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 7: CERTIFICATES, CITATIONS, AWARDS, AND HONORARY DEGREESAdd to your cart.
Note: This material was donated to the Spurlock Museum by John Bardeen, and subsequently accessioned from the museum May 14, 2003. See oversize box 132 for oversize materials
Sub-Series 1: AwardsAdd to your cart.
Box 131Add to your cart.
Item 1: The Order of Lincoln from the Lincoln Academy of IllinoisAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Zeta Psi Fraternity Certificate, October 1925Add to your cart.
Item 3: American Physical Society Oliver E. Buckley Solid State Physics Prize, January 29, 1954Add to your cart.
Item 4: American Academy of Arts and Sciences Membership Certificate, May 13, 1957Add to your cart.
Item 5: Center for Advanced Study Membership Certificate, September 1, 1959Add to your cart.
Item 6: Etta Kappa Nu Association Membership Certificate, March 29, 1962Add to your cart.
Item 7Add to your cart.
Item 8: American Society for Testing and Materials, February 3, 1964Add to your cart.
Item 9: Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters Honorary Membership, May 9, 1970Add to your cart.
Item 10: University of Illinois Board of Trustees Distinguished Service Award, December 20, 1972Add to your cart.
Item 11: National Inventors Hall of Fame Certificate of Induction, February 10, 1974Add to your cart.
Item 12: Omicron Delta Kappa Membership Certificate, May 5, 1974Add to your cart.
Item 13: Pahlavi Lecture Series Commemorative Certificate, December 1, 1975Add to your cart.
Item 14: Phi Kappa Phi Membership Certificate, 1976Add to your cart.
Item 15: Alexander Von Humboldt Award, 1977Add to your cart.
Item 16: University of Illinois Distinguished Service Medallion Award, May 21, 1978Add to your cart.
Item 17: Golden Key National Honor Society Honorary Member, March 3, 1982Add to your cart.
Item 18: Insitute of Electical and Electronics Engineers IEEE Centennial Medal, 1984Add to your cart.
Item 19: State of Illinois House of Representative Resolution No. 1370 Honoring John Bardeen, May 10, 1988Add to your cart.
Item 20: University of Notre Dame Introduction of John Bardeen at CommencementAdd to your cart.
Item 21: Union College Doctor of Science Diploma, Letter from President, and Booklet "Union Worthies: Charles Proteus Steinmetz," 1955Add to your cart.
Item 22: University of Wisconsin Commencement Program, 1960Add to your cart.
Item 23: News clippings Concerning Honorary Degree, June 6, 1960Add to your cart.
Item 24: Western Reserve University Doctor of Science Diploma, Commencement Program, 1966Add to your cart.
Item 25: Rose Polytechnic Institute Diploma, Commencement Program, June 1966Add to your cart.
Item 26: University of Glasgow Graduation Ceremony Programs, June 21, 1967Add to your cart.
Item 27: Princeton University Commencement Program and article "A Commentary on Princeton Commencement, June 11, 1968Add to your cart.
Item 28: Michelson Morley Award at Case Western Reserve UniversityAdd to your cart.
Item 29: ` Morley News clippings, 1968Add to your cart.
Item 30: Morely Correspondence, Award Dinner, Program, 1968Add to your cart.
Item 31: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Commencement Program, Doctor of Science Diploma, 1969Add to your cart.
Item 32: Busch Reising Museum Dinner for Honorary Degree Recipients, June 8, 1973Add to your cart.
Item 33: Harvard University Commencement Program, Correspondence, June 14, 1973Add to your cart.
Item 34: University of Minnesota Honorary Doctor of Science Diploma, Commencement Program, Script, December 12, 1973Add to your cart.
Item 35: University of Michigan Honorary Doctor of Science Diploma, Commencement Program, Correspondence, 1974Add to your cart.
Item 36: University of Illinois Honorary Doctor of Science, May 19, 1974Add to your cart.
Item 37: University of Pennsylvania Commencement Program, Guest List, Citation from Board of Trustees for Honorary Degree, May 28, 1976Add to your cart.
Item 38: Indian Institute of Technology Honorary Doctor of Science Diploma, 1977Add to your cart.
Item 39: University of Cambridge Speeches of the Orator at Presentation of Recipients of Honorary Degree, June 10, 1977Add to your cart.
Item 40: University of Illinois Commencement 1978 News Clippings and Correspondence - John Bardeen receives Honorary Degree and Distinguished Service Award, 1978Add to your cart.
Item 41: Georgetown University 108th Annual Commencement Program and Diploma, May 27, 1979Add to your cart.
Item 42: University of St. Andrews Laureation Address, July 7, 1980Add to your cart.
Item 43: Clarkson College of Technology Honorary Doctor of Science Diploma, Commencement Program, May 17, 1981Add to your cart.
Item 44: Soviet Academy of Sciences Diploma Translation, September 1982Add to your cart.
Item 45: Hungary Academy of Sciences Honorary Degree, 1986Add to your cart.
Item 46: University of Wisconsin Honorary Doctor of Science diploma and citation, 1960Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: Correspondence, News Clippings Concerning AwardsAdd to your cart.
Box 131Add to your cart.
Item 1: Hiromi Arisawa Congratulatory Card (Japan Academy)Add to your cart.
Item 2: L.D. Landau Institute Letter to John Bardeen on 80th BirthdayAdd to your cart.
Item 3: Haloid Company to John Bardeen, November 26, 1956Add to your cart.
Item 4: Lincoln Academy of Illinois Convocation and Installation of Members - Newspaper Clippings Concerning and Program, February 1965Add to your cart.
Item 5: National Medal of Science Award Press Release and Remarks of President, 1965-1966Add to your cart.
Item 6: Commemorative Envelope: "Progress in Electronics", July 10, 1973Add to your cart.
Item 7: Franklin Institute Medal Award Correspondence and News Clippings, 1975Add to your cart.
Item 8: Presidential Proclamation: National Inventors' Day, Jnauary 30, 1979Add to your cart.
Item 9: Art Buchwald, May 29, 1979Add to your cart.
Item 10: Letter from President George Bush, October 4, 1989Add to your cart.
Item 11: Life Magazine: 100 Most Important Americans of the 20th Century, 1990Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 3: Oversize Certificates, Citations, Awards and DimplomasAdd to your cart.
Map size folder in UAR 49-4
Box 132Add to your cart.
Item 1: Praeses Concilium Et Sodales Regalis Societatis LondiniAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Society of the Sigma Xi Membership, January 1929Add to your cart.
Item 3: Franklin Institute Stuart Ballantine Medal, October 1952Add to your cart.
Item 4: City of Philadelphia John Scott Meal and Premium, September 17, 1954Add to your cart.
Item 5: American Philosophical Society Fellow, April 1958Add to your cart.
Item 6: President's Science Advisory Committee, 1959Add to your cart.
Item 7: American Academy of Arts and Sciences Fellow, May 13, 1959Add to your cart.
Item 8: The Fritz London Award to John Bardeen September 1962Add to your cart.
Item 9: Vincent Bendix Award, 1964Add to your cart.
Item 10: National Medal of Science, 1965Add to your cart.
Includes oversize photograph of John Bardeen and Lyndon Johnson stored in oversize box OS-30.
Item 11: State of Illinois Appointment Laureate Lincoln Academy, 1966Add to your cart.
Item 12: Symposium in Honor of John Bardeen's 60th Birthday, May 23, 1968Add to your cart.
Item 13: University of Pennsylvania Moore School of Electrical Engineering Harold Pinder Award, November 11, 1968Add to your cart.
Item 14: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Medal of Honor, November 10, 1970Add to your cart.
Item 15: Xerox Corporation Certificate of Achievement, November 27, 1972Add to your cart.
Item 16: Xerox Corporation Resolution Honoring John Bardeen, May 16, 1974Add to your cart.
Item 17: Institute of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers, January 7, 1977Add to your cart.
Item 18: Le Academia de Ciencias Fisicas, Matematicas y Naturales, June 1978Add to your cart.
Item 19: Institute of Electircal and Electronics Engineers Honorary Member, January 1, 1981Add to your cart.
Item 20: Osterreichische Akademie Der Wissenschaften, May 20, 1985Add to your cart.
Item 21: Honorary DegreesAdd to your cart.
Item 22: National Academy of Sciences Diploma, April 27, 1954Add to your cart.
Item 23: University of Glasgow Honorary Degree Diploma, 1967Add to your cart.
Item 24: Princeton University Honorary Degree Diploma, 1968Add to your cart.
Item 25: Universitatis Dominae Nostra a Laru Honorary Degree Diploma, 1970Add to your cart.
Item 26: Honorary Doctor of Science Degree Diploma, 1973Add to your cart.
Item 27: University of Pennsylvania Honorary Degree Diploma, 1976Add to your cart.
Item 28: University of Delhi Honorary Degree Diploma and Special Convocation, January 1977Add to your cart.
Item 29: Collegium Georgiopolitanum, 1979Add to your cart.
Item 30: University of St. Andrews Honorary Degree Diploma, 1980Add to your cart.

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