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Goldberger (Marvin L.) Papers
MSS 0793  
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Description
Papers of Marvin Leonard "Murph" Goldberger, a particle physicist who worked on the Manhattan Project, the fifth president of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), and a founding member and chairman of the JASON group of scientists. Goldberger served on the faculty of UC San Diego from 1993 until his death in 2014.
Background
Marvin Leonard "Murph" Goldberger was born in Chicago, Illinois on October 22, 1922. He attended the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh (now Carnegie-Mellon University) where he received his bachelor's degree in 1943. For the next three years he served in the U.S. Army while attending graduate school, primarily in the theoretical physics division of the Metallurgical Laboratory at the University of Chicago, where he worked on the Manhattan Project during World War II. Goldberger was closely associated with Nobel Laureate Eugene P. Wigner and was a member of the Wigner's team of scientists who did the principal work for the great atomic (Production Reactor) Pile Design at DuPont and Hanford in Washington.
Extent
4.8 Linear feet (12 archives boxes)
Restrictions
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. ALLOW ONE WEEK FOR RETRIEVAL OF MATERIALS.