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Forrester (A. Theodore) Papers
LSC.1978  
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Description
Theodore Forrester was a renowned physicist, engineer and inventor, famous for his research in ionization, quantum optics, and satellite acceleration. The collection contains research, drafts, publications, and publisher's correspondence concerning Forrester's work on ionization.
Background
Theodore Forrester (1918-1987) was a renowned physicist, engineer and inventor, famous for his research in ionization, quantum optics, and satellite acceleration. Forrester received his Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1942. He then worked on the Manhattan Project at the University of California Radiation Lab in Berkeley. He worked in the private sector (including RCA Laboratories, Westinghouse Research Labs, and International and Rocketdyne Divisions of North America) and academic institutions, including USC, the University of Pittsburgh, and UC Irvine. He joined the UCLA faculty in 1967. At UCLA he was a member of both the Physics Department and the Electrical Engineering Department, working on the physics of ionized gases (plasmas), specializing in plasma sheaths and plasma sources. His last work, Large Ion Beams: Fundamentals of Generation and Propagation, was finished weeks before his death in 1987 and published the same year.
Extent
1.5 Linear Feet (3 boxes)
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