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Richard Lingenfelter Papers
MSS 0425  
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Description
Papers of Richard E. Lingenfelter, research astrophysicist and UCSD physics lecturer. The collection documents his years at UCSD (1979-1999) as a member of the Center for Astrophysics and Space Sciences. Lingenfelter worked in the areas of solar high energy emissions, gamma-ray bursts and supernovas (especially SN 1987a). He also served on such committees as NASA's Gamma-ray Program Working Group and the National Research Council's Astronomy Assessment Panel. The collection is rich in Lingenfelter's research and writings, including research materials, notes, correspondence, drafts, and final versions of many of his papers. Research proposals developed by Lingenfelter document experiments leading to his theoretical work in gamma-rays, and subject files record his areas of research interest. Correspondence documents his work refereeing for journals and consulting for scientific organizations. The conferences series chronicles Lingenfelter's participation in the planning of the 19th Annual International Cosmic Ray Conference in 1985. The collection is organized in nine series: 1) BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIALS, 2) WRITINGS, 3) PROPOSALS, 4) COMMITTEES, 5) RESEARCH PROJECTS, 6) REFEREE REPORTS AND CONSULTING, 7) CONFERENCES, 8) SUBJECT FILES, and 9) ORIGINALS OF PRESERVATION PHOTOCOPIES.
Background
Richard E. Lingenfelter was born on April 5, 1934, in Farmington, New Mexico. He received his B.A. in physics from UCLA in 1956 and was a Fulbright Research Scholar at the TATA Institute for Fundamental Research in 1968-69. He held research positions at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory (1957-1962) and at UCLA's Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics (1969-1979). Lingenfelter took the post of research physicist, theoretician and senior lecturer at UCSD's Center for Astrophysics and Space Sciences (CASS) in 1979.
Extent
17.53 linear feet (44 archives boxes and one oversize folder.)
Restrictions
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.
Availability
Collection is open for research.