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David P. Stern archives

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0718
Born in Czechoslovakia, David Stern grew up in Israel, studying physics at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and at the Israel Institute of Technology (Technion) in Haifa, where he wrote his doctoral thesis on an underground experiment on cosmic rays. Until his retirement in 2001, Stern was associated with Goddard Space Flight Center, studying theoretical aspects of the Earth's magnetosphere, in particular its large-scale electrodynamics, global description of its magnetic fields, and particle motion.

The bulk of this collection is David Stern's journal from his career at the Goddard Space Flight Center from 1973 to 2010. The journal is paginated and includes indexes. Also included in this collection are travel journals, correspondence, a printout of his space education website, and notes for personal memoirs.

Dates

  • 1973-2010

Creator

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This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Extent

7.5 Cubic Feet (6 record center cartons)

Biographical / Historical

Born in Czechoslovakia, David Stern grew up in Israel, studying physics at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and at the Israel Institute of Technology (Technion) in Haifa, where he wrote his doctoral thesis on an underground experiment on cosmic rays. In 1959, he joined Fred Singer's space group at the University of Maryland, then in 1961 came to Goddard Space Flight Center.

Until his retirement in 2001, Stern was associated with Goddard Space Flight Center, studying theoretical aspects of the Earth's magnetosphere, in particular its large-scale electrodynamics, global description of its magnetic fields, and particle motion. David Stern enjoys international travel and creative writing, and kept an extensive professional and personal log of notes during his time at GSFC.

Scope and Contents

The bulk of this collection is David Stern's journal from his career at the Goddard Space Flight Center from 1973 to 2010. The journal is paginated and includes indexes. Also included in this collection are travel journals, correspondence, a printout of his space education website, and notes for personal memoirs.

Processing Information

Processed by Emily Hampton, October 2015.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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