Collection pertains to his research and teaching and includes
grant files (proposals, budgets, correspondence, etc.); photographs of stellar phenomena
(prints and negatives); drawings, graphs, charts and computer printouts; and files from
the classes he taught at Stanford.
Arthur B. C. Walker, an innovative astrophysicist and a mentor of women and minority
students, was a professor of applied physics at Stanford University from January 1974
until his death in 2001. He earned his B.S. in physics at Case Institute of Technology
in 1957 and his Ph.D. at the University of Illinois in 1962. After completing his
doctorate, he served 3 years in the U.S. Air Force at the Weapons Laboratory and then
joined the Space Physics Laboratory of the Aerospace Corporation. At Stanford, Walker
constructed, launched, and carried out observations of the Sun's Corona in successive
rocket launched payload experiments.
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