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Robert Andrews Millikan

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Dates

March 22, 1868 – December 19, 1953

Authorized Form of Name

Millikan, Robert Andrews, 1868-1953

Additional Forms of Names

Millikan, R. A. (Robert Andrews), 1868-1953

Millikan, Robert, 1868-1953

Millikan, Robert A.

Biography

Abstract

Physicist (photoelectricity, ions) and eductor. On the physics faculty at University of Chicago (1896-1921); on the faculty at California Institute of Technology: director, Norman Bridge Laboratory of Physics and chairman of the Executive Council (1921-1946), emeritus professor of physics and chairman of the Board of Trustees, from 1946; Nobel Prize in physics (1923).

Important Dates

March 22, 1868Birth, Morrison (Ill.).

1891 – 1893Obtained AB and AM, Oberlin College, Oberlin (Ohio).

1895Obtained PhD in physics, Columbia University, New York (N.Y.).

1895 – 1896Post doctoral studies, Universities of Berlin and Gottingen.

1896 – 1921Assistant in Physics (1896-97), Associate in Physics (1897-99), Instructor in Physics (1899-1902), Assistant Professor of Physics (1902-07), Associate Professor of Physics (1907-10), and Professor of Physics (1910-21), University of Chicago, Chicago (Ill.).

1903 – 1919Associate Editor, Physical Review.

1915Elected member, National Academy of Sciences.

1916 – 1917President, American Physical Society (APS).

1916 – 1919Vice Chair (1917) and Executive Officer and Director of Research, National Research Council.

1917Chair, Physical Sciences Division, National Academy of Sciences.

1917 – 1919Chief, Science and Research Division, Signal Corps, United States Army.

1921 – 1945Director, Norman Bridge Laboratory of Physics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena (Calif.).

1921 – 1953Chair, Executive Council (1921-45) and Emeritus Professor of Physics (1945-53), California Institute of Technology, Pasadena (Calif.).

1922Awarded Edison Medal, American Society for Engineering Education.

1923Awarded Nobel Prize in Physics.

1927 – 1953Member, Executive Committee Board, National Academy of Sciences.

1929President, American Association for the Advancement of Science.

1934Chair, Physical Sciences Division, National Academy of Sciences.

1945 – 1953Vice Chair, Board of Trustees, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena (Calif.).

December 19, 1953Death, San Marino (Calif.).

Occupation

Experimental and molecular physicist.

Places

Birth

Morrison (Ill.)

Undergraduate Education

Oberlin (Ohio)

Graduate Education

New York (N.Y.)

Employment

Chicago (Ill.)

Pasadena (Calif.)

Death

San Marino (Calif.)

Subjects

Atomic and molecular physics.

Cosmic rays.

Electrons.

Photoelectricity.

Physics -- Experiments.

Science -- Political aspects.

World War, 1914-1918.

Relationships

People

Family

Andrews, Mary Jane.

Mother.

Millikan, Clark Blanchard, 1903-1966

Son and both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Millikan, Glenn A.

Son.

Millikan, Greta

Wife, married in 1902.

Millikan, Max F.

Son.

Millikan, Silas F., 1834-1915

Father.

Advisors & Collaborators

Anderson, Carl D. (Carl David), 1905-1991

Advised by Millikan at California Institute of Technology, Space Distribution of X-Ray Photo-Electric Cells. Both also employed there.

Bitter, Francis, 1902-1967

Advised by Millikan at California Institute of Technology and both employed there.

Darrow, Karl K. (Karl Kelchner), 1891-

Advised by Millikan on his thesis concerning the measurement of the specific heat ratios of hydrogen.

Dempster, Arthur Jeffrey

Advised by Millikan at the University of Chicago and both employed there.

Evans, Robley Dunglison, 1907-

Advised by Millikan at California Institute of Technology.

Fletcher, Harvey, 1884-1981

Advised by Millikan at University of Chicago and worked together on oil drop experiment.

Gale, Henry Gordon, 1874-1942

Collaborated on a series of textbooks that were a mainstay of physics courses in the first half of the twentieth century.

Hale, George Ellery, 1868-1938

Close associate who helped Millikan go to the California Institute of Technology.

Haynes, Sherwood Kimball, 1910-1990

Advised by Millikan at California Institute of Technology.

Jesse, William Polk, 1891-1974

Advised by Millikan at the University of Chicago.

Lauritsen, Charles Christian, 1892-1968

Advised by Millikan at California Institute of Technology, "Electron emission from metals in intense electron fields," and both employed there.

Loeb, Leonard B. (Leonard Benedict), 1891-

Advised by Millikan at the University of Chicago in the mobility of gaseous ions in high electrical fields.

Loughridge, Donald Holt, 1899-

Advised by Millikan at Throop Polytechnic Institute (later California Institute of Technology).

Mann, Charles Riborg, 1869-1942

Co-wrote "The Theory of Optics," translated from the German.

Michelson, Albert A. (Albert Abraham), 1852-1931

PhD advisor at Columbia University.

Mills, John, 1880-1948

Co-wrote "Electricity, Sound, and Light."

Nernst, Walther, 1864-1941

Advisor at University of Gottingen.

Noyes, Arthur A. (Arthur Amos), 1866-1936

Close associate who helped Millikan go to the California Institute of Technology.

Pickering, W. H. (William Hayward), 1910-2004

Advised by Millikan at California Institute of Technology and collaborated on balloon-flight studies of cosmic rays.

Pupin, Michael, 1858-1935

PhD advisor at Columbia University.

Richter, Charles, 1900-1985

Advised by Millikan at California Institute of Technology.

Rood, Ogden N. (Ogden Nicholas), 1831-1902

PhD advisor at Columbia University.

Sawyer, Ralph A. (Ralph Alanson), 1895-1978

Advised by Millikan at the University of Chicago.

States, M. N. (Marshall Ney)

Advised by Millikan at University of Chicago.

Stratton, Samuel W. (Samuel Wesley), 1861-1931

Co-wrote "A College Course in Physics."

Wahlin, H. B. (Hugo Bernard)

Advised by Millikan at University of Chicago.

Wayland, Harold

Advised by Millikan at California Institute of Technology.

Zhao, Zhongyao

Advised by Millikan at California Institute of Technology.

Colleagues

Bacher, Robert F. (Robert Fox), 1905-2004

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Bateman, Harry, 1882-1946

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Boehm, Felix

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Bonner, Tom Wilkerson, 1910-1961

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Christy, Robert F.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Cole, Julian D.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Crane, H. R. (Horace Richard), 1907-2007

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

DuBridge, Lee A. (Lee Alvin), 1901-1994

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

DuMond, Jesse W. M. (Jesse William Monroe), 1892-1976

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Duwez, Pol

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Eckart, Carl, 1902-1973

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Epstein, Paul S. (Paul Sophus), 1883-1966

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Feynman, Richard P. (Richard Phillips), 1918-1988

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Fowler, William A.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Furry, W. H. (Wendell Hinkle), 1907-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Glauber, Roy J., 1925-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Gordy, Walter, 1909-1985

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Houston, W. V. (William Vermillion), 1900-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Lauritsen, Thomas, 1915-1973

Took class from Millikan at California Institute of Technology and both employed there.

Leighton, Robert B.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Mason, Max, 1877-1961

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Mulliken, Robert Sanderson

Both employed at the University of Chicago.

Neddermeyer, Seth H. (Seth Henry), 1907-1988

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Oppenheimer, J. Robert, 1904-1967

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Panofsky, Wolfgang K. H. (Wolfgang Kurt Hermann), 1919-2007

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Robertson, H. P. (Howard Percy), 1903-1961

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Schiff, Leonard I. (Leonard Isaac), 1915-1971

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Slichter, Louis B. (Louis Byrne), 1896-1978

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Spitzer, Frank, 1926-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Tollestrup, Alvin

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Tolman, Richard C. (Richard Chace), 1881-1948

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Von Kármán, Theodore, 1881-1963

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Webster, David Locke, 1888-1976

Served under Millikan as a lieutenant in Science and Research Division of U.S. Army Signal Corps.

Additional

Alexander, Jerome, 1876-1959

Alvarez, Luis W., 1911-1988

Arnold, Henry Harley, 1886-1950

Barton, Henry Askew, 1898-1983

Bethe, Hans A. (Hans Albrecht), 1906-2005

Bowen, Ira Sprague, 1898-1973

Brush, Charles Francis, 1849-1929

Bush, Vannevar, 1890-1974

Compton, Arthur Holly, 1892-1962

Both were pioneers of cosmic rays and got into a rancorous scientific dispute over the source and character of such radiation.

Compton, Betty Charity McCloskey, 1916-

Compton, K. T. (Karl Taylor), 1887-1954

Crew, Henry, 1859-1953

Cunningham, Ebenezer

Dawson, Jim (James L.)

Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955

Fleming, J. A. (John Adam), 1877-1956

Franck, James, 1882-1964

Fulcher, Gordon S. (Gordon Scott), 1884-

Goetz, Alexander, 1897-1970

Goudsmit, Samuel A. (Samuel Abraham), 1902-1978

Grosse, Aristid von, 1905-1985

Gutenberg, Hertha, 1897-1990

Herring, William Conyers, 1914-

Hoag, J. Barton, 1898-1962

Took classes from Millikan at the University of Chicago.

Hoddeson, Lillian

Hull, Gordon Ferrie, 1870-

Jewett, Frank B. (Frank Baldwin), 1879-1949

Kelly, Katherine Milsted

Kemble, Edwin C. (Edwin Crawford), 1889-

Klein, Arthur L.

Knudsen, Vern Oliver, 1893-1974

Laird, Elizabeth Rebecca, 1874-1969

Lewis, Gilbert Newton, 1875-1946

Merritt, Ernest, 1865-1948

Neher, Henry Victor, 1904-

Corresponded in preparation for Neher's 1964 lecture for the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT), "Millikan: Teacher and Friend."

Nierenberg, William Aaron, 1919-2000

Oppenheimer, Frank, 1912-1985

Pauling, Linus, 1901-1994

Piccard, Jean Felix, 1884-1963

Plesset, Milton S. (Milton Spinoza)

Rabi, I. I. (Isidor Isaac), 1898-1988

Rasetti, Franco, 1901-2001

Ricker, Norman Hurd

Shackelford, Benjamin Estill, 1891-

Shankland, Robert S., 1908-

Shapiro, Maurice M. (Maurice Mandel), 1915-

Sommerfeld, Arnold, 1868-1951

Tate, John T. (John Torrence), 1889-1950

Taylor, Lloyd William, 1893-1948

Van Vleck, J. H. (John Hasbrouck), 1899-1980

Veblen, Oswald, 1880-1960

Watters, Leon Laizer, 1877-

Wooldridge, Dean E.

Wouk, Victor, 1919-2005

Institutions

Major Positions

California Institute of Technology. Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy

Began working in 1917 for several months a year as Director of Physical Research; Emeritus Professor of Physics.

United States. Army. Signal Corps

Chief.

University of Chicago. Department of Physics

Assistant in Physics, Associate in Physics, Instructor in Physics, Assistant Professor of Physics, Associate Professor of Physics, and Professor of Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Association for the Advancement of Science

President.

American Physical Society

President.

American Society for Engineering Education.

California Institute of Technology

Chair, Executive Council.

Columbia University. Department of Physics

Obtained first PhD given by school.

Cornell University

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

International Research Council.

League of Nations. Committee on Intellectual Co-operation.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member, chair of Physical Sciences Division and member of Executive Committee Board.

National Research Council (U.S.)

Vice chair.

Oberlin College. Department of Physics

Obtained AB and AM.

Universität Göttingen

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Earnest C. Watson corrected copy of "Mechanics, Molecular Physics, Heat, and Sound," 1937-1952.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Robert A. Millikan papers, 1821-1953.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Robert Millikan correspondence, 1917-1918.

National Academy of Sciences

2101 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20418, USA

Subject

A talk with Harvey Fletcher [motion picture], produced by Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Albert Einstein speeches [sound recording], 1932-1933.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Albert Michelson papers, 1803-1989 (bulk 1861-1965).

Nimitz Library Special Collections Division

United States Naval Academy

Annapolis, MD 21402, USA

Alexander Goetz papers, 1919-1976 (bulk 1930-1976).

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Archive for the History of Quantum Physics, 1898-1950 (bulk).

Library

American Philosophical Society

105 South Fifth Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

Arnold Sommerfeld papers ("New" Sommerfeld Nachlass), 1890-1950.

Deutsches Museum

Museumsinsel 1, 80306 Munich, Germany

Arthur Holly Compton papers, 1905-1971.

University Archives

Washington University

Campus Box 1061, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130-4899, USA

Benjamin E. Shackelford papers, 1913-1916.

The Joseph Regenstein Library. Department of Special Collections

University of Chicago

1100 East 57th Street, Chicago, IL 60637, USA

Carl Eckart papers, 1921-1973 (bulk 1935-1970).

Manuscript Division

Library of Congress

James Madison Memorial Building, First Street and Independence Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20540, USA

Charles Brush papers, 1869-1929.

Kelvin Smith Library. Special Collections

Case Western Reserve University

11055 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106-7151, USA

Cornell University Department of Physics records [microform], 1876-1948.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Donald H. Loughridge autobiography, circa 1945.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Elizabeth Rebecca Laird papers, 1897-1959.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Ernest Merritt papers, 1887-1950.

Carl A. Kroch Library. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections

Cornell University

2B Carl A Kroch Library, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA

Faust, eine Historie, 1932.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

George Ellery Hale papers, 1882-1938.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Gilbert Newton Lewis papers, 1908-1945.

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA, 94720-6000, USA

Gordon Ferrie Hull papers, 1889-1955.

Rauner Special Collections Library

Dartmouth College

Hanover, NH 03755, USA

Gordon Scott Fulcher papers, 1897-1970.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

H. Victor Neher papers, 1916-1994.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Harvey Fletcher autobiographical notes, 1956.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Helen Wright collection on George Ellery Hale, 1887-1972.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Henry Crew papers, 1833-1975.

University Archives

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL 60201, USA

Henry H. Arnold papers, 1903-1963 (bulk 1940-1946).

Manuscript Division

Library of Congress

James Madison Memorial Building, First Street and Independence Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20540, USA

I. I. Rabi papers, 1899-1989 (bulk 1945-1968).

Manuscript Division

Library of Congress

James Madison Memorial Building, First Street and Independence Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20540, USA

Ira Sprague Bowen Astronomy: my way of life, as told to Andrew Hamilton, circa 1960.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

J. Barton Hoag papers, 1914-1963 (bulk 1917-1962).

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

J. H. Van Vleck selected correspondence and notes [microform], 1923-1959, (bulk 1923-1938).

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Jerome Alexander correspondence, 1908-1953.

Rare Books and Manuscripts Division

New York Public Library

Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, New York, NY 10018, USA

Jesse W. M. DuMond papers, 1912-1976.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Jim Dawson collection on Frank Oppenheimer, 1946-1999.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Karl Darrow correspondence relating to history of the American Physical Society, 1943-1968.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Karl K. Darrow papers, 1872-1978 (bulk 1917-1972).

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Leon Watters papers, 1887-1967.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Leonard B. Loeb student notebooks, 1914-1915.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Lillian Hoddeson addition to papers, 1913-2006.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Lloyd W. and Esther Bliss Taylor papers, 1896-1980 (bulk 1921-1970).

Archives

Oberlin College

420 Mudd Center, Oberlin, OH 44074, USA

Mount Wilson Observatory records of George Ellery Hale, 1901-1925.

Henry E. Huntington Library

1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA 91108, USA

Norman Ricker papers, 1914-1956.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

O. W. Richardson papers, 1897-1959 (bulk 1920-1940).

Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

University of Texas at Austin

P.O. Drawer 7219, Austin, TX 78713-7219, USA

Oral history interview with Alvin Virgil Tollestrup, 1994.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Oral history interview with Aristid Victor Grosse, 1974 January 11 and April 5.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Arthur L. Klein, 1979 February 14, 18, 21 and 1982 April 20.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Oral history interview with Betty Compton, 1968 April 11 and 15.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Carl Anderson, 1966 June 30.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Carl Anderson, 1979 January 9 -February 8.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Oral history interview with Charles Christian Lauritsen, 1966 June 27.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Charles F. Richter, 1978 February 15-September 1.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Oral history interview with David Locke Webster, 1964 May 21.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Dean E. Wooldridge, 1976 August 21.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Ebenezer Cunningham, 1963 June 19.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Edwin C. Kemble, 1962 May 11 to 1963 October 2.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Franco Rasetti, 1982.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Oral history interview with Frank Oppenheimer, 1973 February 9 and May 21.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Hans Bethe, 1982, 1993.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Oral history interview with Harvey Fletcher, 1964 May 15.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Henry A. Barton, 1970 March 3 and 16.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Hertha Gutenberg, 1980 February 6-13.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Oral history interview with Ira Bowen, 1968 August 9 and 1969 August 26.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with J. Robert Oppenheimer, 1963 November 18 and 20.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Karl K. Darrow, 1964 April 2 and 10 June.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Katharine Milsted Kelly, 1976 July 2.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Lee A. DuBridge, 1986 February 14.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Lee A. DuBridge, Parts I and II, 1981.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Oral history interview with Leonard B. Loeb, 1962 August 7.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Linus Carl Pauling, 1964 March 27.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Luis Alvarez, 1967 February 14 and 15.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Maurice Mandel Shapiro, 1978 May 30.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Milton Plesset, 1981 December 8.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Oral History interview with Paul S. Epstein, 1965.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Oral history interview with Paul Sophus Epstein, 1962 May 25, 26 and June 2.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Ralph Alanson Sawyer, 1967 March 16 and 1970 September 24.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral History interview with Robert F. Bacher, 1981, 1983.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Oral history interview with Robert S. Shankland, 1974 August 20 and 21.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Robley D. Evans, 1972 May 2, 3, 1974 May 5 and 1978 June 14.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Samuel Abraham Goudsmit, 1963 December 5 and 7.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Seth H. Neddermeyer, 1984 May 7.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Oral history interview with Seth Neddermeyer, 1972 May 30 and 31.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Thomas Lauritsen, 1967 February 16.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Vern Oliver Knudsen, 1964 May 18.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Vern Oliver Knudsen, 1964.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Oral History interview with Victor Wouk, 24 May 2004.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Oral history interview with Walter M. Elsasser, 1985 November 21.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Walter M. Elsasser, 1986 March 12.

Archives

National Center for Atmospheric Research/University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

PO Box 3000, Boulder, CO 80307-3000, USA

Oral history interview with Walter M. Elsasser, 1986 March 12.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with William A. Fowler, 1983 May 3 - May 31, 1984.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Oral history interview with William Aaron Nierenberg, 1986 February 6 and June 26, 30.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with William Alfred Fowler, 1972 June 8, 9, 1973 February 5, 6, and 1974 May 30.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with William Conyers Herring, 1974 July 23, 29, and 31 October.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral History interview with William H. Pickering, 1978.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Oral history interview with Wolfgang Kurt Hermann Panofsky, 1973 May 15 and 1974 March 6 and June 3.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history joint interview with James Franck and Hertha Sponer-Franck, 1962 July 9 to 14.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oswald Veblen papers, 1881-1960 (bulk 1920-1960).

Manuscript Division

Library of Congress

James Madison Memorial Building, First Street and Independence Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20540, USA

Papers of physicists and astronomers in Hoover Library, 1918-1965.

Herbert Hoover Presidential Library

West Branch, IA 52358, USA

Paul S. Epstein papers, 1898-1966.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Piccard Family papers, 1470-1983 (bulk 1926-1983).

Manuscript Division

Library of Congress

James Madison Memorial Building, First Street and Independence Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20540, USA

Reviews of Modern Physics correspondence of John Torrence Tate, 1928.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Scientific apparatus collection.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Sherwood Kimball Haynes response to 1988 History of Nuclear Physics Survey, 1988.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Teacher, researcher, and administrator : transcript, 1966-1969.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

The Columbia Physics Department: A brief history.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Theodore Von Karman papers, 1871-1963.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

University of Michigan Department of Physics records, 1873-2002 (bulk 1954-1991).

Bentley Historical Library

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2113, USA

Walter M Elsasser response to History of Geophysics Survey, 1988.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Weekly Broadcasts, 1941-1943.

Library

American Philosophical Society

105 South Fifth Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

William P. Jesse scientific autobiography, 1968.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

William Polk Jesse student notebooks, 1919-1921.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Author

A first course in laboratory physics for secondary schools

A first course in physics

A first course in physics for colleges

A laboratory course in physics for secondary schools

A manual of experiments to accompany "A first course in physics for colleges"

A short university course in electricity, sound, and light

Cosmic rays: three lectures, being the revision of the 1936 Page-Barbour lectures of the University of Virginia and the 1937 John Joly lectures of Trinity college, Dublin

Electrons (+ and -), protons, photons, neutrons, mesotrons, and cosmic rays

Elements of physics

Evolution in science and religion

Mechanics, molecular physics and heat : a twelve weeks' college course

Mechanics, molecular physics, heat, and sound

New elementary physics

Practical lessons in electricity : a simple presentation of fundamental electrical principles and their application to direct and alternating-current problems

Practical physics

Science and life

Science and the new civilization

The autobiography of Robert A. Millikan

The electron, its isolation and measurement and the determination of some of its properties

Time, matter, and values

Subject

Robert A. Millikan Physics Today obituary

The rise of Robert Millikan : portrait of a life in American Science [by] Robert H. Kargon

The Robert Andrews Millikan Collection at the California Institute of Technology : guide to a microfilm edition [by] Judith R. Goodstein, editor, Albert F. Gunns, associate editor, and Ann Underleak, associate editor