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Papers of Kenneth T. Bainbridge, 1873, 1923-1996

Collection Identifier: HUGFP 152
Overview: Kenneth T. Bainbridge (1904-1996), the first George Vasmer Leverett Professor of Physics at Harvard University (1934-1975), was recognized as a scientific leader in the field of physics for his design and application of mass spectrographs as research tools for mass measurements. He designed and built the first cyclotron at Harvard University, participated in the development of radar during World War II, and oversaw the test explosion of the first nuclear bomb at Alamogordo, New Mexico in July...