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Joseph Weber papers

Abstract

Title:
Joseph Weber papers
Author/Creator:
Weber, Joseph
Collection number:
2001-37
Size:
115.75 linear feet
Inclusive dates:
1930-2000
Collection Area:
University of Maryland
Repository:
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email: askhornbake@umd.edu
Abstract:

Joseph Weber (1919-2000) was a University of Maryland physicist credited with conducting early research into the fields of laser theory and gravitational wave detection. Dr. Weber's wave detection experiments began in 1958 and while he reported positive results, these could not be duplicated. Weber?s work would inspire other scientists in these fields, and he is considered one of the pioneers in these areas due to his creative thinking. The papers consist of working notes, correspondence, research, diagrams, technical reports and other documents collected by Dr. Weber both as a scientist, and as a University of Maryland faculty member. This collection is unprocessed.

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Preferred citation:

Joseph Weber papers, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/1397
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Status:

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