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Ronald W. P. Drever Papers

Identifier: 10293-MS

Scope and Contents

The Ronald W.P. Drever papers document his career and research at Caltech with his research in laser interferomters, including his collaborative work in what was known as Gravity Wave Physics and the founding of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO). The collection includes correspondence, memos, research notebooks, and a collection of Caltech and the Physics, Math, and Astronomy (PMA) Division announcements.


  • Majority of material found within 1979-1994



22 linear feet (50 archival boxes, 1 archival half box, 1 flat box)


The collection is currently semi-processed. The materials have been arranged into series. The series are as follows: Series 1: LIGO and Associated Science Research, Series 2: Correspondence, Administrative, and Teaching, Series 3: California Institute of Technology, Series 4: Photographs
Guide to the Ronald W. P. Drever Papers
In Progress
Penelope Neder-Muro
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
American Institute of Physics

Repository Details

Part of the California Institute of Technology Archives and Special Collections Repository

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