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Box 606933037



Contains 11 Results:


'On the construction of a "super-bomb", based on a nuclear chain reaction in uranium', 1940

Photocopy, numbered 2, of the memorandum, typed by Peierls, seven pages.
Shelfmark: MS. 11619/37/D.107
Extents: 1 file
Dates: 1940

Correspondence with journalists, historians, members of the public, 1978, 1981

Includes pages of 'Defended to Death', 1981, a book in preparation at Cambridge.
Shelfmark: MS. 11619/37/D.108
Extents: 1 file
Dates: 1978, 1981

Correspondence with A. Murphy, mainly on the writing of the memorandum and official government reaction, 1993-1995

Also refers to Murphy's attempt to have a preservation order made on Peierls's former house in Birmingham.
Shelfmark: MS. 11619/37/D.110
Extents: 1 file
Dates: 1993-1995

Correspondence and papers exchanged with historians and colleagues, and principally with N.F. Mott, to launch a project for the history of solid state physics, 1978-1979

After exchanges of ideas, a meeting was held at the Royal Society, 30 Apr-2 May 1979, memoranda prepared, and a volume The beginnings of solid state physics (ed. Mott) published.
Shelfmark: MS. 11619/37/D.114
Extents: 1 file
Dates: 1978-1979