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Otto Stern papers, circa 1888-1969.
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Otto Stern papers, circa 1888-1969


Stern, Otto, 1888-1969, creator


Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955, correspondent.


Bohr, Niels, 1885-1962, correspondent.


Segrè, Emilio, correspondent.


Includes correspondence, notes, and manuscripts of German émigré physicist Otto Stern whose work encompassed both theoretical and experimental physics in Germany and the United States. Photos and awards are included. Correspondents include Albert Einstein, Niels Bohr, and other prominent physicists.


1888 (issued)


Physicists -- Correspondence
Physics -- Research
Quantum theory
Quantum Theory
Physiciens -- Correspondance
Physique -- Recherche
Théorie quantique
Physics -- Research
Quantum theory
Stern, Otto -- 1888-1969 -- Archives
Stern, Otto -- 1888-1969 -- Correspondence
Einstein, Albert -- 1879-1955 -- Correspondence
Bohr, Niels -- 1885-1962 -- Correspondence
Segrè, Emilio -- Correspondence
Bohr, Niels -- 1885-1962
Einstein, Albert -- 1879-1955
Segrè, Emilio
Stern, Otto -- 1888-1969


COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for use.
Cartons 1-4: Also available on microfilm with call number BANC FILM 3429.
Container list available in the library.
Forms part of the History of Science and Technology Collection.
Gift; 1985.
Additions: Gift; Templeton Killen, Diana & Alan Templeton; 2010.
Photographs transferred to the Pictorial Collections of The Bancroft Library (BANC PIC 1988.070--PIC).
Otto Stern was born in Germany, on February 17, 1888. He received his Ph. D. from the University of Breslau in 1912. In 1930 he was awarded an LL. D. by the University of California. In 1933 he moved to the United States where he was appointed a Research Professor of Physics at the Carnegie Institute of Technology, Pittsburgh where he remained until 1945. His work was in the field of theoretical experimental physics, especially statistical thermodynamics and quantum theory, on which he has published important papers. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1943 "for his contribution to the development of the molecular ray method and his discovery of the magnetic moment of the proton." He was also one of several Nobel winning physicists who helped construct the first atomic bomb. Stern died in 1969.
Preferred citation: Otto Stern papers, BANC MSS 85/96 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
In English and German.


Personal correspondence.

Physical Description:

5 cartons, 1 volume, 1 oversize box, 1 oversize folder (circa 6 linear feet)
13 microfilm reels : negative and positive





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COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for use.