen-Tannoudji, and William D. Phillips; Robert B. Laughlin, Horst L. Stormer, and Daniel C. Tsui; Ahmed H. Zewail; Raymond Davis Jr., Masatoshi Koshiba, and Riccardo Giacconi; Paul C. Lauterbur, Sir Peter Mansfield; David J. Gross, H. David Pulitzer, and Frnak Wilczek; John C. Mather, George F. Smoot; Yoichiro Nambu, Makoto Kobayashi, and Toshihide Maskawa; Dan Schechtman; Saul Perlmutter, Brian P. Schmidt, and Adam G. Riess; Francois Englert, Peter W. Higgs; Hans Bethe; James Watson Cronin; Sheldon Glashow; Al Gore; Alan Guth (only nonwinner); Leon Lederman; T. D. Lee; Burton Richter; Carlo Rubbia.

Restrictions on Use and Access

Permission of an officer of depositing organization required for access to records less than 25 years old. https://www.aip.org/history-programs/niels-bohr-library/access-application.

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

Berg, Paul, 1926-
Bethe, Hans A. (Hans Albrecht), 1906-2005
Binnig, Gerd, 1947-
Charpak, Georges
Chu, Steven
Cohen-Tannoudji, Claude, 1933-
Cormack, Allan Macleod, 1924-1998
Cronin, James W., 1931-
Curl, Robert F., 1933-
Davis, Raymond, 1914-2006
Englert, F.
Giacconi, Riccardo
Glashow, Sheldon L.
Gore, Albert, 1948-
Gross, D. (David Jonathan)
Guth, Alan H.
Higgs, Peter Ware.
Hounsfield, Godfrey, 1919-
Hulse, R. A.
Klug, A. (Aaron), Sir, 1926-
Kobayashi, M.
Koshiba, Masatoshi, 1926-
Kroto, H. W.
Laughlin, Robert B.
Lauterbur, Paul C., 1929-2007
Lederman, Leon M.
Lee, T. D., 1926-
Mansfield, P.
Mather, John C.
Nanbu, Yōichirō, 1921-
Perl, Martin L., 1927-2014
Perlmutter, Saul
Phillips, William D. (William Daniel), 1948-
Politzer, H. David (Hugh David), 1949-
Reines, Frederick, 1918-1998
Richter, Burton, 1931-
Riess, Adam G.
Rohrer, Heinrich, 1933-2013
Rubbia, Carlo, 1934-
Ruska, Ernst
Schmidt, Brian
Shechtman, Dan
Smalley, Richard E.
Smoot, George
Stormer, Horst
Taylor, Joseph H. (Joseph Hooton)
Tsui, D. C. (Daniel Chee), 1939-
Wilczek, Frank
Zewail, Ahmed H.

Institutions

American Institute of Physics. Physics Today Division.

Subject terms

Nobel Prize winners
Nobel Prizes

Organization and Arrangement of Collection

Collection is organized into two series:

  • Series I. Nobel Prize files
  • Series II. Nobel winner audio cassettes

Provenance and Acquisition Information

Gift of Bertram Schwarzschild, 2015.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Amanda Nelson in 2016.

Preferred Citation of Collection

Box [number], Folder [number], AIP Physics Today Division Bertram Schwarzschild Nobel prize files, 1954-2013. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library & Archives, College Park, MD 20740, USA.

Administrative Information

Title

Finding Aid to the AIP Physics Today Division Bertram Schwarzschild Nobel prize files, 1954-2013

Publisher

American Institute of Physics Niels Bohr Library & Archives

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

2016

Encoding Information

Machine-readable finding aid encoded by Amanda Nelson in 2016. Any revisions made to this finding aid occurred as part of the editing and encoding process.

Series I: Nobel Prize files

Box 1 Folder 1 1979 Medicine prize - Allan M. Cormack and Godfrey N. Hounsfield, 1963-1979
Folder 2 1980 Chemistry prize - Paul Berg, 1977-1980
Folder 3 1982 Chemistry prize - Aaron Klug, 1982
Folder 4 1986 Physics prize - Ernst Ruska & Gerd Binnig and Heinrich Rohrer, 1957-1988
Folder 5 1992 Physics prize - Georges Charpak, 1968-1992
Folder 6 1993 Physics prize - Russell A. Hulse and Joseph H. Taylor, Jr., 1974-1993
Folder 7 1995 Physics prize - Martin L. Perl and Frederick Reines, 1975-1995
Folder 8 1996 Chemistry prize - Robert F. Curl Jr., Sir Harold W. Kroto, and Richard E. Smalley, 1991-1996
Folder 9 1997 Physics prize - Steven Chu, Claude Cohen-Tannoudji, and William D. Phillips, 1980-1997
Folder 10 1998 Physics prize - Robert B. Laughlin, Horst L. Stormer, and Daniel C. Tsui (folder 1 of 2), 1979-1998
Folder 11 1998 Physics prize - Robert B. Laughlin, Horst L. Stormer, and Daniel C. Tsui (folder 2 of 2), 1979-1998
Folder 12 1999 Chemistry prize - Ahmed H. Zewail, 1982-1999
Folder 13 2002 Physics prize - Raymond Davis, Jr. and Masatoshi Koshiba, 1989-2002
Folder 14 2002 Physics prize - Raymond Davis, Jr. & Masatoshi Koshiba and Riccardo Giacconi, 1990-2002
Folder 15 2003 Medicine prize - Paul C. Lauterbur and Sir Peter Mansfield (folder 1 of 3), 1971-2003
Box 2 Folder 1 2003 Medicine prize - Paul C. Lauterbur and Sir Peter Mansfield (folder 2 of 3), 1971-2003
Folder 2 2003 Medicine prize - Paul C. Lauterbur and Sir Peter Mansfield (folder 3 of 3), 1971-2003
Folder 3 2004 Physics prize - David J. Gross, H. David Pulitzer, and Frank Wilczek (folder 1 of 2), 1954-2004
Folder 4 2004 Physics prize - David J. Gross, H. David Pulitzer, and Frank Wilczek (folder 2 of 2), 1954-2004
Folder 5 2006 Physics prize - John C. Mather and George F. Smoot (folder 1 of 2), 1986-2006
Folder 6 2006 Physics prize - John C. Mather and George F. Smoot (folder 2 of 2), 1986-2006
Folder 7 2008 Physics prize - Yoichiro Nanbu & Makoto Kobayashi and Toshihide Maskawa (folder 1 of 2), 1958-2008
Folder 8 2008 Physics prize - Yoichiro Nanbu & Makoto Kobayashi and Toshihide Maskawa (folder 2 of 2), 1958-2008
Folder 9 2011 Chemistry prize - Dan Shechtman, 1975-2011
Folder 10 2011 Physics prize - Saul Perlmutter, Brian P. Schmidt, and Adam G. Riess (folder 1 of 4), 1997-2011
Folder 11 2011 Physics prize - Saul Perlmutter, Brian P. Schmidt, and Adam G. Riess (folder 2 of 4), 1997-2011
Folder 12 2011 Physics prize - Saul Perlmutter, Brian P. Schmidt, and Adam G. Riess (folder 3 of 4), 1997-2011
Box 3 Folder 1 2011 Physics prize - Saul Perlmutter, Brian P. Schmidt, and Adam G. Riess (folder 4 of 4), 1997-2011
Folder 2 2013 Physics prize - Francois Englert and Peter W. Higgs (folder 1 of 2), 1964-2013
Folder 3 2013 Physics prize - Francois Englert and Peter W. Higgs (folder 2 of 2), 1964-2013

Series II: Nobel winner audio cassettes

Box 4 Folder 1 Bethe, Hans on solar neutrinos, undated
Folder 2 Charpak, Georges, 1992
Folder 3 Chu, Steven, undated
Folder 4 Cronin, James Watson, undated
Folder 5 Giacconi, Riccardo, undated
Folder 6 Glashow, Sheldon Lee, undated
Folder 7 Gore, Al - chair of Senate Hubble mirror hearing, undated
Folder 8 Gross, David J., 2004
Folder 9 Guth, Alan - Nobel to come, undated
Folder 10 Hulse, Russell A., undated
Folder 11 Koshiba, Masatoshi, 2002
Folder 12 Lauterbur, Paul C., undated
Folder 13 Lederman, Leon, undated
Folder 14 Lee, T. D., June 1991
Folder 15 Mather, John C., 2006
Folder 16 Perl, Martin L. and Laughlin, Robert, 1998
Folder 17 Politzer, H. David, undated
Folder 18 Richter, Burton, May 23, 1989
Folder 19 Richter, Burton, 2007
Folder 20 Rubbia, Carlo, January 1993
Folder 21 Smalley, Richard E., 1996
Folder 22 Smoot, George F., 2006
Folder 23 Stormer, Horst L., 1998
Folder 24 Taylor, Joseph H., Jr., undated
Folder 25 Tsui, Daniel C., 1996
Folder 26 Wilczek, Frank, 2004
Folder 27 Zewail, Ahmed H. - D. Hirshbach on A. Zewail, undated