File: Department of Physics

Scope and Content

Correspondence and papers relating to the running of the department of physics. As well as routine correspondence relating to staffing, the papers include extensive discussions about funding and equipping the physical laboratories, specific departmental projects such as the Differential Analyzer [a pioneering computer], and Professor Patrick Blackett's plans for the post-war development of the department.

Former reference: 81

Related Material

See also VCA/7/378. For files relating to appointments to chairs in this period, see VCA/7/22, 90 and 226.