William Thompson Papers MSS 410

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Descriptive Summary

Title: William Thompson Papers
Identifier/Call Number: MSS 410
Contributing Institution: Mandeville Special Collections Library
La Jolla, California 92093-0175
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 9.6 Linear feet 23 archives boxes and 2 oversize file folders
Date (inclusive): 1963 - 1995
Abstract: Papers of William Bell Thompson, physicist, researcher, professor, editor, and administrator. Thompson did pioneering work in plasma physics and established the field at Oxford University and the University of California, San Diego. He did theoretical and applied work in controlled thermonuclear research and brought several of his other interests together with research on tethers in space. The papers document Thompson's career at UCSD and include correspondence, journal articles, reports, notes, lectures, grant proposals (1981-1991), teaching material, and subject files.
Creator: Thompson, William

Scope and Content of Collection

The William Thompson Papers provide a representative selection of his work in physics as researcher, teacher, editor, and administrator, principally during his twenty-five years (1965-1990) with the Physics Department at UCSD. The material is arranged in eight series: 1) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIAL, 2) CORRESPONDENCE, 3) WRITINGS, 4) LECTURES AND TALKS, 5) CONTRACTS, GRANTS AND PROPOSALS, 6) TEACHING MATERIAL, 7) SUBJECT FILES, and 8) FRAGMENTS AND UNIDENTIFIED MATERIAL.
SERIES 1: BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIAL
Most of the items in the BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIAL series relate to Thompson's academic career and include standardized forms and statements, reports on research and sabbatical activities. There are newspaper articles on his departure from the United Kingdom and an account of genealogical research into the Ginniff side of the Thompson family written by H. Stanley Thompson.
SERIES 2: CORRESPONDENCE
The majority of letters in the CORRESPONDENCE series are from Thompson's graduate students and colleagues and date from the period 1980-1990. Thompson had worked under Leopold Infeld as a graduate student in Canada and later followed the news of Infeld's problems with the Canadian government, referred to in correspondence with Infeld's son. Leopold Infeld sent Thompson the satirical "Aftermath Script."
SERIES 3: WRITINGS
The WRITINGS series is arranged in two subseries: A) Journal Articles, Reports and Papers; and, B) Notes.
A) The Journal Articles, Reports and Papers subseries contains many of Thompson's research articles, review articles, book chapters, research reports, and unpublished papers, all interfiled alphabetically by title. Among these are numerous reports written for the Atomic Energy Research Establishment (AERE) in the United Kingdom. Chronological lists of Thompson's work at UCSD and for the AERE are located at the beginning of the subseries.
B) The Notes subseries contains notes on lectures and conferences he attended, books and articles he read, and topics related to his research. The subseries is arranged alphabetically by title.
SERIES 4: LECTURES AND TALKS
Thompson gave presentations on his research and teaching interests to audiences of peers, students in disciplines other than physics, and the general public. These materials are arranged alphabetically by title and consist of outlines, notes, overhead transparencies, and texts.
SERIES 5: CONTRACTS, GRANTS AND PROPOSALS
This series documents the core areas of Thompson's research in plasma physics and tethers in space. The material is arranged in six subseries: A) Cal Space/Martin Marietta, B) National Aeronautics and Space Administration, C) National Science Foundation, D) United States Atomic Energy Commission, E) United States Department of Energy, and F) Proposals. Spanning a decade (1981-1991), each subseries is arranged chronologically. Material in the first five subseries generally consists of a copy of the proposal, progress reports on research and correspondence. The final subseries, Proposals, contains drafts that were not submitted or not funded.
SERIES 6: TEACHING MATERIAL
The TEACHING MATERIAL series is arranged in two subseries: A) Course Outlines and Lecture Notes and B) Slides. The first subseries is arranged by course number and then chronologically. In addition to a range of physics courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, Thompson also taught in interdisciplinary programs making connections between science and current social concerns. The Slides, unlabeled, illustrate laboratory facilities, equipment and fusion reactors.
SERIES 7: SUBJECT FILES
The SUBJECT series contains Thompson's topical files on tethers, tsunamis, the Society for Scientific Exploration, and a conference entitled "Evaluation of Current Trends in Fusion Research;" he was an editor for the conference papers.
SERIES 8: FRAGMENTS AND UNIDENTIFIED MATERIAL
Untitled fragmentary writings and notes, instructional material lacking course numbers and unassociated overhead transparencies are gathered in this series.

Biography

William Bell Thompson was born February 27, 1922, in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He was trained at Canadian universities, receiving his B.A. in physics and mathematics in 1944 and his M.A. in physics in 1947 from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. In 1950 he received his Ph.D. in applied mathematics from the University of Toronto, Ontario, and went to England to take up an appointment as Senior Fellow in the Theoretical Physics Division at Harwell, the laboratory of the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority. When a separate facility, Culham Laboratory, was set up for fusion studies, Thompson moved there and remained until his election to the Chair of Theoretical Plasma Physics at Oxford University in 1963.
Thompson first came to the University of California, San Diego, in 1961 as a visiting professor from Culham. In 1965 he was invited to join the new San Diego campus as a founding member of the Physics Department. He spent the next twenty-five years at UCSD, combining research, supervision of doctoral research, teaching, and administrative responsibilities; he was chairman of the department from 1969 to 1972. He retired in 1990.
Thompson's career focused on the development of the theory of plasma physics and its applications in controlled thermonuclear research. He worked in the areas of magnetic fusion, magnetohydrodynamics, the calculation of transport coefficients, heating, instabilities, diffusion, relativistic kinetic theory, counterstreaming plasmas, resonances, toroidal systems and guiding center plasmas in two dimensions. He was also interested in other fields: terrestrial magnetism, planetary dynamics, antimatter, space science, and oceanography. He combined many of these areas in research projects on tethers.
Thompson extended his commitment to teaching beyond his physics laboratories and classrooms. He gave talks and lectures to a range of audiences, participated in interdisciplinary seminars for undergraduates and wrote review articles for his colleagues in other areas of physics.
William B. Thompson died in 1995.

Preferred Citation

William Thompson Papers, MSS 410. Mandeville Special Collections Library, UCSD.

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Subjects and Indexing Terms

Domínguez, Homero Jiménez
Infeld, Leopold, 1898-1968
Morrison, Philip J.
University of California, San Diego -- Faculty -- Archives
University of California, San Diego -- History -- Archives
Diffusion
Fusion
Magnetohydrodynamics
Physicists--United States--Biography
Physics -- Study and teaching
Plasma dynamics
Tethered satellites

 

BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIAL

Box 1, Folder 1

Biographical statements and forms

Box 1, Folder 2

Certificates

Box 1, Folder 3

Ginniff Connection - A genealogical account written by H.S. Thompson

Box 1, Folder 4

Newspaper articles

Box 1, Folder 5

Photographs of Thompson [?]

Box 1, Folder 6

Research Activities - 1983-84 Addendum, 1984-1987

Box 1, Folder 7

Sabbatical leave reports - 1981-1982, 1988

 

CORRESPONDENCE

Box 1, Folder 8

A - Miscellaneous

Box 1, Folder 9

Arrhenius, Gustaf 1989 - 1995

Box 1, Folder 10

Azar, Michael 1992 - 1993

Box 1, Folder 11

B - Miscellaneous

Box 1, Folder 12

D - Miscellaneous

Box 1, Folder 13

E - Miscellaneous

Box 1, Folder 14

Frood, D.G. 1989 - 1990

Box 1, Folder 15

G - Miscellaneous

Box 1, Folder 16

Infeld, Eryk 1988 - 1994

Box 1, Folder 17

Infeld, Leopold

General note

Eight undated, typed pages entitled the "Aftermath Script," with accompanying note initialled L.I. on Leopold Infeld letterhead. Characters are the Four Professors, Paul Dirac, Homi Bhabha, Zygmund and Laurie Schwartz, who engage in rhymed banter and sing satirically about physics and each other.
Box 1, Folder 18

J - Miscellaneous

Box 1, Folder 19

Jimenez Dominguez, Homero 1971

Box 1, Folder 20

L - Miscellaneous

Box 1, Folder 21

M - Miscellaneous

Box 1, Folder 22

Mestel, Leon 1993 - 1994

Box 1, Folder 23

Morrison, Phil 1984 - 1993

Box 1, Folder 24

N - Miscellaneous

Box 1, Folder 25

P - Miscellaneous

Box 1, Folder 26

R - Miscellaneous

Box 1, Folder 27

S - Miscellaneous

Box 1, Folder 28

Shivamoggi, Bhimsen 1989 - 1990

Box 1, Folder 29

T - Miscellaneous

Box 1, Folder 30

Vazquez Reyna, Mario 1983

Box 1, Folder 31

W - Miscellaneous

 

WRITINGS

 

Journal Articles, Reports and Papers

Box 1, Folder 32

Publication list - Atomic Energy Research Establishment (United Kingdom)

Box 1, Folder 33

Publications list - UCSD

Box 1, Folder 34

Anomalous Diffusion in Axisymmetric Toroidal Systems 1970

Box 1, Folder 35

Arguments for a Program in Astrophysics

Box 1, Folder 36

Can Chondrules Form from a Gas of Solar Composition?

Box 2, Folder 1

Coastal Response to Tsunamis 1985

Box 2, Folder 2

Collective Effects in Diffuse Matter-Antimatter Plasma: I and II 1981

Box 2, Folder 3

Collective Effects in Gaseous Plasmas - I. Collision Free Hydrodynamics

Box 2, Folder 4

Comments on the Physics of Laser-Fusion - (Old Version)

Box 2, Folder 5

Comments on the Present State of Laser Fusion 1985

Box 2, Folder 6

Controlled Thermonuclear Research 1968

Box 2, Folder 7

Controlled Thermonuclear Research 1969

Box 2, Folder 8

Convection in the Earth's Mantle 1967

Box 2, Folder 9

Cosmogonic Shadow Effect 1987

Box 2, Folder 10

Cosmogonical Separation of Matter and Antimatter 1978

Box 2, Folder 11

Counter Streaming Instability in a Magnetic Field

Box 2, Folder 12

Covariant Poisson Brackets for Classical Fields 1986

Box 2, Folder 13

Current Collection by a Long Wire in Near-Earth Orbit 1978

Box 2, Folder 14

Developments in Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion 1980

Box 2, Folder 15

Developments in the Theory of Scattering from Plasma

Box 2, Folder 16

Diagnostic Possibilities of Heated Electrons - A Simplified View 1990

Box 2, Folder 17

Difference Frequency Harmonic Ion Heating 1967

Box 2, Folder 18

Distributed Anechoic System Using Electrically Active Fluid 1992

Box 2, Folder 19

Dynamic Stability of Space Tethers

Box 2, Folder 20

Dynamical Effects of the Electrodynamic Tether

Box 2, Folder 21

Dynamics of High Temperature Plasmas 1961

Box 2, Folder 22

Dynamics of Space Tethers

Box 2, Folder 23

Elastic and Inelastic Scattering in Orbital Clustering 1973

Box 2, Folder 24

Electric Sorting of Dust Grains in Molecular Clouds

Box 2, Folder 25

Electrodynamic Properties of a Conducting Tether

Box 3, Folder 1

Electrodynamic Tether Propulsion: Potential Uses and Open Issues 1987

Box 3, Folder 2

Electrodynamics of a Conducting Tether

Box 3, Folder 3

Electrostatic Confinement and the Virial Theorem

Box 3, Folder 4

Electroviscous Damping for Landing Aircraft 1989

Box 3, Folder 5

Energy Distribution of Fission Fragments from Pu239 1950

Box 3, Folder 6

First Thoughts on Coherent Astronomy 1983

Box 3, Folder 7

Fluctuations in Guiding Center Plasma in Two Dimensions 1973

Box 3, Folder 8

Fluctuations: The Fokker Planck Equation for Plasma

General note

Included in Riso Report No. 18, pp. 101-118.
Box 3, Folder 9

Hans Suess Lectures/Workshops -- General Guidelines 1994

Box 3, Folder 10

Hydromagnetic Equations with Viscosity for a Collisionless Plasma 1966

Box 3, Folder 11

In Defense of Anti-Matter - Letter to the Editor 1980

Box 3, Folder 12

Interference in Scattering Experiments

Box 3, Folder 13

Introduction to Controlled Thermonuclear Research 1965

Box 3, Folder 14

Introduction to Kinetic Theory of Plasma

Box 3, Folder 15

Introduction to Plasma Physics 1966

Box 3, Folder 16

Ion Beam Propagation and Initial Confinement Fusion

Box 3, Folder 17

Jetstream Formation through Inelastic Collisions 1972

Box 3, Folder 18

Kinetic Theory of Plasma 1964

Box 3, Folder 19

Light - Chapter Eight

Box 3, Folder 20

Linearized Plasma Dynamics - An Introduction to the Study of Small Oscillations and the Growth of ... 1959

Box 3, Folder 21

Long-Range Forces and the Diffusion Coefficients of a Plasma 1960

Box 3, Folder 22

Longitudinal Electric Fields and the Kelvin Helmholtz Instability

Box 3, Folder 23

Longitudinal Focusing, Effect of Space Change

Box 3, Folder 24

Lorentz Ionization

Box 3, Folder 25

Lorentz Ionization of the Negative Hydrogen Ion

Box 3, Folder 26

Low Frequency Fluctuations in a Magnetized Plasma - Abstract only

Box 3, Folder 27

Low Frequency Instability Induced by High Frequency Fields

Box 3, Folder 28

Low Frequency Resistive Axisymmetric Modes of a Tokamak Plasma 1977

Box 3, Folder 29

Low Frequency Response of a Resistive Plasma to Axially Independent or Axisymmetric Perturbations 1978

Box 3, Folder 30

Low Pressure Plane Symmetric Discharge 1959

Box 3, Folder 31

Magnetic Confinement of Cosmic Clouds 1987

Box 4, Folder 1

Magnetohydrodynamics 1964

Box 4, Folder 2

Magnetohydrodynamics of Plasmas 1965

Box 4, Folder 3

Matter - Anti-Matter Annihilation and Cosmic Gamma Ray Bursts

Box 4, Folder 4

Modification to the Quasi-Linear Theory 1969

Box 4, Folder 5

Neoclassical Plasma Transport in Axisymmetric Systems 1973

Box 4, Folder 6

Neutral Gas Pressure Effects in the Gas Discharge I

Box 4, Folder 7

Nonlinear Formation of Alfven Wings in Ionosphere Induced by Tether Satellite Systems

Box 4, Folder 8

Non-Linear Phenomena in Plasmas

Box 4, Folder 9

Non-Linear Resonant Ion Heating in a Magneto-plasma 1970

Box 4, Folder 10

Non-Local Effects in Relativistic Kinetic Theory 1971

Box 4, Folder 11

Observational Consequences of Anti-Matter in the Cosmos 1983

Box 4, Folder 12

On the Acceleration of Cosmic Ray Particles 1954

Box 4, Folder 13

On the Coherent Amplification of Radiation by a Periodically Accelerated Electron Beam

Box 4, Folder 14

On the Image Field in a Cut Wall 1958

Box 4, Folder 15

On the Propagation of Energetic Ion Beams through a Fusion Target Chamber 1978

Box 4, Folder 16

On the Propagation of Intense Neutralized Ion Beams for Fusion 1982

Box 4, Folder 17

On the Thermal Conductivity of Rubber

Box 4, Folder 18

On-Shelf Energy Loss

Box 4, Folder 19

Optimisation of the Interaction between a Flowing Plasma and an External Circuit Coupled by a..

Box 4, Folder 20

Ordinary-Mode Electromagnetic Instability for Counter-Streaming Ions with Anisotropic Temperatures 1973

Box 4, Folder 21

Oscillations in a Bounded Plasma 1983

Box 5, Folder 1

Parallel Electric Fields and Shear Instabilities 1983

Box 5, Folder 2

Passive Current Collection

Box 5, Folder 3

Physical Basis of Magnetohydrodynamics 1959

Box 5, Folder 4

Plasma Physics

Box 5, Folder 5

Possible Interpretation of Tsunami Observations: Shelf Impedance

Box 5, Folder 6

Preliminary Investigation of the Electrodynamics of a Conducting Tether

Box 5, Folder 7

Preliminary Observations on the Theory of the Conducting Tether 1983

Box 5, Folder 8

Preliminary Study of the Dynamical Stability of a Spinning Tether

Box 5, Folder 9

Present Danger: A Different View

Box 5, Folder 10

Pressure in a Gas Discharge

Box 5, Folder 11

Proposed Mechanism for Field Error Induced Anomalous Transport

Box 5, Folder 12

Prospects for Energy 1977

Box 5, Folder 13

Radiation from Plasma

Box 5, Folder 14

Reply to Comments by G. Vahala, L. Vahala, D. Montgomery and G. Joyce 1974

Box 5, Folder 15

Resonance Phenomena in a Guiding Center Plasma - Abstract only 1974

Box 5, Folder 16

Resonances and Plasma Heating

Box 5, Folder 17

Resonant Effects in "M.H.D." Flute Modes

Box 5, Folder 18

Resonant Heating in Sheared Magnetic Fields 1973

Box 5, Folder 19

Response Function for an Anisotropic Plasma

Box 5, Folder 20

Runaway Electrons and Anomalous Energy Transport

Box 5, Folder 21

Scattering from Magnetic Fluctuations 1971

Box 5, Folder 22

Self-Consistent Test Particle Approach to Relativistic Kinetic Theory 1971

Box 5, Folder 23

Shock Heating of Chondrules 1985

Box 5, Folder 24

Skyhook from Phobos to Mars - Part 1

Box 6, Folder 1

Skyhook from Phobos to Mars - Part 2

Box 6, Folder 2

S-Matrix Calculation of the Lorentz Ionization of the Negative Hydrogen Ion

Box 6, Folder 3

Some Non-Linear Effects of Radio Frequency Waves 1986

Box 6, Folder 4

Stability of a One-Dimensional Plasma in Slab Geometry 1987

Box 6, Folder 5

Stability Survey

General note

Included in Riso Report No. 18, pp. 237-248.
Box 6, Folder 6

Star Wars Controversy: Perceptions of the Strategic Defense Initiative

Box 6, Folder 7

Statistical Mechanics of Guiding Center Plasma in Two Dimensions 1972

Box 6, Folder 8

Statistical Mechanics of the Guiding Centre Plasma

Box 6, Folder 9

Steady State Solution and Stability of the Fokker-Planck Equation for Fast Ion Beams Traversing Plasmas - Abstract only

Box 6, Folder 10

Stimulated Bremsstrahlung - a Free Electron Laser?

Box 6, Folder 11

Stimulated Emission of Bremsstrahlung in a Fully Ionized Plasma 1988

Box 6, Folder 12

Stress Tensor in a Plasma

Box 6, Folder 13

Survey of Plasma Physics 1968

Box 6, Folder 14

Tearing Modes in Slab Geometry 1985

Box 6, Folder 15

Tether Problem

Box 6, Folder 16

Tethered Satellite

Box 6, Folder 17

Theoretical Characteristics of Constricted Discharges in Mercury and Caesium Vapour 1952

Box 6, Folder 18

Theoretical Problems Suggested by Zeta 1958

Box 6, Folder 19

Thermal Convection in a Magnetic Field 1949

Box 6, Folder 20

Thermal Fluctuations in Plasmas

Box 7, Folder 1

Thermonuclear Power: A Theoretical Introduction 1957

Box 7, Folder 2

Topics in the Kinetic Theory of Plasmas: Pt. 1. The Kinetic Theory Basis of Hydrodynamics 1958

Box 7, Folder 3

Towards a Rational Dynamics of "Natural" Plasmas

Box 7, Folder 4

Transport Equation for a Plasma 1965

Box 7, Folder 5

Transport Processes in the Plasma

General note

Included in Riso Report No. 18, pp. 285-300.
Box 7, Folder 6

Twenty-Five Years of Plasma Physics 1971

Box 7, Folder 7

Use of the SESL Large Vacuum Facility in Plasma Physics Research

Box 7, Folder 8

Wave Propagation in a Cold Magneto Plasma

Box 7, Folder 9

Weak Magnetic Field Limit of Perpendicular Propagating Modes - Abstract only 1974

Box 7, Folder 10

Wriggling Discharge in Free Space 1955

 

Notes

Box 7, Folder 11

Action at a Distance Heat Transport a la Boltzman

Box 7, Folder 12

Alfven Waves in a Periodic Field - A Model Problem

Box 7, Folder 13

Compressible Hartmann Flow

Box 7, Folder 14

Convection in Horizontal Temperature Gradient

Box 7, Folder 15

Description of Flow

Box 7, Folder 16

Diffusion Across K.A.M. Surface

Box 7, Folder 17

Diffusion of a Guiding Center Plasma in 2-D

Box 7, Folder 18

Dirac: Theory of Electron and E.M. Field

Box 7, Folder 19

Drag Effects

Box 7, Folder 20

Dynamic Equations

Box 7, Folder 21

Dynamics of a Very Long Tether

Box 7, Folder 22

Effect of Drag on the Motion

Box 7, Folder 23

Effects of Ellipiticity

Box 7, Folder 24

EIV Problem Revisited

Box 7, Folder 25

Elastic Waves in a Slab

Box 7, Folder 26

Electrodynamics of the Tether

Box 7, Folder 27

Electron Whistlers

Box 7, Folder 28

Envelope Equations for a Slab Geometry

Box 7, Folder 29

Fluctuation in a Non-Isotropic Plasma

Box 7, Folder 30

Gravitational Collapse of Dust Mixed with Gas

Box 7, Folder 31

Guiding Center Plasma

Box 8, Folder 1

Hydrodynamics of Compressible Fluids

Box 8, Folder 2

Ideas

Box 8, Folder 3

Inductance Problem

Box 8, Folder 4

Interaction between Matter and Anti-Matter Bodies

Box 8, Folder 5

Linear Theory of the Current Driven in Cyclotron Mode

Box 8, Folder 6

Magnetic Crucible

Box 8, Folder 7

Model Anisotropic Distribution Function

Box 8, Folder 8

Mutt and Massey Argument

Box 8, Folder 9

On Arms Control

Box 8, Folder 10

Oscillations of a Very Long Tether

Box 8, Folder 11

Passive Collection of Current from the Ionosphere

Box 8, Folder 12

Plasma as a Non Linear Medium

Box 8, Folder 13

Plasma [?...]lectra

Box 8, Folder 14-15

Plasma Physics

Box 8, Folder 16

Plasmas for Astrophysics - Outline

Box 8, Folder 17

Pressure Driven Tearing Mode

Box 8, Folder 18

Pressure Gradient Driven Tearing Mode

Box 8, Folder 19

Propagation of M.H.D. Oscillations in a Slab

Box 8, Folder 20

Propagation of Waves in COLD Magnetized Plasma

Box 8, Folder 21

Propagation Problem

Box 8, Folder 22

Properties of the Equilibrium Distribution Function

Box 8, Folder 23

Radiation Induced Instability

Box 8, Folder 24

Relativistic Response Function for an Isotropic Distribution

Box 8, Folder 25

Role of Magnetohydrodynamic Singularities in Ref. Heating of Plasmas

Box 9, Folder 1

Scattering of Dust Grains

Box 9, Folder 2

Slow Electromagnetic Waves - the Alfven Mode

Box 9, Folder 3

Small Larmer[?] Radius Expansion of the Boltzman Equation

Box 9, Folder 4

Spatial Perturbation Theory

Box 9, Folder 5

Theory of the Laboratory Version of the Radiation Induced Thermal Instability

Box 9, Folder 6

Thin Slab Problem

Box 9, Folder 7

Tidal Problem

Box 9, Folder 8

Tsunamis - Miscellanea

Box 9, Folder 9

Turbulent Diffusion - On the Stirring of the Seas

Box 9, Folder 10

Two Lectures - [by] Alan Burgess

Box 9, Folder 11

Untitled. [Electromagnetic Tether]

Box 9, Folder 12

Untitled. [Phase Separation in Plasma]

Box 9, Folder 13

Van-Kampen Normal Modes

Box 9, Folder 14

Wave Propagation in an Anisotropic [G-V Uniaxial] Fluid

 

LECTURES AND TALKS

Box 9, Folder 15

Amplification of Radiation by Stimulated Bremsstrahlung

Box 9, Folder 16

Basic Properties of a Magnetized Plasma

Box 9, Folder 17

Charging of Dust Grains in Plasma

Box 9, Folder 18

Chondrules

Box 9, Folder 19

Correlations +/- Ions Lecture

Box 9, Folder 20

Cosmogonical Separation

Box 9, Folder 21

Dynamic Behavior of Plasma

Box 9, Folder 22

Eccentric Plasma Physics

Box 9, Folder 23

Einstein: The Creative Years; Einstein: The Sage. Two Lectures

General note

Includes slides.
Box 9, Folder 24

Electrodynamics of a Tethered Satellite

Box 10, Folder 1

Fluctuation Phenomena in Magnetized Plasmas

Box 10, Folder 2

Free Electron Laser

Box 10, Folder 3

Hall Effect in a Discharge Plasma

General note

See also WRITINGS - Journal Articles, Reports and Papers - Publications list- Atomic Energy Research Report (TR1345).
Box 10, Folder 4

Lectures on Plasma Stability - Culham Lecture 1973

Box 10, Folder 5

Non-Linear Effects

Box 10, Folder 6

Non-Uniformity in Saturn's Rings

Box 10, Folder 7

Nuclear Physics of Fusion

Box 10, Folder 8

Observation Tests for Antimatter in Cosmology

Box 10, Folder 9-10

Physics of Fusion - Drafts

Box 10, Folder 11

Plasma Stability - Culham Lecture Notes. Undated draft

Box 10, Folder 12

Plasmas and Tethers in Space

Box 10, Folder 13

Preliminary Study of the Dynamical Stability of a Spinning Tether

Box 11, Folder 1

Role of Waves in Plasma Transport

Box 11, Folder 2

Some Developments in Magnetic Confinement - Culham Lectures 1 and 2 1980

Box 11, Folder 3-4

Space Physics Lectures

Box 11, Folder 5

Tether Dynamics

Box 11, Folder 6

Two Stream Modes in a Heavy Ion Plasma

Box 11, Folder 7

Understand - Basic Laws of Ordinary Matter Since [ca.] 1930

 

CONTRACTS, GRANTS AND PROPOSALS

 

Cal Space/Martin Marietta

Box 11, Folder 8

1983: Final Report on Electrodynamics of a Conducting Tether

Box 11, Folder 9

1991: Practical Aspects of Tether Dynamics

 

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Box 11, Folder 10

1981: "New Plasma Physics" and Its Applications to Planetary Magnetospheres and the Heliosphere

Box 11, Folder 11

1982-1983: "New Plasma Physics" and Its Application to Planetary Magnetospheres and the Heliosphere

Box 11, Folder 12

1982-1986: Physics and Chemistry of Dusty Plasmas - A Laboratory and Theoretical Investigation

Box 12, Folder 1

1983: Electrodynamic Properties of a Conducting Tether

Box 12, Folder 2-3

1985: Theoretical Studies of an Electrodynamic Tether

Box 12, Folder 4

1986-1987: Investigation of Roles for Tethers on an Evolving Space Station

Box 12, Folder 5-6

1987: Kinetic Theory Description of Specific Solar-Terrestrial Problems - NASA Theory Proposal

Box 12, Folder 7-8

1987-1988: Advanced Propulsion for LEO-Moon Transport: II. Tether Configurations in the LEO-Moon System

Box 12, Folder 9

1989: Advanced Transportation Technologies for Manned Space Missions to the Inner Solar System - a Proposal..

 

National Science Foundation

Box 12, Folder 10

1981-1982: Electric Current Structure of Magnetosphere and Heliosphere

Box 13, Folder 1

1983-1986: Physics of Electron Free Plasmas

Box 13, Folder 2

1984-1986: Tide Gage Response to Tsunamis: Phase 2

Box 13, Folder 3

1987-1989: Coastal Responses to Tsunamis II: Transient Case

 

United States Atomic Energy Commission

Box 13, Folder 4-8

1972-1973: Theoretical Plasma Physics Research - Progress Report

Box 14, Folder 1

1973-1974: Theoretical Plasma Physics Research - Progress Report

 

United States Department of Energy

Box 14, Folder 2

1983-1984: Radio Frequency and the Reversed Field Pinch

Box 14, Folder 3

Undated: Non-Invasive Measurement of the Magnetic Field Configuration in a Hot Plasma by Radiation..

 

Proposals

Box 14, Folder 4

Dynamical Stability of a Tethered System - Draft

Box 14, Folder 5

ERCH Diagnostics - Draft

Box 14, Folder 6

New Tether Proposal: Draft Work Statement

 

TEACHING MATERIAL

 

Course Outlines and Lecture Notes

Box 14, Folder 7

Natural Science 2C - Atomic Physics - Fall 1975

Box 14, Folder 8

Physics 1A 1967

Box 14, Folder 9

Physics 1B 1967

Box 14, Folder 10

Physics 2AS

Box 14, Folder 11

Physics 31A 1978

Box 14, Folder 12-13

Physics 114 - Frontiers of Science - Technology of Nuclear Weapons - Winter 1989

Box 15, Folder 1

Physics 119C - Frontiers of Science 1980 - 1981

Box 15, Folder 2-3

Physics 119C - Nuclear Physics

Box 15, Folder 4

Physics 138 - Frontiers of Science - Fall 1986

Box 15, Folder 5-6

Physics 144 - Frontiers of Science - Technical Aspects of Nuclear Weapons - Winter 1989

Box 15, Folder 7

Physics 203A - Plasma Physics 1982

Box 16, Folder 1

Physics 203A - Plasma Physics 1982

Box 16, Folder 2

Physics 203A - Plasma Physics - Homework problems - Fall 1982

Box 16, Folder 3

Physics 212C - Quantum Mechanics - Lectures 1-13 1973

Box 16, Folder 4

Physics 212C - Quantum Mechanics - Lectures 14-18 1973

Box 16, Folder 5

Physics 218 - Plasma Physics - Lectures 1-9

Box 16, Folder 6

Physics 218 - Plasma Physics - Lectures 10-12 and Problem sets

Box 16, Folder 7-8

Physics 218A - Plasma Physics - Winter 1975 - 1976

Box 16, Folder 9-10

Physics 218B - Plasma Physics - Winter 1975 - 1976

Box 17, Folder 1

Physics 218A and B - Plasma Physics - Problem solutions - Winter 1975 - 1976

Box 17, Folder 2

Physics 218A - Plasma Physics - Lectures 1-10

Box 17, Folder 3

Physics 218A - Plasma Physics - Lectures 11-12 - Problem sets

Box 17, Folder 4-5

Physics 218A - Plasma Physics

Box 17, Folder 6

Physics 218A - Plasma Physics - Lecture notes

Box 18, Folder 1

Physics 218B - Plasma Physics - Lecture notes

Box 18, Folder 2

Physics 221 - Advanced Mechanics - Spring 1986

Box 18, Folder 3

Physics 239 - Mathematical Foundations of Classical Mechanics - Sections 1-5 - Winter 1981

Box 18, Folder 4

Physics 239 - Mathematical Foundations of Classical Mechanics - Sections 6-7, Appendix A - Winter 1981

Box 18, Folder 5-7

Plasma Physics

Box 19, Folder 1-3

Plasma Physics

Box 19, Folder 4

Radiology 222 - Health Hazards in the Nuclear Age - Fall 1983

Box 19, Folder 5

Revelle Seminar - The Shape of Things to Come

Box 19, Folder 6, Oversize MC04907

Revelle Seminar - The Shape of Things to Come. Poster

Box 19, Folder 7

Seminar - Fusion Update and Hybrid

Box 19, Folder 8

Seminar - Jet Streams

Box 19, Folder 9

Third College Lecture Series - Power and the Technological Society 1970

Box 19, Folder 10, Oversize MC04908

Wall Charts - Definitions: Correlation Function, Electrons, Ions, Magnetic Fields

 

Slides

Box 19, Folder 11

Slides - Roll 1

Box 19, Folder 12

Slides - Roll 2

Box 19, Folder 13

Slides - Roll 3

Box 19, Folder 14

Slides - Roll 4

Box 19, Folder 15

Slides - Roll 5

Box 19, Folder 16

Slides - Roll 6

Box 19, Folder 17

Slides - Roll 7

Box 19, Folder 18

Slides - Roll 8

Box 19, Folder 19

Slides - Roll 9

 

SUBJECT FILES

Box 20, Folder 1-2

Electron Cyclotron Resonance Heating

 

First International Symposium on Evaluation of Current Trends in Fusion Research November 14-18, 1994

Box 20, Folder 3

Book of abstracts

Box 20, Folder 4

Correspondence re. conference report

Box 20, Folder 5

Draft report

Box 20, Folder 6

Schedule and Thompson's notes on the conference

Box 20, Folder 7

Society for Scientific Exploration

Box 21, Folder 1-2

Tethers

Box 21, Folder 3

Tsunamis

 

FRAGMENTS AND UNIDENTIFIED MATERIAL

Box 22, Folder 1

Miscellanea, not identified

Box 23, Folder 1

Miscellanea, not identified