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Record Unit 7160,  Roberts, Richard B, (Richard Brooke), 1910-,  Richard B. Roberts Notebook, 1938-1939

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Roberts, Richard B, (Richard Brooke), 1910-
Title: Richard B. Roberts Notebook
Dates: 1938-1939
Quantity: 1 volume.
Collection: Record Unit 7160
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This notebook contains Roberts' laboratory data and notes for the period September 1938 to April 1939, including notes on the atom-splitting experiment. The volume also contains a letter from Roberts to his father, giving the background of the experiment.

Historical Note

Richard Brooke Roberts (1910-1980), physicist and biophysicist, participated in the experiment in which the splitting of the uranium atom was first observed in 1939. At the time, he was a Fellow at the Carnegie Institution in Washington, D.C.

Descriptive Entry

This notebook contains Roberts' laboratory data and notes for the period September 1938 to April 1939, including notes on the atom-splitting experiment. The volume also contains a letter from Roberts to his father, giving the background of the experiment.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7160, Roberts, Richard B, (Richard Brooke), 1910-, Richard B. Roberts Notebook

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Box 1

Notebook, 1938-1939

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