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Stephen G. Brush papers


Stephen G. Brush papers
Brush, Stephen G.
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Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email:

Stephen G. Brush (1935-) is a physicist and historian of science who worked at the Lawrence Radiation Laboratory in Livermore, California, before coming to the University of Maryland, College Park, in 1968. At the University of Maryland, he held the position of associate professor in the History Department as well as the Institute for Fluid Dynamics and Applied Mathematics (IFDAM), later the Institute for Physical Science and Technology (IPST), later becoming full professor, and finally Distinguished University Professor of the History of Science. Dr. Brush's papers document his life and career and include research and lecture notes, and drafts of publications, as well as extensive correspondence. The files chronicle Brush's work in the history of physics, especially on the origin of the solar system and moon, statistical mechanics, and the kinetic theory of heat.

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