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Title
Aage Petersen letter to Hugh Everett, 28-May-1956
Creator
Petersen, Aage
Date Created and/or Issued
1956-05-28
Contributing Institution
UC Irvine, Libraries, Digital Scholarship Services
Collection
Hugh Everett III Manuscripts
Rights Information
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This material is provided for private study, scholarship, or research. Transmission or reproduction of any material protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. The authors or their heirs retain their copyrights to the material. Contact the University of California, Irvine Libraries, Special Collections and Archives for more information (spcoll@uci.edu).
Description
Scope/Content: Aage Petersen was Niels Bohr's personal assistant. Along with Bohr, Petersen spent the fall of 1954 in Princeton and he and Hugh Everett III became friends. As someone close to both Everett and to Bohr, Petersen was one of Everett's principal correspondents concerning the relationship between his work and the Copenhagen interpretation. Petersen and Wheeler both served as intermediaries between Everett and Bohr. This document is a follow-up letter to the telegram that Petersen sent on the same day. Petersen invites Everett to visit for several months, supported by Bohr's research funds. Everett elected not to take the trip in 1956, as his job at the Weapons System Evaluation Group began that summer. He did ultimately visit Bohr in 1959, but the meeting was not very profitable.
Scope/Content: This document was found in the basement of Mark Everett in 2007 by Mark Everett and Peter Byrne.
Type
text
Identifier
ark:/81235/d8n01068r
http://hdl.handle.net/10575/1188
Language
English
eng
Subject
Bohr, Niels H.D.
Petersen, Aage
Everett, Hugh III
Correspondence
Quantum mechanics -- Copenhagen interpretation
Relation
Hugh Everett III Correspondence

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