Scope and Content
Title: J.J. Sakurai Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1950-1982
Collection number: 1355
Sakurai, J.J. (Jun John), 1933-1982
Extent: 7 boxes (3.5 linear ft.)
1 oversize box
University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: J.J. Sakurai (1933-1982) was a physicist credited with independently discovering the V-A theory of the weak interactions.
He was a professor in the UCLA Department of Physics (1970- ), a Sloan Fellow (1962-66), a Fellow of the American Physical
Society (1964-82), a Guggenheim Fellow (1975-76), and a von Humboldt Fellow (1981-82). The collection consists of correspondence,
manuscripts, photographs, and publications related to Sakurai's career and life.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department
of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
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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.
Restrictions on Access
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.
Portions of this collection are restricted. Consult finding aid for additional information.
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Provenance/Source of Acquisition
Gift of Mrs. Noriko Sakurai, 1984-87.
[Identification of item], J.J. Sakurai Papers (Collection 1355). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research
Library, University of California, Los Angeles.
Sakurai was born in Tokyo in 1933; graduated from Harvard summa cum laude in 1955; Ph.D, Cornell, 1958; while still a student
at Cornell, he independently discovered the V-A theory of the weak interactions; became an assistant professor at University
of Chicago in 1959 and a full professor in 1964; joined UCLA Department of Physics in 1970; was a Sloan Fellow (1962-66),
a Fellow of the American Physical Society (1964-82), a Guggenheim Fellow (1975-76), and a von Humboldt Fellow (1981-82); publications
Advanced quantum mechanics (1967) and
Modern quantum mechanics (c. 1985); died in Geneva in 1982.
Scope and Content
Collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, and publications related to the career and life of UCLA physicist
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Sakurai, J.J. (Jun John), 1933-1982--Archives.
University of California, Los Angeles--Faculty--Archival resources.
Physicists--United States--Archival resources.