Larry Smarr Papers, 1956-2000 | University of Illinois Archives
Series Number: 15/3/24
Volume: 21.4 cubic feet
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Description: Papers of Larry Smarr (1948- ), professor of Astronomy (1979-2000) and Physics (1980-2000) and Director of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) (1985-2000) contain correspondence (1971-2000), materials relating to conferences and associations (1970-99), including the American Astronomical Society (AAS), the Astronomy and Astrophysics Survey Committee (AASC) of the National Research Council (NRC), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the General Relativity and Gravitation Conference, research on Galaxy M31, black holes, astronomical topics, and supercomputing (1963-90), a subject file relating to work at the University of Illinois (1980-98), a subject file relating to the directorship of the NCSA (1983-2000), research and edits for articles, chapters, and a book written with William J. Kaufmann III, <i> Supercomputing and the Transformation of Science </i> (1992), and reprints of publications (1973-99). Major correspondents include James Bottum, William Kaufmann, Daniel Alpert, John Bahcall, Joan Centrella, John Hawley, William Press, Dean Sumi, Robert Wolff, and J.W. York.