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AbstractImportant DatesOccupationPlacesSubjects

Relationships

PeopleInstitutions

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Edward Teller

Photo

Dates

January 15, 1908 – September 9, 2003

Authorized Form of Name

Teller, Edward, 1908-2003

Additional Forms of Names

Teller, Ede, 1908-2003

Teller, Edward

Teller, Edward, 1908-

Biography

Abstract

Received Ph.D. in physics from the University of Leipzig in 1930. Professor of Physics, George Washington University, 1935-41; employed on the Manhattan Project, 1942-46; Professor of Physics, University of Chicago, 1946-52; Assistant Director, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, 1949-52; Associate Director and Director, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 1954-1960; Professor of Physics and Emeritus Professor of Physics, University of California, Berkeley, 1953-2003; Professor and Senior Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University, 1960-2003. Retired in 1975.

Important Dates

January 15, 1908Birth, Budapest (Hungary).

1929 – 1931Research Associate, University of Leipzig.

1930Received Ph.D. in physics, University of Leipzig, Leipzig (Germany).

1931 – 1933Research Associate, University of Göttingen.

1933 – 1934Rockefeller Fellow, Institute for Theoretical Physics, Copenhagen.

1934Lecturer, London City College.

1935 – 1941Professor of Physics, George Washington University, Washington (D.C.).

1941 – 1942Researcher, Columbia University.

1942 – 1946Researcher, Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory (1942-1943); Leader of Hydrodynamics of Implosion and Super Theory Group (1943-1944) and Leader of General and Super Theory Group (1944-1946), Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

1946 – 1952Professor of Physics, University of Chicago, Chicago (Ill.).

1948Member, National Academy of Sciences.

1949 – 1952Assistant Director, Los Alamos National Laboratory.

1952 – 1960Consultant (1952-1953); Associate Director (1954-1958); and Director (1958-1960), Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore (Calif.).

1953 – 2003Professor of Physics (1953-1975) and Emeritus Professor of Physics (1975-2003), University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley (Calif.).

1956 – 1958Member, General Advisory Committee, U.S. Atomic Energy Commission.

1960 – 2003Professor (1960-1975) and Senior Research Fellow (1975-2003), Hoover Institution on War Revolution and Peace, Stanford University, Stanford (Calif.).

1962Received Enrico Fermi Award, U.S. Atomic Energy Commission.

1982Received National Medal of Science.

1994Received Middle Cross with the Star of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary.

September 9, 2003Death, Palo Alto (Calif.).

Occupation

Nuclear and quantum physicist.

Places

Birth

Budapest (Hungary)

Undergraduate Education

Karlsruhe (Germany)

Graduate Education

Leipzig (Germany)

Employment

Washington (D.C.)

Chicago (Ill.)

Berkeley (Calif.)

Livermore (Calif.)

Stanford (Calif.)

Death

Palo Alto (Calif.)

Subjects

Atomic bomb.

Black holes (Astronomy).

Cosmology.

Energy policy -- United States.

Hydrogen bomb.

Neutrons.

Nuclear energy.

Nuclear physics.

Nuclear weapons.

Quantum theory.

Relativity (Physics).

Relationships

People

Family

Teller, Augusta Harkanyi

Wife, married in 1934.

Teller, Emmi

Sister.

Teller, Ilona Deutsch

Mother.

Teller, Max

Father.

Teller, Paul, 1943-

Son.

Teller, Wendy

Daughter. Co-wrote "Conversation on the Dark Secrets of Physics."

Advisors & Collaborators

Gamow, George, 1904-1968

Collaborated on the Gamow-Teller theory of weak interactions. Both employed at George Washington University.

Heisenberg, Werner, 1901-1976

PhD advisor at University of Leipzig (Universität Leipzig) on the hydrogen molecular ion.

Latter, Albert L.

Co-wrote "Ausblick in das Kernzeitalter."

Rice, F. O. (Francis Owen), 1890-

Co-wrote "The Structure of Matter."

Rosenbluth, M. N.

Advised by Teller at University of Chicago, "Electromagnetic interactions of a vector meson with a scalar excited state," and both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory.

Sachs, Robert Green, 1916-

Advised by Teller at Johns Hopkins University.

Talley, Wilson

Co-wrote "Conversations on the Dark Secrets of Physics."

Ulam, Stanislaw M.

Collaborated on the Teller-Ulam design for thermonuclear weapons which led to the development of the hydrogen bomb. Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Wolfenstein, L. (Lincoln)

Advised by Teller at University of Chicago, "Theory of proposed reactions involving polarized protons."

Yang, Chen Ning, 1922-

Advised by Teller at University of Chicago, "On the angular distribution in nuclear reactions and coincidence measurements," and both employed at University of Chicago.

Colleagues

Abrahams, Elihu

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Agnew, Harold M.

Both employed at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory.

Alder, B. J.

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Allison, Samuel King, 1900-1965

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Alvarez, Luis W., 1911-1988

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Anderson, Herbert Lawrence

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project and University of Chicago.

Anderson, John D., 1930-

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Bardeen, William A.

Both employed at Stanford University.

Batzel, Roger Elwood

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Beasley, Malcolm

Both employed at Stanford University.

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

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Birge, Raymond T. (Raymond Thayer), 1887-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Bloch, Felix, 1905-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Bradbury, Norris, 1909-1997

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley and Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory.

Breit, Gregory, 1899-1981

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Bretscher, Egon, 1901-1973

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Brode, Robert B. (Robert Bigham), 1900-1986

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Brown, Harold, 1927-

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Burchat, P. (Patricia)

Both employed at Stanford University.

Cabrera, Blas

Both employed at Stanford University.

Chamberlain, O. (Owen)

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Chew, Geoffrey F.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Christy, Robert F.

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Clarke, John, 1942-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Clauser, John F. (John Francis), 1942-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Cohen, Marvin L.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Commins, Eugene D.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Compton, Arthur Holly, 1892-1962

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Dash, J. G., 1923-

Both employed at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory.

Davidson, Ronald C.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Davis, Bergen, 1869-1958

Both employed at Columbia University.

Dempster, Arthur Jeffrey

Both employed at University of Chicago.

DeWitt, Bryce S. (Bryce Seligman), 1923-2004

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Doan, Richard Lloyd, 1898-

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Drell, Sidney D. (Sidney David), 1926-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Dunning, John R. (John Ray), 1907-1975

Both employed at Columbia University.

Eckart, Carl, 1902-1973

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Emery, V. J. (Victor J.)

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Fairbank, William Martin, 1917-1989

Both employed at Stanford University.

Falicov, L. M. (Leopoldo Maximo), 1933-1995

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Ference, Michael, 1911-

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Fermi, Enrico, 1901-1954

Both employed at Columbia University and Los Alamos Laboratory, the Manhattan Project and University of Chicago, Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Fetter, Alexander L., 1937-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

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

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Flanders, Donald

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Foster, John S., 1922-

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Franck, James, 1882-1964

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Freedman, Daniel Z.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Freedman, Stuart J.

Both employed at Stanford University.

Friedman, Francis L. (Francis Lee), 1918-

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Furth, H. P.

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Garwin, Richard L.

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Glaser, D. A.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Glashow, Sheldon L.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Goldberger, Marvin L.

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Goldhaber, Gerson

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Greene, Christopher Henry

Both employed at Stanford University.

Hahn, E. L. (Erwin Louis), 1921-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Heeger, Alan J.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Helmholz, August Carl, 1915-2003

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Hilberry, Norman, 1899-

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Hofstadter, Robert, 1915-1990

Both employed at Stanford University.

Holdren, John P.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Hopfield, John J.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Jackson, John David, 1925-2016

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Jaffe, Arthur, 1937-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Jeffries, C. D., 1922-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Kahn, Steven Michael

Both employed at Stanford University.

Kendall, Henry W. (Henry Way), 1926-1999

Both employed at Stanford University.

King, L. D. Percival

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Kirkpatrick, Paul

Both employed at Stanford University.

Kittel, Charles

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Konopinski, Emil Jan, 1911-

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Kusch, Polykarp, 1911-1993

Both employed at Columbia University.

Lamb, Willis E. (Willis Eugene), 1913-2008

Both employed at Columbia University.

Langenberg, D. N., 1932-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Lawrence, Ernest Orlando, 1901-1958

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

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

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Mandelstam, Stanley

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

May, Michael M., 1925-

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Mayer, Maria Goeppert, 1906-1972

Both employed at University of Chicago.

McKee, Christopher, 1942-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

McMillan, Edwin M. (Edwin Mattison), 1907-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Metropolis, N. (Nicholas), 1915-

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Moyer, Burton J., 1912-1973

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Mulliken, Robert Sanderson

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project and University of Chicago.

Murray, Forest

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Nierenberg, William Aaron, 1919-2000

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Nuckolls, John Hopkin

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Ohlinger, Leo

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Oppenheimer, J. Robert, 1904-1967

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

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

Both employed at Stanford University.

Pegram, George Braxton, 1876-1958

Both employed at Columbia University.

Plass, Gilbert N.

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Post, Richard F.

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Price, Paul Buford

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

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

Both employed at Columbia University.

Reines, Frederick, 1918-1998

Both employed at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory.

Reynolds, John Hamilton, 1923-2000

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Richards, Paul L. (Paul Linford)

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Ruderman, Malvin A.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Schwartz, Melvin, 1932-2006

Both employed at Stanford University.

Seaborg, Glenn T. (Glenn Theodore), 1912-1999

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Segrè, Emilio

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Serber, R. (Robert)

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory and Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Shen, Y. R.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Simpson, John A. (John Alexander), 1916-2000

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Smoot, George

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Steiner, Herbert M.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Szilard, Leo

Both employed at University of Chicago and Columbia University.

Telegdi, Val, 1922-2006

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Terman, Frederick Emmons, 1900-1982

Both employed at Stanford University.

Thomas, Gareth, 1932-2014

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Tinkham, Michael

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Townes, Charles H.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Treiman, Sam B.

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Trilling, George H.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Watson, Kenneth M.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Weinberg, Alvin Martin, 1915-2006

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Weinberg, Steven, 1933-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Weisskopf, Victor Frederick, 1908-2002

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Wentzel, Gregor, 1898-1978

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Wheeler, John Archibald, 1911-2008

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Wigner, Eugene Paul, 1902-1995

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

York, Herbert F. (Herbert Frank)

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley and Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Young, Gale Jay

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Zener, Clarence, 1905-

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Additional

Alpher, Ralph, 1921-2007

Bohr, Niels, 1885-1962

Bray, Ralph, 1921-

Bretscher, Hanni

Brobeck, William Morrison, 1908-

Brueckner, Keith A.

Condon, Edward Uhler, 1902-1974

Creutz, E.

Critchfield, Charles Louis, 1910-

Doell, Richard Rayman

Dorfan, Jonathan

Both employed at Stanford University.

Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969

Fitch, Val L., 1923-2015

Ford, Vincent, 1907-2001

Frauenfelder, Hans, 1922-

Frieman, E. A.

Froman, Darol K. (Darol Kenneth), 1906-1997

Gamow, Barbara, 1905-1976

Gentner, Wolfgang, 1906-1980

Greenstein, Jesse L. (Jesse Leonard), 1909-2002

Havens, William W. (William Westerfield), 1920-2004

Herzfeld, Karl F. (Karl Ferdinand), 1892-

Hevesy, Georg von, 1885-1966

Inglis, David Rittenhouse, 1905-1995

Johnson, Vivian A. (Vivian Annabelle), 1912-

Kaku, Michio

Kempton, Albert Ernest, 1911-2000

Keyworth, George A., II, 1939-

Lawrence, John Hundale, 1904-

Layzer, David

Leith, Cecil E., 1923-

Libby, Stephen B.

Linshitz, Henry, 1919-

London, Fritz, 1900-1954

Manley, John Henry, 1907-

Mark, Carson

Marshak, Robert E. (Robert Eugene), 1916-1992

Nordheim, Lothar, 1899-

Oppenheimer, Frank, 1912-1985

Palevsky, Mary, 1949-

Rabinowitch, Eugene, 1901-1973

Ramsey, Norman, 1915-2011

Randers, Gunnar, 1914-

Richtmyer, Robert D.

Rohrlich, F.

Rozental, S. (Stefan)

Sagan, Carl, 1934-1996

Sakharov, Andreĭ, 1921-1989

Schrödinger, Erwin, 1887-1961

Schwinger, Julian, 1918-1994

Seitz, Frederick, 1911-2008

Sessler, A. M. (Andrew Marienhoff)

Slater, John C. (John Clarke), 1900-1976

Smith, Cyril Stanley, 1903-1992

Spitzer, Lyman, 1914-1997

Sponer, Hertha, 1895-1968

Strauss, Lewis L.

Taylor, Theodore B., 1925-

Ulam, Francoise

Von Hippel, Arthur R. (Arthur Robert), 1898-

Von Neumann, John, 1903-1957

Weizsacker, Carl Friedrich, Freiherr von, 1912-2007

Welton, Theodore Allen, 1918-

Wilson, Robert R., 1914-2000

Zimmerman, George O.

Institutions

Major Positions

Columbia University. Department of Physics

Researcher.

George Washington University. Department of Physics

Professor of Physics.

Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace

Professor and Senior Research Fellow.

Lawrence Radiation Laboratory

Consultant; Associate Director; and Director (Livermore campus).

Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory

Assistant Director; Leader of Hydrodynamics of Implosion and Super Theory Group and Leader of General and Super Theory Group, Manhattan Project.

Manhattan Project (U.S.)

Researcher, Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory; Leader of Hydrodynamics of Implosion and Super Theory Group and Leader of General and Super Theory Group, Los Alamos Laboratory.

United States. Office of Scientific Research and Development. Metallurgical Laboratory

Researcher, Manhattan Project.

Universität Göttingen

Research Associate.

Universität Leipzig (1409-1953)

Research Associate and received Ph.D. in 1930.

University of California, Berkeley. Department of Physics

Professor of Physics and Emeritus Professor of Physics.

University of Chicago. Department of Physics

Professor of Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

American Nuclear Society

Fellow.

American Ordnance Association

American Physical Society

Fellow.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

U.S. Atomic Energy Commission

Member, General Advisory Committee.

United States. Air Force

Member, Scientific Advisory Board.

Universität Karlsruhe

Attended for undergraduate studies.

University of California, San Diego. Department of Physics

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Edward Teller lectures [sound recording], 1957.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Edward Teller papers, 1946-2003.

Archives

Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace

Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA

General interest session [sound recording] : American Physical Society Meeting, 1967 April 27.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

George Zimmerman interview with Edward Teller [videorecording], 1999 December 11.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Lecture on high temperature superconductivity [videorecording] / produced by George Washington University Television ; 1987.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Edward Teller, 1980 December.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Edward Teller, 1983 September 9.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Peoples Archive interviews with physicists, [video recording]

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Special colloquium [sound recording] : Arms Control Panel / 1983 April 13.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Symposium of the Forum on Physics and Society [sound recording] : science and secrecy, 1973 April 24.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Television series on the atom [motion picture] / produced by KQED-TV ; narrated by Edward Teller.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

The effectiveness of scientific advice to government [sound recording] : a lecture series at the University of California, Santa Barbara / 1976.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

The Legacy of Hiroshima: typescript, 1962.

Manuscript Division

Library of Congress

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

Time magazine interviews for cover profile of Teller, 1957.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

U.S. Atomic Energy Commission lecture series on nuclear physics, 1943.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Subject

A brief history of the George Washington University physics department, 1934-1994.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

A is for atom, B is for bomb [videorecording], 1980.

Archives

Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace

Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA

Albert Kempton papers and correspondence, circa 1930-2000.

Library. Department of Manuscripts and University Archives

Cambridge University

West Road, Cambridge, CH3 9DR

Andrei Sakharov papers, 1890-1991.

Houghton Library

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA 02138, USA

Andrew Sessler and Stephen Libby biographical memoir on Edward Teller, 2007.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Atomic fragments : a daughter's questions / Mary Palevsky.

Atoms for Peace Award records, 1944-1972.

Institute Archives and Special Collections

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

M.I.T. Libraries, Rm. 14N-118, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA

Clarence E. Larson science and technology oral history collection, 1983-1993.

Special Collections & Archives

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA 22030-4444, USA

Conversations with David Inglis, [videorecording] Feb.-May 1989.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Dwight D. Eisenhower records as President, White House Central files, 1953-1961.

Dwight D. Eisenhower Library

Abilene, KS 67410, USA

Edward Condon papers, circa 1920-1974.

Library

American Philosophical Society

105 South Fifth Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

Enrico Fermi papers, 1918-1974.

The Joseph Regenstein Library. Department of Special Collections

University of Chicago

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

Erwin Schrodinger papers.

In the possession of Mrs. Ruth Braunizer

In private hands

Alpbach Tiro, Austria

Eugene Rabinowitch papers, 1954-1964.

The Joseph Regenstein Library. Department of Special Collections

University of Chicago

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

Faust, eine Historie, 1932.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Fritz London papers, 1926-1954.

Archives

Duke University

341 Perkins Library, Duke University, Durham, NC 27706, USA

Fritz Rohrlich notes from the Pocono Conference on Physics, 1948.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

From Paris to Santa Fe: highlights of a personal odyssey across the twentieth century.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

George and Barbara Gamow papers, 1915-1975 (bulk 1950-1975).

Manuscript Division

Library of Congress

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

Gregory Breit papers, 1929-1980 (bulk 1960-1970).

Manuscripts and Archives

Yale University Library

Box 208240, New Haven, CT 06520, USA

Gregory Breit selected papers [microform], (bulk 1950-1973).

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Hans Frauenfelder response to survey on the impact of immigration on U.S. physics, 1999.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Harold Clayton Urey papers, 1929-1981.

Mandeville Special Collections Library

University of California, San Diego

9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA

History of atomic energy collection, 1896-1991.

Libraries. Special Collections

Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR 97331, USA

J. Robert Oppenheimer papers, 1921-1980 (bulk 1947-1967).

Manuscript Division

Library of Congress

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

John A. Wheeler papers, 1894-2008.

Library

American Philosophical Society

105 South Fifth Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

John Clarke Slater papers, 1908-1976.

Library

American Philosophical Society

105 South Fifth Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

John Hundale Lawrence papers, 1926-1987.

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA, 94720-6000, USA

John Von Neumann papers, 1912-1996 (bulk 1935-1957).

Manuscript Division

Library of Congress

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

Journal of Jocular Physics, 1935-1955

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Julian S. Schwinger papers, 1920-1994.

University Research Library. Department of Special Collections

University of California, Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA 90024-1575, USA

Keith Brueckner manuscript biography, 1986.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Leo Szilard papers, 1898-1998.

Mandeville Special Collections Library

University of California, San Diego

9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA

Lewis L. Strauss papers, 1914-1974.

Herbert Hoover Presidential Library

West Branch, IA 52358, USA

Los Alamos report 24: lecture series on nuclear physics, 1943-1944.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Maria Goeppert Mayer papers, 1925-1973.

Mandeville Special Collections Library

University of California, San Diego

9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA

Niels Bohr collection of manuscripts by other authors, 1910-1961.

Niels Bohr Archive

Blegdamsvej 17, Copenhagen, Denmark

Niels Bohr material collected elsewhere, 1912-1962.

Niels Bohr Archive

Blegdamsvej 17, Copenhagen, Denmark

Niels Bohr scientific correspondence, supplement, 1910-1962.

Niels Bohr Archive

Blegdamsvej 17, Copenhagen, Denmark

Notes on physics courses given at Los Alamos, 1943-1946.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Arthur von Hippel, 1981 October 6.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with August Carl Helmholz, 1975 June 20 to November 11 and 1989 October 3 to 1990 January 16.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with August Carl Helmholz, 1975, 1989-1990.

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA, 94720-6000, USA

Oral history interview with Berni J. Alder, 1990 June 18.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Carl Friedrich Weizsacker, 1963 July 9.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Carl Friedrich Weizsacker, 1978 April 18.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

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Oral history interview with Carl Friedrich Weizsacker, 1986 January 28.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

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Oral history interview with Cecil E. "Chuck" Leith, 1997 July 2.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

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Oral history interview with Charles L. Critchfield, 1987 May 29.

Charles Babbage Institute. Center for the History of Computing

University of Minnesota

University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA

Oral history interview with Chen Ning Yang, 1980 November 1.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

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Oral history interview with Christopher McKee, 2002 July 29 and 30.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

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Oral history interview with Cyril Stanley Smith, 1976 September 23.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

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Oral history interview with Cyril Stanley Smith, 1976 September 23. Metallurgy and atomic energy policy: typescript (photocopy), 1980.

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA, 94720-6000, USA

Oral history interview with Darol Kenneth Froman, 1976 June 7.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

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Oral history interview with Darol Kenneth Froman, 1976 June 7.

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA, 94720-6000, USA

Oral history interview with David Layzer, 2007 December 5.

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American Institute of Physics

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Oral history interview with David Rittenhouse Inglis, 1977 May 9 and 10.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

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Oral history interview with E. A. Frieman, 1986 June 26.

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American Institute of Physics

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Oral history interview with Edward A. Frieman, 2006 December 4 and 5.

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American Institute of Physics

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Oral history interview with Edward Creutz, 2006 January 9 and 10.

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American Institute of Physics

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Oral history interview with Emil Jan Konopinski, 1982.

Office of University Archives and Records Management

Indiana University

Bryan Hall 201, 107 South Indiana Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA

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

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American Institute of Physics

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Oral history interview with Frederick Seitz, 1982 October 6 and 7.

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American Institute of Physics

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Oral history interview with Georg von Hevesy, 1962 May 25 and 4 February 1963.

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American Institute of Physics

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Oral history interview with George Gamow, 1968 April 25 and 26.

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American Institute of Physics

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Oral history interview with George Keyworth, III, 1983 July 21.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

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Oral history interview with Gunnar Randers, 1986 August 19.

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American Institute of Physics

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Oral history interview with Hanni Bretscher, 1984 July 10.

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American Institute of Physics

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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 Henry Linshitz, 1988 February 23.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

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Oral history interview with Herbert F. York, 1975 September 9 and 1976 May 13.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

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Oral history interview with Herbert F. York, 1975 September 9 and 1976 May 13.

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA, 94720-6000, USA

Oral history interview with Herbert F. York, 2008 April 24.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

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Oral history interview with J. Carson Mark, 1976 June 8.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

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Oral history interview with J. Carson Mark, 1976 June 8.

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA, 94720-6000, USA

Oral history interview with Jesse Leonard Greenstein, 1974 July 31.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

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Oral history interview with John Archibald Wheeler, 1988 May 4, May 23 and November 28.

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American Institute of Physics

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Oral history interview with John Henry Manley, 1976 July 9 and 11.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

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Oral history interview with John Henry Manley, 1976 July 9 and 11.

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley

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Oral history interview with Karl F. Herzfeld, 1978 May 11.

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American Institute of Physics

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Oral history interview with Lincoln Wolfenstein, 1997 April 19.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

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Oral history interview with Lothar Wolfgang Nordheim, 1977 July 24.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

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Oral history interview with Lyman Spitzer, Jr., 1978 March 15.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

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Oral History interview with Marshall Rosenbluth, 2003 August 11 and 16.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

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Oral history interview with Marvin L. Goldberger, 1986 February 12.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

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Oral history interview with Norman Ramsey, 1960 July 19 to August 4.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

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Oral history interview with Norris Edwin Bradbury, 1976 February 11.

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American Institute of Physics

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Oral history interview with Owen Chamberlain, 1976 June 16, 21, August 4 and 13.

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American Institute of Physics

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Oral history interview with Owen Chamberlain, 1976.

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA, 94720-6000, USA

Oral history interview with Ralph Alpher and second session is joint interview with Robert Herman, 1983 August 11 and 12.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

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Oral history interview with Ralph Bray, 1982 May 14.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

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Oral history interview with Richard Doell, 1978 April 17, 26, and 28.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

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Oral history interview with Richard Garwin, 2012 December 20.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

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Oral history interview with Richard L. Garwin, 2001 June 7.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

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Oral history interview with Robert F. Christy, 1994.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

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

Oral history interview with Robert Marshak, 1970 June 15, 16, September 19, and October 4.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

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Oral history interview with Robert Richtmyer, 1997 March 4.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

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Oral history interview with Robert S. Mulliken, 1964 February 1.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

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Oral history interview with Robert Serber, 1996 November 26.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

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Oral history interview with Stefan Rozental, 1971 August 27.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

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Oral history interview with Ted Taylor, 1995 February 13.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

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Oral history interview with Val L. Fitch, 1986 December 18.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

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Oral history interview with Vivian Annabelle Johnson, 1981 July 13.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

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Oral history interview with William G. McMillan, 1992 March 25.

The Beckman Center for History of Chemistry

Chemical Heritage Foundation

315 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2702, USA

Oral history interview with William M. Brobeck, 1975 June 19, 29, October 26 and 1976 February 1.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

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Oral history interview with William W. Havens, 1991 February 21, July 17, 29, Augut 5, 12 and 14.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

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Oral history interview with Wolfgang Gentner, 1971 November 15.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

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

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American Institute of Physics

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

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American Institute of Physics

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Seth MacFarlane collection on Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan, 1860-2004 (bulk 1962-1997).

Manuscript Division

Library of Congress

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

Stanislaw Ulam papers, 1916-1984.

Library

American Philosophical Society

105 South Fifth Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

Stories of the development of large scale scientific computing at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory [computer file] : an oral and pictorial history / compiled by George A. Michael.

Available online

The Italian navigator has landed...a half century of nuclear energy [videorecording] / Argonne National Laboratory, producer ; U. S. Dept. of Energy ; Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute ; Power Reactor and Nuclear Development Corporation-Japan, sponsors ; Peter Graves, narrator, 1992.

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Theodore Welton memories, circa 1984.

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Twenty-four minutes to checkmate, [unpublished manuscript] 1953-1957.

Dwight D. Eisenhower Library

Abilene, KS 67410, USA

Washington Conference on Theoretical Physics records, 1933-1947.

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Published Resources

Author

Ausblick in das Kernzeitalter / Edward Teller [and] Albert Latter.

Ausblick in das Kernzeitalter [microform] / Edward Teller [and] Albert Latter.

Better a shield than a sword : perspectives on defense and technology / Edward Teller.

Conversations on the dark secrets of physics / Edward Teller, Wendy Teller, and Wilson Talley.

Energy from heaven and earth : in which a story is told about energy from its origins 15,000,000,000 years ago to its present adolescence--turbulent, hopeful, beset by problems, and in need of help / Edward Teller.

Fusion / edited by Edward Teller.

Memoirs : a twentieth-century journey in science and politics / Edward Teller ; with Judith L. Shoolery.

Molekül- und Kristallgitterspektren / Bearb. von W. Finkelnburg, R. Mecke, O. Reinkober, E. Teller. Mit 198 Figuren im Text.

The legacy of Hiroshima / by Edward Teller, with Allen Brown.

The pursuit of simplicity / Edward Teller.

The Raman effect and its chemical applications / by James H. Hibben ... with a theoretical discussion by James H. Hibben and Edward Teller

The structure of matter / [by] Francis Owen Rice [and] Edward Teller.

The structure of matter [microform] / [by] Francis Owen Rice [and] Edward Teller.

Subject

Brotherhood of the bomb : the tangled lives and loyalties of Robert Oppenheimer, Ernest Lawrence, and Edward Teller / Gregg Herken.

Edward Teller : giant of the golden age of physics : a biography / by Stanley A. Blumberg and Louis G. Panos.

Edward Teller Centennial Symposium : modern physics and the scientific legacy of Edward Teller : Livermore, CA, USA, 29 May 2008 / editors, Stephen B. Libby, Karl A. van Bibber.

Edward Teller, the real Dr. Strangelove / Peter Goodchild.

Energy and conflict : the life and times of Edward Teller / by Stanley A. Blumberg and Gwinn Owens.

Judging Edward Teller : a closer look at one of the most influential scientists of the twentieth century / István Hargittai.

Teller's war : the top-secret story behind the Star Wars deception / William J. Broad.

The advisors : Oppenheimer, Teller, and the superbomb / Herbert F. York.

The firecracker boys / by Dan O'Neill.

The Martians of Science : five physicists who changed the twentieth century / István Hargittai.

The ruin of J. Robert Oppenheimer : and the birth of the modern arms race / Priscilla J. McMillan.