Keith A. Brueckner (1924- ), a theoretical physicist, has worked in academia and as a consultant to government and industry.
His research has focused on many-body theory and laser fusion. Throughout his career, Brueckner has consulted with numerous
federal and private agencies on research related to national defense.The bulk of the material was created during the 1970s.
Correspondence, memoranda, reports, financial records, contracts and proposals, notes and calculations, lectures, itineraries,
and calendars form this collection. Administrative materials, such as memoranda, financial records, and itineraries relating
to Brueckner's responsibilities at UCSD and KMS form the largest parts of the collection.
Keith Allen Brueckner was born in Minneapolis on March 19, 1924. He earned a B.A. and M.A. in mathematics from the University
of Minnesota in 1945 and 1947 and a Ph.D. in physics from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1950. Brueckner's career
as a theoretical physicist has been divided between academia, industry, and service to the U.S. government, serving the roles
of teacher, administrator, researcher, and consultant. His research has focused on many-body physics and laser fusion.