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Anderson, Carl D. (Carl David) 1905-1991

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Works: 51 works in 63 publications in 3 languages and 275 library holdings
Genres: Biography 
Roles: Thesis advisor
Classifications: QC173, 539.1
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Most widely held works by Carl D Anderson
New facts about the nucleus of the atom by Carl D Anderson ( )
1 edition published in 1936 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Les rayons cosmiques by Congrès international de physique ( Book )
1 edition published in 1936 in French and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The elementary particles of physics by Carl D Anderson ( Book )
2 editions published in 1950 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Discovery of Anti-Matter the Autobiography of Carl David Anderson, the Second Youngest Man to Win the Nobel Prize by Carl D Anderson ( )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1936, at age 31, Carl David Anderson became the second youngest Nobel laureate for his discovery of antimatter when he observed positrons in a cloud chamber. He is responsible for developing rocket power weapons that were used in World War II. He was born in New York City in 1905 and was educated in Los Angeles. He served for many years as a physics professor at California Institute of Technology. Prior to Oppenheimer, Anderson was offered the job of heading the Los Alamos atomic bomb program but could not assume the role because of family obligations. He was a pioneer in studying cosmic rays
The production and properties of positrons by Carl D Anderson ( Book )
4 editions published between 1936 and 1937 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Foundations of nuclear physics : facsimiles of thirteen fundamental studies as they were originally reported in the scientific journals by Robert T Beyer ( Book )
1 edition published in 1949 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The positive electron by Carl D Anderson ( Book )
2 editions published in 1933 in Palauan and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
By 1933 Anderson had looked at 1300 photographs of cosmic ray tracks of which 15 were of positive tracks that could not have a mass as great as that of a proton. He found that they occur in groups of other tracks so were secondary particles and appeared to have the same charge as a proton and a mass less than 20 times the mass of an electron. Dirac's theory of the electron played little part in the initial interpretation of the discovery of what Anderson called positrons. This was a serendipitous discovery not led by theory
Nuclear interactions in a high energy multiple cloud chamber by Robert Lee Luttermoser ( )
2 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Space-distribution of x-ray photoelectrons ejected from the K and L atomic energy-levels by Carl D Anderson ( Book )
1 edition published in 1930 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
A study of distortions in a cloud chamber by Don H Pickrell ( Book )
1 edition published in 1956 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
A cloud chamber study of anomalous theta⁰ particles by John Amos Kadyk ( Book )
1 edition published in 1957 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The discovery of anti-matter : the autobiography of Carl David Anderson, the youngest man to win the Nobel prize by Carl D Anderson ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
I. Photometric determination of ionization of cloud chamber tracks. : II Cloud chamber study of charged V-particles by Egil Kristoffer Björnerud ( Book )
1 edition published in 1955 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Oral history interview with Carl Anderson by Carl D Anderson ( )
1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Work during the 1930s with particles of high energy involved in nuclear reactions; discovery of the positive electron; pair production work with gamma rays, his expedition to Pike's Peak with Seth H. Neddermeyer; Nobel Prize in 1936. Absence of cosmic ray work at Caltech during the war years; final development of cosmic ray work at Caltech with Robert Millikan into high energy physics; relations with University of California at Berkeley. Also prominently mentioned are: Patrick M. S. Blackett, Paul A. M. Dirac, Fréderic Joliot, Robert A. Millikan, and Hideki Yukawa
A cloud chamber investigation of interactions at energies greater than 50 BEV by Earl Donald Jacobs ( Book )
1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The mean lifetime of v-particles by William Lumpkin Alford ( Book )
1 edition published in 1953 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Papers by Carl D Anderson ( Book )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The Carl D. Anderson papers represent only a small piece of Anderson's scientific legacy. The collection is divided into four series. The first, Course Notes and Teaching Files, 1920s-1940s, includes both notes taken by Anderson during his student years at Caltech and his own lecture notes. The former group is of interest for the prominent professors who taught at Caltech in this era, notably J. Robert Oppenheimer (quantum theory), but also Robert A. Millikan (electron theory) and the distinguished visiting physicist from Munich, Arnold Sommerfeld (problems in wave mechanics). The second series contains files from the period of Anderson's chairmanship of the Division of Physics, Math and Astronomy (PMA) at Caltech, from 1964-1970, and a few items past those dates. Series 3 contains a small set of correspondence which includes letters with scientific collaborators such as Seth Neddermeyer, H. Victor Neher, and Bruno Rossi. Also included here are two substantial files on William Shockley (Caltech B.S., physics, 1932; later inventor of the transistor and Nobel laureate) from the period of Shockley's notoriety over his controversial, inherently racist views on population genetics, 1962-1970
The lifetimes of the neutral lambda particles and theta-particles by Arnold A Strassenburg ( Book )
1 edition published in 1955 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The positron by Carl D Anderson ( Book )
1 edition published in 1934 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
[News of the day ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1936 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
"Youthful Dr. Carl D. Anderson, of California Technology Institute, in Pasadena, explains mysterious discovery that won him Nobel Prize for physics"--Hearst synopsis sheet. Both Anderson and Dr. Robert Millikan are shown inside the "portable machine" used to discover the positron. When asked to explain his discovery, Anderson says: "A positron, or positive electron, is an identical twin of the negative electron that we are all so familiar with. Both the positive electron and the negative electron are fundamental building blocks of the universe." After this explanation, the commentator says sarcastically, "Thank you, Dr., that makes it very clear."
 
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Anderson, Carl 1905-1991
Anderson, Carl D. (Carl David), 1905-1991
Languages
English (49)
Palauan (1)
French (1)
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