Smithsonian Institution Archives

Richard B. Roberts Notebook, 1938-1939

Summary
Collection ID:
SIA.FARU7160
Creators:
Roberts, Richard B. (Richard Brooke), 1910-
Dates:
1938-1939
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1 volume.
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
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.

Historical Note
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.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7160, Richard B. Roberts Notebook

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