Papers of Bernd Teo Matthias (1918-1980), physicist, professor and researcher in superconductivity. Matthias began his research
in superconductivity at the University of Chicago (1949-1951), joined the UCSD Physics Department in 1961, worked at Bell
Laboratories and the Los Alamos National Laboratory, and founded the Institute for the Study of Matter at UCSD in 1962. Included
in the collection are correspondence, writings, proposals, subject files, calendars, and biographical materials.
The collection is arranged into eleven series: 1) BIOGRAPHY, 2) CORRESPONDENCE, 3) ORGANIZATIONS, 4) CONFERENCES, 5) PROPOSALS,
6) EDITORIAL FILES, 7) WRITINGS, 8) UCSD, 9) SUBJECT FILES, 10) IMAGES, and 11) CALENDARS.
Bernd Teo Matthias (1918-1980) was born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, on June 8, 1918. He completed his Ph.D. in physics
in 1943 at the Eidgenďssische Technische Hochschule Zĕrich and continued his research there for four more years. He immigrated
to the United Stated in 1947. Matthias was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1965 and is most noted for his
discovery of nearly 1,000 superconducting materials.