The Owen Chamberlain Papers, 1941-2006, consist of materials documenting Chamberlain's career as a Professor of Physics at
the University of California, Berkeley and researcher at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. There is comparatively
little material focused on Chamberlain's own scientific research.
Owen Chamberlain was born in San Francisco on July 10, 1920, the son of W. Edward Chamberlain, radiologist, and Genevieve
Lucinda Owen. He obtained his bachelor's degree at Dartmouth College in 1941 and entered graduate school in physics at the
University of California, Berkeley. After the United States entered into World War II, Chamberlain began working on the Manhattan
Project under Emilio Segrè. In 1946 Chamberlain resumed his graduate studies under Enrico Fermi at the University of Chicago.
He completed experimental work in 1948 and received his doctorate in 1949.
Number of containers: 22 cartons, 1 oversize folder
Linear feet: 27.5
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