Menu ☰

Back to Top

Physics History Network

Over 1000 biographies of physicists and histories of institutions with information pertaining to their lives, careers, and research.

Tip: Search within this page by using Ctrl + F or ⌘ + F


Search Our Catalogs

Archives Books

Collections

Emilio Segré Visual Archives Digital Collections Oral Histories Archival Finding Aids Physics History Network

Preservation and Support

Donating Materials Saving Archival Collections Grants to Archives Documentation Projects History Newsletters

Center for History of Physics

Scholarship & Outreach

Main Navigation

HomeAboutTopic GuidesFeedback

Table of Contents

Biography

AbstractImportant DatesOccupationPlacesSubjects

Relationships

PeopleInstitutions

Resources

Archival as AuthorArchival as SubjectPublished as AuthorPublished as Subject

Eugene Paul Wigner

Photo

Dates

November 17, 1902 – January 1, 1995

Authorized Form of Name

Wigner, Eugene Paul, 1902-1995

Additional Forms of Names

Vigner, E., 1902-1995

Wigner, E. P. (Eugene Paul), 1902-1995

Wigner, Eugen Paul, 1902-1995

Wigner, Eugene, 1902-1995

Wigner, Eugene P. (Eugene Paul), 1902-1995

Wigner, Jenő, 1902-1995

Wigner, Jenő Pál, 1902-1995

Biography

Abstract

Hungarian-born American physicist. Professor of mathematical physics, Princeton University (1933-1937 and 1939-1971). Staff, Metallurgical Laboratory, University of Chicago (the Manhattan project), atomic bomb research; U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (1952-1957, 1959-1964) and director of the Civil Defense Research Project at Oak Ridge, TN (1964-1965). Nobel Prize for Physics, 1963.

Important Dates

November 17, 1902Birth, Budapest (Hungary).

1925Received D.Sc., Technical Institute, Berlin, Berlin (Germany).

1926 – 1927Research Assistant, University of Berlin.

1927 – 1928Assistant, University of Gottingen.

1928 – 1930Privatdozent, University of Berlin.

1930 – 1933Extraordinary Professor of Theoretical Physics, Technical Institute, Berlin.

1931 – 1936Half-time Research Professor (1931-1934) and Visiting Professor (1934-1936), Princeton University, Princeton (N.J.).

1937 – 1938Professor of Physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison.

1938 – 1995Thomas D. Jones Professor of Mathematical Physics (1938-1971) and Thomas D. Jones Emeritus Professor of Mathematical Physics (1971-1995), Princeton University, Princeton (N.J.).

1942 – 1945Leader, Theoretical Group (1942-1943) and Researcher (1943-1945), Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

1945Member, National Academy of Sciences.

1946 – 1947Director of Research, Clinton Laboratories, Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

1947 – 1951Member, Visiting Committee, National Bureau of Standards.

1952 – 1957Member, General Advisory Committee, U.S. Atomic Energy Commission.

1956President, American Physical Society.

1958Awarded Enrico Fermi Award, U.S. Atomic Energy Commission.

1959 – 1964Member, General Advisory Committee, U.S. Atomic Energy Commission.

1963Awarded Nobel Prize in Physics "for his contributions to the theory of the atomic nucleus and the elementary particles, particularly through the discovery and application of fundamental symmetry principles".

1964 – 1965Director, Civil Defense Research Project, Oak Ridge National Laboratories.

1968Awarded National Medal of Science.

1972Awarded Albert Einstein Award.

1975Kramers Professor, University of Utrecht.

January 1, 1995Death, Princeton (N.J.).

Occupation

Mathematical and nuclear physicist.

Places

Birth

Budapest (Hungary)

Graduate Education

Berlin (Germany)

Employment

Princeton (N.J.)

Death

Princeton (N.J.)

Subjects

Atomic bomb.

Atomic theory.

Civil defense.

Group theory.

Mathematical physics.

Nuclear physics.

Quantum theory.

World War, 1939-1945 -- Science.

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

Bardeen, John

Advised by Wigner at Princeton University, "Quantum Theory of the Work Function."

Breit, Gregory, 1899-1981

Investigated the theory of nuclear resonances together. Both employed at University of Wisconsin, Madison and Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Eisenbud, Leonard

Advised by Wigner at Princeton University on nuclear collisions. Co-wrote "Nuclear Structure."

Farkas, A. (Adalbert)

Co-wrote "L. Farkas Memorial Volume."

Herring, William Conyers, 1914-

Advised by Wigner at Princeton University on energy coincidences in the theory of Brillouin Zones. Collaborated on the modern band theory of solids.

Hirschfelder, Joseph Oakland, 1911-

Advised by Wigner at Princeton University.

Jaynes, E. T. (Edwin T.)

Advised by Wigner at Princeton University on ferroelectricity.

Jensen, J. Hans D.

Shared 1963 Nobel Prize in Physics for their discoveries concering nuclear shell structure.

Kursunoglu, Behram, 1922-

Co-edited "Reminiscences About a Great Physicist: Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac."

Narcowich, Francis J.

Advised by Wigner at Princeton University.

Newton, Theodore D.

Advised by Wigner at Princeton University on elementary systems.

Polanyi, Michael, 1891-1976

Ph.D. advisor at Technische Universitat Berlin.

Roskies, Ralph Z.

Advised by Wigner at Princeton University.

Salam, Abdus, 1926-1996

Co-edited "Aspects of Quantum Theory."

Seitz, Frederick, 1911-2008

Advised by Wigner at Princeton University. Both employed at Princeton University.

Sharp, W. T. (William Tout), 1927-

Advised by Wigner at Princeton University.

Shimony, Abner

Advised by Wigner at Princeton University on thermodynamic systems.

Somorjai, Rajmund

Advised by Wigner at Princeton University on hydrogen bonded systems.

Tappert, Frederick D.

Advised by Wigner at Princeton University on plasma physics.

Weinberg, Alvin Martin, 1915-2006

Co-wrote "The Physical Theory of Neutron Chain Reactors." Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Weisskopf, Victor Frederick, 1908-2002

Advised by Wigner at University of Gottingen.

Colleagues

Adams, Edwin P. (Edwin Plimpton), 1878-

Both employed at Princeton University.

Adelberger, Eric G.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Aizenman, Michael

Both employed at Princeton University.

Allison, Samuel King, 1900-1965

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Alvarez, Luis W., 1911-1988

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Anderson, Herbert Lawrence

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Anderson, P. W. (Philip W.), 1923-

Both employed at Princeton University.

Austin, Robert H.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Bargmann, V. (Valentine), 1908-1989

Both employed at Princeton University.

Barschall, H. H. (Henry Herman), 1915-1997

Both employed at Princeton University.

Berko, Stephan

Both employed at Princeton University.

Bertsch, George F.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Bleakney, Walker, 1901-1992

Both employed at Princeton University.

Bohm, David, 1917-1992

Both employed at Princeton University.

Brown, G. E. (Gerald Edward), 1926-

Both employed at Princeton University.

Callan, Curtis G.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Christ, Norman

Both employed at Princeton University.

Christy, Robert F.

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Compton, Arthur Holly, 1892-1962

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project. Worked together on the National Academy of Sciences Committee to Evaluate Use of Atomic Energy in War.

Condon, Edward Uhler, 1902-1974

Both employed at Princeton University.

Creutz, E.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Cronin, James W., 1931-2016

Both employed at Princeton University.

Daniels, Farrington, 1889-1972

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Dempster, Arthur Jeffrey

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Dicke, Robert H. (Robert Henry)

Both employed at Princeton University.

Doan, Richard Lloyd, 1898-

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Eisenhart, Luther Pfahler, 1876-1965

Both employed at Princeton University.

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

Both employed at Princeton University.

Fitch, Val L., 1923-2015

Both employed at Princeton University.

Fletcher, James Chipman, 1919-1991

Both employed at Princeton University.

Franck, James, 1882-1964

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Freedman, Stuart J.

Both employed at Princeton University.

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

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Goldberger, Marvin L.

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

Gross, David J. (David Jonathan)

Both employed at Princeton University.

Haldane, F. Duncan M.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Happer, William, 1939-

Both employed at Princeton University.

Hartle, J. B. (James B.)

Both employed at Princeton University.

Haworth, Leland J. (Leland John), 1904-

Both employed at University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Herb, R. G. (Raymond George), 1908-1996

Both employed at University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Hilberry, Norman, 1899-

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Hofstadter, Robert, 1915-1990

Both employed at Princeton University.

Hopfield, John J.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Howard, Louis N.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Kaspi, Victoria Michelle, 1967-

Both employed at Princeton University.

Konopinski, Emil Jan, 1911-

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Lieb, Elliott H.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Metropolis, N. (Nicholas), 1915-

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Misner, Charles W.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Morrison, Philip

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Mulliken, Robert Sanderson

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Murray, Forest

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Ohlinger, Leo

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Pines, David, 1924-

Both employed at Princeton University.

Plass, Gilbert N.

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Rieser, Leonard M.

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

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

Both employed at Princeton University.

Schiffer, Menahem

Both employed at Princeton University.

Schwarz, John H.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Schwinger, Julian, 1918-1994

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

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

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Segal, Irving Ezra

Both employed at Princeton University.

Serber, R. (Robert)

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Shenstone, A. G. (Allen Goodrich)

Both employed at Princeton University.

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

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Smyth, Henry De Wolf, 1898-1986

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

Stearns, Joyce C.

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Szilard, Leo

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Teller, Edward, 1908-2003

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Thomas, Tracy Y. (Tracy Yerkes), 1899-1983

Both employed at Princeton University.

Thorne, Kip S.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Treiman, Sam B.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Turkevich, Anthony, 1916-2002

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Warburton, Ernest Keeling

Both employed at Princeton University.

Weiss, Rainer

Both employed at Princeton University.

Wheeler, John Archibald, 1911-2008

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

Wightman, A. S. (Arthur Strong), 1922-2013

Both employed at Princeton University.

Wilczek, Frank

Both employed at Princeton University.

Wilkinson, David T.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Wilson, Robert R., 1914-2000

Both employed at Princeton University.

Winckler, John R.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Young, Gale Jay

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Additional

Aharonov, Yakir, 1932-

Austern, Norman

Barton, Henry Askew, 1898-1983

Baym, Gordon

Beams, Jesse W. (Jesse Wakefield), 1898-1977

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

Bloch, Felix, 1905-

Bohr, Niels, 1885-1962

Born, Max, 1882-1970

Brillouin, Léon, 1889-1969

Chandrasekhar, S. (Subrahmanyan), 1910-1995

Cooper, Leon N. (Leon Neil), 1930-

Courant, Richard, 1888-1972

Dirac, P. A. M. (Paul Adrien Maurice), 1902-1984

Duke, Charles B.

Dyson, Freeman J.

Eckart, Carl, 1902-1973

Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955

Espagnat, Bernard d'

Farkas, L. (Ladislaus), 1904-1948

Feenberg, Eugene

Fermi, Enrico, 1901-1954

Greenewalt, Crawford H., 1902-1993

Groueff, Stephane

Heisenberg, Werner, 1901-1976

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

Hill, A. G. (Albert Gordon), 1910-1996

Hoddeson, Lillian

Hoyt, Frank Clark, 1898-

Inglis, David Rittenhouse, 1905-1995

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

Jordan, Pascual, 1902-1980

Klein, Oskar

Kowarski, Lew

Kronig, R. (Ralph), 1904-

Krutter, Harry, 1911-

Landé, Alfred, 1888-

Laue, Max von, 1879-1960

Linshitz, Henry, 1919-

Loomis, F. W. (Francis Wheeler), 1889-1976

Margenau, Henry, 1901-1997

Maurer, Robert Joseph, 1913-

Mayer, Maria Goeppert, 1906-1972

Nix, Foster Cary, 1905-

Nordheim, Lothar, 1899-

Oppenheimer, J. Robert, 1904-1967

Pauli, Wolfgang, 1900-1958

Peierls, Rudolf E. (Rudolf Ernst), 1907-1995

Rosenfeld, L. (Leon), 1904-1974

Ruina, J. P. (Jack P.)

Schrieffer, J. R. (John Robert), 1931-

Schrödinger, Erwin, 1887-1961

Schweber, S. S. (Silvan S.)

Sciama, D. W. (Dennis William), 1926-

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

Stern, Marvin, 1923-

Szanton, Andrew

Veblen, Oswald, 1880-1960

Von Neumann, John, 1903-1957

Wannier, Gregory H.

Weyl, Hermann, 1885-1955

White, Milton Grandison, 1910-1979

Wilkinson, Denys Haigh, Sir

York, Herbert F. (Herbert Frank)

Institutions

Major Positions

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Research Assistant and Privatdozent.

Manhattan Project (U.S.)

Leader, Theoretical Group and Researcher, Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Director of Research, Clinton Laboratories and Director, Civil Defense Research Project.

Princeton University. Department of Physics

Half-time Research Professor; Visiting Professor; Thomas D. Jones Professor of Mathematical Physics; and Thomas D. Jones Emeritus Professor of Mathematical Physics.

Rijksuniversiteit te Utrecht

Kramers Professor.

Technische Universität Berlin

Received D.Sc. In 1925. Extraordinary Professor of Theoretical Physics.

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

Leader, Theoretical Group and Researcher, Manhattan Project.

Universität Göttingen

Assistant.

University of Wisconsin--Madison. Department of Physics

Professor of Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

American Mathematical Society

American Philosophical Society

American Physical Society

President.

Argonne National Laboratory

Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

U.S. Atomic Energy Commission

Member, General Advisory Committee and received 1958 Enrico Fermi Award.

United States. National Bureau of Standards

Member, Visiting Committee.

University of Chicago. Department of Physics

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Are we machines [sound recording] : 37th Joseph Henry Lecture at the American Philosophical Society, 1968 May 10.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Banquet addresses and conference sessions [sound recording]

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Commemorating the 40th anniversary [computer file] / 2002.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Eugene Paul Wigner papers, 1930s-1980s (bulk 1940s-1970s).

Department of Rare Books and Special Collections

Princeton University

1 Washington Road, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA

Eugene Wigner autobiographical letter to Paul Hoch, 1982.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Eugene Wigner theory of solid state lectures, 1948-1949.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Fallout shelters and protection from nuclear weapons [sound recording] : sponsored by the Princeton Chamber of Commerce, 1962 January.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

General interest session of the Division of Nuclear Physics [sound recording], 1974 February 7.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Gregory Breit Symposium [sound recording], 1968 May 3.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Interview with Rudolph Peierls and Eugene Wigner [videorecording] / 1984.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Maria Mayer Memorial Session [sound recording], 1973 January 31.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Eugene Paul Wigner, 1966 November 30.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Eugene Paul Wigner, 1981 January 24.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Eugene Paul Wigner, 1984 April 12.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Eugene Paul Wigner, 1984 April 12.

Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library

Princeton University

65 Olden Street, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA

Oral history interview with Eugene Paul Wigner, 1987 May 12.

Charles Babbage Institute. Center for the History of Computing

University of Minnesota

University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA

Oral history interview with P. A. M. Dirac, 1962 April 1, 1963 May 6, 7, 10 and 14.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Reminiscences of Eugene Paul Wigner : oral history, 1964.

Oral History Research Office

Columbia University

Box 20, Room 801 Butler Library, New York, NY 10027, USA

Technical aspects of the Antiballistic Missile System [sound recording] 1969 April 29.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Subject

Aage Petersen collection of reprints and manuscripts, 1922-1976.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

AIP Office of the Director records of Henry A. Barton, 1931-1964.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Alfred Landé autograph collection, 1919-1973.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Allen Shenstone autobiography, 1962.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Atomic energy for military purposes, 1945 [typescript].

Manuscripts and Archives Department

Hagley Museum and Library

298 Buck Road East, Greenville, DE 19807, USA

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

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

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

Crawford Greenewalt Manhattan Project diary, 1942-1945.

Manuscripts and Archives Department

Hagley Museum and Library

298 Buck Road East, Greenville, DE 19807, USA

Electronic Computer Project (ECP) records, 1940-1967.

Shelby White and Leon Levy Archives Center

Institute for Advanced Study

1 Einstein Drive, Princeton, NJ 08540, USA

Eugene Feenberg correspondence, 1927-1958.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Eugene Feenberg papers, 1906-1977.

Libraries. University Archives

Washington University

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

Eugene Wigner, nuclear engineer, Physics Today obituary.

F. W. Loomis papers, 1920-1976.

University Archives

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

1408 West Gregory Drive, Urbana, IL 61801, USA

Frederick Seitz biographical notes for London meeting, 1979.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

From a life of physics [motion picture] / produced by the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (Trieste, Italy).

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, 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 Bethe papers, circa 1931-1992.

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

Cornell University

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

Henry De Wolf Smyth papers, 1885-1987.

Library

American Philosophical Society

105 South Fifth Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

Henry H. Barschall papers, 1942-1974.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

History of physics audio-visual collection, circa 1918-1996, 1960-1988 (bulk)

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Jesse W. Beams papers, 1926-1977.

Alderman Library. Special Collections

University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA 22903, 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 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

Julian S. Schwinger papers, 1920-1994.

University Research Library. Department of Special Collections

University of California, Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA 90024-1575, USA

Karl Herzfeld papers, 1914-1977.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Ladislaus Farkas papers.

contact: Mrs. Leorah Kruyanker

In private hands

8 Mevo Ha'Oleh Street, Givat Oranim, Jerusalem

Leo Szilard papers, 1898-1998.

Mandeville Special Collections Library

University of California, San Diego

9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA

Leon Brillouin papers, 1877-1972.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Lew Kowarski papers, 1907-1981 (bulk 1930-1981).

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Lillian Hoddeson papers, 1904-2001.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Manhattan Project videohistory collection [videorecording], 1987-1990.

Archives

Smithsonian Institution

Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507, 600 Maryland Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20024-2520, USA

Michael Polanyi papers, 1900-1975.

The Joseph Regenstein Library. Department of Special Collections

University of Chicago

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

Nobel laureates on scientific research project : oral history, 1964.

Oral History Research Office

Columbia University

Box 20, Room 801 Butler Library, New York, NY 10027, USA

Norman Austern response to 1988 History of Nuclear Physics Survey, 1988-1989.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview Milton Grandison White, 1972 May 11 to 1975 February 28.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Abner Shimony, 2002 September 9 and 10.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Albert G. Hill, 1991 August 5.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Bernard d'Espagnat, 2001 October 26.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Charles B. Duke, 2007 January 23.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with David Bohm, 1986 June 6, 12, July 7, September 25, October 3, December 22, 1987 January 30, February 6, 27, March 6, April 3 and 16.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with David Pines, 1981 April 13 and 16.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Dennis William Sciama, 1999 June 9.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Denys Haigh Wilkinson, 1964.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

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

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Ernst Pascual Jordan, 1963 June 17, 18, 19 and 20.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Eugene Feenberg, 1973 April 13 and 14.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Foster Cary Nix, 1975 June 27.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Frank Clark Hoyt, 1964 April 28.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Frederick Seitz, 1981 January 26, 27, March 24 and 1982 March 16.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Gregory H. Wannier, 1982 June 18.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Harry Krutter, 1980 March 19.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Henry Linshitz, 1988 February 23.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Henry Margenau, 1964 May 6.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Herbert F. York, 1986 February 7.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with J. Robert Oppenheimer, 1960 February.

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 Jack P. Ruina, 1991 August 8.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with John Archibald Wheeler, 1967 April 5.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

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

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with John Bardeen, 1984 May 29.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with John Bardeen, 1984 May 29.

Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library

Princeton University

65 Olden Street, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA

Oral history interview with John Clarke Slater, 1970 February 23 and August 7.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Léon Rosenfeld, 1963 July 1, 19, 22.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Leon Rosenfeld, 1968 September 3.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

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

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Marvin Stern, 1987 May 1.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Michael Polanyi, 1962 February 15.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Oskar Benjamin Klein, 1962 September 25 to 16 July 1963.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Ralph de Laer Kronig, 1962 November 12.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Robert Joseph Maurer, 1981 March 10 and 15.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Robert Serber, 1967 February 10.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with S. Chandrasekhar, 1977 May 17, 18 and October 31.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Sam Schweber, 1998 October 18.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Victor Frederick Weisskopf, 1963 July 10.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Victor Frederick Weisskopf, 1966 September 21 and December 5.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

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

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Werner Heisenberg, 1962 November 30, 1963 February 7, 11, 13, 15, 19, 22, 25, 27, 28 and 1963 July 5, 12.

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

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

P. A. M. Dirac papers, 1788-1999 (bulk 1924-1984).

Paul A. M. Dirac Science Library

Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL 32306, USA

Pais Prize Session [sound recording], 2017 March 13.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Pascual Jordan correspondence [microform], 1923-1930.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Pascual Jordan correspondence, 1923-1930.

Jordan's possession in 1963

In private hands

Hamburg

Princeton University Department of Physics records, 1909-1971.

Department of Rare Books and Special Collections

Princeton University

1 Washington Road, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA

Reminiscences of Eugene Paul Wigner : oral history, 1964.

Oral History Research Office

Columbia University

Box 20, Room 801 Butler Library, New York, NY 10027, USA

Robert H. Dicke response to Laser History Project Survey, 1983.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Rochester Conference on High Energy Nuclear Physics proceedings, 1952 and 1955.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Stephane Groueff papers, 1955-1975

Mugar Library Special Collections

Boston University

771 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA

The Princeton years and beyond, 1930-1940: Invited paper for the March 1992 meeting of the American Physical Society, 1992.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Victor Weisskopf: My life as a physicist, circa 1971.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Videotaped interviews for documentary, Reflections of Einstein,

In Walter Glickman's possession

Long Island University, Brooklyn Center

Brooklyn, N.Y.11201 USA

Published Resources

Author

Aspects of quantum theory; edited by Abdus Salam and E. P. Wigner.

Group theory and its application to the quantum mechanics of atomic spectra. Translated from the German by J.J. Griffin.

Gruppentheorie und ihre Anwendung auf die Quantenmechanik der Atomspektren / von Eugen Wigner ; mit 12 Abbildungen.

L. Farkas memorial volume / editors: Adalbert Farkas [and] Eugene P. Wigner.

Nuclear structure / by Leonard Eisenbud and Eugene P. Wigner.

Oral history interview with Eugene Paul Wigner, 1963 November 21 and December 3, 4.

Physical science and human values : a symposium / with a foreword by E.P. Wigner.

Reminiscences about a great physicist : Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac / editors, Behram N. Kursunoglu, Eugene P. Wigner.

Survival and the bomb; methods of civil defense, edited by Eugene P. Wigner.

Symmetries and reflections : scientific essays of Eugene P. Wigner / Eugene Wigner.

The application of group theory to the special functions of mathematical physics / E.P. Wigner ; notes by J.D. Talman.

The collected works of Eugene Paul Wigner.

The physical theory of neutron chain reactors, by Alvin M. Weinberg & Eugene P. Wigner.

The recollections of Eugene P. Wigner as told to Andrew Szanton.

Subject

Quantum, space, and time--the quest continues : studies and essays in honour of Louis de Broglie, Paul Dirac, and Eugene Wigner / edited by Asim O. Barut, Alwyn van der Merwe, Jean-Pierre Vigier.

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

The presentation of the Atoms for Peace Award to Leo Szilard, Eugene Paul Wigner, Alvin Martin Weinberg, Walter Henry Zinn at the National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C., May 18, 1960.