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Christy, Robert F. 1916-2012

Overview
Works: 28 works in 31 publications in 1 language and 98 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Academic theses 
Roles: Thesis advisor, Author, Honoree
Classifications: QC16.C52, 530.092
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Isotopic masses and abundances by Hans A Bethe( Book )

1 edition published in 1947 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Achieving the rare : Robert F. Christy's journey in physics and beyond by I.-Juliana Christy( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert F. Christy was a fascinating physicist who was one of the key players in some of the most dramatic events of the 20th century. He was one of Oppenheimer's students, whom Oppenheimer hailed as "one of the best in the world". He was a co-creator of the world's first nuclear reactor and the first atom bombs, of which the most practical design was called the "Christy Gadget". Later, he became a leader in the effort to contain nuclear proliferation, leading up to the SALT talks, and headed a study on long-term health effects of radiation crucial for medical safety standards. He also made pioneering contributions in the field of astrophysics, working on the variable stars (Cepheids) that are key distance indicators in the universe. Robert was equally fascinating as a person. He remarried at nearly 60 to an astrophysicist 26 years younger from some 6,000 miles initial separation. They had two daughters late in his life. Robert stayed active both professionally and physically into his nineties. He would still gallop on his horse at the age of 93. This biography is brought alive not only with words, but also with the many treasured photographs of Robert, his family, and his colleagues
The dynamics of variable stars by Robert F Christy( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cosmic-ray burst production and the spin of the mesotron by Robert F Christy( Book )

1 edition published in 1941 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nodal condition method wave functions and transition probabilities for atoms with two valence electrons by T. M Helliwell( )

2 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photoproductions of neutral pions in complex nuclei by C. A Engelbrecht( )

2 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The photoproduction of neutral pions from complex nuclei is expressed in terms of the photoproduction from single nucleons by means of the direct interaction model and the impulse approximation. A summation over all final states of the nucleus is performed by means of a closure approximation."
by Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The collection includes two series of lectures given at the informally organized Los Alamos University and attended by employees of the Los Alamos Laboratory. The first series, entitled 'LA Report 24: Lecture Series on Nuclear Physics', is comprised of typewritten, mimeographed notes on lectures given in 1943-1944 by: Felix Bloch, Robert F. Christy, C.L. Critchfield, Edwin M. McMillan, Emilio Segrè, Edward Teller, Victor F. Weisskopf, and John H. Williams. Topics include: diffusion theory, neutron physics, the statistical theory of nuclear reactions, terminology, the two body problem, and radioactivity. The second series of handwritten, mimeographed notes on advanced topics in physics is in two volumes. Volume One (1945-1946) contains notes from lectures given by: Hans A. Bethe (assisted by Robert E. Marshak), Lyman G. Parratt (assisted by Bruno Rossi and John W. Trischa), Rudolf Peierls (assisted by Robert F. Christy and Klaus Fuchs), John Manley and Victor F. Weisskopf (assisted by Bernard T. Feld and Julian Schwinger). Volume Two (1945-1946) comprises notes from lectures by: Joseph Keller (assisted by Julius Askin and Chaim Richman), George B. Kistiakowsky, Leonard Schiff (assisted by Eugene M. Baroody), and Edward Teller (assisted by Robert F. Christy and Emil J. Konopinski). Topics include: electromagnetic theory, hydrodynamics, modern physics and nuclear physics (vol. 1); quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics, theoretical mechanics, and thermodynamics (vol. 2). The collection comprises notes taken by attendees of the lectures, and also some compiled by the lecturers. The notes were collected by Jack H. Smith during his employment at Los Alamos
A conversation with Robert F. Christy by Sara Lippincott( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Interpretation of large ionization bursts observed at high altitudes in high pressure chambers under thick shields by E İnönü( Book )

1 edition published in 1952 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

On the orthogonalized plane wave method for calculating energy eigenvalues in a periodic potential by Truman Owen Woodruff( Book )

1 edition published in 1955 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

17.63 and 18.14 Mev states in Be8 by David A Liberman( Book )

1 edition published in 1955 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The effects of atomic electrons on nuclear radiation by William J Karzas( Book )

1 edition published in 1955 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Los Alamos report 24: lecture series on nuclear physics by Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Lecture notes from a series of lectures on nuclear physics given informally at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory during the period of development of the atomic bomb. Presenters included: Felix Bloch, Robert F. Christy, C. L. Critchfield, Edwin M. McMillan, Emilio Segrè, Edward Teller, Victor F. Weisskopf, and John H. Williams. Topics included: terminology, radioactivity, neutron physics, two body problem, statistical theory of nuclear reactions, and diffusion theory. The notes were collected by M. E. Cieslicki during his employment at Los Alamos
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission lecture series on nuclear physics by U.S. Atomic Energy Commission( )

1 edition published in 1943 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Two copies of the lecture series on nuclear physics prepared in September 1943 for use at the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory. Lecturers include: Edwin M. McMillan, Emilio Segre, Edward Teller, Felix Bloch, Charles L. Critchfield, Victor F. Weisskopf, Robert F. Christy. Included with one of the volumes is a copy of the course outline
Photodisintegration of the deuteron by Fredrik Zachariasen( Book )

1 edition published in 1956 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A study of the physical and chemical composition of homogenous and inhomogenous models of the sun by James Donald O'Reilly( Book )

1 edition published in 1950 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The alpha-particle model of oxygen-16 by Stanley L Kameny( Book )

1 edition published in 1955 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Muon capture in the shell model by Ian Duck( Book )

1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Advanced Fusion Power; a Preliminary Assessment( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Report is a review of research and studies of fusion with low neutron emission (advanced) fuels (such as Deuterium with Helium 3); it is an assessment of the feasibility of developing advanced fuels as a fusion power source for space propulsion and electrical power generation
 
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Alternative Names
Christy, Robert F. 1916-2012

Robert F. Christy Canadees natuurkundige (1916-2012)

Robert F. Christy Canadian-American theoretical physicist and astrophysicist

Robert F. Christy US-amerikanischer Physiker

Robert Frederick Christy

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