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Goetz, Alexander (Physicist)



  • Existence: 1897 - 1970


Background: Caltech Professor of Physics, 1930-1966.


Collection Notes: Papers, 1919-1976. Correspondence, manuscripts, patent specifications, reports, technical films and personal papers. Includes material relating to Goetz's work at Caltech's Cryogenic Laboratory and Rare Metals Institute and to his research on industrial applications of silver, particularly in desalination of water (during WWII), development of membrane filters for US Chemical Corps for detection of microbiological agents, and studies of aerosols and atmospheric pollution.

Collection size: 17 boxes, 8 linear ft.

Finding aid available at the Archives.

Photo of Alexander Goetz (PhotoNet).

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

Big Brother In Orbit

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 1986-00244

Goetz Photographs

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 1988-00398

Landsat: Looking At Earth From Outer Space

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 1986-00242

Satellite Photography & Computers

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 1986-00243

Satellite Photography & Computers

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 2002-00238

Technical Film

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 1988-00396

The Earth And The Planets Conference

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 1995-00122

Additional filters:

Unprocessed Material 9
Archival Object 1
Physics 3
Watson Lecture 3
Photo Archive 2
Film & Video 1
Frontiers Of Science 1
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