Keith A. Brueckner Papers, 1949 - 1994 (bulk 1949-1983) (MSS 94)

Extent: 18.4 Linear feet (50 archives boxes)

Keith A. Brueckner (1924-2014), a theoretical physicist, worked in academia and as a consultant to government and industry. His research focused on many-body theory and laser fusion. Throughout his career, Brueckner consulted with numerous federal and private agencies on research related to national defense. The collection consists of correspondence, memoranda, reports, financial records, contracts and proposals, notes and calculations, lectures, itineraries, and calendars. Administrative materials, such as memoranda, financial records, and itineraries relating to Brueckner's responsibilities at UC San Diego and KMS, form the largest parts of the collection.

Keith Allen Brueckner was born in Minneapolis on March 19, 1924. He earned a B.A. and M.A. in mathematics from the University of Minnesota in 1945 and 1947 and a Ph.D. in physics from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1950. Brueckner's career as a theoretical physicist was divided between academia, industry, and service to the U.S. government, serving the roles of teacher, administrator, researcher, and consultant. His research focused on many-body physics and laser fusion.

Brueckner was on the physics faculties at Indiana University (1951-1955) and the University of Pennsylvania (1956-1959) before coming to UC San Diego in 1959. At UC San Diego, he was responsible for recruiting faculty to the new campus and setting up the curriculum for the School of Science and Engineering. Among his other administrative responsibilities, Brueckner was Director of the Institute of Radiation Physics and Aerodynamics and, later, Director of the Institute for Pure and Applied Physical Sciences. (See the guide to the Administrative Records of Keith A. Brueckner, 1959-1970, RSS 1009, for more information on his administrative duties.)

Outside the academy, Brueckner consulted with the Atomic Energy Commission, the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA), RAND, Convair, and the Scientific Advisory Boards of the U.S. Air Force, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and other agencies related to national defense research. He was Vice President and Director of Research at IDA in 1961 and 1962. He was also active in industry through his offices at KMS (Keeve M. Siegel) from 1968 to 1974 and his own consulting business, Keith A. Brueckner and Associates (1974-1978).

Brueckner was an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the 1963 recipient of the American Physical Society's Dannie Heinemann Prize. He was a professor emeritus in the UC San Diego Department of Physics. Brueckner died in September 2014.

The Keith A. Brueckner Papers consist primarily of administrative, professional and financial records. The collection includes memos, reports, professional correspondence, contracts, vouchers, expense statements, and travel itineraries generated from Brueckner's duties in three major capacities: as instructor, administrator and research scientist at UC San Diego; as consultant for government and industry; and as Technical Director with KMS, a private corporation whose scientific pursuits included laser research.

The Keith A. Brueckner Papers are organized in ten series: 1) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIAL; 2) CORRESPONDENCE; 3) UC SAN DIEGO; 4) PROPOSALS; 5) WRITINGS, TALKS AND LECTURES; 6) CONFERENCES AND MEETINGS; 7) ORGANIZATIONS; 8) CONSULTING; 9) KEITH A. BRUECKNER AND ASSOCIATES; and 10) KMS.

Administrative Records of Keith A. Brueckner, RSS 1001. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.

Container List

BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIAL

Scope and Content of Series

Series 1) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIAL: Brueckner's employment information (including biographies and job applications), calendars from 1967-1977, awards, and news clippings documenting his work as a prominent theoretical physicist and UC San Diego campus administrator.

Box 1 Folder 1
Biographies, 1970 - 1977
Box 1 Folder 2-13
Calendars, 1967 - 1977
Box 1 Folder 14
Employment information, 1958 - 1974
Box 1 Folder 15
Greater San Diego Science Fair - Certificate of appreciation, 1964 - 1965
Box 2 Folder 1
Indiana University Cyclotron Facility - Honorary degree, 1976
Box 2 Folder 2
News clippings, 1961 - 1976
Box 2 Folder 3
Research Supported by Military Committee - Interview with Keith A. Brueckner, 1970
Box 2 Folder 4
Triton Times letter to the editor, 1970
Box 2 Folder 5
Who's Who biographical materials, 1965 - 1977

CORRESPONDENCE

Scope and Content of Series

Series 2) CORRESPONDENCE: Requests for reprints, permission to duplicate published articles and figures, inquiries and responses to physics problems, and correspondence regarding Brueckner's role as Dean of the School of Science and Engineering and as Vice President and Director of Research at the Institute of Defense Analysis. Correspondence is also located in the CONSULTING series, KABA series and KMS series. Correspondence regarding Brueckner's involvement with JASON can be found in the Institute for Defense Analysis correspondence (CONSULTING series). Arranged chronologically from 1959-1984.

Box 2 Folder 6-11
1959 - 1966
Box 3 Folder 1-10
1967 - 1974
Box 4 Folder 1-5
1975 - 1984
Box 4 Folder 6
Undated

UC SAN DIEGO

Scope and Content of Series

Series 3) UC SAN DIEGO is arranged in four subseries: A) Administrative Materials, B) Committees, C) Course Materials, and D) Subject Files. Files related to Brueckner's laser research at UC San Diego's Institute for Pure and Applied Physical Sciences (IPAPS) may be found in the CONSULTING series, Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) materials.

A) Administrative Materials: Graduate student, postdoc and visiting professor files, and Brueckner's travel records.

B) Committees: Meeting minutes and documents from UC system-wide committees and from committees exclusive to UCSD with which Brueckner was involved. Material in this subseries was generated between 1967 and 1977 and includes material from the Academic Senate - San Diego Division, the UC Academic Planning Committee and the UC Board of Patents.

C) Course Materials: Lecture notes, exams, homework problems, and course summaries from Brueckner's courses, 1966-1977. Includes UC San Diego Physics Department materials regarding Professor Meldner's, Professor Ma's, and Professor Chen's courses between 1971 and 1977.

D) Subject Files: Security information, news clippings regarding the campus, a written history of the Institute for Pure and Applied Physical Sciences, records from Brueckner's personal library, and miscellaneous notes.

Administrative Files

Box 4 Folder 7
Graduate students - Lists and administrative material
Box 5 Folder 1-3
Memos, 1960 - 1977
Box 5 Folder 4
Postdoctoral appointees list, 1970 - 1977
Box 6 Folder 1-3
Postdoc inquiries, A - Z
Box 6 Folder 4
Travel, 1964 - 1977
Box 7 Folder 1
Questionnaires, surveys, faculty activity, jobs for physicists, 1972 - 1976
Box 7 Folder 2
Visiting professors lists, 1971 - 1977
Box 7 Folder 3
Visiting professorship inquiries, A - Z

Committees

Box 7 Folder 4
UCSD Academic Planning Committee, 1974 - 1975

UCSD Academic Senate

Box 7 Folder 5-7
1969 - 1976
Box 8 Folder 1
1976 - 1977
Box 8 Folder 2
UCSD Chancellor's Planning Committee, 1974
Box 8 Folder 3
UCSD Energy Research Program, 1974
Box 8 Folder 4
UCSD Laser-Fusion Program, 1974
Box 8 Folder 5
UCSD Materials Science Program, 1974 - 1975
Box 8 Folder 6
UC committees list, 1967 - 1977
Box 8 Folder 7
UC Academic Planning Committee, 1975
Box 8 Folder 8
UC Board of Patents, 1967 - 1970
Box 8 Folder 9-10
UC Study Committee, all-university faculty conference, 1967

Course Materials

AMES 298

Box 8 Folder 11
Directed group study on energy production techniques, 1973
Box 8 Folder 12
Special topics in energy technology, 1975
Box 8 Folder 13
Natural science 2C - Section 1, 1974

Physics 200A

Box 8 Folder 14
Administrative materials, 1975 - 1976
Box 8 Folder 15-16
Exams, 1975 - 1977
Box 8 Folder 17-19
Lecture notes, 1975 - 1977
Box 8 Folder 20
Physics 200B - Administrative materials, homework and exams, 1973

Physics 213

Box 9 Folder 1-2
Administrative materials, homework and exams, 1970 - 1971
Box 9 Folder 3
Course summary, homework and exams, 1971 - 1972
Box 9 Folder 4-5
Lecture notes, 1971 - 1972
Box 9 Folder 6
Course summary, homework and exams, 1972 - 1973
Box 9 Folder 7-8
Administrative materials, homework, exams and lectures 1-17, 1974
Box 9 Folder 9
Administrative materials, 1975
Box 9 Folder 10-11
Administrative materials and final exam, 1976 - 1977
Box 9 Folder 12
Physics 213A - Administrative materials and final exam, 1966
Box 9 Folder 13
Physics 213B - Administrative materials and final exam, 1967
Box 9 Folder 14
Physics 216 - Course summary, homework and exams, 1976
Box 9 Folder 15
Physics 222 - Course summary, student work and exams, 1973
Box 9 Folder 16
Physics colloquium, 1974
Box 9 Folder 17
Physics colloquium - Atomic structure, 1970
Box 10 Folder 1
Quantum mechanics - Course notes, 1966

Science 4B

Box 10 Folder 2
Criticism and replies, 1975
Box 10 Folder 3
Exams, 1975
Box 10 Folder 4
Investigation committee, 1975
Box 10 Folder 5
Lectures 2-20, 1975
Box 10 Folder 6
Problem sets 1-9, 1975
Box 10 Folder 7
Student complaints, 1975
Box 10 Folder 8
Teaching assistant materials, 1975
Box 10 Folder 9
Science and technology 15C - Administrative materials and quiz, 1975

Subject Files

Box 10 Folder 10
Brueckner alumni and development fund, 1975
Box 10 Folder 11
Institute for Pure and Applied Physical Sciences (IPAPS) - History
Box 10 Folder 12
Library - Catalogue of Brueckner's personal library holdings
Box 10 Folder 13
Library - Missing books log from Brueckner's personal library
Box 10 Folder 14
News clippings regarding UCSD, 1963 - 1968
Box 10 Folder 15
Security clearances, 1954 - 1980
Box 10 Folder 16
Subcommittee on International Organization and Disarmament Affairs - Statements heard before the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, 1969
Box 10 Folder 17
Unidentified notes
Box 10 Folder 18
Visiting specialist committee from Japan, 1970

PROPOSALS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 4) PROPOSALS: Arranged into 9 subseries, alphabetically by the name of the organization with which Brueckner had proposal contracts. Contained in this series are administrative records from the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA), the Army Research Office (ARO), the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC), the Austin Research Association (ARA), the Department of Energy (DOE), the Energy Research and Development Association (ERDA), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the Office of Naval Research (ONR). The final subseries in this series contains proposal evaluations written by Brueckner. Other proposals are located in the KMS series.

Advanced Research Projects Agency

Box 10 Folder 19
Untitled proposal, 1972

Army Research Office

Box 11 Folder 1
Theoretical studies of transplutonium element synthesis by thermonuclear neutron capture, 1973

Atomic Energy Commission

Box 11 Folder 2
Contract and research program information, 1969 - 1970
Box 11 Folder 3
Publication lists, 1959 - 1971

Fundamental phenomena in the interaction of lasers with matter

Box 11 Folder 4
Correspondence, 1974 - 1976
Box 11 Folder 5
Proposal, 1975

Many-body and superheavy elements

Box 11 Folder 6
Correspondence, 1973
Box 11 Folder 7
Proposal, 1973

Problems in the theory of many-body systems

Box 11 Folder 8
Correspondence, 1959 - 1972
Box 11 Folder 9
Expenditures, 1970 - 1971
Box 11 Folder 10
Final report, 1972
Box 11 Folder 11
Proposals, 1969 - 1970

Research in nuclear theory related to transplutonium element synthesis

Box 11 Folder 12
Correspondence, 1971
Box 11 Folder 13
Proposal, 1972

Synthesis and structure of nuclei

Box 11 Folder 14
Correspondence, 1974 - 1975
Box 11 Folder 15
Proposal, 1974

Austin Research Associates

Box 11 Folder 16
Proof of principle experiment of the auto-resonant accelerator concept, 1977

Department of Energy

Interaction of high-powered lasers with plasmas

Box 11 Folder 17
Budget, 1978
Box 11 Folder 18
Computer account, 1978 - 1979
Box 11 Folder 19
Expenditures, 1978 - 1980
Box 12 Folder 1
Proposal, 1978

Energy Research and Development Association

Fundamental phenomena in the interaction of lasers with matter

Box 12 Folder 2
Computer account, 1977 - 1978
Box 12 Folder 3
Expenditures, 1977 - 1978
Box 12 Folder 4
Project agreement, 1977
Box 12 Folder 5
Proposal (not funded), 1976
Box 12 Folder 6
Proposal (revised), 1977
Box 12 Folder 7
Heavy-element stability and neutron capture, 1975

National Science Foundation

Box 12 Folder 8
General funding, 1970 - 1977
Box 12 Folder 9
Films on the relation of science and technology to the problems of society, 1970

Formation and structure of heavy nuclei

Box 12 Folder 10
Correspondence, 1973 - 1974
Box 12 Folder 11
Expenditures, 1973 - 1976
Box 12 Folder 12
Final report, 1976
Box 12 Folder 13
Papers supported by grant
Box 12 Folder 14
Proposal, 1974

Fundamental phenomena in interaction of lasers with matter

Box 12 Folder 15
Correspondence, 1974 - 1976
Box 12 Folder 16
Expenditures, 1976 - 1977
Box 13 Folder 1
Final report, 1977
Box 13 Folder 2
Papers supported by grant
Box 13 Folder 3
Progress report, 1976
Box 13 Folder 4-5
Proposals, 1974 - 1975

Interaction of high powered lasers with plasma

Box 13 Folder 6
Correspondence, 1976 - 1977
Box 13 Folder 7
Proposal, 1976

Many-body theory and superheavy elements

Box 13 Folder 8
Expenditures, 1972 - 1973
Box 13 Folder 9
Final report, 1974
Box 13 Folder 10
Proposal, 1972
Box 13 Folder 11
Proposal renewal, 1973

Nucleosynthesis

Box 13 Folder 12
Correspondence, 1975
Box 13 Folder 13
Proposal (not funded), 1975

Research in many-body theory and statistical mechanics

Box 13 Folder 14
Papers supported by grant
Box 13 Folder 15
Proposal, 1971
Box 13 Folder 16
Research in nuclear theory related to transplutonium element synthesis - Proposal, 1971

Theoretical research on several particle dynamics

Box 13 Folder 17
Correspondence, 1974 - 1975
Box 13 Folder 18
Proposal, 1974

Office of Naval Research

Research in nuclear theory related to transplutonium element synthesis

Box 13 Folder 19
Correspondence, 1972
Box 13 Folder 20
Proposal, 1972

Proposal Evaluations by Keith A. Brueckner

Box 14 Folder 1
1963 - 1967
Box 14 Folder 2
1968 - 1975
Box 14 Folder 3
1976 - 1978

WRITINGS, TALKS AND LECTURES

Scope and Content of Series

Series 5) WRITINGS, TALKS AND LECTURES: Arranged into five subseries: A) Manuscripts and Typescripts, B) Classified Reports, C) Reprints, D) Referee Reports, and E) Publisher's Files. Brueckner's manuscripts, typescripts and reprints are arranged alphabetically by title and were written/published between 1964 and 1981.

The Classified Reports subseries does not contain written reports. Included in this subseries is a bibliography of Brueckner's classified reports, a distribution list, inventories, logs, and receipts of classified reports prepared for the Institute for Defense Analysis and UCSD.

The Referee Reports subseries contains reports by Brueckner on papers and theses that were written between 1975 and 1977.

The final subseries, Publisher's Files, contain material regarding Brueckner's editorial duties with Academic Press (1963-1976), negotiations with publishers and royalty statements (1963-1968). Writings may also be found in the KMS series.

Manuscripts and Typescripts

Box 14 Folder 4
Atomic nucleus, 1959
Box 14 Folder 5
Beam equilibrium with a localized plasma current, 1981
Box 14 Folder 6
Benard cells in electrophoretic liquids, 1978
Box 14 Folder 7
Brehmsstrahlung from laser-driven electrons, 1976
Box 14 Folder 8
Cyclotron waves on relativistic electron beams, undated
Box 14 Folder 9
Data on ATA
Box 14 Folder 10
Delta ray production and stability of beam propagation in heavy ion beam fusion, 1983
Box 14 Folder 11
Electron beam propagation and focusing, 1976
Box 14 Folder 12
First years at the University of California at San Diego, 1994 February 15
Box 14 Folder 13
Heavy ion papers, undated
Box 14 Folder 14
Ion cooling, 1975
Box 14 Folder 15
Interpretation of experiments in laser-driven fusion, 1976

Laser driven fusion

Box 14 Folder 16
American Institute of Physics Annual Meeting, 1975
Box 14 Folder 17
Argonne Faculty Institute, 1975
Box 14 Folder 18
Atomizdat, preface, 1977
Box 14 Folder 19
Scientific American, 1973
Box 14 Folder 20
Laser driven implosion of spheres and shells, 1975
Box 14 Folder 21
Laser induced damage in optical materials, 1974
Box 15 Folder 1
Laser-induced fusion, 1975
Box 15 Folder 2-3
Laser-induced nuclear fusion, 1975
Box 15 Folder 4
Laser produced plasmas and plasma focus, undated
Box 15 Folder 5
Magnetic fluctuations, undated
Box 15 Folder 6
Mathematics and the physical sciences, 1965
Box 15 Folder 7
Modern physics for the engineer, 1967
Box 15 Folder 8
Monte-Carlo calculation of x-ray scattering, 1977
Box 15 Folder 9
Pair energies in nuclear matter, 1976
Box 15 Folder 10
Potential of laser compression as basis of a fusion reactor, 1975
Box 15 Folder 11
Present status of the many-body problem, 1964
Box 15 Folder 12
Pulsed reactors lecture series, 1974
Box 15 Folder 13
Scaled stopping curves, 1979
Box 15 Folder 14
Scaling laws for inertial confinement fusion, 1978
Box 15 Folder 15
Serber lectures, undated
Box 16 Folder 1
Serber lectures, undated
Box 16 Folder 2
Some aspects of compression and heating, undated
Box 16 Folder 3
Stability of a continuous pulse train, 1979
Box 16 Folder 4
Status of inertial confinement fusion, 1980
Box 16 Folder 5
Stopping power for energetic ions in solids and plasmas, 1981
Box 16 Folder 6
Symmetry and stability in laser driven fusion, 1975
Box 16 Folder 7
Unidentified lecture, undated
Box 16 Folder 8
Use of neodymium glass laser, 1975
Box 16 Folder 9
Velocity dispersion of neutrons produced in d-t thermal reactions, 1975
Box 16 Folder 10
X-ray coherent and bound corrections, undated

Classified Reports

Box 16 Folder 11
Bibliography, 1972
Box 16 Folder 12-13
Document logs, 1963 - 1967
Box 16 Folder 14
High energy reprints - Distribution list
Box 16 Folder 15
Inventory, 1969
Box 16 Folder 16
Receipts - Institute for Defense Analysis, 1963 - 1966
Box 16 Folder 17
Receipts - UCSD, 1965 - 1968

Reprints

Box 17 Folder 1
Collision broadening by neutral hydrogen, 1971
Box 17 Folder 2
Double pass laser amplifiers, 1974
Box 17 Folder 3
Ellipsoidal illumination system optimization for laser fusion experiments, 1975
Box 17 Folder 4
Energy deposition in laser-heated plasmas, 1976
Box 17 Folder 5
Fast-electron production in laser-heated plasmas, 1977
Box 17 Folder 6
Hydrodynamic stability of a laser-driven plasma, 1974
Box 17 Folder 7
Laser-driven fusion, 1974
Box 17 Folder 8
Laser-driven implosion of spherical shells, 1975
Box 17 Folder 9
Pauli effects on variational calculations in nuclear matter, 1976
Box 17 Folder 10
Power-limited glass amplifiers: an optimized design, 1976
Box 17 Folder 11
Production of fast ions in laser-heated plasmas, 1977
Box 17 Folder 12
Radiation-produced forces in laser-heated plasmas, 1977
Box 17 Folder 13
Semi-empirical estimates of neutron production in shell implosions, 1976
Box 17 Folder 14
Stabilization of rayleigh-taylor growth by thermal condition, 1976
Box 17 Folder 15
Stimulated backward brillouin scattering in laser-heated plasmas, 1973
Box 17 Folder 16
Theory and experiment in laser driven fusion, 1974
Box 17 Folder 17
Wavelength dependence of laser coupling to pellet implosions, 1977
Box 17 Folder 18
Wavelength-dependent phenomena in nonlinear laser-plasma interactions, 1977

Referee Reports

Box 17 Folder 19-20
1975 - 1977

Publisher's Files

Box 17 Folder 21-22
Academic Press - Editorial duties, 1963 - 1976
Box 17 Folder 23
Bibliography of miscellaneous papers, 1974 - 1975
Box 17 Folder 24
Negotiations with publishers, 1975 - 1979
Box 17 Folder 25
Royalty statements, 1963 - 1968

CONFERENCES AND MEETINGS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 6) CONFERENCES AND MEETINGS: Administrative materials from conferences and meetings that Brueckner attended between 1964 and 1981. Materials are arranged alphabetically by the name of the sponsoring institution or organization and include invitations, brochures, travel arrangements, and correspondence regarding his attendance. Manuscripts from presentations at conferences and meetings are located in series five, WRITINGS, TALKS AND LECTURES. Meetings and conferences may also be found in the KMS series.

Box 17 Folder 26
Academy of Sciences, Symposium on Perspectives of Nuclear Physics, 1967
Box 17 Folder 27
American Institute of Physics Corporate Associates, 1975
Box 17 Folder 28-31
American Physical Society, 1972 - 1976
Box 18 Folder 1
Argonne National Laboratory, Workshop on Atomic and Plasma Physics Requirements for Heavy Ion Fusion, 1979
Box 18 Folder 2
Canadian Association of Physicists, Meeting on Thermonuclear Physics, 1978
Box 18 Folder 3
Centre European De Calcul Atomique Et Moleculaire, Meeting on Current Status of Heavy Ion Fusion, 1980
Box 18 Folder 4
CERN - European Organization for Nuclear Research, Conference on the Properties of Nuclei Far from the Region of Beta-Stability, 1970
Box 18 Folder 5
Culham Laboratory, 1975
Box 18 Folder 6
Department of Energy/Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Heavy Ion Fusion Workshop, 1979
Box 18 Folder 7
Electric Power Research Institute, Semiannual Fusion Program Review Meeting, 1979
Box 18 Folder 8
First International Conference on Laser Applications, 1967
Box 18 Folder 9
Frascati Summer Institute, 1967
Box 18 Folder 10
General Motors, 1979
Box 18 Folder 11
Institute for Physical Problems of the Academy of Sciences (USSR), Tenth International Conference on Low Temperature Physics, 1966
Box 18 Folder 12
Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Annual Conference on Nuclear and Space Radiation Effects, 1976
Box 18 Folder 13
Institute of Theoretical Physics, 1975
Box 18 Folder 14
Instituto de Fisica, Conference on Recent Progress in Many-body Theories, 1981

International Atomic Energy Agency

Box 18 Folder 15
Third Conference on Plasma Physics and Controlled Nuclear Fusion Research, 1968
Box 18 Folder 16
Fourth Conference on Plasma Physics and Controlled Nuclear Fusion Research, 1971
Box 18 Folder 17
Conference on Hartree-Fock and Self-Consistent Field Theories in Nuclei, 1975
Box 18 Folder 18
Technical Committee Meeting on the Progress in Inertial Confinement Fusion, 1978
Box 18 Folder 19
International Congress, 1964

International Union of Pure and Applied Physics

Box 18 Folder 20
International Conference on Nuclear Structure, 1967
Box 18 Folder 21
International Symposium on Nuclear Structure, 1968
Box 18 Folder 22
La Jolla Workshop on Non-Fuel Mineral Resources, 1975
Box 19 Folder 1
La Jolla Workshop on Non-Fuel Mineral Resources, 1975
Box 19 Folder 2
Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics, US/Soviet Research Group on Laser Plasma, 1977
Box 19 Folder 3
Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Meeting on Nuclear Physics with Intermediate Energy Heavy Ions, 1975
Box 19 Folder 4
Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, Accelerator Technology Workshop, 1977
Box 19 Folder 5
Les Houches Summer School, Laser Plasma Interaction, 1980
Box 19 Folder 6
Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, Meeting on Particle Beam Technology, 1977

Naval Research Laboratory

Box 19 Folder 7
Meeting on Generator Technology and Beam Focusing and Transport and Target Interaction, 1979
Box 19 Folder 8
Topical Conference on Symmetry Aspects of Inertial Fusion Implosion, 1981

Nobel Symposium

Box 19 Folder 9
Meeting on Nonlinear Effects in Plasmas, 1976
Box 19 Folder 10
Meeting on Many-Body Theory of Atomic Systems, 1979

Optical Society of America

Box 19 Folder 11
Third International Conference on Beam-Foil Spectrometry, 1972
Box 19 Folder 12
Conference on Laser and Electro-Optical Systems, 1980
Box 19 Folder 13
Physics of Quantum Electronics, Eighth Winter Colloquium on Quantum Electronics, 1978
Box 19 Folder 14
Plasma Physics Council, Sixth European Conference on Controlled Fusion and Plasma Physics, 1973
Box 19 Folder 15
Princeton Plasma Physics Advisory Council, 1980
Box 19 Folder 16
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Laser Interaction and Related Plasma Phenomena Workshop, 1976
Box 19 Folder 17
Sandia Laboratory, Topical Conference on Electron Beam Research and Technology, 1975
Box 19 Folder 18
Science Applications, Inc., 1975
Box 19 Folder 19
Tokyo University Summer Institute, 1965
Box 19 Folder 20
University of California, Los Angeles, International Conference on Few Particle Problems in the Nuclear Interactions, 1972

University of Florida

Box 19 Folder 21-24
Sanibel Symposium and Winter Institute, 1967 - 1970
Box 20 Folder 1-4
Sanibel Symposium and Winter Institute, 1971 - 1975
Box 20 Folder 5
Frontiers of Science lecture, 1980
Box 20 Folder 6
University of Rochester, Fifth Workshop on Laser Interaction with Matter, 1979
Box 20 Folder 7-8
University of St. Andrews, Scottish Universities' Summer School in Physics - Correspondence & papers of others, 1967
Box 20 Folder 9
Vermont Academy, Conference on Energy Technologies for the Future, 1972
Box 20 Folder 10
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1974

ORGANIZATIONS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 7) ORGANIZATIONS: Brueckner's membership records from the many organizations with which he was affiliated from 1961 to 1980. Arranged alphabetically by the name of the organization, this series includes material from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, American Alpine Club, American Institute of Physics, American Physical Society, National Academy of Sciences, and the National Research Council.

Box 20 Folder 11
American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1968 - 1978
Box 20 Folder 12
American Alpine Club, 1970 - 1978
Box 20 Folder 13
American Association of University Professors, 1970 - 1973
Box 20 Folder 14
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 1963 - 1974
Box 20 Folder 15
American Institute of Physics, 1963 - 1977
Box 20 Folder 16-17
American Institute of Physics - Visiting Scientists' Program, 1961 - 1967
Box 20 Folder 18
American Nuclear Society, 1972 - 1978
Box 20 Folder 19
American Rocket Society, 1962
Box 20 Folder 20
Cosmos Club, 1963 - 1972
Box 21 Folder 1
Federation of American Scientists, 1972 - 1973
Box 21 Folder 2
Membership list, 1975
Box 21 Folder 3
National Academy of Sciences, 1969 - 1980
Box 21 Folder 4
National Research Council - Nuclear Physics Survey Panel, 1969 - 1973
Box 21 Folder 5
New York Academy of Sciences, 1971 - 1972
Box 21 Folder 6
Optical Society of America, 1972 - 1977

CONSULTING

Scope and Content of Series

Series 8) CONSULTING: Brueckner's consultation contracts with various government departments, including federal advisory committees as well as private corporations. Arranged alphabetically, this series contains Brueckner's administrative records and correspondence from over 30 organizations with material dating from the mid 1950s to 1980. Also included in this series, filed within the Institute of Defense Analysis correspondence, is correspondence regarding Brueckner's involvement with the government sponsored research group JASON.

Box 21 Folder 7
Consulting summary, 1953 - 1973

Advanced Research Projects Agency

Box 21 Folder 8
Ballistic Missile Defense Committee, 1963-1968
Box 21 Folder 9
Consulting agreements, 1963 - 1971
Box 21 Folder 10
Contract expenditures, 1969 - 1973
Box 21 Folder 11
Correspondence, 1967 - 1972
Box 21 Folder 12
Meetings, 1965 - 1967
Box 21 Folder 13
Strategic technology office, 1968 - 1970
Box 21 Folder 14
Aeronutronics, 1965 - 1966
Box 21 Folder 15
Aeroscience Laboratory, 1958
Box 22 Folder 1
Aerospace Corporation, 1964 - 1969
Box 22 Folder 2
Air Force Weapons, 1968 - 1972

Atomic Energy Commission

Box 22 Folder 3-4
Astron ad hoc panels, 1967 - 1968
Box 22 Folder 5
Consulting agreements, 1956 - 1958
Box 22 Folder 6
Fusion Forefront Newsletter, 1969 - 1973
Box 22 Folder 7
Perspectives on Controlled Thermonuclear Research, report from Novosibirsk Conference, 1968
Box 22 Folder 8
Survey of laboratories, 1968
Box 22 Folder 9
AVCO - Everett Research Laboratory, 1967
Box 22 Folder 10
Bell Telephone, 1960
Box 22 Folder 11
Defense Atomic Support Agency - Weapons output working group, 1968 - 1969
Box 22 Folder 12
Department of Defense, 1968

General Dynamics

Box 23 Folder 1
Astronautics, 1963 - 1964
Box 23 Folder 2
Convair, 1958 - 1961
Box 23 Folder 3
General Atomic, 1958 - 1968
Box 23 Folder 4
General Electric, 1956 - 1960
Box 23 Folder 5
General Motors Corporation, 1964 - 1969

Institute for Defense Analysis

Box 23 Folder 6
Atomic and Molecular Physics Panel, 1965
Box 23 Folder 7
Atomic and Molecular Physics Subpanel, 1966
Box 23 Folder 8
Consultant service letters, 1963 - 1972

Correspondence

Box 23 Folder 9-12
1959 - 1961
Box 24 Folder 1-9
1962 - 1965
Box 25 Folder 1-4
1965 - 1967
Box 25 Folder 5-6
Defense documents, 1962, undated
Box 25 Folder 7
Reports, 1965
Box 25 Folder 8
Wake chemistry research, 1965
Box 25 Folder 9
KMS Industries and subsidiaries, 1968 - 1980
Box 25 Folder 10
KMS Technical Center, 1967 - 1969

Lawrence Radiation Laboratory

Box 25 Folder 11
1959 - 1965
Box 26 Folder 1
1966 - 1969
Box 26 Folder 2
Lockheed Aircraft Corporation, 1959 - 1961
Box 26 Folder 3-5
Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory - Atomic Energy Commission Project, 1957 - 1971
Box 26 Folder 6
National Academy of Sciences, 1960
Box 26 Folder 7
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1960

Naval Research Advisory Committee

Box 26 Folder 8-9
Advisory Board, 1967 - 1970
Box 26 Folder 10
Reports, 1969 - 1970
Box 26 Folder 11
Office of Assistant Secretary of Defense, 1968
Box 27 Folder 1-2
Office of Naval Research - Nuclear Physics Advisory Committee, 1959 - 1966
Box 27 Folder 3
Pacific Science Corporation, 1966
Box 27 Folder 4
Rand Consulting, 1957 - 1960

Stanford Research Institute

Box 27 Folder 5
1959 - 1961
Box 27 Folder 6
1965 - 1968
Box 27 Folder 7
Sylvania, 1960
Box 27 Folder 8
Union Carbide Nuclear Company, 1958 - 1962
Box 27 Folder 9
United States Air Force - Scientific Advisory Board, 1960 - 1961
Box 27 Folder 10
United States Air Force - Scientific Advisory Board Nuclear Panel, 1964 - 1965
Box 27 Folder 11
United States Army Ballistic Research Laboratory - Advisory Committee, 1973
Box 27 Folder 12
Westinghouse, 1978 - 1980

KEITH A. BRUECKNER AND ASSOCIATES

Scope and Content of Series

Series 9) KEITH A. BRUECKNER AND ASSOCIATES: General accounting records, correspondence and writings from Brueckner's consulting business KABA. Included in this series are expenses and reports for contracts with Electrical Power Research Institute (EPRI), La Jolla Institute, Physical Dynamics, Inc.(PDI), UCSD, and Xonics, Inc. The majority of KABA's consulting dealt with fusion research.

Administrative Files

Box 27 Folder 13
Bills, 1975 - 1976
Box 28 Folder 1
Computer consultant - M. Van Thillo, 1976 - 1977
Box 28 Folder 2
Computer usage - Science Applications, Inc., 1976 - 1977
Box 28 Folder 3
Memos, 1976 - 1978
Box 28 Folder 4
Payments withheld, 1978 - 1979
Box 28 Folder 5
Time sheets, 1977

Electrical Power Research Institute

Assessment of laser-driven fusion

Box 28 Folder 6
Distribution list
Box 28 Folder 7-10
Final report, revised versions, 1976
Box 28 Folder 11
Draft report - Assessment of laser-driven fusion: scientific feasibility, 1975
Box 28 Folder 12
Business expenses, 1975 - 1977
Box 28 Folder 13
Comments from scientific community on laser fusion study, 1976
Box 28 Folder 14
Contract agreement, 1975

Consultants

Box 29 Folder 1
Correspondence, 1975 - 1976
Box 29 Folder 2
Travel arrangements, 1975 - 1976
Box 29 Folder 3
Correspondence, 1974 - 1976
Box 29 Folder 4
Correspondence from utility companies regarding laser fusion study, 1975
Box 29 Folder 5
Laser Fusion Assessment Council - Membership and correspondence, 1976

Laser-fusion feasibility study

Box 29 Folder 6
Proposal, 1975
Box 29 Folder 7
Site visit to KMS Fusion, 1975
Box 29 Folder 8
Site visit to Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, 1975
Box 29 Folder 9-10
Site visit to Los Alamos Laboratory, 1975 - 1976
Box 29 Folder 11
Site visit to Naval Research Laboratory, 1975
Box 29 Folder 12
Site visit to University of Rochester, 1975
Box 29 Folder 13
Site visits notes, 1975
Box 29 Folder 14
Site visits report, 1975
Box 29 Folder 15
Laser-fusion program review by Energy Research and Development Agency, 1975
Box 29 Folder 16
Magnetic Fusion Assessment Council, 1977

La Jolla Institute

Box 29 Folder 17
Correspondence, 1977 - 1980
Box 30 Folder 1
Expense reports, 1980 - 1982
Box 30 Folder 2
Invoices, 1977 - 1978
Box 30 Folder 3
Proposal for an assessment of particle beam inertial fusion, submitted to Electric Power Research Institute, 1978
Box 30 Folder 4
Travel, 1977 - 1979

Physical Dynamics, Inc.

Box 30 Folder 5
Bibliography, 1975
Box 30 Folder 6
Correspondence, 1976 - 1979
Box 30 Folder 7
Travel expenses, 1975 - 1981

Writings

Box 30 Folder 8
Beam code hydrodynamics and nordsieck
Box 30 Folder 9
Beam growth, breakdown data, 1977
Box 30 Folder 10
Beam stability and propagation, 1977
Box 30 Folder 11
Electron beams for fusion, 1975
Box 30 Folder 12
H-ionization via resonant absorption, 1975
Box 30 Folder 13
Hose growth, 1975
Box 30 Folder 14
Model for beam propagation, 1977
Box 30 Folder 15
Neutral hydrogen detection by resonant scattering, 1975
Box 30 Folder 16
Orbit equations, 1975
Box 30 Folder 17
Plasma cell stripping of h-, 1975
Box 30 Folder 18
Resonant scattering of solar radiation by neutral hydrogen, 1975
Box 30 Folder 19
Stripping and scattering of h- by h, 1975
Box 30 Folder 20
Target radiation, 1975
Box 30 Folder 21
Uniform beam, 1977

University of California, San Diego

Box 30 Folder 22
Institute for Pure and Applied Sciences - Expenditures, 1975 - 1979
Box 31 Folder 1
Invoices and payment records, 1976 - 1977
Box 31 Folder 2
Purchase orders, 1975 - 1979

Xonics

Box 31 Folder 3
Annual report, 1973
Box 31 Folder 4
Bibliographies, 1974 - 1977
Box 31 Folder 5
Internal reports - Drafts, 1975
Box 31 Folder 6
Travel, 1975 - 1977

Writings

Box 31 Folder 7
Breakdown estimate, undated
Box 31 Folder 8
Charge collection and recombination, 1975
Box 31 Folder 9
Data processing for CAT, 1976
Box 31 Folder 10
Determination of the electrokinetic properties of liquid developers, 1976
Box 31 Folder 11
Determination of the electrokinetic properties of liquid developers II: applications, 1976
Box 31 Folder 12
Dry-wall spallation in laser-driven reactors, 1977
Box 31 Folder 13
Edge enhancement calculations, 1976
Box 31 Folder 14
Effect of recombination on charge collection, 1975
Box 31 Folder 15
Effect of x-ray filtration on patient exposure, 1976
Box 31 Folder 16
ERG, miscellaneous data, 1976
Box 31 Folder 17
ERG toner development, 1976
Box 31 Folder 18
Filtration and patient dose, 1976
Box 31 Folder 19
Fluorescence and scattering in ERG images, 1976
Box 31 Folder 20
Half-value layer and x-ray spectral characterization, 1976
Box 31 Folder 21
Ionization and conductivity, 1976
Box 31 Folder 22
Mammographic system resolution, 1976
Box 31 Folder 23
Scattered x-ray flux, 1976
Box 31 Folder 24
Scattering and total reflection, 1977
Box 31 Folder 25
Signal/noise in mammography, 1976
Box 31 Folder 26
Toner characteristics, 1976
Box 31 Folder 27
Toner development, 1975
Box 31 Folder 28
Toner erasure signatures, 1977
Box 31 Folder 29
Toner numbers, miscellaneous data, undated
Box 31 Folder 30
Toner speed, 1976
Box 31 Folder 31
Use of thin film in real-time imaging, 1977
Box 31 Folder 32
X-ray dose, 1976
Box 31 Folder 33
X-ray scattering, 1977

KMS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 10) KMS: Files from Brueckner's KMS office, arranged into six subseries: A) Administrative Files, B) Conferences and Meetings, C) Correspondence, D) Divisions and Subsidiaries, E) Subject Files and F) Writings, Talks and Lectures.

A) Administrative Files: Patent files, Brueckner's time cards and travel records.

B) Conferences and Meetings: Invitations, brochures, administrative material, and correspondence relating to conferences and meetings Brueckner attended from 1972 to 1974.

C) Correspondence: Arranged chronologically with letters dating from 1969 to 1975.

D) Divisions and Subsidiaries: Material from four organizations affiliated with KMS: KMS Fusion, KMS Heliodyne, KMS Industries, and KMS Technology Center. Brueckner was named technical director of the Heliodyne division of KMS in 1968. Heliodyne merged with three other KMS divisions in 1969 to create the KMS Technology Center. In 1971, Brueckner was appointed executive vice president and technical director of the Fusion division. Records from each division contain administrative files, travel records, annual reports, memos, proposals, and contracts with other agencies. Material regarding Brueckner's involvement with the government research group SEESAW is located in the KMS Technology Center files with the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) materials.

E) Subject Files: Miscellaneous notes and proposals, energy statements given by Senate and White House officials and news clippings regarding KMS.

F) Writings, Talks and Lectures: Handwritten and typed manuscripts, written between 1968 and 1977, and arranged alphabetically by title. Bibliographies of unclassified and classified materials, receipts for classified materials and abstracts from an APS meeting in 1975 are located at the end of this subseries.

Administrative Files

Box 32 Folder 1
Advanced Research Projects Agency - Nuclear technology study, expenses, 1968 - 1970
Box 32 Folder 2
Atomic Energy Commission - Expenses, 1968 - 1969
Box 32 Folder 3
Employee directory, 1971
Box 32 Folder 4
Employment advertisements, 1972
Box 32 Folder 5
Employment agreements, 1967 - 1974
Box 32 Folder 6-11
Job applications, A - Z
Box 32 Folder 12
Job offers, A - Z
Box 32 Folder 13
Job requisitions, 1971 - 1974
Box 33 Folder 1
Patent agreements, 1973
Box 33 Folder 2
Patent analysis, 1971
Box 33 Folder 3
Patent filing dates - Summary, 1969 - 1973
Box 33 Folder 4
Patent group permits, 1971 - 1974

Patents

Box 33 Folder 5
Apodizer aperture for lasers, 1975
Box 33 Folder 6
Apparatus using lasers to trigger thermonuclear reactions, 1964
Box 33 Folder 7
Arrangement for bringing about nuclear fusion reactions, 1968
Box 33 Folder 8
Configuration for pulsed fusion reaction, 1970
Box 33 Folder 9
Configuration for sustained fusion, 1971
Box 33 Folder 10
Fuel pellets for controlled nuclear fusion, 1969
Box 33 Folder 11
Fusion system, 1973
Box 33 Folder 12
Generator of electricity from waves of gaseous plasma, preferably produced by laser beam initiated nuclear fusion reactions, 1969
Box 33 Folder 13
High explosive system for controlled fusion, 1971
Box 33 Folder 14
Laser system for controlled fusion, 1971
Box 33 Folder 15
Method and a fuel configuration for producing transuranic elements, 1972
Box 33 Folder 16
Method and fuel for pulsed fusion-fission reaction, 1969
Box 33 Folder 17
Method and geometry for achieving controlled fusion, 1971
Box 33 Folder 18
Method of achieving the controlled release of thermonuclear energy, 1969
Box 33 Folder 19
Method of initiating the release of thermonuclear energy, 1969
Box 33 Folder 20
Method of propulsion utilizing the controlled release of thermonuclear energy, 1969
Box 33 Folder 21
Modified fuel configuration for the production of fusion energy, 1971
Box 34 Folder 1
Modified geometry for controlled fusion, 1971
Box 34 Folder 2
Offenlegungsschrift, 1969
Box 34 Folder 3
Process for the production of energy by controlled fusion, 1966
Box 34 Folder 4
Pulsed laser-ignited thermonuclear reactor, 1971
Box 34 Folder 5
System, 1971
Box 34 Folder 6
Time cards, 1971

Travel

Box 34 Folder 7-8
1970 - 1972
Box 35 Folder 1
1973 - 1974

Conferences and Meetings

Box 35 Folder 2
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Technical Lecture Series, 1973

American Nuclear Society

Box 35 Folder 3
Winter Meeting, 1973
Box 35 Folder 4
First Topical Meeting on Controlled Nuclear Fusion, 1974
Box 35 Folder 5
American Physical Society Annual Meeting, 1974
Box 35 Folder 6
American Society for Testing and Materials - National Bureau of Standards. Office of Naval Research Symposium on Damage in Laser Materials, 1974
Box 35 Folder 7
Atomic Energy Commission Laser-Fusion Seminar, 1974
Box 35 Folder 8
Engineering Foundation Conference - Energy Technologies for the Future, 1972
Box 35 Folder 9
Institute for Theoretical Physics - International Conference on Waves and Instabilities in Plasmas, 1973
Box 36 Folder 1
Instituto di Fisica - Present Status and Novel Developments in the Nuclear Many-Body Problem, 1972
Box 36 Folder 2
International Atomic Energy Agency Winter College on Atoms, Molecules and Lasers, 1973
Box 36 Folder 3
International Center for Scientific Culture, International School on Fusion Reactor Technology, 1974
Box 36 Folder 4
Max-Planck-Institut - Seventh European Conference on Plasma Production by High Power Lasers, 1974
Box 36 Folder 5
Office of Naval Research Sixth Classified DoD Conference on Laser Technology, 1974
Box 36 Folder 6
Perkin-Elmer Corporation International Telemetering Conference, 1973
Box 36 Folder 7
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - Third Workshop on Laser Interaction and Related Plasmas Phenomena, 1973
Box 36 Folder 8
Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers - Seventeenth Annual Technical Meeting and Equipment Display, 1973
Box 37 Folder 1
Underwood, Jordan Association - National Youth Conference on Science and the Environment, 1971

University of Florida

Box 37 Folder 2-3
Sanibel International Research Workshop and Symposium, 1972 - 1973
Box 37 Folder 4
Winter Institute, 1973
Box 37 Folder 5
Sanibel International Research Workshop and Symposium, 1974
Box 37 Folder 6
University of Michigan - Gordon Conference on Laser Interaction with Matter, 1973
Box 37 Folder 7
University of Rochester - Computational Aspects of Laser Produced Plasmas, 1972
Box 37 Folder 8
University of Texas - Texas Symposium on the Technology of Controlled Thermonuclear Fusion Experiments and the Engineering Aspects of Fusion Reactors, 1972
Box 37 Folder 9
Wayne State University - Laser Driven Fusion Colloquium, 1974

Correspondence

Box 37 Folder 10-15
1969 - 1972
Box 38 Folder 1-9
1972 - 1975

Divisions and Subsidiaries

KMS Fusion

Box 38 Folder 10
Annual report, 1973
Box 38 Folder 11
Atomic Energy Commission visit, 1974
Box 38 Folder 12
Board minutes, 1971 - 1974
Box 38 Folder 13
CIMCO Laboratory, 1972
Box 38 Folder 14
Correspondence, 1978 - 1983
Box 39 Folder 1
Expenditures, 1973 - 1974
Box 39 Folder 2
Guide for Preparation and Handling Classified Documents, 1972 - 1975
Box 39 Folder 3
Laser procurement, 1971 - 1972
Box 39 Folder 4
Library, 1972 - 1973
Box 39 Folder 5
Organizational chart, 1972 - 1974
Box 39 Folder 6
Partnerships, 1973
Box 39 Folder 7
Pellet fabrication, 1971 - 1972
Box 39 Folder 8
Progress report and photographs, 1973
Box 39 Folder 9
Purchasing, 1973 - 1974
Box 39 Folder 10
Quarterly progress report, 1972
Box 39 Folder 11
Radiation safety, 1972 - 1973
Box 39 Folder 12
Research capabilities report, 1972
Box 39 Folder 13
Security access list, 1973
Box 39 Folder 14
Security memos and guide from security director, 1972 - 1974
Box 40 Folder 1
Security suitability list, 1971 - 1974
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