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Léon Rosenfeld Papers


Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Administrative Information

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Correspondance particulière (1)

Correspondance particulière (2)

History of Science


Liège (1922-40)

Utrecht (1940-47)

Manchester (1947-1958)


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Léon Rosenfeld Papers, 1911-1974 | Niels Bohr Archive

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Title: Léon Rosenfeld Papers, 1911-1974Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

ID: 01/02/003

Primary Creator: Rosenfeld, Léon (1904-1974)

Extent: 10.0 Linear Meters

Arrangement: The Finding Aid/Inventory is based upon Rosenfeld's own handwritten contents list, which can be seen as a pdf file <a href=""> here</a>.  In addition, there is material still remaining to be organized and catalogued.

Subjects: Bauer, E., Belinfante, F.J., Blackett, Patrick Maynard Stuart, Bohm, David, Born, Max, Brillouin, Leon Nicolas, Broglie, Louis de, Frisch, Otto Robert, Fröhlich, H., Gamow, George, Hartree, Douglas Rayner, Heisenberg, Werner, Heitler, Walter, Infeld, Leopold, Kemmer, Nicholas, Klein, Oskar, Kopfermann, Hans, Kramers, Hendrik Anthony (Hans), Mott, Nevill Francis, Møller, Christian, Opeckowski, W., Pannekoek, Antonie, Pauli, Wolfgang, Peierls, Rudolf Ernst, photographs, Podolanski, M., Proca, Alexandre, Swings, Pol F., Weisskopf, Victor Frederick, Wheeler, John Archibald, Yourgrau, Wolfgang

Languages: French, English, German

Scope and Contents of the Materials

School reports, lecture notes, manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, clippings etc. Correspondents include: E. Bauer, F.J. Belinfante, Patrick Maynard Stuart Blackett, Niels Bohr, David Bohm, Max Born, Leon Nicolas Brillouin, Louis de Broglie, Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac, Otto Robert Frisch, H. Fröhlich, George Gamow, Douglas Rayner Hartree, Werner Heisenberg, Walter Heitler, Leopold Infeld, Nicholas Kemmer, Oskar Klein, Hans Kopfermann, Hendrik (Hans) Anton Kramers, Christian Møller, Nevill Francis Mott, W. Opeckowski, Antonie Pannekoek, Wolfgang Pauli, Rudolf Ernst Peierls, M. Podolanski, Alexandre Proca, Erwin Schrödinger, Pol F. Swings, Victor Frederick Weisskopf, John Archibald Wheeler, Wolfgang Yourgrau.

Biographical Note

Physicist, with wide-ranging interests in the fields of history, philosophy and epistemology. Born in Belgium, 1904. Doctor from Univ. of Liège 1926. Studied in Paris, 1926-27 (Louis de Broglie, Leon Brillouin, Paul Langevin), Göttingen, 1927-29 (Max Born) and Zurich, 1929-30 (Wolfgang Pauli). From 1930-41, Rosenfeld taught theoretical physics at U. of Liège. Utrecht, 1940-47. Manchester, 1947-1958. NORDITA, Copenhagen (1958-1974). Chief Editor, Nuclear Physics (1955-1974). Was personal assistant to, and close collaborator of, Niels Bohr from 1930-1962. Research on quantum electrodynamics, epistemology of quantum mechanics, nuclear physics, especially nuclear reactions, statistical mechanics, history of science.

Subject/Index Terms

Bauer, E.
Belinfante, F.J.
Blackett, Patrick Maynard Stuart
Bohm, David
Born, Max
Brillouin, Leon Nicolas
Broglie, Louis de
Frisch, Otto Robert
Fröhlich, H.
Gamow, George
Hartree, Douglas Rayner
Heisenberg, Werner
Heitler, Walter
Infeld, Leopold
Kemmer, Nicholas
Klein, Oskar
Kopfermann, Hans
Kramers, Hendrik Anthony (Hans)
Mott, Nevill Francis
Møller, Christian
Opeckowski, W.
Pannekoek, Antonie
Pauli, Wolfgang
Peierls, Rudolf Ernst
Podolanski, M.
Proca, Alexandre
Swings, Pol F.
Weisskopf, Victor Frederick
Wheeler, John Archibald
Yourgrau, Wolfgang

Administrative Information

Repository: Niels Bohr Archive

Processing Information: Rosenfeld's own listing as a .pdf file.

Box and Folder Listing

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[Box 1: Correspondance particulière (1)],
[Box 2: Correspondance particulière (2)],
[Box 3: History of Science],
[Box 4: Epistemology],
[Box 5: Liège (1922-40)],
[Box 6: Utrecht (1940-47)],
[Box 7: Manchester (1947-1958)],
[Box 8: Copenhague],