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Finding Aid for the Nina Byers papers, 1946-2006 LSC.1898
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Nina Byers was a theoretical physicist and professor in UCLA’s Department of Physics and Astronomy. She joined UCLA in 1961 as an assistant professor, working on particle physics, CP-violation, and pion-nuclear charge-exchange scattering. Byers retired in 1993. This collection consists of materials related to her teaching career, research and personal life. The papers include materials related to courses she taught, seminar notes, research, anti-nuclear proliferation materials, professional and personal correspondence, and photographs. Additionally included are materials related to the publication of her book Out of the Shadows: Contributions of Twentieth-Century Women to Physics (2006).
Background
Nina Byers was a theoretical physicist and professor in UCLA’s Department of Physics and Astronomy. She was born in January 19, 1930 in Los Angeles, CA, and graduated from UC Berkeley with a BA in physics in 1950. She received her PhD from the University of Chicago in 1956. Byers did postdoctoral work at the University of Birmingham, England, followed by a research position at Stanford University in 1958. She then began her teaching career at UCLA in 1961 as an assistant professor, working on particle physics, CP-violation, and pion-nuclear charge-exchange scattering. Byers was the only female professor in UCLA's Physics and Astronomy Department for more than 20 years.
Extent
2.4 linear feet (6 boxes)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
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