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Reference NCUACS 61.4.96
Covering dates 1944-1995
Held by Reading University Library
Extent 12 boxes
Conditions of access NOT ALL THE MATERIAL IN THIS COLLECTION MAY YET BE AVAILABLE FOR CONSULTATION. ENQUIRIES SHOULD BE ADDRESSED IN THE FIRST INSTANCE TO:
THE KEEPER OF ARCHIVES AND MANUSCRIPTS THE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY
READING
Source of acquisition The papers were received in 1996 from Mrs Annette Series, widow.
Creators Series, George William, 1920-1995, physicist
Related information Copy of Physica Scripta (Vol T70 1997) devoted to G.W. Series as memorial essays deposited with the Archivist at Reading University Library.
Information from Mrs. Annette Series 23 May 1997.
Note Compiled by Jeannine Alton and Peter Harper
The work of the National Cataloguing Unit for the Archives of Contemporary Scientists, and the production of this catalogue, are made possible by the support of the following societies and organisations:
The Biochemical Society
The British Library
The E.P.A. Cephalosporin Fund
The Geological Society
The Higher Education Funding Council for England
The Institute of Physics
The Royal Society
The Royal Society of Chemistry
The Wellcome Trust
We are grateful to Mrs Series for making the papers available for cataloguing and advice on unidentified correspondence.

Administrative history:
Series was born, in modest circumstances, in 1920 and spent his early years in rural surroundings on the estate of Stratfield Saye House, Berkshire. Helped by scholarships, he was educated at St Mary's School Basingstoke and, from 1934-1938, at Reading School. In 1938 he entered St. John's College Oxford as an Open Scholar, reading mathematics and physics for the Shortened Finals in Physics in the wartime arrangements then operating. As a pacificist, he worked in London on air raid relief work and later became a member of the Friends Ambulance Unit; with them he served in the Middle East, Italy and (the then) Yugoslavia.
On his return to Oxford he took his Full Finals and D.Phil, and began research in optical spectroscopy under H.G. Kuhn, becoming a University Lecturer in Physics 1951; from 1953 to 1968 he was Tutorial Fellow at St Edmund Hall (Emeritus Fellow 1969). In 1968 he accepted a Professorship of Physics at Reading University, remaining there until taking early retirement in 1982.
His principal research interests - all in the field of optical spectroscopy - were the structure of atomic hydrogen, double resonance, spontaneous emission and optogalvanic spectroscopy.
Series was elected Fellow of the Royal Society in 1971. He was a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society 1972, the American Physical Society 1975, the Optical Society of America 1975 and an Honorary Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences 1984. He died in 1995.

Contents:
SECTION A BIOGRAPHICAL AND PERSONAL NCUACS 61.4.96/A.1-NCUACS 61.4.96/A.57
SECTION B RESEARCH NCUACS 61.4.96/B.1-NCUACS 61.4.96/B.26
SECTION C LECTURES AND PAPERS NCUACS 61.4.96/C.1-NCUACS 61.4.96/C.109
SECTION D PUBLICATIONS AND EDITORIAL NCUACS 61.4.96/D.1-NCUACS 61.4.96/D.14
SECTION E VISITS AND CONFERENCES NCUACS 61.4.96/E.1-NCUACS 61.4.96/E.13
SECTION F CORRESPONDENCE NCUACS 61.4.96/F.1-NCUACS 61.4.96/F.37
The material is presented as shown in the List of Contents. Additional explanatory notes, information and cross-references are appended where appropriate to the separate sections, subsections and individual entries in the body of the catalogue. The following paragraphs aim only to draw attention to items of particular interest.
On his retirement from Reading in 1982, Series appears to have discarded much material. Although he remained in touch with physics, continuing to lecture and to attend conferences, he and his wife spent much of their time at their Cornish home, where research and administrative facilities were of necessity limited. These factors have resulted in gaps in the record at all levels.
Bibliographical references in the catalogue (in the form Bibliog. ...) are to the bibliography prepared by Professor B. Bleaney for his Royal Society memoir of Series. A copy of this bibliography is presented at NCUACS 61.4.96/A.7.
Section A, Biographical and personal, includes several autobiographical notes and narratives, some quite lengthy, on his career and scientific interests, written at various dates from 1963 to 1994. There is unfortunately virtually no documentation for Series's early life, Oxford university and college days at St John's and St Edmund Hall, or of his connection with Reading School as pupil and Governor. His appointment, career and retirement at Reading University are more fully recorded, as are his later honours.
Section B, Research, represents Series's own selection of topics of special interest to him: some, such as 'Spontaneous emission of light' cover a long time-span 1964-1977, while others such as 'Optogalvanic spectroscopy' was his last research at Reading 1981-1983. Series seems to have conducted a later revision of some of the material, perhaps in 1990, adding brief explanatory notes on its interest.
Section C, Lectures and papers, is a substantial record of Series's achievement as a popular and prolific lecturer to research groups or conferences, over an extended period, 1959-1988.
Section D, Publications and editorial, is only a partial record of Series's considerable editorial commitments, though it does include material on the founding of the European Journal of Physics with which he was closely involved, serving as its first editor.
Section E, Visits and conferences, is similarly scanty in view of the many conferences and lecture engagements undertaken by Series. It includes several of his visits under the Royal Society Exchange Programme, and also documents the major world tour 1982-1983 following his retirement from Reading.
Section F, Correspondence, dates in large part but not exclusively from Series's retirement years. Many of the letters are therefore incoming only, but Series frequently jotted down notes of his replies, or of calculations and ideas arising from the correspondence. He might also, at a later date, add a note on writers' names, careers and connections.



SECTION A BIOGRAPHICAL AND PERSONAL  NCUACS 61.4.96/A.1-A.57  [n.d.]

Contents:
NCUACS 61.4.96/A.1-NCUACS 61.4.96/A.7 BIOGRAPHICAL AND AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL
NCUACS 61.4.96/A.8-NCUACS 61.4.96/A.30 CAREER AND HONOURS
NCUACS 61.4.96/A.31-NCUACS 61.4.96/A.57 PHOTOGRAPHS

BIOGRAPHICAL AND AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL  [no ref. or date]

Notes and narratives on his life and career, prepared by Series at various dates.  NCUACS 61.4.96/A.1-A.6  [n.d.]

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/A.1  1963, 1965

Contents:
'For Heini' [Kuhn]

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/A.2  (1971)

Contents:
'George William Series: Memoirs
Prepared for Royal Society on election. With extensive manuscript drafts used as a basis for the memoirs.'

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/A.3  1983

Contents:
'Development of research'

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/A.4  1988

Contents:
Miscellaneous autobiographical notes, nd, latest reference

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/A.5  1990

Contents:
Soft-backed notebook on 'Conferences and scientific publications'
Includes recollections of Institute of Physics, the history of European Journal of Physics (q.v.), conferences of European Group for Atomic Spectroscopy (EGAS) etc.

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/A.6  1994

Contents:
Later correspondence and notes sent to the Royal Society

[no title or date]  NCUACS 61.4.96/A.7

Contents:
Lists of publications prepared by Series. These distinguish between papers published from Oxford, Reading, and after retirement and are included here for assistance in identifying some of Series's notes.
List of publications prepared by B. Bleaney for his Royal Society memoir of Series. This list is the authority for the bibliographical references in the Catalogue which are presented in the form Bibliog. ...

CAREER AND HONOURS  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/A.8  1944-1945

Contents:
Friends Ambulance Unit Members Record Book. Record of Series's service

Reading University  NCUACS 61.4.96/A.9-A.15  [n.d.]

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/A.9  1967

Contents:
Appointment
Application, testimonials, offer of post. Included here is Series's letter of resignation as Fellow, St Edmund Hall Oxford and arrangements for a dinner for him and his wife.

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/A.10  1974-1981

Contents:
Miscellaneous correspondence on Reading affairs
Includes correspondence 1980 on supervision of Ph.D. candidates, and on Headship of Department, Series's letter 1981 on the organisation of physics teaching at Reading.

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/A.11  1975-1982

Contents:
Series's reports on teaching, research, publications, Departmental and outside activities

[no title or date]  NCUACS 61.4.96/A.12

Contents:
Report on a visit by the Physics Committee of Science Board, Science and Engineering Research Council to Reading University 14 January 1982; includes paragraph praising Series's work, and mentioning his decision to take early retirement at the end of the current academic session.

Retirement 1982  NCUACS 61.4.96/A.13-A.15  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 61.4.96/A.13

Contents:
Notice of redundancy; this 'brutally curt notice' hurt Series greatly.
Folder also includes letter of appreciation from Vice-Chancellor and conferment of title of Emeritus Professor.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 61.4.96/A.14

Contents:
Retirement dinner. Signed cards

[no title or date]  NCUACS 61.4.96/A.15

Contents:
Letters and messages.

Royal Society  NCUACS 61.4.96/A.16-A.21  [n.d.]

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/A.16  1963-1971

Contents:
Nomination, recommendations, election

Letters and messages of congratulation on election 1971  NCUACS 61.4.96/A.17-A.20  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 61.4.96/A.17

Contents:
A - D.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 61.4.96/A.18

Contents:
E - K.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 61.4.96/A.19

Contents:
L - S.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 61.4.96/A.20

Contents:
T - Z and first-name signatures.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 61.4.96/A.21

Contents:
Miscellaneous Royal Society material, thanks for service on committees etc.

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/A.22  1975

Contents:
Election to the Fellowship of the American Physical Society

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/A.23  1975

Contents:
Election to the Fellowship of the Optical Society of America

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/A.24  1990

Contents:
Election to Board of Electors to Dr Lee's Professorship of Experimental Physics, Oxford University 1981, and resignation

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/A.25  1982

Contents:
Award of the William F. Meggers Award of the Optical Society of America
Notification of award (1981), arrangements for presentation, letters of congratulation.

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/A.26  1983

Contents:
Election as 'Clarendon Honorary Research Fellow', Clarendon Laboratory Oxford

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/A.27  1984

Contents:
Election to Honorary Fellowship, Indian Academy of Sciences

[no title or date]  NCUACS 61.4.96/A.28

Contents:
Miscellaneous items of biographical interest:
Brief correspondence 1986, 1995 relating to Reading School. Series attended the School 1934-1938 and was later a Governor but this is not documented.
Invitation to serve on the Individual Merit Promotions Panel, Management and Personnel Office; Series was 'surprised and concerned' at being asked to sign the 'Official Secrets Act and did not serve. Material included to show his high moral scruples.

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/A.29  1963-1993

Contents:
Miscellaneous shorter personal correspondence, mainly letters of thanks or replies to letters of congratulation sent by Series to friends or colleagues to mark honours, prizes, elections, retirement etc. Some have manuscript explanations or identifications added by Series.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 61.4.96/A.30

Contents:
Series's death
Obituaries, January 1995
Memorial Service and addresses, St Edmund Hall Oxford, March 1995.

PHOTOGRAPHS  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/A.31  June 1947

Contents:
Group photograph, inscribed on verso 'Oxford University Society of Change Ringers'

Clarendon Laboratory, Oxford  NCUACS 61.4.96/A.32-A.36  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 61.4.96/A.32

Contents:
Group photograph, inscribed on verso 'Clarendon Laboratory Early nineteen-fifties'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 61.4.96/A.33-A.35

Contents:
Three small colour photographs, inscribed on verso 'Clarendon Lab 1962' of H.G. Kuhn and his group (including Series, D.N. Stacey, W. King, A Corney, M. Vaughan).

[no title or date]  NCUACS 61.4.96/A.36

Contents:
Group photographs 1965, in Series's folder inscribed on front cover 'Group of spectroscopists at Clarendon. Mid-sixties. Heyday?' Identifications given inside back cover.

Reading University  NCUACS 61.4.96/A.37-A.39  [n.d.]

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/A.37  Mid 1970s

Contents:
Group photograph, inscribed on verso 'J.J. Thomson Lab'.

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/A.38  July 1978

Contents:
Group photograph, inscribed on verso 'J.J. Thomson Physical Laboratory'.

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/A.39  May 1981


Related information: See also F.34.

Contents:
'Presentation of Hon. D.Sc. to George Temple May 1981' (Series standing on right).

European Group for Atomic Spectroscopy Conferences.; Group photographs, some with key or list of participants.  NCUACS 61.4.96/A.40-A.46  [n.d.]

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/A.40  1969

Contents:
First conference, Paris-Orsay

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/A.41  July 1970

Contents:
Hannover, With list of participants.

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/A.42  1971

Contents:
Reading

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/A.43  1973

Contents:
Lund, With key and list of participants

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/A.44  1976

Contents:
Oxford

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/A.45  1977

Contents:
Cracow

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/A.46  1984

Contents:
Imperial College London, With list of participants.

Conferences and colleagues  NCUACS 61.4.96/A.47-A.53  [n.d.]

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/A.47  1958

Contents:
Group photograph, Ampère Conference, Paris

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/A.48  1961

Contents:
Series lecturing at Second Quantum Electronics Conference

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/A.49  June 1968

Contents:
Series and colleagues (identified on verso) at International Conference on Optical Pumping and Atomic Line Shape (OPALS), Poland

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/A.50  1968

Contents:
Series lecturing at OPALS Conference

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/A.51  1969

Contents:
Group photograph, Scottish Summer School, With list of participants.

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/A.52  1984

Contents:
Series with colleagues (identified in verso) at Vilnius, Lithuania

[no title or date]  NCUACS 61.4.96/A.53

Contents:
Series lecturing at Vilnius.

India 1982-1983  NCUACS 61.4.96/A.54-A.56  [n.d.]

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/A.54  October 1982

Contents:
Group photograph, members of Spectroscopy Laboratory, Banaras Hindu University, With key.

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/A.55  December 1982

Contents:
Series with colleagues

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/A.56  December 1982

Contents:
Series preparing lecture, Bangalore

[no title or date]  NCUACS 61.4.96/A.57

Contents:
Portrait photograph of Series, nd, probably taken for Royal Society.

SECTION B RESEARCH  NCUACS 61.4.96/B.1-B.26  [n.d.]

Contents:
NCUACS 61.4.96/B.1-NCUACS 61.4.96/B.20 SPONTANEOUS EMISSION OF LIGHT
NCUACS 61.4.96/B.21-NCUACS 61.4.96/B.23 DOUBLE RESONANCE AND OPTICAL PUMPING
NCUACS 61.4.96/B.24-NCUACS 61.4.96/B.26 OPTOGALVANIC SPECTROSCOPY
Series conducted a very thorough clearing-out of most of his notes and data when he retired from Reading in 1982. The material here, though far from providing complete documentation of his research career, represents topics for which he felt special commitment or with which he wished to remain involved. His reasons for retaining the material, and the historical interest he thought it might have, are often indicated in short notes which he added at a later date. These are quoted in the relevant entries.
Much the most substantial surviving material is on spontaneous emission of light, which has an extensive time-span 1964-1977 and includes lectures and papers as well as notes and ideas.

SPONTANEOUS EMISSION OF LIGHT  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Notes, calculations, drafts and papers 1964-1977
Material kept as an entity by Series, who writes in a covering note (included at NCUACS 61.4.96/B.20)'....'I have left them to indicate the great amount of time and effort I put in to try to get to grips with the "problem" - (as I see it!) of spontaneous emission of light from excited atoms.'
The material includes drafts for lectures, papers and publications, research notes and ideas, all in Series's hand, not all dated.
Series's principal publications on the topic, some in collaboration, were Bibliog. 41, 46, 47, 55, 56, 57, 58. He also lectured widely.

Lectures, papers, publications, 1964-1974  NCUACS 61.4.96/B.1-B.12  [n.d.]

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/B.1  January 1964

Contents:
'A semi-classical theory of the spontaneous emission of light'

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/B.2  January 1964

Contents:
'The role of the final state in radiation processes. J.I.L.A. [Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics]

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/B.3  1977


Related information: (See NCUACS 61.4.96/C.79, Bibliog. 64).

Contents:
Typed version of NCUACS 61.4.96/B.2, With deletions, corrections and pages of additional material, and a manuscript note 'This material was eventually incorporated into the talk given at Les Houches.'

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/B.4  May 1966

Contents:
'A semi-classical theory of spontaneous emission'

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/B.5  February 1967

Contents:
'Radiation reaction, radiative damping and level shifts'. Extensive 23pp manuscript draft

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/B.6  February-March 1969

Contents:
Drafts for three lectures on 'Theory of double resonance, level-crossing and optical pumping experiments'
1. Interaction with radio-frequency fields
2. Interaction with light
3. Theory of optical pumping cycle.

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/B.7  March 1970

Contents:
'Radiation reaction, spontaneous emission and the Lamb shift', with additional pages on 'Philosophy' marked 'Good

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/B.8  September 1973

Contents:
'On the interaction of magnetic (electromagnetic) fields with strong atoms', Lausanne

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/B.9  December 1973

Contents:
'Radiation reaction, spontaneous emission and level shifts', Yale

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/B.10  January 1974

Contents:
Notice of talk with same title, given by Series No indication of place.

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/B.11  nd

Contents:
Notes for talk on 'Interaction of a dipole with an external, oscillating field'.

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/B.12  Nd, perhaps 1974

Contents:
'Radiative damping and level shifts without field quantization'. Draft with corrections and additions, and a manuscript note 'Never published'.

Dated notes, calculations, ideas, 1972-1977  NCUACS 61.4.96/B.13-B.16  [n.d.]

Contents:
These vary from a single sheet to a substantial assembly clipped or tagged together by Series to record his thinking, perhaps over several months but not necessarily following chronological order and therefore not strictly a 'sequence'.

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/B.13  December 1972-March 1974

Contents:
Various date

[no title or date]  NCUACS 61.4.96/B.14

Contents:
Tagged folder of extensive notes and drafts, August 1974 - January 1975,the main sequence paginated 1-57, with two added sequences each paginated 1-3, and some unpaginated loose pages of notes. There is a 'frontispiece' headed 'George's masterpiece. Keep cool' and the folder also includes a copy of a paper by R.E. Peierls 'The development of quantum field theory' 1973.
The folder is of interest as an example of Series 'thinking aloud' as he develops ideas and comments on them.

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/B.15  October-November 1975

Contents:
Various dates
Notes of 10 October have a later explanatory note appended by Series.

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/B.16  June-August 1977


Related information: See NCUACS 61.4.96/B.12.

Contents:
Various dates., Further thoughts and developments on radiative damping and level shifts.

Undated notes  NCUACS 61.4.96/B.17-B.19  [n.d.]

Contents:
Similar material to NCUACS 61.4.96/B.13-NCUACS 61.4.96/B.16 but undated.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 61.4.96/B.17

Contents:
'Sundry attempts. Suggestive, but not quite right'.
'Spontaneous decay from 2-level system'.
'Magnetic dipole radiation reaction'.
'Reaction force'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 61.4.96/B.18

Contents:
Variously paginated notes and drafts.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 61.4.96/B.19

Contents:
Miscellaneous notes

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/B.20  1973

Contents:
Correspondence
Exchange of letters on reaction fields. Included here is Series's note of February 1990 about his work on spontaneous emission.

DOUBLE RESONANCE AND OPTICAL PUMPING  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Notes, calculations and ideas, 1979-1985
A later note added by Series, included at NCUACS 61.4.96/B.21, explains: These notes are calculations carried out over several years, in an attempt to interpret the experimental results obtained at Reading by E. Arimondo. I never solved this problem to my own satisfaction'. See also the correspondence with Arimondo at NCUACS 61.4.96/F.1. Bibliog. 97, 98 also relate.

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/B.21  September 1979, July 1982

Contents:
Series's explanatory note.
Notes and calculations

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/B.22  1980-1982

Contents:
Tagged folder of notes, various dates, includes some paginated sequences. Kept in Series's order.

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/B.23  January 1985

Contents:
10pp paginated sequence

OPTOGALVANIC SPECTROSCOPY  [no ref. or date]

Notes, calculations, correspondence, 1981-1983  NCUACS 61.4.96/B.24-B.26  [n.d.]

Contents:
Contents of a folder inscribed 'Last research at Reading (collaboration with P. Hannaford). Essentials published [Bibliog. 79]. Theory incompletely worked out'.

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/B.24  1981

Contents:
Notes and calculations, with a later note by Series 'Incomplete attempts to interpret Hannaford's experiments in Reading'.

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/B.25  1982-1983

Contents:
Correspondence and notes

[no title or date]  NCUACS 61.4.96/B.26

Contents:
Folder of notes, data and drafts, with a later note added by Series: 'drafts relating to publications 78, 79, 80. Biographer may be interested'.

SECTION C LECTURES AND PAPERS  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.1-C.109  [n.d.]

Contents:
NCUACS 61.4.96/C.1-NCUACS 61.4.96/C.72 LIGHT BEATS AND RELATED TOPICS
NCUACS 61.4.96/C.73-NCUACS 61.4.96/C.109 OTHER LECTURES AND PAPERS
Series was a popular and prolific lecturer. The material in this section relates entirely to invitation or outside lectures and not to routine university teaching. It is all in Series's hand, usually in semi-note form, with diagrams, calculations and indications of slides to be used. Series was almost always careful to provide dates and locations for his talks and these are given in the entries.
The topics deal exclusively with scientific research and show Series's range of interests in the field of spectroscopy.
See Section B for additional lectures and papers dealing with spontaneous emission of light.

LIGHT BEATS AND RELATED TOPICS  [no ref. or date]

Conditions of access: This material was kept separately by Series under this title, and has been retained as such.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.1

Contents:
'Light beats. Oxford 1959.' Draft for Bibliog. 14.

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.2  Sept 1959

Contents:
'Light beats. Magnetic resonance conference. Oxford'.

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.3  December 1959

Contents:
'Light beats Queen Mary College London'.

'Light beats. Sundry MS and talks'. Contents of a folder so inscribed. Talks and papers given in America during Series's period at Bell Laboratories 1960. Summary indications of date and place are given.  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.4-C.11  [n.d.]

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.4  January

Contents:
Bell Labs.

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.5  February

Contents:
Holmdel

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.6  March

Contents:
Chicago

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.7  March

Contents:
Columbia

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.8  May

Contents:
Rochester [NY]

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.9  May

Contents:
Murray Hill

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.10  July

Contents:
Berkeley

[no title or date]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.11

Contents:
Unidentified.

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.12  January 1961

Contents:
'Light beats. Cambridge'

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.13  March 1961

Contents:
'Properties of modulated light in double resonance experiments. Berkeley'. Related to Bibliog. 21.
Untitled. 'Ann Arbor Michigan'.

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.14  November 1961

Contents:
'Coherence in resonance fluorescence. Birmingham'

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.15  January 1962

Contents:
'Light beats. Clarendon Lab. [Oxford] March 1961' and 'Malvern'

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.16  January 1962

Contents:
'Light beats. Schoolmasters Conference Oxford'

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.17  March 1962

Contents:
'Light beats. N.P.L. [National Physical Laboratory]'

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.18  April 1962

Contents:
'Questions of coherence in resonance fluorescence. Heidelberg'

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.19  November 1962

Contents:
'Modulation of light in a double resonance experiment. Royal Society'

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.20  November 1962

Contents:
Untitled. 'University College London.'

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.21  April 1963

Contents:
'Optical pumping in helium. Ecole normale [Paris]'

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.22  April 1963

Contents:
'Studies of modulated light... Ecole normale'

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.23  October 1963

Contents:
'Studies of modulated light. Warsaw'

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.24  November 1963

Contents:
Untitled (on excitation). Manchester and Tübingen

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.25  January 1964

Contents:
'Harlequin photons and cognate topics'

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.26  March 1964

Contents:
'Light beats'. Given at Boulder February, also Stanford, Maryland, Rochester

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.27  March 1964

Contents:
'Experiments in resonance fluorescence. Berkeley'

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.28  March 1964

Contents:
'Modulation of exciting light. Columbia'

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.29  March 1964

Contents:
'Coherence effects in resonance fluorescence. IBM'

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.30  May 1964

Contents:
Untitled conference talk

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.31  April 1965

Contents:
'Forward-scattering of resonance radiation. Oxford'

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.32  nd

Contents:
'Forward-scattering of resonance radiation Berlin'

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.33  March 1966

Contents:
'Modulation phenomena in resonance fluorescence Amsterdam September 1965' and 'Reading and Nottingham'

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.34  January 1966

Contents:
'Fluorescence spectroscopy...'

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.35  April 1966

Contents:
'On the calculation of polarizability...'

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.36  April 1966

Contents:
'Interference effects in resonance fluorescence.'
This lecture, and NCUACS 61.4.96/C.35, were given at a meeting of the Physical Society Optics Group at York.

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.37  July 1966-May 1967

Contents:
'Interference effects in resonance fluorescence', Clarendon Laboratory [Oxford], June 1966, and other locations

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.38  June 1966

Contents:
'The forward scattering of resonance radiation. Rochester June 1966' and 'Boulder'

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.39  June 1966

Contents:
'Optical pumping in helium: modulation effects. Columbia'

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.40  October 1966

Contents:
'On the semi-classical approach to radiation interactions...' Newcastle, and NPL'

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.41  April 1967

Contents:
'Exploitation of the phase of light. Durham April 1967. British Radio-Spectroscopy Group Conference'

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.42  Sept 1967

Contents:
'Magnetic resonance stimulated by frequency-modulated light. Columbia'

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.43  September-November 1967

Contents:
'Some unexploited possibilities in atomic fluorescence spectroscopy'. Various locations

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.44  nd

Contents:
'Atoms as resonators'. Kept with 1967 lectures.

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.45  April 1968

Contents:
'Modulation phenomena in resonance fluorescence. Culham'

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.46  April 1968

Contents:
'Exploitation of the anisotropy of atomic radiation. Culham'
This lecture, and NCUACS 61.4.96/C.45, were given at a meeting of the Physical Society Optics Group.

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.47  nd

Contents:
'Studies of the Hanle effect in neon', Kept with above

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.48  June 1968

Contents:
'Remarks on spontaneous emission'. Paper presented at International Conference on Optical Pumping and Atomic Line Shape, Warsaw June 1968. Related to major paper of same title (Bibliog. 41).

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.49  September 1968

Contents:
'Coherence effects in the interaction of radiation with atoms. Munich'

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.50  November 1968-April 1969

Contents:
'Coherence effects in the interaction of radiation with atoms'. Various locations

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.51  January 1969

Contents:
'Personalities and places in physics. Reading'

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.52  February-March 1969

Contents:
Notes for miscellaneous lectures, Paris, Hannover, Heidelberg

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.53  April 1969

Contents:
'Pisa'. Untitled, on pumping.

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.54  October 1969

Contents:
'Spectroscopy at large. Reading'

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.55  November 1969

Contents:
'Spectroscopy without a spectroscope. Reading' (lecture first given February 1967).

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.56  November 1969

Contents:
'Optical pumping. Sheffield'

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.57  1969

Contents:
Untitled. 'Edinburgh'

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.58  July 1970

Contents:
'Semi-classical theory of 'dressed' atoms. Hannover EGAS Conference'

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.59  August 1970

Contents:
'Interaction of fields with paramagnetic atoms'. Various locations

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.60  August 1970

Contents:
'Determination of the Rydberg Constant. Conference on Precision Measurement and Fundamental Constants'
Notes for two lectures, related to Bibliog. 51.

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.61  March 1971

Contents:
'Magnetic resonance, frequency diagrams and dressed atoms. Malvern'

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.62  April 1971

Contents:
'Diffraction. Reading Schoolmasters'

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.63  January, February 1972

Contents:
'Interference effects in the interaction of radiation with free atoms.' Various locations

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.64  July 1972

Contents:
'Modulation effect in resonance fluorescence. Bangalore'

[no title or date]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.65

Contents:
'Frequency diagrams and dressed atoms. Dunedin (New Zealand) July 1972.' Lecture first given in November 1971

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.66  October 1972

Contents:
'Optical Pumping. Reading undergrads.'
Presidential address.

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.67  March 1973

Contents:
'Semi-classical theory of atoms in strong fields. ENS [Ecole Normale Supérieure] Paris'

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.68  March 1973

Contents:
'Level crossing experiments. Time resolved detection. ENS Paris'

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.69  October 1973

Contents:
'Level-crossing. Time-resolved detection'. Stirling

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.70  October 1973

Contents:
'Parts per billion: how and why. Reading Undergraduate Physical Society.'

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.71  February-March 1975

Contents:
'Modulated fluorescence of atomic vapours. Stanford Harvard Columbia.'

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.72  February 1976

Contents:
'Quantum beats and related topics. Culham'

OTHER LECTURES AND PAPERS  [no ref. or date]

Two lectures at Pisa, March 1972  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.73, C.74  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.73

Contents:
'Polarization and alignment in magnetic resonance'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.74

Contents:
'The ellipsoid of alignment'.

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.75  June 1972

Contents:
Lecture at Bangalore

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.76  nd ca 1973

Contents:
'Precision measurement and atomic constants'
Contents list for 10 lectures.
Tagged folder of notes for lectures 1 Atomic constants, 3 Speed of light, 4 Rydberg constant and Lamb shift, 6 Fine structure constant, 7 the ampere and [...] 10 Avogadro's numbers.

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.77  December 1973

Contents:
'Bloch-Siegert shifts', given at Boston and Yale. Related to Bibliog. 56.

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.78  April 1974

Contents:
'Radiation reaction etc. Jersey Conference'

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.79  1975


Related information: See also NCUACS 61.4.96/B.3.

Contents:
'Resonance interactions between radiation and atoms: perturbation of the "final" state. Les Houches [Switzerland] Summer School'. Related to Bibliog. 64.

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.80-C.82  1976

Contents:
Lectures on 'Tunable lasers in atomic spectroscopy', various dates and locations

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.83, C.84  1976

Contents:
Two lectures on light and colour, one for 'Reading Open Day'.

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.85  nd

Contents:
Lecture on spectroscopy, nd. Kept with 1976 material.

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.86  September 1976

Contents:
Notes for talks on high-resolution spectroscopy, York

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.87  July 1977

Contents:
'Excited caesium atoms: collisions and negative damping.' EGAS conference Cracow

Lectures at SRC Summer School, Royal Holloway College, London, September 1978  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.88, C.89  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.88

Contents:
'Pre-laser studies of radiation interactions'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.89

Contents:
'Quantum beats'.

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.90  April 1979

Contents:
'Laser Spectroscopy', Eleventh National Conference on Atomic and Molecular Physics, Liverpool

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.91  July, September 1979

Contents:
'Forward scattering and polarization spectroscopy', various dates and locations, Related to Bibliog. 72.

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.92  November 1979-November 1980

Contents:
'Advances in laser spectroscopy', various dates and locations

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.93  February 1980-1982

Contents:
'Hyperfine structures, lifetimes and collisional cross sections in 1³³Cs', various dates and locations, Related to Bibliog. 81.

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.94  September 1980

Contents:
'Thirty years of optical pumping', EGAS Conference, Pisa
Notes, heavily corrected draft. Related to Bibliog. 77.

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.95  October 1982

Contents:
'Hydrogen', various dates and locations in Poland, November 1980, India. Related to Bibliog. 74.

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.96  June 1980

Contents:
'Spatial and temporal aspects of the interaction of radiation and matter', five lectures to be given at Queen's University Belfast
Invitation and list of lectures only.

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.97  16-28 November 1981

Contents:
Notes for two lectures on basic quantum mechanics of atomic structure for NATO conference, Erice, Italy

Two lectures on 'Light and atoms'.  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.98, C.99  [n.d.]

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.98  February 1982

Contents:
Reading University Public Lecture

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.99  March 1982

Contents:
Charters School

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.100  January 1982-June 1983

Contents:
'Optogalvanic spectroscopy - level-crossing effects'. Various dates and locations. Related to research and publications with P. Hannaford et al (Bibliog. 82, 91, 92).

Two lectures on 'Advances in laser spectroscopy'.  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.101, C.102  [n.d.]

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.101  April 1982

Contents:
Bristol

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.102  October 1982

Contents:
Delhi

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.103  February 1983

Contents:
'The fundamental atomic constants - the ubiquity of alpha', Bangalore

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.104  March 1983

Contents:
'Optical pumping', Bangalore, February, Melbourne

Lectures in Australia and New Zealand, March - April 1983  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.105, C.106  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.105

Contents:
'Laser Spectroscopy'.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.106

Contents:
'Forward-scattering'.

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.107  May 1983-March 1985

Contents:
'The fundamental atomic constants: the ubiquity of alpha'. Various dates and locations, Related to Bibliog. 95.

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.108  September 1984

Contents:
'Double resonance and optical pumping: the early days'. Seattle, August, Riga, Related to Bibliog. 94.

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/C.109  1989

Contents:
'The hydrogen atom (an historical account of studies of the hydrogen atom)', Pisa, 1988. Published in conference proceedings of same title

SECTION D PUBLICATIONS AND EDITORIAL  NCUACS 61.4.96/D.1-D.14  [n.d.]

European Journal of Physics (EJP)  NCUACS 61.4.96/D.1-D.10A  [n.d.]

Administrative history:
This was a journal of the European Physical Society published on behalf of the Society by the Institute of Physics. Series played a major part in the establishment of the journal and became its first Editor-in-Chief, serving until 1985. His successors were J. Pisút (Bratislava) till 1990, then A.B. Pippard.

Contents:
Series's Involvement with the journal meant a great deal to him; he writes about it in several of the autobiographical items in Section A, and particularly in NCUACS 61.4.96/A.5. See also D.10 below for his concern to set the historical record straight.

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/D.1  1979-1980

Contents:
Establishment of the journal: early correspondence, agreement between European Physical Society and Institute of Physics, setting-up of Editorial Board, early publicity etc.

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/D.2  1982-1984

Contents:
Miscellaneous membership lists of the Editorial Board

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/D.3  July 1980-July 1984

Contents:
Minutes of Executive Board of EJP, October 1979 - June 1984, and Series's follow-up letters to Editorial Board members

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/D.4  1981-1985

Contents:
Series's Editor's reports on EJP presented for meetings of Advisory Committee on Physics Education and Advisory Committee on Publications

General correspondence on EJP affairs: launching, publicity, articles, suggestions, board meetings, revised agreement, journal format, relations with European Physical Society, board membership.  NCUACS 61.4.96/D.5-D.8  [n.d.]

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/D.5  1980-1982

Contents:
General EJP correspondence

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/D.6  1983-February 1984

Contents:
General EJP correspondence

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/D.7  1984

Contents:
General EJP correspondence

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/D.8  1985

Contents:
General EJP correspondence

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/D.9  1983-1985

Contents:
Correspondence, and one letter 1986 on appointments of new Editorial Board members and in particular of a new Editor to replace Series. Includes letters of thanks for his work on the journal.

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/D.10  September 1993

Contents:
Series's letter to the editor, Europhysics News, commenting on and correcting the account of the launching and history of the journal given in the 25th EPS Anniversary issue of Europhysics News

[no title or date]  NCUACS 61.4.96/D.10A

Contents:
'Keeping a laboratory notebook: an exemplar.'
Correspondence and draft for Series's article in European Journal of Physics 1991 (Bibliog. 105). Series attached great importance to methodical work and the folder includes material on a notebook of Rutherford which he used in his department (1972, 1974), and which formed the basis of his later article.

World Scientific Publishing Co.  NCUACS 61.4.96/D.11-D.14  [n.d.]

Contents:
Correspondence and papers 1984-1992 relating to The spectrum of atomic hydrogen: advances (1988), edited by Series. This was an update and expansion of Series's earlier The spectrum of atomic hydrogen (OUP 1957).

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/D.11  1957

Contents:
Contract with OUP for text.

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/D.12  1984-1992

Contents:
Correspondence, mainly with publisher (Editor-in-Chief K.K. Phua) but also with colleagues and co-authors on plans and publication of book, introduction, publicity etc.
Series was Editorial Adviser for the firm in atomic and molecular physics and there are a few exchanges on general publication matters. He resigned as adviser in September 1992

[no title or date]  NCUACS 61.4.96/D.13

Contents:
Requests for information, permission to quote etc sent by Series in preparation for book.

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/D.14  1985-1987

Contents:
Correspondence with colleagues and contributors

SECTION E VISITS AND CONFERENCES  NCUACS 61.4.96/E.1-E.13  [n.d.]

Contents:
The surviving material represents only a few of the many meetings and conferences attended by Series. Others are attested by the lectures and papers in Section C.

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/E.1  1960

Contents:
Visit to California, including Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories, July 1960, during Series's period at Bell Telephone Laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey.
Correspondence, arrangements

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/E.2  18-29 November 1980

Contents:
Visit to Poland
Series visited scientific institutions in Cracow, Warsaw, Torun and Gdansk, under the Royal Society exchange programme.
Includes Series's reports to the Royal Society, his notes on institutions and personnel, letters of thanks, article 'Spring in Poland' submitted under a pen-name to The Times but not published.

[no title or ref. or date]

Round the world trip, October 1982 - June 1983  NCUACS 61.4.96/E.3-E.5  [n.d.]

Contents:
The main aim of this extended journey marking Series's retirement from Reading was to visit laboratories and universities in India where he was Raman Visiting Professor of the Indian Academy of Sciences October 1982-February 1983.
He subsequently visited Australia, February - March, and New Zealand where he was Visiting Professor in the Department of Physics Dunedin March-May. From mid-May to mid-June he visited universities and attended conferences in the USA.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 61.4.96/E.3

Contents:
Itineraries.

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/E.4  1980-1983

Contents:
Correspondence, invitations, arrangements, a few follow-up letters. These are for India; there is one letter only for New Zealand April 1983 and no material for the USA visits.

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/E.5  1983

Contents:
Series's letter to the Royal Society on his visit 1983 and other miscellaneous items.

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/E.6  10-13 July 1984

Contents:
16th EGAS Conference, London
Programme only (annotated by Series).

Visit of Lithuania and Latvia via Moscow, 31 August - 13 September 1984, under Royal Society exchange programme.  NCUACS 61.4.96/E.7-E.9  [n.d.]

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/E.7  Sept 1984

Contents:
Small notebook 'USSR' on journey, institutions, personnel etc.

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/E.8  1981-1985

Contents:
Correspondence, invitations, arrangements, a few follow-up letters

[no title or date]  NCUACS 61.4.96/E.9

Contents:
Series's reports to the Royal Society.

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/E.10  1984-1986

Contents:
Correspondence on a proposed NATO Summer School on Lasers and Laser Spectroscopy to be held in Portugal. Series accepted an invitation to lecture but later withdrew.

Correspondence on proposed visit to India under Royal Society exchange programme to visit Varanasi, Bangalore and Kerala, January 1988. The visit was cancelled because of ill-health.  NCUACS 61.4.96/E.11-E.13  [n.d.]

[no title or date]  NCUACS 61.4.96/E.11

Contents:
Correspondence with the Royal Society, application etc.

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/E.12  1987-1988

Contents:
Correspondence with colleagues in India, invitations, arrangements.
Correspondence with S.N. Thakur January 1988 includes Series's notes on the lecture and contribution he had intended for the Workshop on Laser Spectroscopy at Baharas Hindu University Varanasi.

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/E.13  June 1987

Contents:
'Optical pumping, resonance fluorescence, and Raman scattering', manuscript article with a manuscript headnote 'Written for Varanasi Raman celebrations', sent June 1987 in answer to request for contribution to university centenary publication for C.V. Raman. (Not listed in Bibliog.).

SECTION F CORRESPONDENCE  NCUACS 61.4.96/F.1-F.37  [n.d.]

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/F.1-F.2  1971-1987

Contents:
Arimondo, E.

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/F.1  1971-1972

Contents:
Included here is an undated note by Series: 'Example of correspondence with collaborator Ennio Arimondo. Work ultimately published in Kastler Syposium. [See NCUACS 61.4.96/B.1]. (I suggested that Ennio publish this experimental work under his own name, but he wanted GWS to be joint author)'.

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/F.2  1986-1987

Contents:
On festschrift for A. Gozzini. Series contributed a paper on 'Long shots that missed the mark' (Bibliog. 101).

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/F.3  1986-1991

Contents:
Bachor, H.-A.

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/F.4  1990

Contents:
Berry, M.V.
Adiabatic quantum transitions. Includes manuscript notes and calculations by Series.

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/F.5  1962-1964, 1992

Contents:
Bleaney, B.
Includes letters from Series while on leave in USA 1964

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/F.6  1958

Contents:
Bradley, L.C.
Electron bombardment studies.

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/F.7  1987

Contents:
Brandenberger, J.
Broken symmetry

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/F.8  1988

Contents:
Brossel, J.

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/F.9  1993

Contents:
Burnett, K.
(Series's letter only).

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/F.10  nd, 1994

Contents:
Cohen-Tannoudji, C.
Series's long letter of 1994 sets out his latest views on quantum electrodynamics and 'Absorber Theory'.

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/F.11  1985

Contents:
Connerade, J.-P.
Daresbury Synchroton

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/F.12  1988-1989

Contents:
Ditchburn, R.W.
Correspondence, letters of thanks etc. about Series's Biographical Memoir of Ditchburn for the Royal Society.

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/F.13  1989

Contents:
Durrant, A.V.
Work on echo mechanisms

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/F.14  1984-1992

Contents:
Gough, W.
Research and publications by Gough, with comments or notes by Series, on angular momentum, vectors, phases changes and other topics. Includes some personal news, and news of University of Wales Cardiff.

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/F.15  1987-1995

Contents:
Hannaford, P.
Hannaford was a long-term colleague and friend of Series, collaborating in research and publications on optogalvanic spectroscopy.
Correspondence on research, career and appointments. Includes brief comments by Hannaford on B. Bleaney's Biographical Memoir of Series for the Royal Society.

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/F.16  1963-1985

Contents:
Kastler, A.
Includes miscellaneous brief correspondence from Kastler 1963-1981. Correspondence 1984-1985, following Kastler's death, relates to Series's letter to The Time supplementing the obituary which he felt to be misleading.

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/F.17  1960

Contents:
Kohler, R.H.

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/F.18  1985

Contents:
Ladera, C.L.
Lorentzian/dispersion mixtures

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/F.19  1994

Contents:
Loudon, R.

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/F.20  1984

Contents:
Mahajan, C. G.
Correspondence with colleagues about Mahajan's request to work in UK.

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/F.21  1984-1986

Contents:
Nakayama, S.

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/F.22  1960, 1972-1976

Contents:
Pancharatnam, S.
One letter only from Pancharatnam 1960. Remaining material relates to Series's editing of Pancharatnam's collected work's after his death.

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/F.23  1985

Contents:
Partridge, R. B.

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/F.24  1986-1994

Contents:
Pegg, D. T. and others
Pegg was post-doctoral scholar of Series at Oxford and Reading, later returning to work in Australia at Griffith University.
Research, career and appointments.

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/F.25  1988

Contents:
Pendrill, L.R.

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/F.26  1986-1993

Contents:
Petley, B. W. and others
Research on metrology, appointments.

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/F.27  1990

Contents:
Pippard, A. B.
Spontaneous radiation.

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/F.28  1986-1987, 1994

Contents:
Ramaseshan, S.
Includes information about the life and work of Pancharatham.

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/F.29  1980, 1987-1991

Contents:
Schawlow, A. L.
Recollections of research, some personal news.

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/F.30  1984-1985, 1993

Contents:
Serapinas, P.
Scientific and personal news from Lithuania.

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/F.31-F.33  1987-1994

Contents:
Stacey, D.N.
Career, appointments, recommendations.

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/F.31  1987-1994

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/F.32  1992-1993

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/F.33  1993

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/F.34  1977-1980

Contents:
Temple, G.
Mainly material relating to Honorary Degree conferred on Temple by the University of Reading, and Series's presentation address. Includes a little correspondence from Temple.

[no title]  NCUACS 61.4.96/F.35  1987, 1989

Contents:
Warrington, D.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 61.4.96/F.36, F.37

Contents:
Shorter correspondence

[no title or date]  NCUACS 61.4.96/F.36

Contents:
B -I.

[no title or date]  NCUACS 61.4.96/F.37

Contents:
L-W.

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