Kenneth G. Wilson Papers,1960-2000.

Collection Number: 14-22-4086

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


Kenneth G. Wilson papers, 1960-2000.
Collection Number:
Wilson, Kenneth G.(Kenneth Geddes),
6.3 cubic feet.
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, manuscripts, publications, research materials
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Professional papers of Kenneth G. Wilson.
Collection material in English


Kenneth G. Wilson taught at Cornell from 1963 to 1987. In 1987, Wilson left Cornell for Ohio State University where he helped found the Physics Education Research Group, and focused on physics and science education. Wilson won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1982.


Professional papers of Kenneth G. Wilson. Collection includes publications and notes for publications by Wilson, correspondence, material relating to Wilson's teaching and courses, data, computer printouts, and research notebooks. Items relate to his own work in particle physics, quantum field theory, supercomputing and the Cornell Theory Center, and education reform.

Wilson, Kenneth G. 1936-2013.

Atomic physics.
Educational change.
Physics -- Study and teaching.
Physics -- Study and teaching
Quantum field theory.
Renormalization group.


Cite As:
Kenneth G. Wilson Papers, #14-22-4086. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

Series I. Selected Materials from Cornell
Box 1
Series II. Wilson's Publications
Box 1, 2, 3
Series III. Correspondence and Memorabilia, Materials from Wilson's Physics Courses
Box 3
Series IV. Wilson's Research Notebooks from Cornell
Box 4
Series V. Raw Research Notes
Box 6, 7
Series VI. Computer Output
Box 5
Series VII. Materials on Supercomputing and the Cornell Supercomputing Theory Center
Box 6
Series VIII. Materials on Education Reform
Box 7


Material selected by Ken to take with him to the Dibner Institute for the History of Science and Technology (visited 2002)
Box 1 Folder 1
Gibbs' Lecture "Proof of a Conjecture by Dyson", CV
Abstract of Gibbs Lecture, American Mathematical Society, 1980 reprint of early paper "Proof of a Conjecture by Dyson", several versions of Wilson's CV
Box 1 Folder 2
"Generalized Wannier Functions","Future of Supercomputing"
c. 1986
Manuscript and proof of "Generalized Wannier Functions" with notes, letter from Michael Teter (Corning Glass Laboratory) rough notes on "Future of Supercomputing"
Box 1 Folder 3
Monte Carlo Renormalization Group on FPS Supercomputer
c. 1985
Red folder: Implementation of Monte Carlo Renormalization Group transformations on the Floating Point Systems supercomputer
Box 1 Folder 4
Research notes on atomic physics, strong coupling lattice gauge theory
Notes on atomic physics calculations, Floating Point systems implementation, rough notes for "Future of Supercomputing", Indian exercise book (Balarpur Industries) filled with strong coupling lattice gauge theory calculations (of vacuum energy?)
Box 1 Folder 5
Notes on quantum chemistry and supercomputing
Notes on programming Pade approximants, notes on P, C, and T (for a class?), manuscript on quantum chemistry, press release on supercomputing
Box 1 Folder 6
Lecture and reference notes
Quantization of the electromagnetic field, some QFT cross section formulae, notes on Johnson's paper on the Thirring model, 4-pt functions in the Thirring model, conformal group, generators of the Lorentz group, solution of the Ising model, high-temperature series calculations (Ising model?), correlation functions in the Ising model, "Schwinger methods" (correlation functions) in the Ising model, notes on Toeplitz determinants (for the Ising model), thermodynamics of a monatomic gas, logarithmic integrals, integrals over lattice momenta, lattice quantum field theory calculations, Gaussian integration, motion of a particle in slowly varying fields,
Box 1 Folder 7
Manuscripts of Unpublished Papers
A Model for Coupling Constant Renormalization LNS-65-13 (1965) (7 pp), Renormalization Theory for Strong Interactions (1968-9?), about 100 pages of manuscript, perhaps to accompany "Nonlagrangian Models …" Also original manuscripts for the materials "selected for the Dibner Institute 2004"
Box 1 Folder 8
Rough notes on supercomputing, blockspin, instantons, atomic physics
Rough notes on supercomputing, rough notes on block spin calculations and computer implementation, exchange of letters with Paulo Caldas, unpublished manuscript on instantons in lattice gauge theory, rough notes on atomic density matrix computations, rough notes on supercomputer revolution
Box 1 Folder 9
Rough notes on Wannier function, blockspin, FPS programing
Rough notes on Wannier function calculations, notes on Dirac equation on a lattice, notes on block spin formalism, rough notes on Floating Point Systems programming, synchrotrons, very rough notes on atomic calculations, Cornell Theory Center, computing revolution, Ising simulations
Box 1 Folder 10
Research notes on atomic physics, fixed source problem
Rough notes on atomic physics calculations (1970's), very rough notes for FPS programming, few pages of manuscript on operator products (1964?), notes on "topological anaysis" -- convergence of operator interation in a renormalization group transformation in the fixed source problem, notes on analysis of the fixed source problem
Box 1 Folder 11
Notes on topics in quantum field theory
Effective Hamiltonian in the fixed source problem, relation between scattering cross sections and the S-matrix, representations of the Lorentz group, Lorentz-invariant wave equations, relation between scattering cross sections and the S-matrix (version 2), chiral SU(3)xSU(3) symmetry, some current algebra formulae, representations of SU(3), Dirac equation in 1 dimension, Lorentz group commutators, 2nd order weak interactions (with Operator Product Expansion), Steinberger calculation of pi-zero decay, irreducible representations of the Lorentz group, also: manuscript for "Regge Roles and Multiple Production" (1963) (+loose notes on renormalization group transformations)
Box 1 Folder 12
Notes for Physics 574 - Applications of Quantum Mechanics
Looseleaf notebook w. problem sets and course notes (notes after the green separator might be by Tung-Mow Yan), after the green separator, quotes from Ken taken down by students: e.g. "If you do the calculation properly and come back a year later, you will find that it is still divergent…"
Arranged chronologically. Mainly, these are reprints, but in some cases, a manuscript or other correspondence is included. These cases are noted.
Box 1 Folder 13
Dispersion Relations for Infinite Plasmas
Manuscript from Wilson's graduate study at Caltech
Box 1 Folder 14
An Investigation of the Low Equation and the Chew-Mandelstam Equations
Ph.D Thesis, Manuscript
Box 1 Folder 11
Regge Poles and Multiple Production, Acta Phys. Aust. 17, 37
Manuscript located within Series I.
Box 1 Folder 15
Proof of a Conjecture by Dyson, J. Math. Phys. 3, 1040
With a related news article from Science (2005)
Box 1 Folder 16
A Set of Double Integral Equations for Low-Energy Pion-Pion Scattering
Manuscript from Harvard "to be submitted to Phys. Rev." (but apparently not submitted)
Box 1 Folder 17
Solution of the Symmetric Scalar Low Equation in the One Meson Approximation
Manuscript from Cornell
Box 1 Folder 7
A Model for Coupling Constant Renormalization
LNS-65-13 ; this unpublished manuscript is located in Series I
Box 1 Folder 18
On Products of Quantum Field Operators at Short Distances
1965, 1969
Manuscript submitted to the Physical Review (1965) (and parts of an earlier draft), referee report (from Arthur Wightman), notes for an answer to the referee report the paper was never resubmitted. Wilson developed these ideas for many more years and announced them in his article "Nonlagrangian Models of Current Algebra" (1969)
Box 1 Folder 7
Renormalization Theory for Strong Interactions
c. 1969
Unpublished manuscript located in Series I
Box 1 Folder 19
Some Experiments on Multiple Production
CLNS-131 ; eventually published in the proceedings of the 1973 Scottish Universities Summer School
Box 1 Folder 20
Renormalization Group and Strong Interactions
Phys. Rev. D 3, 1818
Box 1 Folder 21
Renormalization Group and Critical Phenomena I. Renormalization Group and the Kadanoff Scaling Picture
Phys. Rev. B 4, 3174
Box 1 Folder 22
Renormalization Group and Critical Phenomena II. Phase-Space Cell Analysis of Critical Behavior
Phys. Rev. B 4, 3184
Box 1 Folder 23
Deep Inelastic Scattering - Theory
Draft of the article for the proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Electron and Photon Interactions at High Energies, Cornell
Box 1 Folder 24
Gauge Transformations in the Thirring Model
Phys. Rev. D 5, 1026
Box 1 Folder 25
Renormalization Group II
Unpublished lectures given at Cornell, lecture notes by J. Serene
Box 1 Folder 26
Renormalization Group III
Unpublished lectures given at Cornell, lecture notes by J. Serene
Box 1 Folder 27
Breakdown of Landau Theory, Fluctuations and Renormalization
Offprint from the 1973 Nobel symposium proceedings containing an abstract of the talk and a record of the discussion
Box 1 Folder 28
Solution of the Spin-1/2 Kondo Hamiltonian
Offprint from the 1973 Nobel symposium
Box 1 Folder 29
Quantum Field Theory Models in Less Than 4 Dimensions
Phys. Rev. D 7, 2911
Box 1 Folder 30
The Renormalization Group and the Epsilon Expansion
Phys. Reports 12C
Box 1 Folder 31
Confinement of Quarks
Phys. Rev. D 10, 2445
Box 2 Folder 1
Finite Lattice Approximation to Renormalization Groups
Phys. Rev. B 11, 3431
Box 2 Folder 2
Temperature-Dependent Susceptibility of the Symmetric Anderson Model: Connection to the Kondo Model
Phys. Rev. Lett. 35, 1101
Box 2 Folder 3
Renormalization Group Methods
Adv. Math. 16, 170
Box 2 Folder 4
The Renormalization Group and Block Spins
Boltzmann Medal Address
Box 2 Folder 5
The Renormalization Group: Critical Phenomena and the Kondo Problem
Rev. Mod. Phys 47, 773; with a folder of original artwork for this and contemporaneous papers
Box 2 Folder 6
Quark Confinement and Lattice Calculations
c. 1975
Preprint of a talk that seems to honor Paul Dirac
Box 2 Folder 7
The Renormalization Group - Introduction
Published in Phase Transitions and Critical Phenomena, v. 6, ed. by Domb and Green
Box 2 Folder 8
Relativistically Invariant Lattice Theories
Published in the Proceeding of the 1976 Coral Gables Conference
Box 2 Folder 9
Quantum Chromodynamics on a Lattice
Preprint of Cargese Summer School lecture notes
Box 2 Folder 10
Susceptibility of the Asymmetric Anderson Model: Relevance to Valence Fluctuation Compounds
Preprint, published in Valence Instabilities and Related Narrow-Band Phenomena, Parks, ed.
Box 2 Folder 11
Problems in Physics with Many Scales of Length
Scientific American 241, 158 ; with page of notes (small corrections) and reprint of the Polish translation
Box 2 Folder 12
Monte Carlo Calculations for the Lattice Gauge Theory
Cornell preprint CLNS/80/442
Box 2 Folder 13
Renormalization Group Approach to the Anderson Model of Dilute Magnetic Alloys. I. Static properties for the symmetric case
Phys. Rev. B 21, 1003
Box 2 Folder 14
Renormalization Group Approach to the Anderson Model of Dilute Magnetic Alloys. II. Static properties for the asymmetric case
Phys. Rev. B 21, 1044
Box 2 Folder 15
Experiences with a Floating Point Systems Array Processor
Cornell preprint CLNS/81/477; "to be published in the series in Computational Physics on Parallel Computation"
Box 2 Folder 16
Monte Carlo Techniques in Code Optimization
Preprint, published in ACM SIGMICRO newsletter 13, 143
Box 2 Folder 17
A Remnant of Chiral Symmetry on the Lattice
Phys. Rev. D 25, 2649; with a manuscript page and some correspondence
Box 2 Folder 18
The Renormalization Group and Critical Phenomena
Rev. Mod. Phys. 55, 583; Nobel Prize address (1982), reprinted with the autobiographical sketch from the Nobel Foundation's publication associated correspondence is included
Box 2 Folder 19
Quelle Informatique pour la Science?
La Recherche 14, 1004 ; magazine article in French, followed by commentary by Y. Pomeau and N. Sourlas
Box 2 Folder 20
Science, Industry, and the New Japanese Challenge
Proc. of the IEEE 72, 6
Box 2 Folder 21
Monte Carlo Renormalization-Group Calculations of Critical Behavior in the Simple-Cubic Ising Model
Phys. Rev. B 29, 4030
Box 2 Folder 22
Monte Carlo Renormalization Group and the Three-Dimensional Ising Model
Preprint of lectures given at the 1983 NATO Advanced Study Institute, Cargese with handwritten manuscript
Box 2 Folder 23
Langevin Simulation of Lattice Field Theories
Phys. Rev. D 32, 2736
Box 2 Folder 24
Renormalization Group Approach for Electronic Structure
Phys. Rev. Lett. 56, 412; with draft and referee reports
Box 2 Folder 25
Optimized Trial Wave Functions for Quantum Monte Carlo Calculations
Phys. Rev. Lett 60, 1719
Box 2 Folder 26
Fourier Acceleration in Lattice Gauge Theories. I. Landau Gauge Fixing
Phys. Rev. D 37, 1581
Box 2 Folder 27
Fourier Acceleration in Lattice Gauge Theories. III. Updating Field Configurations
Phys. Rev. D 41, 1953
Box 2 Folder 28
Grand Challenges to Computational Science
Future Generation Computer Systems 5, 171; with correspondence
Box 2 Folder 29
Generalized Wannier Functions
1987, 1989
Cornell Theory Center preprint, submitted to J. Computational Physics, 1987, submitted to Phys. Rev. B 1989, not published
Box 2 Folder 30
Ab Initio Quantum Chemistry: A Source of Ideas for Lattice Gauge Theorists
Published in proceedings of Lattice 89, Nucl. Phys. B (Proc. Suppl.) 17, 82; with preprint distribution list
Box 2 Folder 31
Light-Front Tamm Dancoff Field Theory
Phys. Rev. Lett. 65, 2959
Box 2 Folder 32
Towards a Solution of Quantum Chromodynamics on the Light-Front
Ohio State Unversity preprint
Box 2 Folder 33
Perturbative Renormalization of Null-Plane QED
Phys. Rev. D 43, 3411
Box 2 Folder 34
Basis Set Reduction in Hilbert Space
Phys. Rev. Lett. 69, 800
Box 2 Folder 35
Perturbative Renormalizability wiht an Infinite Number of Relevant and Marginal Operators
Nucl. Phys. B 403, 587
Box 2 Folder 36
On the Relativistic Bound State Problem in Light-Front Yukawa Model
Draft of a paper
Box 2 Folder 37
Light-Front Tamm-Dancoff Method: Hydrogen Atom and Positronium
Preprint published in the proceedings of the 1992 Kazimierz summer school
Box 2 Folder 38
Light-Front Tamm-Dancoff Method: Hydrogen Atom and 2D Yukawa Model
Preprint published in the proceedings of the 1992 Paris conference on QCD vacuum structure
Box 2 Folder 39
Positronia in Light-Front Tamm-Dancoff QED
Ohio State University report DOE/ER/HUEAP-009 ; preliminary version (never completed?)
Box 2 Folder 40
Renormalization of Overlapping Transverse Divergences in a Model Light-Front Hamiltonian w/ Glazek
Phys. Rev. D 47, 4657 ; reprints and preprint versions, correspondence with the referee
Box 2 Folder 41
Similarity Transformation for Renormalization of Light-Front Hamiltonians w/ Glazek
Draft, never completed?
Box 2 Folder 42
Renormalization of Hamiltonians w/ Glazek
Warsaw preprint IFT/6/93 submitted to Phys. Rev. D, never published? with some correspondence
Box 2 Folder 43
Mass Renormalization in Light-Front Tamm-Dancoff QED
Phys. Rev. D 48, 4856 ; various preprint versions and correspondence
Box 2 Folder 44
The Efficient Treatment of High Excitations in CI Calculations
Chem. Phys. Lett 231, 263 ; reprint and Ohio State University preprint
Box 2 Folder 45
Nonperturbative QCD: A Weak-Coupling Treatment on the Light Front
Phys. Rev. D 49, 6720
Box 2 Folder 46
Quarkonia in Hamiltonian Light-Front QCD
Phys. Rev. Lett. 78, 1227
Box 2 Folder 47
Renormalization Group for Hamiltonians
Preprint and publication in the proceedings of the 9th physics summer school on Computational Physics, Canberra
Box 2 Folder 48
Object-Oriented Techniques in Large Scientific Computing Projects
Computers in Physics 11, 467
Box 2 Folder 49
Science as a Cultural Construct
Nature 386, 545 ; draft manuscript
Box 2 Folder 50
Asymptotic Freedom and Bound States in Hamiltonian Dynamics
Phys. Rev. D 57, 3558
Box 2 Folder 51
Limit Cycles in Quantum Theories
Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 230401; eprint version
Box 2 Folder 52
Wiley Handbook of Molecular Physics and Quantum Chemistry
Forward to volume 1; numerous drafts and correspondence concerning them
Box 2 Folder 53
"Universality, Marginal Operators, and Limit Cycles" (with Glazek)
Phys. Rev. B 69, 094304
Box 2 Folder 54
The Origins of Lattice Gauge Theory
Published in the proceedings of Lattice 2004 Nucl. Phys. B (Proc. Suppl.) 140, 3 (2005) reprints, manuscript with corrections, slide from the lecture, associated correspondence
Box 3 Folder 1
Precise Numerical Results for Limit Cycles in the Quantum Three-Body Problem
Phys. 321, 225 ; reprints and preprint, and a draft version
Box 3 Folder 2
Miscellaneous Technical Articles
Includes an article on Gaussian basis sets for atomic physics, the draft of a grant proposal for the Cornell Theory Center, an article on constituent quarks, section 1 -- Critical Phenomena (draft from a post-1983 paper) and other miscellaneous materials
Box 3 Folder 3
Miscellaneous Correspondence with Publishers
Correspondence with Physical Review, World Scientific
Box 3 Folder 4
Slides from Wilson's Talks
Box 3 Folder 5
PhD Thesis Draft (Steven White?)
Box 3 Folder 6
Letters of recommendation and replies to requests for evaluation
Box 3 Folder 7
Correspondence on history and philosophy of science
Handwritten draft "Psychological Paradigms and Scientific Truth"
Box 3 Folder 8
Correspondence with politicians about science
Includes Congressional testimony
Box 3 Folder 9
Miscellaneous correspondence
Mostly replies to invitations
Box 3 Folder 10
Materials related to grant proposals at Cornell and Ohio State
Materials specifically concerning the Cornell Theory Center are in Box # 8, folder #5
Box 3 Folder 11
Various papers sent to Wilson for comments
Includes two sub-folders: "Awards Won by Ken - Correspondence" and "Awards Won by Ken - Information"
Box 3 Folder 12
Materials related to Wilson's awards
Box 3 Folder 13
Materials related to Wilson's Nobel Prize award
Box 3 Folder 14
Interviews at Roundtables
Transcript of a roundtable on supercomputing, 1985, interview at Ohio State University, 2000, videotape of American Physical Society luncheon with Nobel laureates: "Celebrate a Century of Physics, Nobel Luncheon Version", 1999 (V-7155)
Box 3 Folder 15
In memory of E. Bright Wilson
Box 3 Folder 16
Ken Wilson vs. Columbia State University
Correspondence regarding a fraudulent university using Wilson's name
Box 3 Folder 17
Lecture Notes: Quantum Mechanics
Previously stored in a binder
Box 3 Folder 18
Lecture Notes: Quantum Field Theory
c. 1982
Previously stored in a binder
Box 3 Folder 19
Miscellaneous materials from Wilson's courses at Cornell
Includes lecture notes, problem sets
Mainly computer-related; includes 22 green notebooks, documentation of "Basis Set Reduction" by Wilson and Wenzel
Box 4
2-D Ising Calculations
Notebook; Monte Carlo and comparison to high temperature series
Box 4
Schroedinger Equation
Notebook; numerical methods for solution
Box 4
SU(3) Gauge Theory with Fermions
Notebook; formalism for Monte Carlo implementation
Box 4
Notebook; design of an assembler language
Box 4
CMS Operations
Notebook; various terminal command line instructions
Box 4
1972 Graduate Students
Box 4
Notebook; seems to be for paper on Code Optimization
Box 4
Notebook; timing tests on lattice gauge theory loop expectation value evaluations
Box 4
UCSD Pascal
Notebook; vector operations in this language
Box 4
Computer Committee
Notebook; discussion of prices, strategy, also many pages of lattice gauge theory calculation
Box 4
Lattice Gauge Theory Coordinate Space Program
Box 4
APTRAN Testing
Box 4
370 to AP Conversion
Box 4
Quark Lattice Program
Notebook; computer program for strong coupling calculations
Box 4
Quark Lattice Program, Book 2
Box 4
Notebook; notes on formalism for block spins and gauge fixing
Box 4
Notebook; computer operation sequencing
Box 4
Lattice Gauge Theory Free Quark Fixed Point
Notebook; attempt to find this numerically
Box 4
Lattice Gauge Theory Monte Carlo
Box 4
Lattice Gauge Theory Free Quark Limit for Monte Carlo Formulation
Box 4
SO(3) Extension of MCRG Lattice Gauge Program
Notebook; some formalism, mostly program structure
Box 4
AP Routines
Box 4 Folder 1
Basis Set Reduction
Previously stored in binder; by K.G. Wilson and W. Wenzel, computer program description
Box 4 Folder 2
Documentation of the Basis Set Reduction Program
Box 4 Folder 3
Notes Accompanying Basis Set Reduction
Mainly from Ohio State; grouped as they were in the original boxes
Box 6 Folder 15
Notes from Cornell
Mainly on computer implementations for light-front QCD
Box 6 Folder 16
Raw Notes-Mainly Atomic Physics Calculations
Box 6 Folder 17
Raw Notes-Mainly Light-Front Hamiltonian Calculations
Box 7 Folder 1
Ohio State Note Pads-Mainly Light-Front Hamiltonian
Box 7 Folder 2
Notes from Ohio State-Mainly Light-Front QCD
Box 7 Folder 3
Raw Notes-Mainly Science Education
Box 5 1981-1985
Miscellaneous Computer Output from Cornell; includes report : "Simulating QCD with Dynamical Wilson and Staggered Fermions"
Includes documentation for the Gibbs Project
Box 6 Folder 1
Articles on Supercomputing
"Theoretical Science and the Future of Large Scale Computing," "CERN Courier" (1983) manuscript, "Computing Support for Scientific Research," "Technology and Science of Informatics" (1983) page proofs and manuscript with corrections
Box 6 Folder 2
Drafts for Articles on Supercomputing
c. 1983
Mostly undated; "Planning for the Future of U.S. Scientific and Engineering Computing", "Theoretical Science and Computer Technology", "Supercomputers: Market Size and Market Risk", "Role and Needs for Large Scale Computing for Theoretical Physics", "The Computerization of Science" (c. 1983), "Present vs. Future Supercomputers", "Supercomputers", "Theoretical Science in the Coming Decades", "DD Seminar: Theoretical Science and the Future of Large Scale Computing", "Supercomputers, Science, and the American Spirit", Ken Wilson's talk: "Questions and Answers", Topics for Talk by K. Wilson at Los Alamos Panel (1983)
Box 6 Folder 3
Formal Reports and Congressional Testimony
Memorandum to "Present and Potential Supercomputer Users" (April, 1981), Memorandum to "Users fo Large-Scale Computing in Government, Industry, and Universities" (July 15, 1981)(2 copies), "Supercomputers -- outline for presentation at meeting of Business-Higher Education Forum" (Jan. 22, 1983), letter to J. D. Kuehler, Sr. VP of IBM (April 9, 1984), presentation at the Truman Centennial (1984), testimony at the Supercomputer hearing of the House Science and Technology Committee (Tallahassie, August, 1985), transcript of the AFIPS 25th anniversary Policy Symposium (May, 1986), Meeting the Grand Challenges of Science at the National Supercomputer Centers, meeting of the center directors (at the NSF?) (February, 1987), White Paper on Advanced Computation and Simulation of Complex Material Phenomena (February, 1987), testimony before the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology (March, 1988), presentation to the National Governors' Association Working Group on State Initiatives in Applied Research (Washington, April, 1988), transcript of the executive seminar on Supercomputing for the Future of the United States (Boston University, June, 1989), transcript of a panel: Fiber Optics, an Important tool (undated; includes Gov. Mario Cuomo)
Box 6 Folder 4
The National Science Foundation in the 1990's
July 1988
Pamphlet, reprints, and associated correspondence
Box 6 Folder 5
Cornell Theory Center Documents
Cornell Theory Center grant proposals and supporting documents
Box 6 Folder 6
Cornell Theory Center Correspondence
Correspondence associated with the Cornell Theory Center
Box 6 Folder 7
Cornell Theory Center News Articles and Interviews
News clippings and interviews related to supercomputing
Box 6 Folder 8
Raw Notes
Raw notes for articles on supercomputing
Box 6 Folder 9
Transparencies of talks on supercomputing and the Theory Center
Box 6 Folder 10
Correspondence Related to Supercomputing
Mainly invitations to conferences
Box 6 Folder 11
Theory Center Printed Materials
c. 1989
Issues of Forefronts, the Theory Center newsletter Science and Supercomputing (glossy brochure, 1989)
Box 6 Folder 12
Supercomputing Reports by Others
Miscellaneous reports relevant to supercomputing
Box 6 Folder 13
Technical Materials from the Theory Center
T-series users guide (preliminary) - Floating Point Systems, tutorial introduction to Trillium for C Programmers - M. Braner, an application for the T-20: a vector interpreter - D. Bergmark
Box 6 Folder 14
Gibbs Project Documentation
Gibbs project proposal, K. G. Wilson, D. Gries, and A. Grimison, addendum by K. G. Wilson, GIBBS: a Proposed Scientific Program Development System, K. G. Wilson, GIBBS -- Operational Description, K. G. Wilson and W. Wenzel
Box 7 Folder 4
A National Plan for Education Reform
Report, correspondence and responses
Box 7 Folder 5
Drafts of Papers on Education Reform
"Industrial Redesign", "Achieving Education Reform" (op. ed. piece) (2 copies), "Diagnosing Productivity Problems", "K-12 Scientific Literacy: a Plan for Ohio State University and the State of Ohio" (August 1989), "A Cognitive Studies/Teacher Enhancement Program at Ohio State University" (several stages of drafts), "Innovation and Basic Research: the Key to Achieving National Education Goals", "Briefing Paper: Achieving the National Goals for Education", "Operation Horace Mann", "Achieving Education Reform"
Box 7 Folder 6
Rough Drafts and Raw Notes on Education Reform
Box 7 Folder 7
Discovery Project
Discovery Project: Proposal to the National Science Foundation, materials and correspondence related to the Discovery Project
Box 7 Folder 8
Ohio State Education Proposals
Ohio State interdisciplinary seed grant proposal: "Cooperative Inquiry with Diversified Learning Teams Engaged in Systemic Education Reform", Preliminary Proposal to the NSF: "A Cognitive Studies/Teacher Enhancement Program at Ohio State University", related correspondence
Box 7 Folder 9
Material for "Redesigning Education"
Chapter summaries for the book proposal (Ben Daviss), rough drafts
Box 7 Folder 10
On Peter Drucker's School Reform Proposals
Drucker on Education: "Does Drucker have the best ideas for school reform?" (March 2006) "A New Strategy for Education Reform, Starting with a Skunk Works", "Reviving Drucker's Research Discipline of Social Ecology" (December 2007) (drafts - K. G. Wilson and C. Barsky)
Box 7 Folder 11
Substantive Correspondence on Education Issues
Exchange of letters, and related materials to/from: Arnold Arons (University of Washington), Lewis Branscomb (J. F. Kennedy School, Harvard), Urie Bronfbrenner (Cornell), Harvey Brooks (J. F. Kennedy School, Harvard), S. Cecchetti, Paul David (Stanford), Julie Dougherty, Louis Gerstner (Chairman and CEO, IBM), Z. Golab-Meyer (Jagiellonian University, Krakow), Kurt Gottfried (Cornell), Dee Hock (CEO emeritus, VISA), Paul Kennedy (Yale), Jack Keuhler (Vice Charman, IBM), Leon Lederman (Director emeritus, Fermilab), Mervin Muller (Ohio State), Sharon Porter Robinson (COO, Educational Testing Service), Seymour Sarason (Yale), Dick and Iris Schutz, Robert Slavin (Johns Hopkins), W. Rodman Snelling, Karim Joseph Mourad (Ohio State), John Staudenmaier (University of Detroit Mercy), Carl Wieman (University of Colorado; now at Stanford), Alexandra Wigdor (National Research Council), William Wulf (National Academy of Engineering)
Box 7 Folder 12
Less Substantive Correspondence Related to Education
Box 7 Folder 13
Letters of Recommendation and Evaluation - Physics Education
Box 7 Folder 14
Miscellaneous Correspondence from Ohio State
Box 7 Folder 15
ARTE Draft Proposal
ARTE (Association for the Recognition of Talent in Education)
Box 7 Folder 16
Ohio Science and Technology Commission
Materials for the Human Resources Subcommittee
Box 7 Folder 17
Correspondence with the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Research Council (NRC), and the National Education Association (NEA)
Box 7 Folder 18
Slides from Wilson's Presentations
Box 7 Folder 19
Materials by Others on Science Education