Theodore David Holstein (1915-1986) was a physicist who worked on atomic physics at Westinghouse Research Laboratories (1941-1959),
and served on the physics faculty at the University of Pittsburgh (1959-65) and at UCLA where he studied electron and energy
transport phenomena in solids. The collection consists of Holstein's manuscripts, lectures, publications, grant applications,
subject files, class lecture notes and examination, laboratory notebooks, and committee notes and memoranda. Subject files
in the collection pertain to electron transport phenomena in solids.
Holstein was born on September 18, 1915 in New York City; BS, New York University (1935); MS, Columbia University (1936);
Ph.D, New York University (1940); worked on atomic physics at Westinghouse Research Laboratories in East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
(1941-59); in mid-1950s began increasing study of solid state physics, publishing papers on the optical and galvanomagnetic
properties of metals and the first of his polaron papers; served on physics faculty at the University of Pittsburgh (1959-65),
then became professor of physics at UCLA in 1965; from 1960 until his death, he studied electron and energy transport phenomena
in solids; he died in 1986.Theodore Holstein, professor of physics, was born September 18, 1915. He earned a B.S. degree from New York University in
1935, an M.S. at Columbia University in 1936, and his Ph.D. at New York University in 1940. Holstein worked nearly two decades
(1941-1959) at Westinghouse Research Laboratories (East Pittsburgh, Pa.), where he concentrated on atomic physics. Beginning
in the mid-1950s Holstein increasingly devoted himself to solid-state physics (which had commenced in 1940 with the Holstein-Primakoff
paper on the
microscopic theory of magnetization, which initiated spin-wave theory), publishing papers on the optical and galvanomagnetic
properties of metals and the first of his polaron papers. Holstein served on the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh (1959-1965),
then became Professor of Physics at UCLA in 1965. Although he continued his research in atomic physics, Holstein's efforts
from about 1960 until his death were primarily directed toward electron and energy transport phenomena in solids. He died
shortly before his 71st birthday, in 1986.
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