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Charles W. Misner papers

Abstract

Title:
Charles W. Misner papers
Author/Creator:
Misner, Charles
Collection number:
98-170
Size:
1.50 linear feet
Bulk dates:
1966-1971
Inclusive dates:
1960-1973
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:

Charles W. Misner (1932- ) was a professor in the Physics Department at the University of Maryland from 1963 to 2000. Since his retirement, Misner has remained at Maryland as a professor emeritus and senior research scientist in physics. He was elected as a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2000. The collection spans from 1960 to 1973 and primarily contains correspondence and two manuscript rough drafts for the 1973 textbook, Gravitation, co-authored by Misner, Kip S. Thorne, and John Archibald Wheeler. Also included are Misner's lecture notes, assignments, and exams for physics courses taught in 1966 and 1968. Major topics in the papers encompass gravitational theory, relativity, geometrodynamics, and space-time.

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Charles W. Misner papers, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/24679
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