The scientific and personal correspondence, organizational and government files, NASA files including Apollo missions and
lunar sample analysis, notebooks, biographical materials and audiovisual materials of Gerald J.
Wasserburg (b. 1927) form the collection known as the Gerald J.
Wasserburg Papers in the Archives of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). Appointed to the faculty at Caltech in 1955,
Wasserburg won the Crafoord Prize in 1986 with Claude J. Allègre for their pioneering work in isotope geochemistry.
Wasserburg became Professor Emeritus at the California Institute of Technology in 2002. He previously served Caltech as Professor of
Geology and Geophysics, 1955-2001; Chairman, Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, 1987-1989; and Executive Officer
for Geochemistry, 1987-1989.
172 boxes; 85 linear feet.
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