Margaret G. Kivelson is a professor of Space Physics, Emerita in UCLA's Department of Earth and Space Sciences and the Institute
of Geophysics and Planetary Physics. This collection, spanning 1950–2008, focuses on Kivelson’s research on magnetospheric
plasma physics of Earth, Jupiter, and Saturn; interaction of flowing plasmas with planets and moons; and ultra-low frequency
waves. Included are research notes; drafts and final copies of manuscripts; correspondence with colleagues at the University
of California, Harvard, JPL, NASA, and other research institutions; Kivelson’s course notes and syllabi from UCLA; correspondence
with colleagues at the University of California, Harvard, JPL, NASA, and other research institutions; and documentation of
events and conferences attended.
Margaret Galland Kivelson is an astrophysicist and professor emerita at UCLA's Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences
and the Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics. She was born in New York, NY in 1928. Her father was a physician and
her mother studied physics in college and became a high school math teacher. Kivelson graduated from Radcliffe College with
an AB in Physics in 1950, an AM in Physics in 1951, and a PhD in Physics in 1957 (Radcliffe College functioned as a female
coordinate institution for the all-male Harvard College. A merger with Harvard began in 1977). She met and married her husband,
Daniel Kivelson, while in undergraduate studies. As a doctoral student, she specialized in in quantum electrodynamics and
wrote her thesis on "Bremsstrahlung of Extreme Relativistic Electrons" under the direction of Julian Schwinger.
7.8 linear feet
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