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Overview: Harvey Brooks (1915-2004) was Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Physics at Harvard University. His career merged science with public policy. This collection encompasses documents from his activities as a member of numerous university, scientific, and government committees and contains a small amount of student, teaching, and personal material.
Overview: George B. Kistiakowsky (1900-1982) was a Ukrainian-born American chemist. He was not only a renowned in academic circles, but was also a consultant, defense researcher, and public policy advisor. Professor of Chemistry at Harvard University, Kistiakowsky was also a participant in the development of the atomic bomb known as the Manhattan Project, a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and in later years, a political activist, most notably concerned with the arms race. These papers...
Overview: The Radio Research Laboratory (RRL) was established in 1942 to develop countermeasures to radar. These records document research projects. Topics include radar, radar countermeasures, microwaves, research methodology, and the relationship of federally-sponsored research to the industrial sector.