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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Collection Overview

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 6: MATERIALS FROM LILLIAN HODDESONAdd to your cart.
Note: Boxes 124-130 were created from material that was accessioned September 27, 2002, from Professor Lillian Hoddeson who had held this additional material in an office in Engineering Sciences Building since the main body of Bardeen materials had been moved out of his office in 1991-92. The 2002 addition was processed upon receipt and added to the end of the existing collection, and modifications were made to the existing finding aid.
Sub-Series 1: Biographical InformationAdd to your cart.
Box 124Add to your cart.
Folder 1: The Vincent Bendix Research Medal Presented to John Bardeen by American Society for Engineering Education, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Nomination of John Bardeen for the IEEE Medal of Honor, 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Newspaper and Magazine Clippings on John Bardeen, 1965-1987Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Pakistan Academy of Sciences Certificate of Membership, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Symposium in Celebration of Bardeen Eightieth Birthday, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Appointment Book, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Appointment Book, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Supercurrents: The Superconductivity Magazine - Interview with Colleagues of Bardeen, 1988-1989Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: Incoming CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
(Note: Letters of Recommendation were written by Dr. Bardeen primarily for students and colleagues)
Box 124Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Letters of Recommendation A-J, 1957-1990 (4 folders)Add to your cart.
Box 125Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Letters of Recommendation K-Z, 1957-1990 (6 folders)Add to your cart.
Box 126Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Second Nobel Prize: Letters of Congratulations from Corporations, Personal Letters, Phone Messages, 1972-1973Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Second Nobel Prize: Remarks at the Banquet, Itinerary, Letters from Corporations, Government and Academic Institutions, 1972-1973Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Second Nobel Prize: Henry-Marsh Fund Committee Correspondence (Chairman: John Bardeen) (4 folders), 1975-1979Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Frontiers in Condensed Matter Physics: Symposium in Honor of Professor John Bardeen, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Department of Mathematics Head Search Committee, 1979NAS Panel on Condensed Matter Physics, 1981-1982Add to your cart.
Folder 6: White House Science Council, 1982-1983Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 3: Outgoing Correspondence, 1985Add to your cart.
Box 127Add to your cart.
Folder 1: 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 2: 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 3: 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 4: 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 5: 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 6: 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 7: 1990-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Award Nomination for National Model of Science for Gordon K. Teal by John Bardeen, 1986 (2 folders)Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 4: SUBJECT FILEAdd to your cart.
Box 127Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Walter Houser Brattain (1902-1987): A Biographical MemoirAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Technical Memoranda on Transistor Related Research at Bell Telephone Laboratories, 1948-1949Add to your cart.
Box 128Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Technical Memoranda on Transistor Related Research at Bell Telephone Laboratories, 1948-1950 (4 folders)Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Publication Reprints of Other Physics Professors' Work at UIUC, 1964-1970Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Theory of Superconductivity - Talk Given at Conference on Superconductivity, May 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Solid State Physics: Past and Future Paper for Lecture, Sept. 1968Add to your cart.
Box 129Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Encyclopedia Americana "Superconductivity" Article Agreement and Manuscript, Mar. 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Non-homogeneous Current Flow in Superconductors Paper for Talk at Sandia Lab, Nov. 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 3: The Past and Future of Solid State Physics and Superconductivity: Past and Future - Talk Given at University of Utah, Nov. 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Outline of Lectures on Space and Time Changes of the Order Parameter and Fluctuations in Superconductors, May 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 5: The Transistor after 25 Years - Paper for Talk, Nov. 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Manuscripts on Superconductivity and Solid State Physics, 1973-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Potential Applications of Superconductivity, Jan. 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Talk at Depauw, Sept. 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 9: China Project, Oct. 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Basic Research and Industrial Development - Lecture in Iran, Oct. 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Development of Semiconductor Electronics - Lecture at Pahlavi University, Dec. 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Comments on Visit to Brown University, Feb. 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Introduction of Speak at Tykociner Lecture, Mar. 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Comments on Superconducting Science and Technology at Stanford, CA, Aug. 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Summary Remarks Presented at Conference on Organic Conductors and Semiconductors, Aug. 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Nonequilibrium Phenomena in Superconductors - Manuscript, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Recent Development and Comments - Manuscript for Chapter in Highly Conducting One-Dimensional Solids, Feb. 1978-1979Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Excitonic Superconductivity - Manuscript for Journal of Less Common Metals, Aug. 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Concluding Remarks for International Conference on Quasi-one-dimensional Conductors, Sept. 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 20: A Brief History of Solid State Physics - Notes for Presentation to Academia de Ciencias Fisicas Matematicus, Venezuala, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Theory of Nonohmic Conduction from Charge Density Waves - Manuscript, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Unity of Concepts in the Structure of Matter - Manuscript and Correspondence, Sept. 1979-1981Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Report on Visit to People's Republic of China, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Invention Proposal - Quantum Detector or Mixer Making Use of Linear Chain Charge Density Wave Materials, Sept. 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Tunneling Theory of Charge Density Wave Depinning Manuscript and Correspondence on Publication, Nov. 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Field and Frequency Dependence of Charge Density Wave Conduction in NbSe3 - Manuscript, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Discussion Group on ????Interaction of Industry and University Research' Summary Statement, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Introductory Remarks for Tykociner Lecture, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Talk for TSH Sing, Spring 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Talk at Clarkson, May 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Electronics and Medicine: Past and Future - Address to College of Medicine on Centennial of the University, Oct. 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Stability and Noise of Charge-Density-Wave Motion in NbSe3 Manuscript, Feb. 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Superconductivity Theory - Manuscript for Encyclopedia of Materials Science and Engineering, Mar. 1982Add to your cart.
Box 130Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Comments on Shielding by Surface States - Talk for Near Zero Conference, Stanford, Mar. 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Current Oscillations and Stability of Charge Density Wave Motion in NbSe3 Manuscript, Aug. 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Electronics and Medicine - Paper for Talk at Washington Award Dinner, Feb. 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Charge Transport by Charge Density Waves - Vareena Lectures Paper, June 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Depinning of Charge-density Waves by Quantum Tunneling - Manuscript, Feb. 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Origins of the Transistor and Solid State Electronics - Manuscript, June 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 7: IEEE Spectrum - Comments for Supplement, Apr. 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Solition Theory of Charge Density Wave Depinning - Manuscript for Conference, Sept. 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Solition Model of Charge Density Wave Depinning - Manuscript, Oct. 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Dynamics of Charge-Density Waves in Orthorhombic TaS3 - Manuscript, Oct. 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Beginning of Sold State Physics in Engineering - Paper for Talk, Oct. 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Macroscopic Quantum Tunneling in Quasi-One Dimensional Metals - Manuscript and Correspondence, May 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Depinning of Charge-Density Waves by Quantum Tunneling - Lecture Notes for Las Vegas Meeting, Mar. 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Basis for Tunneling Theory of Charge Density Wave Depinning - Manuscript Submitted to Zeitsf Phys. B, Feb. 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Prehistory of Semiconductor Laser - Manuscript for Optoelectronics Forum, Mar. 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Excitonic Superconductivity In Layer Structures - Manuscript, June 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Development of a Tunneling Model of Charge Density Wave Depinning - Manuscript, June 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Superconductivity: History and Recent Developments - Von Vleck Lecture, Oct. 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Theories of High Tc Superconductors - Materials for Res. Society Meeting, Nov. 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Solid State Physics - Manuscript for Article to Appear in Solid State Technology Special Issue, Dec. 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Superconductors - Forward by John Bardeen, Dec. 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Obituary for Walter Brattain in Physics Today, Jan. 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Classical vs. Quantum Models of Charge-Density Wave Depinning in Quasi-One-Dimensional Metals - Manuscript and Correspondence, Feb. 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 24: "A Collection of John Bardeen's Publications on Semiconductors and Superconductivity," Oct. 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Theory of Size Effects in Depinning of Charge Density Waves - Manuscript, Jan. 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Superconductivity Theory - Revised Manuscript for Encyclopedia of Magnetic and Superconducting Materials, Jan. 1991Add to your cart.

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