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Charles W. Misner papers


Charles W. Misner papers
Misner, Charles
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University of Maryland
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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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