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Victor Frederick Weisskopf

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Dates

September 19, 1908 – April 22, 2002

Authorized Form of Name

Weisskopf, Victor Frederick, 1908-2002

Additional Forms of Names

Vaĭskopf, V., 1908-2002

Weisskopf, V. F. (Victor Frederick), 1908-2002

Weisskopf, Victor F. (Victor Frederick), 1908-2002

Biography

Abstract

Victor Weisskopf was Professor of Physics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (1946-1974). Other institutional affiliations include University of Rochester and European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). His research interests included quantum electrodynamics and nuclear theory.

Important Dates

September 19, 1908Birth, Vienna (Austria).

1931Obtained PhD in Physics, University of Gottingen, Göttingen (Germany).

1931Research Associate, University of Leipzig.

1931 – 1932Research Associate, University of Berlin.

1932 – 1933Rockefeller Foundation Fellow, Cambridge University and University of Copenhagen.

1933 – 1936Research Associate, Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule, Zurich.

1936 – 1937Research Associate, University of Copenhagen.

1937 – 1945Instructor in Physics (1937-1939) and Assistant Professor of Physics (1939-1945), University of Rochester, Rochester (N.Y.).

1943 – 1946Deputy Leader, Theory Division and Leader, Efficiency Theory Group, Manhattan Project, Los Alamos Laboratory.

1945 – 2002Associate Professor of Physics (1945-1946); Professor of Physics (1946-1965); Institute Professor (1965-1974); Head, Department of Physics (1967-1973); and Emeritus Institute Professor (1974-2002), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge (Mass.).

1946 – 1947Member, Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists.

1952Member, National Academy of Sciences.

1960President, American Physical Society.

1961 – 1977Director General (1961-1965) and Member, Scientific Policy Committee (1966-1977), European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).

1967 – 1973Chair, High Energy Physics Advisory Panel, United States Atomic Energy Commission.

1976 – 1979President, American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

1979Awarded National Medal of Science.

1981Awarded Wolf Foundation Prize in Physics.

1988Awarded Enrico Fermi Award, United States Department of Energy.

April 22, 2002Death, Newton (Mass.).

Occupation

Quantum physicist.

Places

Birth

Vienna (Austria)

Graduate Education

Göttingen (Germany)

Employment

Rochester (N.Y.)

Cambridge (Mass.)

Death

Newton (Mass.)

Subjects

Arms control.

Colliders (Nuclear physics).

Electromagnetic theory.

Nuclear physics.

Positrons.

Quantum electrodynamics.

Quantum theory.

Theoretical physics.

Relationships

People

Family

Scott, Duscha

Second wife.

Tvede, Ellen

First wife, married 1934-1989.

Weisskopf, Emil

Father.

Weisskopf, Karen

Daughter.

Weisskopf, Martha

Mother.

Weisskopf, Thomas

Son.

Advisors & Collaborators

Bohr, Niels, 1885-1962

Post doctorate advisor at University of Copenhagen (Københavns Universitet).

Born, Max, 1882-1970

PhD advisor at University of Göttingen.

Conwell, Esther M. (Esther Marley), 1922-2014

Advised by Weisskopf at University of Rochester.

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

Post doctorate advisor at Cambridge University.

Frisch, David H.

Advised by Weisskopf at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Gell-Mann, Murray

Advised by Weisskopf at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Gottfried, Kurt

Advised by Weisskopf at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Heisenberg, Werner, 1901-1976

Post doctorate advisor at University of Leipzig (Universität Leipzig).

Kerman, A. K.

Advised by Weisskopf at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Pauli, Wolfgang, 1900-1958

Research advisor at Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich.

Peaslee, D. C. (David C.)

Advised by Weisskopf at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Schrödinger, Erwin, 1887-1961

Post doctorate advisor at University of Berlin.

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

Co-wrote an article.

Walecka, John Dirk, 1932-

Advised by Weisskopf at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), "Nuclear saturation".

Wigner, Eugene Paul, 1902-1995

PhD advisor at Gottingen University.

Colleagues

Al'tshuler, B. L.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Bainbridge, Kenneth T. (Kenneth Tompkins), 1904-1996

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Benedek, George Bernard, 1928-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Bertsch, George F.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Birgeneau, Robert J. (Robert Joseph), 1942-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Bitter, Francis, 1902-1967

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Bradbury, Norris, 1909-1997

Both employed on Project Trinity, Manhattan Project.

Callen, Herbert B.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Church, Philemon Edwards

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

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

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Coppi, B.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Davidson, Ronald C.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Deutsch, Martin, 1917-2002

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Dresselhaus, M. S.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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

Both employed at University of Rochester.

Enge, Harald A.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Fermi, Enrico, 1901-1954

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project and Project Trinity, Manhattan Project.

Feshbach, Herman

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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.

Frankel, S., 1919-

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Freedman, Daniel Z.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Friedman, Jerome I. (Jerome Isaac), 1930-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Galt, John Kirtland, 1920-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Glauber, Roy J., 1925-

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Glimm, James

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Goldberger, Marvin L.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Goldstone, Jeff Alan

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Guth, Alan H.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Hempelmann, L. H.

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Hirschfelder, Joseph Oakland, 1911-

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Hubbard, Jack

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Jackiw, Roman W.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Jackson, John David, 1925-2016

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Javan, Ali, 1926-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Joannopoulos, J. D. (John D.), 1947-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Kaspi, Victoria Michelle, 1967-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Kastner, Marc A.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Kershaw, S.

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Ketterle, Wolfgang

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Keyes, Frederick G. (Frederick George), 1885-1976

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Kistiakowsky, George B. (George Bogdan), 1900-1982

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Klein, Martin J.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Kleppner, Daniel

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Kraushaar, William L.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Lax, Benjamin

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Lee, P. A. (Patrick A.), 1946-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Leet, L. Don (Lewis Don), 1901-1974

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Lieb, Elliott H.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Livingston, M. Stanley (Milton Stanley)

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Low, Francis E. (Francis Eugene), 1921-2007

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Mack, Julian Ellis, 1903-1966

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Manley, John Henry, 1907-

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

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

Both employed at University of Rochester.

Moon, Philip Burton

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Morrison, Philip

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Morse, Philip M. (Philip McCord), 1903-1985

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Nelson, Eldred C. (Eldred Carlyle), 1917-

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Oppenheimer, J. Robert, 1904-1967

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Page, Lyman A.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Parsons, William Sterling, 1901-1953

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Penney, William George Penney, Baron, 1909-1991

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Phillips, William D. (William Daniel), 1948-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Placzek, G. (George), 1905-1955

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Porkolab, Miklos

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Randall, Lisa

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Rasmussen, Norman C.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Read, Nicholas

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Rossi, Bruno, 1905-1993

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Schulz, George J., 1925-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Seitz, Frederick, 1911-2008

Both employed at University of Rochester.

Serber, R. (Robert)

Both employed at the Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Shull, Clifford Glenwood

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Spruch, Larry

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Stanley, H. Eugene (Harry Eugene), 1941-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Stratton, Julius Adams, 1901-1994

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Teller, Edward, 1908-2003

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Ting, S. C. C. (Samuel Chao-chung), 1936-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Townes, Charles H.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Van de Graaf, Robert Jemison, 1901-1967

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Waldman, Bernard, 1913-1986

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Weinberg, Steven, 1933-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Weiss, Rainer

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Wiesner, Jerome B. (Jerome Bert), 1915-1994

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Wilczek, Frank

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Williams, John H. (John Harry), 1908-

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Wilson, Robert R., 1914-2000

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

York, Herbert F. (Herbert Frank)

Both employed at University of Rochester.

Zacharias, Jerrold Reinach, 1905-1986

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Additional

Beck, Guido, 1903-1988

Blatt, John Markus

Bleaney, B. (Brebis)

Blewett, John P. (John Paul), 1910-

Bloch, Felix, 1905-

Bohm, David, 1917-1992

Breit, Gregory, 1899-1981

Clapp, Roger Edge, 1919-1990

Delbrück, Max

Dicke, Robert H. (Robert Henry)

Ewen, Harold Irving, 1922-

Franck, James, 1882-1964

Frauenfelder, Hans, 1922-

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

Halpern, Isaac, 1923-

Hawkins, David, 1913-2002

Hoddeson, Lillian

Ingard, K. Uno

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

Jordan, Pascual, 1902-1980

Kempton, Albert Ernest, 1911-2000

King, John, 1925-2014

Klema, Ernest D.

Kowarski, Lew

Landau, L. D. (Lev Davidovich), 1908-1968

Lauritsen, Thomas, 1915-1973

Lavatelli, Leo Silvio

Mayer, Maria Goeppert, 1906-1972

Migdal, A. B. (Arkadii Beinusovich), 1911-1991

Moller, C. (Christian), 1904-1980

Occhialini, Giuseppe, 1907-1993

Pound, Robert V.

Powell, Cecil Frank

Rosenfeld, L. (Leon), 1904-1974

Rubbia, Carlo, 1934-

Schwartz, Charles Leon, 1931-

Stern, Otto, 1888-1969

Szilard, Leo

Tamm, I. E. (Igor' Evgen'evich), 1895-1971

Telegdi, Val, 1922-2006

Touschek, Bruno, 1921-

Ubell, Robert N.

Ulam, Stanislaw M.

Van der Meer, Simon, 1925-2011

Veskler, V. I. (Vladimir Iosifovich)

Welton, Theodore Allen, 1918-

Wentzel, Gregor, 1898-1978

Institutions

Major Positions

Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich. Departement Physik

Research Associate.

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Research Associate.

Københavns universitet

Rockefeller Foundation Fellow and Research Associate.

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Deputy Leader, Theory Division and Leader, Efficiency Theory Group, Manhattan Project.

Manhattan Project (U.S.)

Deputy Leader, Theory Division and Leader, Efficiency Theory Group, Los Alamos Laboratory.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics

Associate Professor of Physics; Professor of Physics; Institute Professor; Emeritus Institute Professor; and Department Head.

Universität Leipzig. Institut für Theoretische Physik

Research Associate.

University of Rochester. Department of Physics and Astronomy

Instructor in Physics and Assistant Professor of Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

President.

American Physical Society

President.

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Cornell University. Department of Physics

Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists

Member.

European Organization for Nuclear Research

Director General and Member, Scientific Policy Committee.

Harvard University. Department of Physics

Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

United States. Department of Energy

Chair, High Energy Physics Advisory Panel and received 1988 Enrico Fermi Award.

Universität Göttingen

Obtained PhD in Physics (1931).

University of Cambridge. Department of Physics

Rockefeller Foundation Fellow.

Wolf Foundation Prizes

1981 Wolf Foundation Prize in Physics recipient.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

An evening with Hans Bethe: the German atomic bomb project [videorecording] / produced at Cornell University, Dept. of Physics by Eric L. Gasieiger ; director, Mike E. Allmendinger.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Banquet of the American Physical Society and the American Association of Physics Teachers [sound recording], 1969 February 5.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

CERN Office of the Director records of Victor F. Weisskopf, 1958-1984.

Scientific Information Service.

CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research)

CH-1211 Geneva, Switzerland

CERN programme in particle physics [sound recording] / American Physical Society Spring Meeting, 1965 April 27.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Exploring the history of nuclear physics [sound recording] : the role of theory in the development of nuclear physics; Joint Conference of the American Institute of Physics and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1969 May 18, 19.

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

Goettinger Nachrichten [facetiae], 1932.

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

Herbert F. York papers, 1958-1999.

Mandeville Special Collections Library

University of California, San Diego

9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA

How well we meant [videorecording], 1983.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

International Science and Technology Journal interviews, 1962-1967.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Interview with Victor Weisskopf on CBS Evening News [videorecording] / produced by CBS Evening News.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Invited papers in nuclear physics [sound recording] : American Physical Society Meeting, 1967 April 26.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Isaac Halpern's Quantum physics course notes, 1947 spring semester.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

John P. Blewett papers, 1821-2000 (bulk 1940-1995).

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Lecture at Varenna [sound recording] / 1972 August.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, 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

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Laboratory for Nuclear Sciences 46th anniversary symposium [videorecording], 1992 May 14-15.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

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

Oppenheimer memorial session [sound recording] : American Physical Society Meeting, 1967 April 24.

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 Victor Frederick Weisskopf, 1975 January 31.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Victor Frederick Weisskopf, 1981 March 5.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Recent progress in the unified field theory of elementary particles [sound recording] : address delivered at a Massachusetts Institute of Technology Colloquium, 1973 May 19.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Remembering Hans Bethe [videorecording]: conversations with Hans Bethe.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Selected talks from the International Conference on the History of Original Ideas and Basic Discoveries in Particle Physics [sound recording] / 1994.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Sessions from the annual meeting of Corporate Associates [sound recording], 1970 October 5-6.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Sessions from the tenth annual meeting of Corporate Associates [sound recording], 1967 October 2.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Speculations on the historical development of science [sound recording]: at the American Physical Society Forum, 1973 April 25.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Stanislaw Ulam papers, 1916-1984.

Library

American Philosophical Society

105 South Fifth Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

Symposium of the Division of History of Physics and the Division of Nuclear Physics [sound recording] : Niels Bohr's life and work / 1985 April 25.

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] : Speculations on the historical development of science, 1973 April 25.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

The development of recent physics [sound recording] / at the American Institute of Physics 10th Corporate Associates Meeting.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

The quantum ladder [sound recording] : a hierarchy of form and energy in nature / Princeton Vanuxem lectures, 1966 May 2, 4, 5.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

The worlds of Philip Morrison [video and audio recording], 1986.

Institute Archives and Special Collections

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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

Victor F. Weisskopf correspondence with Niels Bohr, 1931-1961.

Niels Bohr Archive

Blegdamsvej 17, Copenhagen, Denmark

Victor Weisskopf lecture notes on nuclear structure, 1956.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Victor Weisskopf papers, 1922-2002.

Institute Archives and Special Collections

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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

Subject

Albert Kempton papers and correspondence, circa 1930-2000.

Library. Department of Manuscripts and University Archives

Cambridge University

West Road, Cambridge, CH3 9DR

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

library

American Philosophical Society

105 South Fifth Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

Ben Bederson interview of Larry Spruch, Sidney Borowitz and Ed Gerjuoy [videorecording], 26 July 2004.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Bruno Touschek papers, 1947-1978.

Dipartimento di Fisica

Università di Roma "La Sapienza"

Piazzale Aldo Moro 2, 00185 Rome, Italy

Christian Møller papers, 1928-1980.

Niels Bohr Archive

Blegdamsvej 17, Copenhagen, Denmark

David Hawkins papers, 1863-2001.

Libraries. Archives Department

University of Colorado

Campus Box 184, Boulder, CO 80302-0184, USA

Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists records, 1946-1951.

The Joseph Regenstein Library. Department of Special Collections

University of Chicago

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

Ernest Donald Klema response to 1981 History of Nuclear Physics Survey, circa 1983.

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

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

History of atomic energy collection, 1896-1991.

Libraries. Special Collections

Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR 97331, 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

History of physics I [sound recording], 2011 May 1.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Igor E. Tamm papers, 1921-1971.

contact Tamm family

In private hands

Moscow

International Congress for Physics [motion picture] / photographed by Heinrich Medicus.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

J. H. Van Vleck biographical information, 1963.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Jerrold R. Zacharias papers, 1912-1986.

Institute Archives and Special Collections

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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

Journal of Jocular Physics, 1935-1955

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Karl Taylor Compton lectures records,1985.

Institute Archives and Special Collections

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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

Leo S. Lavatelli papers, 1943-1945.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Leon Rosenfeld papers, 1911-1974.

Niels Bohr Archive

Blegdamsvej 17, Copenhagen, Denmark

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

MIT Office of the President records of Karl Taylor Compton and James Rhyne Killian, 1930-1959.

Institute Archives and Special Collections

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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

Murray Gell-Mann papers, 1931-2001 (bulk 1955-1993).

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

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

Niels Bohr scientific correspondence, supplement, 1910-1962.

Niels Bohr Archive

Blegdamsvej 17, Copenhagen, Denmark

Oral history interview with A. B. Migdal, 1977 May 25.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Brebis Bleaney, 1982 January 15.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Charles Leon Schwartz, 1987 May 15.

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 Finkelstein, 2013 February 18.

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.

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Oral history interview with Esther Conwell, 2007 January 22.

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Oral history interview with Esther M. Conwell, 1983 March 22.

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Oral history interview with Felix Bloch, 1968 August 15.

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Oral history interview with Giuseppe Occhialini, 1971 April 5, 6, May 16, 17, and November 18.

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Oral history interview with Guido Beck, 1967 April 22.

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Oral history interview with Harold "Doc" Ewen, 1998 January 28.

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Oral history interview with John G. King, 2009 November 17.

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Oral history interview with K. Uno Ingard, 2007 July 19.

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Oral history interview with Maria Goeppert Mayer, 1962 February 20.

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Oral history interview with Murray Gell-Mann, 1997 July 17 and 18.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

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Oral history interview with Robert Henry Dicke, 1985 June 18.

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

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Oral history interview with Robert Serber, 1967 February 10.

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Oral History interview with Robert V. Pound, 2003 May 22 and 23.

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Oral history interview with Robert V. Pound, 2006 September 23, November 4, 18, 2007 February 19 and April 22.

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Oral history interview with Thomas Lauritsen, 1967 February 16.

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Oral history interview with Valentine L. Telegdi, 2008 March 4 and 9.

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

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Oral history interview with Wendell Furry, 1971 August 9.

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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.

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

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Robert Ubell addition to files as editor of series Masters of Modern Physics, 1986-1995.

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Roger Edge Clapp papers, 1914-1991 (bulk 1940-1991).

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Theodore Welton memories, circa 1984.

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V. I. Veksler papers, 1907-1966.

Archive

Russian Academy of Sciences

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Washington University audiotape collection [sound recordings], 1946-1991.

Libraries. Special Collections

Washington University

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

Wolfgang Pauli letters.

Bibliothek

Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich

ETH Zentrum, CH-8092 Zurich, Switzerland

Published Resources

Author

Concepts of particle physics / Kurt Gottfried, Victor F. Weisskopf.

Knowledge and wonder; the natural world as man knows it, by Victor F. Weisskopf.

Max Born, James Franck, Physiker in ihrer Zeit : der Luxus des Gewissens : Ausstellung der Staatsbibliothek Berlin, Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz / mit Textbeiträgen von F. Hund, H. Maier-Leibnitz und V.F. Weisskopf ; [Organisation der Ausstellung und verantwortlich für den Katalog, J. Lemmerich].

Oppenheimer / I. I. Rabi ... [et al. ]

Physics and our world : a symposium in honor of Victor F. Weisskopf (Massachusetts Institute of Technology-1974) / editor Kerson Huang.

Physics and society : essays in honor of Victor Fredrick Weisskopf by the international community of physicists / V. Stefan, editor.

Physics in the twentieth century: selected essays [by] Victor F. Weisskopf. Foreword by Hans A. Bethe.

Preludes in theoretical physics, in honor of V.F. Weisskopf; [essays] edited by A. de-Shalit, H. Feshbach [and] L. van Hove.

Relativistic quantum mechanics : lectures given at M.I.T. in 1953/54 / by Victor F. Weisskopf ; (notes prepared by A. Bincer).

The joy of insight : passions of a physicist / Victor Weisskopf.

The privilege of being a physicist / Victor F. Weisskopf.

Theoretical nuclear physics / [by] John M. Blatt [and] Victor F. Weisskopf.

Theoretical physics in the twentieth century; a memorial volume to Wolfgang Pauli, edited by M. Fierz and V.F. Weisskopf.

Wissenschaftlicher Briefwechsel mit Bohr, Einstein, Heisenberg, u.a. = Scientific correspondence with Bohr, Einstein, Heisenberg, a.o. / Wolfgang Pauli ; hrsg. von A. Hermann, K. v. Meyenn, V. F. Weisskopf

Subject

"Mozart and Quantum Mechanics: An Appreciation of Victor Weisskopf," Physics Today 43 (2003): 43-47

"Victor Weisskopf: 1908-2002," CERN Courier Special Issue (2002).

"Viki Weisskopf: Searching for Simplicity in a Complicated World," Physics @ MIT: MIT Physics Annual 20 (2007): 44-56.

Conversations with History: Victor F. Weisskopf