John Bardeen Papers

Overview

Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Subject Terms

Detailed Description

BIOGRAPHICAL

PUBLICATIONS

DISSERTATIONS (produced by Bardeen students)

CORRESPONDENCE

SUBJECT FILE

MATERIALS FROM LILLIAN HODDESON

CERTIFICATES, CITATIONS, AWARDS, AND HONORARY DEGREES



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Title: John Bardeen Papers, 1910-91Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

ID: 11/10/20

Primary Creator: Bardeen, John (1908-1991)

Extent: 44.4 cubic feet

Arrangement: by type of material and chronologically thereunder

Subjects: Bell Laboratories, Electrical Engineering, Faculty Papers, Harvard University, Many Body Theory, Naval Ordnance Laboratory, Nobel Prizes, Princeton University, Solid State Physics, Superconductivity, Theoretical Physics, Transistors, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics - Science and Technology, University of Illinois Center for Advanced Study, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Xerography

Formats/Genres: Papers

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Papers of John Bardeen (1908-91), Professor of Electrical Engineering and Physics (1951-91), include publications (1930-91), dissertations and theses by Bardeen students (1952-85), correspondence (1945-70, 1972-91) and reports, certificates and diplomas for honorary degrees and honors, preprints, reprints, drafts, speeches, notes, photographs, slides, tape recorded interviews, & motion pictures (1910-91) concerning theoretical physics, solid state physics, development of the transistor, xerography, development of the theory of superconductivity with J. R. Schrieffer & Leon Cooper, Bardeen's 1956 and 1972 Nobel prizes and lectures, the applications of transistors & superconductivity, many body theory, Russian & Chinese physics research, American Physical Society, Army Research Office, Bell Laboratories & the transistor (1936-68), Center for Advanced Study, International Union of Pure and Applied Physics, Naval Ordnance Laboratory, Navy Research Office, Sony Corporation, Supertex, Inc., White House Science Council (1979-83), Xerox Corporation, electrolytic transistor invention patents (1910-60), consulting work, and the Physics Department. Correspondents include Walter H. Brattain, P. W. Bridgman, Leon Cooper, Harry G. Drickamer, H. Frohlich, Nick Holonyak, Jr. (BS '50, MS '51, PhD '54), Charles Kittel, J. R. Schrieffer (MS '54, PhD '57), Karlheinz Seeger, Frederick Seitz, William B. Shockley, & J. H. Van Vleck. Tape recorded interviews contain comments on theoretical physicists, experimental physics, theory of superconductivity, many body theory, scientific publication, education, Dr. Charles Bardeen, solid state physics, considerations in coming to Illinois, recruitment of new faculty, scientific understanding & communication between & education of non-scientists & scientists. Motion pictures include a May, 1972 interview with Bardeen, and a December, 1972 Swedish film on the contributions of Bardeen, Cooper, and Schrieffer to the theory of superconductivity. Papers also contain Illiniwek cap.

Biographical Note

May 23, 1908 Born, Madison, Wisconsin - son of Medical School Dean Charles R. Bardeen and Althea Harmer

1923 University High and Madison Central

1928 B.S. Wisconsin, Electrical Engineering. Western Electric. Edward Bennett electrodynamics course

1929 M.S. Wisconsin, Electrical Engineering. J. H. Van Vleck

1930-33 Geophysicists, Gulf Research and Development Corporation - Leo J. Peters

1936 Ph.D. Princeton, Mathematics and Physics. E. P. Wigner

1935-38 Junior Fellow, Harvard. J. H. Van Vleck and P. W. Bridgman

1938 Married Jane Maxwell, July 18

1939-41 Assistant Professor of Physics, University of Minnesota

1941-45 Principal Physicist, U. S. Naval Ordnance Laboratory (Washington D.C.), magnetism and minesweeping

1945-51 Radar, Bell Telephone Laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey

1947 Surface physics - properties of contacts between metals of semi-conductors depend on electron behavior in surface energy levels

1948 Transistors with William B. Shockley and Walter Brattain. Point contact type

1951-75 Professor of Physics and Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois. Louis Ridenour. Xerox Corporation

1952 Transistor literature

March 1953 Fortune article on transistors

Theoretical understanding of semiconductors

Explained why metal-germanium contact gives effect of a PN junction in a emiconductor - in terms of surface energy states

1956 National Academy of Science member

1957 Theory of Superconductivity - vanishing of electrical resistance of some metals at low temperatures

1975 Professor Emeritus, University of Illinois

January 30, 1991 Died, Boston, Massachusetts

Research Areas:

Electrical conduction in semiconductors and metals; surface properties of semiconductors; theory of superconductivity; and diffusion of atoms in solids

Prizes and Honors:

1952 Ballantine Medal, Franklin Institute

1954 Buckley Prize (solid state)

1955 Scott Medal, D.Sc. Union

1956 Nobel Prize for Physics

1960 D.Sc. University of Wisconsin

1962 London Prize

1972 Nobel Prize for Physics

1974 D.Sc. University of Illinois

1977 Presidential Medal of Freedom

1987 Lomonosov Award, Soviet Academy of Sciences

1990 John Bardeen Chair in Physics and Electrical and Computer Engineering Established at University of Illinois

Subject/Index Terms

Bell Laboratories
Electrical Engineering
Faculty Papers
Harvard University
Many Body Theory
Naval Ordnance Laboratory
Nobel Prizes
Princeton University
Solid State Physics
Superconductivity
Theoretical Physics
Transistors
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics - Science and Technology
University of Illinois Center for Advanced Study
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Xerography


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Series 1: BIOGRAPHICALAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Complete list of John Bardeen's publications, 1930-91Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Interview with John Bardeen by Maynard Brichford, University Archives, (two 7" open reel audio tapes), February 8, 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 3: "An Interview with the Transistor Inventors," Bell Laboratories (sound color motion picture featuring J. Bardeen, W. B. Shockley, and W. H. Brattain, 12 min.), May 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Swedish Broadcasting Company, Nobel Fysik (three 5" audio tape reels), October 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 5: U-matic videocassetteAdd to your cart.
Contains March 19 1990 dubs of 16 mm films: "An Interview with the Transistor Inventors," May 1972, and "Nobelpriset i fysik m???¶te med John Bardeen, Leon N. Cooper, John Robert Schrieffer"
Folder 6: "Nobelpriset i fysik m??????¶te med John Bardeen, Leon N. Cooper, John Robert Schrieffer, December 6, 1972Add to your cart.
"Prize in Physics," 16 mm color film in English of meetings with Bardeen, Cooper and Schrieffer, produced for Swedish Radio by Bengt Feldreich and Ake Gustavson (one 10.5" reel, 20 min.)
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Interview with John Bardeen by Louise Geislers, WILL (one 7" audio tape reel, 3 3/4 IPS), November 6, 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Interview with John Bardeen by Lillian Hodeson for the American Institute of Physics, May, 1977-April, 1978Add to your cart.
Three audio cassette copies and typed manuscripts (4 folders) accessioned from AIP in September 2004
Folder 3: "The Early Days of the Transistor," a talk by Bardeen delivered to the student branch of the Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (one audio cassette), February 28, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Interview with John Bardeen by Lillian Hodeson for the American Institute of Physics, May, 1977-April, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Interview with John Bardeen by Lillian Hodeson for the American Institute of Physics, February 1980.Add to your cart.
Typed transcripts accessioned from AIP in September 2004
Folder 6: NBI computer diskettes (four 8" disks), 1982-88Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Bardeen lecture at U of I, recorded by R. T. Gladin and reproduced November-December 1991 for Nick Holonyak, Jr. (one VHS videotape), May 12, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Bardeen and Holonyak interview with NHK - Japanese TV (one VHS videotape), 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Swedish TV presentation on 1972 Nobelists Bardeen, Cooper, and Schrieffer, reproduced by Nick Holonyak, Jr. and Jack Gladin (one VHS videotape), April 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 10: John Bardeen Memorial, the Illini Union (one VHS videotape), February 8, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Presentation of John Bardeen's medals, UIUC Board of Trustees meeting (one audio cassette), October 10, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Nick Holonyak, Jr. correspondence on Bardeen and Holonyak interview with NHK, October 1992Add to your cart.
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Folder 1: Photocopy of Transistor Press Release, 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Bell Telephone System Technical Publication: Some Contributions to Transistor Electronics, 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Biographical sketches, Bardeen vitae, IRS and Department of Defense personnel questionnaires, draft lists of publications, U of I Physics Department personal annual report, sabbatical leave report, 1954, 1959, 1960-61Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Photographs of Bardeen accepting Nobel Prizes, 1956, 1972, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 5: "Nobel Prize Awarded to Transistor Inventors," Bell Laboratories Record November, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Reprints of articles by Shockley, Holonyak, Schrieffer, and V. L. Ginzburg, 1961, 1970, 1973, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 7: New Year's note from Stockholm, ca. 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 8: "Three Men Who Changed Our World - 25 years later," Bell Laboratories Record December, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Bardeen's Nobel Lecture, "Electron-Phonon Interactions and Superconductivity", December 11 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 10: List of Publications, J. Bardeen, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Alfred Nobel and the Nobel Prizes, Washington Award Banquet program, 1983-84Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Nobel Foundation Directory, American Academy of Achievement Salute to Excellence, 1978, 1983-84, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Report of the White House Science Council: Federal Laboratory Review Panel May, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Popular press articles relating to superconductivity, 1986-88Add to your cart.
Folder 15: "Partial Listing of Certain of John Bardeen's Scientific Papers in his Physics Building office" by Jerome Rowley, (83 pages), 1988Add to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: "New Horizons in Physics," A Symposium in Celebration of John Bardeen's Eightieth Birthday (2 folders), 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Science and Technology Center for High Temperature Superconductivity Site Visit Briefing, July 18-19, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Bardeen's nomination for the Charles Stark Draper Prize, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 4: The Office Library of Professor John Bardeen, Master List of Books, ca. 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 5: John Bardeen Memorial, program and transcription, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Nick Holonyak, Jr. correspondence, Physics Today John Bardeen Special Issue, 1991-92Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Nick Holonyak, Jr., "John Bardeen 1908-1991," NAE Memorial Tributes, vol. 6, 1993Add to your cart.

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