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Feher (George) Papers
MSS 0805  
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Description
Papers of George Feher (1924-2017), biophysicist and professor of physics at UC San Diego. Feher founded the biophysics program at UC San Diego. This collection contains correspondence, early coursework, research materials, writings, teaching materials, and materials related to the physics department at UC San Diego.
Background
George Feher (1924-2017) was born on May 29, 1924 into a Jewish family in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia. In 1941 Feher escaped Nazi occupation settling in Haifa, where he took courses at the Technion and worked as a lab assistant for Franz Ollendorff. During this time Feher also worked for the Hagana, a Jewish unground organization as an electronics expert. In 1944 Feher applied to study at the Technion but failed the entrance examination. Feher left Palestine to continue his education in the United States in 1946.
Extent
35.2 Linear feet (88 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.