Devendra Lal Papers, ca. 1950-2011 (MSS 756)

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The papers of Devendra Lal (1929-2012), geophysicist, Director of the Physical Research Laboratory in Ahmedabad, India, and Professor at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography, UC San Diego. The papers document Lal's cosmic radiation and elementary particle physics research, as well as his many scientific interests and writings in earth and planetary sciences.

Devendra Lal was born in Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh), India on February 14, 1929. He received his early education at a college in Varanasi then joined Banaras Hindu University (BHU). After completing his Masters in Physics, Lal joined the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai in 1949 as a research student, and from 1958-1960 he joined the Scripps Institute of Oceanography (SIO), UC San Diego as an Assistant Research Fellow. Lal completed his PhD in Physics from Bombay University in 1960. While in India, Lal met and married his colleague Aruna, who became a devoted supporter of his career until her death in 1993.

Over his long career, Lal divided his time between SIO and appointments in India, first as a professor at the Tata Institute and then as professor and Director of the Physical Research Laboratory in Ahmedabad. SIO became his full-time academic home when he was appointed Visiting Professor from 1989 to 2012. Lal also served as President of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) from 1983 to 1987.

Lal's principal area of interest was the field of cosmic ray physics, with his seminal work on "Cosmogenic Nuclide Applications in Earth and Planetary Sciences," although his natural curiosity and interest in interdisciplinary experimentation expanded his research into many areas of theoretical and experimental science. During his tenure at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research and SIO, Lal and his colleagues discovered several cosmic ray isotopes, investigating their interactions and processes. These pioneering efforts contributed to benchmark research in new fields of earth and planetary sciences.

Lal's research contributions won him several national and international recognitions, including: Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Sciences, USA in 1975; Fellow of the Royal Society London in 1979; and Founder Fellow of the Third World Academy of Sciences, Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and Fellow of all the three science academies in India; Associate by the Royal Astronomical Society, London in 1984; Member of Sigma Xi; Member of the International Academy of Astronautics, Paris in 1985; and Member of the Geophysical Union. Lal was also a recipient of several awards and accolades including the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology (1967), the Sir C.V. Raman Birth Centenary Award (1996-1997), and the K. S. Krishnan Memorial Lectureship in 1981, the Goldschmidt Award (1997). Lal was the recipient of the civilian award "Padma Shri" bestowed by the Government of India in 1971. In 2007, Lal established the Devendra and Aruna Lal Fellowship in support of exceptional graduate students at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography.

Lal passed away on December 1, 2012.

The papers of Devendra Lal (1929-2012), geophysicist, Director of the Physical Research Laboratory in Ahmedabad, India, and Professor at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography, UC San Diego. The papers document Lal's cosmic radiation and elementary particle physics research, as well as his many scientific interests and writings in earth and planetary sciences. Materials in the collection include biographical data, professional and personal correspondence, numbered reprints of Lal's scientific papers as well as other writings, subject files and voluminous research materials, and a small selection of photographs and negatives.

Arranged in seven series: Series 1) BIOGRAPHICAL, Series 2) CORRESPONDENCE, Series 3) NUMBERED REPRINTS AND WRITINGS, Series 4) TALKS AND SPEECHES, 5) SUBJECT FILES, Series 6) RESEARCH FILES, and Series 7) PHOTOGRAPHS.

An interview with Devendra Lal and James Arnold is part of the Oral History Project, UC San Diego. https://library.ucsd.edu/dc/object/bb6690530t

Container List

BIOGRAPHICAL

Scope and Content of Series

Series 1) BIOGRAPHICAL: Arranged alphabetically, these materials document Lal's professional life, and include a selection awards and achievements, biographical data and curriculum vitae, information about the Lal Fellowship Endowment, and summaries of his scientific work. Also included are a few portraits and photographic slides of Lal with family and friends.

Box 1 Folder 1
Awards and recognition, 1971-1989
Box 1 Folder 2
Awards - Royal Astronomical Society of Great Britain, 1984
Box 1 Folder 3
Awards - Royal Society of London Fellowship, 1979
Box 1 Folder 4
Awards - FICCI (Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry), 1974-1975
Box 1 Folder 5
Awards - International Academy of Astronautics, 1985
Box 1 Folder 6
Awards - U. S. National Academy of Scientists, 1975
Box 1 Folder 7-9
Biographical data, and Annual Supplement to Biography, 1971-1991
Box 1 Folder 10
Curriculum Vitae, ca. 1989-1996
Box 1 Folder 11
Lal autobiographical chapters (6-9), ca. 1985
Box 1 Folder 12
Lal's 60th birthday tribute and dedications, ca. 1989
Box 1 Folder 13
Lal Fellowship Endowment, 2007
Box 1 Folder 14
Lal Revocable Trust, 1993
Box 1 Folder 15
Memberships, ca. 1985
Box 1 Folder 16
Pocket diary for physicists, 1982-1983
Box 1 Folder 17
Portraits, undated
Box 1 Folder 18
Press releases, 1959-1984
Box 1 Folder 19
Selected list of important publications, 1953-1984
Box 1 Folder 20
Slides - Personal and professional events, ca. 1966-1973
Box 1 Folder 21
Summary of scientific work, 1983-1984
Box 1 Folder 22
Who's Who and International Who's Who, 1972-1984
Oversize MC-053-06
Diplomas and certificates, 1971-1975

Certificate presented to Lal signed by the president of India, V. V. Giri. National Academy of Sciences of the United States, diploma.

CORRESPONDENCE

Scope and Content of Series

Series 2) CORRESPONDENCE: Letters with colleagues and scientists in the field of geology, geophysics, chemistry, particle physics and related fields, plus a small selection of family and personal letters. Materials range in date from 1966 through 2008. Arranged alphabetically by last name of correspondent.

Box 2 Folder 1
A - Miscellaneous
Box 2 Folder 2
Agarwal, G.S., 1995-2001
Box 2 Folder 3
B - Miscellaneous
Box 2 Folder 4
Bagayatkar, A. V., 1985-1989
Box 2 Folder 5
Balloon flights for scientific studies, 1991
Box 2 Folder 6
Bandar, N., 1989-2001
Box 2 Folder 7
Bhatnagar meeting correspondence, 1989-1990
Box 2 Folder 8
Bhattacharyya, S., 1986-1987
Box 2 Folder 9
Bird, Michael and Allan Chivas (The Australian National University), 1990
Box 2 Folder 10
Biscaye, Pierre, 1997
Box 2 Folder 11
Boulange, B., 1990
Box 2 Folder 12
Brost, Richard, 1991
Box 2 Folder 13
Brown, Lou, 1991-1992
Box 2 Folder 14
C - Miscellaneous
Box 2 Folder 15
Caffee, Marc, 1998-2000
Box 2 Folder 16
Chakrabarty, P., 1985-2001
Box 2 Folder 17
Craig, Harmon, 1984-1990
Box 2 Folder 18
Current Science (journal), 1991-1994
Box 2 Folder 19
Currie, Lloyd, 1974-1998
Box 2 Folder 20
D - Miscellaneous
Box 2 Folder 21
Deshpande, M.R., 1981-1989
Box 2 Folder 22
Diamond work correspondence, 1983-1988
Box 2 Folder 23
Dodson, Keith, 1987
Box 2 Folder 24
Dorn, Robert (Arizona State University), 1989-1992
Box 3 Folder 1
E and F - Miscellaneous
Box 3 Folder 2
Egyptian pyramids correspondence, 1986-1988
Box 3 Folder 3-4
Eichen, Myron (Regarding Eichen Foundation and grants), 1992-2003, 2008
Box 3 Folder 5
Elmore, David, 1995-1996
Box 3 Folder 6
Englert, Peter (SJSU), 1986-1987
Box 3 Folder 7
Erosion correspondence, 1984-1990
Box 3 Folder 8
Family correspondence, 1985-1996
Box 3 Folder 9
Farley, Ken, 1995
Box 3 Folder 10
Finkel, Robert, 2000-2001
Box 3 Folder 11
G - Miscellaneous
Box 3 Folder 12
Garg family correspondence, 1995-1997
Box 3 Folder 13
Gaur, V.K., 1989-1996
Box 3 Folder 14
Gehrels, Tom, 1987
Box 3 Folder 15
Gemological Institute of America (GIA) correspondence, 1985
Box 3 Folder 16
Ghose, Ranajit, 1985
Box 3 Folder 17
Gillespie, Alan and Paul Bierman (Univ. of Washington), 1991
Box 3 Folder 18
Graham, Robert A. (Re: Piezoelectric detectors), 1989-1990
Box 3 Folder 19
Grow, Harry, 1987
Box 3 Folder 20
Gu, Zhaoyan, 1996-2001
Box 3 Folder 21
Gupta, K.R., 1986
Box 4 Folder 1
H - Miscellaneous
Box 4 Folder 2
Harden, Jennifer, 1990-1991
Box 4 Folder 3
Henshaw, Denis, 1986-1987
Box 4 Folder 4
I - Miscellaneous
Box 4 Folder 5
Indian Academy of Sciences, Golden Jubilee materials, 1986
Box 4 Folder 6
Institute of Geology and Geophysics - Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2001
Box 4 Folder 7
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), 1986
Box 4 Folder 8
J - Miscellaneous
Box 4 Folder 9
Jha correspondence and notes, 1980-1986
Box 4 Folder 10
Jull, Timothy, 1993-2002
Box 4 Folder 11
K - Miscellaneous
Box 4 Folder 12
Kaner, Richard B. (Re: conducting polyaniline), 1988
Box 4 Folder 13
Kaplan air filer correspondence, 1987-1988
Box 4 Folder 14
Keller, C. F. (IGPP/Los Alamos), 1988-1989
Box 4 Folder 15
Klein, Jeff, 1993-1995
Box 4 Folder 16
Knopoff, Leon (UCLA), 1984
Box 4 Folder 17
Krishan, Vinod, 1986
Box 4 Folder 18
Krishnamurthy, R.V., 1987-1997
Box 4 Folder 19
Krishnaswami, S., 1985-1995
Box 4 Folder 20
Kutschera, Walter, 1994-2001
Box 4 Folder 21
L- Miscellaneous
Box 4 Folder 22
Large, Bill, 1998-2000
Box 4 Folder 23
Long, Austin, 2000
Box 4 Folder 24
Los Alamos National Laboratory, 1983-1986
Box 4 Folder 25
M - Miscellaneous
Box 4 Folder 26
MacDougall, Doug, 1984-2001
Box 4 Folder 27
Marti, Kurt, 1985-1987
Box 4 Folder 28
Marton-Lefevre, Julia, 1989
Box 4 Folder 29
Maxwell, Ted (National Air and Space Museum) and Vance Haynes (University of Arizona), 1992
Box 4 Folder 30
McFarlane, Marty (RE: irradiated targets), 1990-1992
Box 4 Folder 31
Michel, Rolf, 1994-2000
Box 4 Folder 32
Mitra, A. P., 1986-1990
Box 4 Folder 33
Mukerjee, S. K., 1983-1986
Box 5 Folder 1
N - O - Miscellaneous
Box 5 Folder 2
Nohan, Daniel, 1989-1992
Box 5 Folder 3
O'Brien, J. J., 1989-1994
Box 5 Folder 4
P - Miscellaneous
Box 5 Folder 5
Pal, Yash, 1995
Box 5 Folder 6
Pandya, S, 1981, 1989
Box 5 Folder 7
Patel, Dinesh and Chitra, 1976, 1994-1996
Box 5 Folder 8
Pennisi, Maddalena, 1997-1998
Box 5 Folder 9
Penn State (Re: soil samples), 1995
Box 5 Folder 10
Peters, Hannah and Susan, 1995-1996
Box 5 Folder 11
Petit-Maire, N., 1986
Box 5 Folder 12
Phua, K. K., 1997-1998
Box 5 Folder 13
Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, 1977-1979
Box 5 Folder 14
R - Miscellaneous
Box 5 Folder 15
Ramaseshan, S., 1985-1995
Box 5 Folder 16
Raymahashay, B.C., 1994-1996
Box 5 Folder 17
Reedy, Robert, 1988-2000
Box 5 Folder 18
Reynolds, John (RE: diamond research), 1987-1989
Box 5 Folder 19
Rison, William, 1985-1986
Box 5 Folder 20
Rock samples correspondence, 1986-1991
Box 5 Folder 21
S - Miscellaneous
Box 6 Folder 1
Samples correspondence, 1976-2001
Box 6 Folder 2
Scripps Institute of Oceanography, UC San Diego, 1972-1979

Regarding employment status.

Box 6 Folder 3
Sellschop, J. P. F. (RE: diamond research), 1984-1993
Box 6 Folder 4
Sen, Abhijit, 1995-1998
Box 6 Folder 5
Sharma, K. K., 1993-1995
Box 6 Folder 6
Sharma, P., 1986-1992
Box 6 Folder 7
Singh, Karan, 1993-1998
Box 6 Folder 8
Siwalik paleosols (Rohtash Kumar), 1996-1997

Includes papers on sedimentology of Siwalik Basin.

Box 6 Folder 9
Smith, Warren, 1998-2000
Box 6 Folder 10
Somayajulu, B. L. K., 1986-2001
Box 6 Folder 11
Srinivasan, D., 1983-1995
Box 6 Folder 12
T - Miscellaneous
Box 6 Folder 13
Tanaka, Shigeo, 1966-1968
Box 6 Folder 14
Tardy, Yves, 1990-1993
Box 6 Folder 15
U-V Miscellaneous
Box 6 Folder 16-17
UCLA personal file and correspondence, 1982-1985
Box 7 Folder 1
UC San Diego general memorandum, ca. 1989
Box 7 Folder 2
Varma, R.K., 1986-1995
Box 7 Folder 3
Vasconcelos, Paulo, 1991-1992
Box 7 Folder 4
Venkatachala, B. S. (RE: Birth Centenary Celebrations for Birbal Sahni), 1991
Box 7 Folder 5
Vogt, Stephan, 1993-1997
Box 7 Folder 6
W - Miscellaneous
Box 7 Folder 7
Y and Z Miscellaneous, 1994-1996
Box 7 Folder 8
Zhu, Zhaoyu, 1986-1999
Box 7 Folder 9
Zurich Group, 1993-1994
Box 7 Folder 10-11
Miscellaneous correspondence
Box 7 Folder 12-13
Personal correspondence, 1971-1997

NUMBERED REPRINTS AND WRITINGS

Scope and Content of Series

Series 3) NUMBERED REPRINTS AND WRITINGS: The numbered reprints retain Lal's original filing order for his many published scientific writings, followed by a selection of reprints (not found in the bound volumes at the beginning of the series) and a small amount of written drafts, notes and supporting figures and charts. Arranged in original numbered order, then chronologically for unnumbered writings. The materials range in date from approximately 1950 through 2007.

Box 8 Folder 1
Publications lists, 1950-2003
Box 8 Folder 2-3
Bound numbered reprints, Vols. 1-2, 1950-1973
Box 9 Folder 1
Bound numbered reprints, Vols. 3, 1950-1973
Box 9 Folder 2
1 - An Unusual Pi - Mu Decay Track, 1950
Box 9 Folder 3
61 - Cosmic Ray Produced Radioactivity on the Earth - Lal, D. and Bernard Peters, 1967
Box 9 Folder 4-29
67, 68, 84, 89, 92, 98-100, 111, 112, 115, 117, 119, 122-124, 126-135, 1968-1974
Box 10 Folder 1-63
136-160, 163-169, 171-175, 179-193, 196-199, 201-205, 1975-1987
Box 11 Folder 1-52
208-260, 1987-1996
Box 12 Folder 1-30
261-271, 273, 274, 276-289, 1996-2003
Box 12 Folder 31
Abstract from International Conference Cosmic Rays, London, 1965 September
Box 12 Folder 32-33
Ch. VIII - IX - Archaeological History of Cosmic Rays. Chapter for book on cosmic rays, ca. 1972
Box 13 Folder 1
Fiber Packing for Si32 Experiments, 1973
Box 13 Folder 2
Nuclear Track Detection, 1977
Box 13 Folder 3
8th Lunar Science Conference: A stock taking of our present knowledge, 1977
Box 13 Folder 4
Marine Particles, ca. 1979
Box 13 Folder 5
An approach to determining pathways and residence time of groundwater: dual radiotracer dating, 1981
Box 13 Folder 6
Reminiscences of some early cosmic ray work in India, 1985
Box 13 Folder 7
Thermal neutron cross-section for the 3He producing reaction 10B(n, 8Be)3H, ca. 1986
Box 13 Folder 8-9
Diffusion of He in diamonds, 1988
Box 13 Folder 10
ICUS, 1989
Box 13 Folder 11
Proceedings; Earth and Planetary Sciences, 1994
Box 13 Folder 12
Everyman's Science, 1995
Box 13 Folder 13
"Current perspectives in high energy astrophysics," Chapters 9, 10, 14, 15, ca. 1998
Box 13 Folder 14
Characterization of evolutionary histories of global sand seas using cosmogenic radionuclides, ca. 1998
Box 13 Folder 15
Early evolution of the solar system and cosmic ray prehistory: Insights from meteorite and lunar samples, 1999
Box 13 Folder 16
Proxy records of the galactic travels of the solar system, 1999
Box 13 Folder 17
On developing a new method for determining climate changes in S. California during the past few million years using nuclear interactions of cosmic rays, from analyses of iron rich pebbles formed by bacteria, ca. 1999
Box 13 Folder 18
Interstellar matter, sun, and the solar system, 2000
Box 13 Folder 19
Marine biogeochemistries of Be and Al: a study based on cosmogenic 10Be, Be, and Al in marine calcite, aragonite, and opal, 2001
Box 13 Folder 20
Some comments of application of cosmogenic radionuclides for determining groundwater flow, with special reference to 32Si and 10Be, ca. 2001
Box 13 Folder 21
Biogenic opal: A new archive for mapping past changes in ocean chemistry and productivity, ca. 2003
Box 13 Folder 22
Assessing past climate changes from proxy records: an iterative process between discovery and observations, 2004
Box 13 Folder 23
Evidence for large century time-scale changes in solar activity in the past 32 Kyr, based on in-situ cosmogenic 14C in ice at Summit, Greenland, ca. 2004
Box 13 Folder 24
Cosmic ray labeling of erosion surfaces II: special cases of exposure histories of boulders, soils and beach terraces, ca. 2005
Box 13 Folder 25
Cosmic ray interactions in minerals, 2007
Box 13 Folder 26
The meaning and excitement of science, undated
Box 13 Folder 27
Miscellaneous writings

TALKS AND SPEECHES

Scope and Content of Series

Series 4) TALKS AND SPEECHES: Transcripts of Lal's numerous presentations, talks and speeches on various topics of geoscience, dating from approximately 1967 through 1997. Arranged chronologically.

Box 14 Folder 1
Recent developments in cosmic ray research. Presented at the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Memorial Award, 1967
Box 14 Folder 2
Talks and speeches, miscellaneous, 1970-1978
Box 14 Folder 3
Analyzing lunar rocks, radio talk, 1970 August 23
Box 14 Folder 4
Is there life on outer planets (and beyond), radio talk, 1971 January 3
Box 14 Folder 5
Man-made satellites and their uses, radio talk, 1971 December 10
Box 14 Folder 6
Earth: The cosmic ship, radio talk, 1972 March 6
Box 14 Folder 7
Lunar rocks and space research, radio talk, 1972 August
Box 14 Folder 8
Moon talks, 1973-1978
Box 14 Folder 9
Time scales of dominant processes in the evolution of lunar regolith: significance and approaches, 1974
Box 14 Folder 10
Information about our sun based on studies of lunar samples, radio talk, 1974 February 28
Box 14 Folder 11
Recent advances in astrophysics, radio talk, 1974 November 3
Box 14 Folder 12
Importance of Viking mission to Mars, radio talk, 1976 July 31
Box 14 Folder 13
Geochronometry: A geophysical necessity, 1976 December 27
Box 14 Folder 14
What have we learnt from studies of Apollo rocks?, 1977 October 13
Box 14 Folder 15
Creative thinking. Presented at the fifth anniversary of the Space Application Center, 1977 December 29
Box 14 Folder 16
Seminars and lectures, 1977-1978
Box 14 Folder 17
Silicon-32 (with S.K. Gupta), 1978 April 26
Box 14 Folder 18
Water in the Solar System: a perspective, 1978 January 31
Box 14 Folder 19
Virtues of random thinking, 1978 March 3
Box 14 Folder 20
BARC Lecture: Creative thinking, 1978 April 17
Box 14 Folder 21
Problems in doing science today, 1978 November 4
Box 14 Folder 22
Popular talk: Project Daedalus, 1978 November 7
Box 14 Folder 23
Lal's speeches, 1978-1979
Box 14 Folder 24
Physical Research Laboratory (PRL) talks, 1979-1982
Box 15 Folder 1
Lal's seminars and lectures, 1979
Box 15 Folder 2
Adventures in the study of solar planetary history, 1979 January 22-25
Box 15 Folder 3
Informal address to general body meeting held at PRL canteen lawns, 1979 March 1
Box 15 Folder 4
Physical Research Laboratory (PRL) lockout discussion, 1979 September 25
Box 15 Folder 5
Joys of science. Presented at St. Xavier's College, 1979 December 20
Box 15 Folder 6
Lal's talks and speeches, 1979
Box 15 Folder 7
Reminiscences of my association with Prof. W. F. Libby during 1965-1966 at UCLA, 1980 March 29
Box 15 Folder 8
Trespassers will not be prosecuted, 1980 April 26
Box 15 Folder 9
Venus: photography strictly prohibited, 1980 September 27
Box 15 Folder 10
Our unique planet. Presented at the Astronomical Society meeting, 1980 November 26
Box 15 Folder 11
Solar system, 1980
Box 15 Folder 12
Acceptance speech for D.Sc. Degree Honoris Causa. Presented at Banaras Hindu University, 1981 January 4
Box 15 Folder 13
My travel in the H. G. Wells time machine: Oceanography and other sciences, 1981 January 23
Box 15 Folder 14
How healthy are the oceans? (GESAMP working group), 1981 May
Box 15 Folder 15
Moon Rocks: Puranas of the Solar System?, 1981 June 25
Box 15 Folder 16
Early Solar System processes and the present Solar System, 1981 September 8
Box 15 Folder 17
Rocks and time. Presented at the Karianikkam Srinivasa Kirshnan Memorial Lecture, 1981 October 1
Box 15 Folder 18
Birth of the solar system, 1981 December 4
Box 15 Folder 19
Plasma Society Inaugural address, 1981 December 13
Box 15 Folder 20
Lal's talks and speeches, miscellaneous, 1981
Box 15 Folder 21
Influences of cosmic bombardment on the Earth. Presidential address to the Indira Gandhi University, 1982 January 13
Box 15 Folder 22
In praise of the oceans, 1982 January 30
Box 15 Folder 23
The scientific base of earth science, 1982 March 2
Box 15 Folder 24
Impact of science on the layman and the scientist, 1982 October 14
Box 15 Folder 25
On excellence in basic research in India, 1983 January 20
Box 15 Folder 26
Indian Geophysical Union discusses recent advances in geophysics; introductory comments for National Symposium on Climate Dynamics, 1983 February 22
Box 15 Folder 27
Trends in oceanography. Presidential address to the 1st IAPSO Plenary Session, Hamburg, 1983 August 15
Box 15 Folder 28
Lal's write-ups, 1983
Box 15 Folder 29
Speech for Science Week, "The Meaning and Excitement of Science", ca. 1985
Box 15 Folder 30
Shrelldalf meeting talk, 1989 August 21
Box 15 Folder 31-32
Lal's talks, 1989
Box 15 Folder 33
Lal's talks, 1993-1995
Box 15 Folder 34
Aruna Lal endowment fund speech, 1997 January 27
Box 15 Folder 35
Inaugural remarks given at the PRL 50th anniversary conference, 1997 November 11
Box 15 Folder 36
Goldschmidt award acceptance speech, 1997
Box 15 Folder 37
Indira effect, undated
Box 15 Folder 38
Role of a science academy, undated
Box 15 Folder 39
Lal speech - Honoring Roger Revelle, undated
Box 15 Folder 40
Lal - Seminar course lecture, "New Ideas in Geosciences", undated
Box 15 Folder 41
Reminiscences of our early cosmic ray work (with Yash Pal and B. Peters), undated
Box 15 Folder 42
The variegated and resplendent world of tracks of charged particles in lunar materials: an introduction to panels of microphotographs (with prints), undated

SUBJECT FILES

Scope and Content of Series

Series 5) SUBJECT FILES: Arranged alphabetically by topic; includes notes on scientific subjects of interest to Lal. Also includes a selection of collected notes, writings and details of Lal's working relationship with Harmon Craig, a colleague at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography. Materials date from 1951 through 1999.

Box 16 Folder 1
Northern Holiday expedition - List of cores, 1951
Box 16 Folder 2
Geophysics Research Group (Bombay), 1955-1967
Box 16 Folder 3
Meteorites - Time of fall, 1960-1985
Box 16 Folder 4
Pisharoty - Speeches and writings, 1966-1984
Box 16 Folder 5
Soviet/India delegations - Report by Dr. Narendra Bhandari on his visit to USSR, Lal message of welcome to Soviet delegates, 1972
Box 16 Folder 6
Particle calculations, 1973
Box 16 Folder 7
Shaving ideas, from "Chemical and Engineering", 1973
Box 16 Folder 8
NSF-Arizona Regional Accelerator Facility, ca. 1975

Includes talks on Resonance Ionization spectroscopy from PRL staff.

Box 16 Folder 9
Scripps Institute of Oceanography (SIO) and UC San Diego materials, ca. 1975-1992
Box 16 Folder 10
Story of the "fall" and "recovery" of the Dhajala Meteorite shower, PRL, Ahmedabad, 1976
Box 16 Folder 11
Djahala meteorite showers - Papers, 1976
Box 16 Folder 12
Raman, C. V., 1978
Box 16 Folder 13
Matrix technique, 1978
Box 16 Folder 14
Pseudoscience/parascience, 1979
Box 16 Folder 15
China Delegation of the Indian National Science Academy, reports, 1982 November-December
Box 16 Folder 16
Thermoluminescence reference material, 1984
Box 17 Folder 1
Report on Infrared Astronomy and Astrophysics Programs in India, 1985
Box 17 Folder 2
Indian Science Academy materials, 1985-1986
Box 17 Folder 3-6
Craig, Harmon - Subject files, notes, 1979-1993
Box 17 Folder 7
San Diego earth sciences observation driving route, "Earth Science 101", 1987
Box 17 Folder 8
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research materials, 1988
Box 17 Folder 9
Peters, Bernard - Subject files and notes, 1990-1993
Box 17 Folder 10
Space research in India report, 1999

RESEARCH FILES

Scope and Content of Series

Series 6) RESEARCH: This series includes extensive notes, notebooks, data and research files related correspondence covering Lal's many scientific pursuits, including his experimental work in the areas of cosmic ray produced radioisotopes. Folders in this series retain Lal's original titles and are arranged roughly chronologically, with more extensive subject matter grouped together topically. The files cover the breadth of Lal's professional career from approximately 1956 through 2010.

Box 18 Folder 1
Notebook - Energy of cosmic ray particles, ca. 1956-1959
Box 18 Folder 2
Notebook - Atmosphere research, ca. 1957
Box 18 Folder 3
Investigations of nuclear interactions produced by cosmic rays, 1958
Box 18 Folder 4
Bombay notes, ca. 1961-1964
Box 18 Folder 5
Notebook - Recoil ramps, ca. 1963-1965
Box 18 Folder 6
Notebook - Solar physics, ca. 1969
Box 18 Folder 7
Collaborations, ca. 1966-1973
Box 18 Folder 8
Isotope production rates notes, ca. 1969
Box 18 Folder 9
Isotope Production notes (Lal and Peters), ca. 1969
Oversize MC-053-06
Isotope Production notebook, undated
Box 19 Folder 1
Notebook - International Conference on the Isotopes in the Solar System, 1997
Box 19 Folder 2-3
Track calculations Vol. 1 & 2, 1969-1975
Box 19 Folder 4
Track data and summaries, 1986
Box 19 Folder 5
Track work - Notebook, 1987
Box 19 Folder 6
Dissolution and Behavior of Particulate Biogenic Matter, 1973
Box 19 Folder 7
SIO annual reports - Lal's write-ups, 1974-1985
Box 19 Folder 8
SIO memorandum and correspondence, 1977-1987
Box 19 Folder 9
Tata results and correspondence, 1974-1986
Box 19 Folder 10
Lerman calculations, 1975-1977
Box 19 Folder 11-12
Particle work, 1975-1982
Box 20 Folder 1
Notebook - Particle research, undated
Box 20 Folder 2-5
Si 32 (Silicon-32) experiments - Heckman/Lal group, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, 1976-1977
Box 20 Folder 6
All Sky Camera Network project, 1976-1977
Box 20 Folder 7
Large-volume filtration of ocean water (Propeller test cruise), 1977
Box 20 Folder 8
Characterization of meteorites and study of cosmic ray effects, 1977

A proposal for a joint study of meteorites in India.

Box 20 Folder 9
10Be in deep sea sediments - Proposal, 1977
Box 20 Folder 10
Notes on current research at SIO, PRL, etc., 1977-1984
Box 20 Folder 11
Notebook - Asteroids and meteorites, 1978
Box 20 Folder 12
GSI meteorites correspondence, 1978-1989
Box 20 Folder 13
Notebook - Fragmentation, 1978
Box 20 Folder 14
Geo-CP programs (PRL work, Ahmedabad), 1978-1982
Box 21 Folder 1-2
Solved equations/problems with methods, ca. 1979
Box 21 Folder 3
Annual reports to chair, Geological Research Division, UCSD, 1979-1985
Box 21 Folder 4
Xenolith data with Harmon Craig group, undated
Box 21 Folder 5
Experimental work with Harmon Craig (He analysis), undated
Box 21 Folder 6
Harold Urey Proposal for an Endowed Scholarship materials, ca. 1981
Box 21 Folder 7-9
Notebooks - Physical Research Laboratory, 1982
Box 22 Folder 1
Old star calculations, ca. 1982
Box 22 Folder 2
Star Production Rate Graphs, undated
Box 22 Folder 3
Star Production (Phi dependence) - I, undated
Box 22 Folder 4
Stars (F) III Phi dependence, undated
Box 22 Folder 5
14C (G) Phi - I, undated
Box 22 Folder 6
14C (F) Phi - II, undated
Box 22 Folder 7
AHD - Phi Calculations, undated
Box 22 Folder 8
Professional activities and list of courses taught by Lal, 1982-2011
Box 22 Folder 9
Teaching - Warren 90, Seminar A - Nuclear clocks and notebooks, 1993-1994
Box 22 Folder 10
Lal notes - IUGG, 1983
Box 22 Folder 11
CO2 chemistry notes, 1983
Box 22 Folder 12
CO2 study group, correspondence with Roger Revelle, 1983-1984
Box 22 Folder 13
Workshop on Cosmogenic Nuclides - Lal paper, 1984
Box 23 Folder 1-4
Diamond correspondence. Re: Diamond studies and sampling, 1984-1994

Includes sample of graphitized diamond in folder 2.

Box 23 Folder 5
Diamond gases research, 1985-1988
Box 23 Folder 6
Diamond studies, 1986
Box 23 Folder 7
Diamond studies - Wacker, John F. correspondence and notes for Diffusion of Helium in diamonds paper, 1986-1988
Box 23 Folder 8
Research work with Craig Harmon, 1987
Box 23 Folder 9
An important source of 4He and 3He in diamond, 1989
Box 24 Folder 1
3He and 4He data, 1993

Includes correspondence with S.K. Bhattacharya.

Box 24 Folder 2
3 He and 4 He graphs, ca. 1993
Box 24 Folder 3-4
Diamond data, ca. 1994
Box 24 Folder 5
Diamond manuscript, undated
Box 24 Folder 6-7
Diamond notes, undated
Box 24 Folder 8
Diamond calculations
Box 24 Folder 9
Kimberlite origin, undated
Box 24 Folder 10
Thermal conductivity data (diffusion), 1984
Box 24 Folder 11-13
Diffusion calculations, 1986
Box 25 Folder 1
Diffusion studies, 1988-1991
Box 25 Folder 2
1-D Diffusion, notes, 1994
Box 25 Folder 3
Irradiation - Notebook, 1984
Box 25 Folder 4
Boron cross sections (nuclear data center), 1984-1985
Box 25 Folder 5-6
Boron irradiation notes and correspondence, 1984-1985
Box 25 Folder 7
Reedy correspondence and notes on irradiation, 1984-1986
Box 25 Folder 8
Irradiation - Notes and correspondence, 1986
Box 25 Folder 9
Boron cross sections correspondence (Fowler, Kapoor, Hale), 1987
Box 25 Folder 10
Boron analysis in Indian diamonds, 1985
Box 25 Folder 11
Diamond irradiation data, 1985-1986
Box 25 Folder 12
Diamond sample notebook, 1987-1988
Box 25 Folder 13
Rock and ancient tree samples and data, 1984
Box 25 Folder 14
Work with David Curtis (Los Alamos) - Correspondence re: samples and testing, 1984-1988
Box 26 Folder 1
Sand samples - Doug Inman, 1985
Box 26 Folder 2
Rock sample details - Notebook, 1985
Box 26 Folder 3
Rock and sand sample master notebook, 1990-2000
Box 26 Folder 4-7
Erosion correspondence, 1984-1991
Box 26 Folder 8
Erosion notes, includes communication with Harmon Craig, undated
Box 26 Folder 9
Erosion surfaces in South China, undated
Box 26 Folder 10-12
Erosion calculations, ca. 1986-1990
Box 27 Folder 1-3
Erosion calculations, ca. 1986-1990
Box 27 Folder 4
Erosion vs Teff
Box 27 Folder 5
Erosion notes, 1989
Box 27 Folder 6
Erosion correspondence, 1985-1988
Box 27 Folder 7
Stochastic erosion data
Box 27 Folder 8
Low erosion rate notes, 1985
Box 27 Folder 9
Erosion - Tree studies, 1985
Box 27 Folder 10
Erosion - Sampling notes and correspondence, 1985-1990
Box 27 Folder 11
Erosion - The Arnold Group, 1989
Box 27 Folder 12
GAD notes, 1985
Box 27 Folder 13
Notebook - Math and physics, 1985
Box 27 Folder 14
Cosmic ray neutron calculations, 1985
Box 27 Folder 15
Cosmic ray exponential absorption data and calculations, undated
Box 28 Folder 1
Cosmogenic calculations, undated
Box 28 Folder 2-3
Cosmogenic notes I and II
Box 28 Folder 4
Cosmogenic notes, undated
Box 28 Folder 5
Cosmogenic rocks II, calculations, ca. 1985-1989
Box 28 Folder 6
Cosmogenic rocks III, calculations
Box 28 Folder 7
Cosmogenic notes - H. Craig and D. Lal paper
Box 28 Folder 8
Cosmogenic results - Lal and Peters data
Box 28 Folder 9
Cosmogenic text
Box 29 Folder 1-2
Cosmogenic correspondence, letters by Lal, 1985-1992
Box 29 Folder 3
Cosmogenic calculations, 1999-2000
Box 29 Folder 4
Solar flare activity, ca. 1987
Box 29 Folder 5
Solar cosmic ray calculations, undated
Box 29 Folder 6
Simulation of cosmic ray production of medium and long-lived radionuclides in terrestrial rocks - Proposal, ca. 1986
Box 29 Folder 7
Cosmic ray book correspondence, 1989-1990
Box 29 Folder 8
Cosmic Ray Produced Radioactivity on The Earth, 1996
Box 29 Folder 9
Studies of in-situ cosmic ray produced Carbon-14 in South Pole ice core - Proposal, 1998
Box 29 Folder 10
Cosmic ray produced isotopes in ilmenite and magnetite - Proposals, 1998
Box 30 Folder 1
Tech data, 1985-1986
Box 30 Folder 2
Beryllium-10 (10Be) calculations, 1985-1986
Box 30 Folder 3
Beryllium-10 (10Be) chemistry notes, 1988
Box 30 Folder 4
Beryllium-10 (10Be) chemical procedures, 1999
Box 30 Folder 5
Beryllium-10 (10Be) notes, undated
Box 30 Folder 6
Beryllium-10 (10Be) chemistry procedures, undated
Box 30 Folder 7
Beryllium-10 (10Be) separation by Joanna Athananopow, undated
Box 30 Folder 8
10Be notes - "Important miscellaneous", undated
Box 30 Folder 9
Collaboration with B. L. K. Somayajulu, 1985-1986
Box 30 Folder 10
List of grant proposals funded, 1985-1994
Box 30 Folder 11
Notebooks - Past and present solar radiation; general notes, 1986
Box 30 Folder 12
Technical correspondence, drafts, 1986
Box 30 Folder 13
Meson experts - Notes and correspondence, 1986
Box 30 Folder 14
Experimental work, research notes, 1986
Box 30 Folder 15
Annealing coefficients data for all minerals/correspondence, 1986
Box 30 Folder 16
Nuclear processes in diamonds and other mantle samples - Proposal, 1986
Box 30 Folder 17
Polar flux, 1986
Box 30 Folder 18
Polar data, undated
Box 31 Folder 1
Energetic heavy ion irradiation facility in Bevalac for detector calibration studies - Proposal, 1986
Box 31 Folder 2
Atomic absorption analysis - Notebook, 1986
Box 31 Folder 3
LAMPF irradiation experiments (photocopied notes), 1986-1987
Box 31 Folder 4
Irradiation research, 1987
Box 31 Folder 5
Notes - Book notes, ca. 1987
Box 31 Folder 6
1720 Glass, 1986-1987
Box 31 Folder 7
PALA mines notes, 1986-1987
Box 31 Folder 8-10
Pala mine - Experiments, ca. 1986-1987
Box 31 Folder 11
PALA mine experiment with Mark Laffoon, 1986-1987
Box 31 Folder 12
PALA map, undated
Box 31 Folder 13
Carbon 14 (C14) and Argon research notebook, 1986 May-1988 February
Box 31 Folder 14
Carbon-14 (C14) and Argon-32 research notes, 1987
Box 31 Folder 15
Carbon-14 (C14) and Argon (Ar) notebook #2, 1988-1989
Box 31 Folder 16
Carbon-14 (C14) calculations, 1990-1991
Box 31 Folder 17
Carbon-14 (C14) results, 1991
Box 32 Folder 1
Carbon-14 (C14) samples, 1991
Box 32 Folder 2
Carbon-14 (C14) Eigenvalues (computer calculations), 1991
Box 32 Folder 3
Carbon-14 (C14) rock notes, 1991
Box 32 Folder 4
Carbon-14 (C14) experiments logbook, 1991
Box 32 Folder 5
Carbon-14 (C14) experiment, ca. 1992
Box 32 Folder 6
Carbon-14 (C14) Moon samples notebook, 1992
Box 32 Folder 7
Carbon-14 (C14) research and data notebook, 1992-1996
Box 32 Folder 8-9
Carbon-14 (C14) rock data, 1993-1999
Box 32 Folder 10
Search for Carbon-14 in solar material implanted on lunar surface - Proposal, 1994
Box 32 Folder 11
CR-39 work, 1986-1988
Box 32 Folder 12
Sierra Nevada geological data, 1986-1988
Box 33 Folder 1-6
National Science Foundation - Grant applications and reports, 1986-1999
Box 33 Folder 7
Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, 1986-1990
Box 33 Folder 8-9
Los Alamos Muon experiment, with Mark Laffoon, 1987
Box 33 Folder 10
Volcanic samples correspondence, 1987-1988
Box 33 Folder 11
Coral sample work, 1987-1993
Box 33 Folder 12
Coral samples, CaC03 measurements, 1996
Box 34 Folder 1
Corals - Sample record, 1999-2001
Box 34 Folder 2-3
Coral correspondence and data, 2000-2002
Box 34 Folder 4
Pulsed Ruby Laser information, 1988