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Aneesur Rahman papers

Identifier: uarc 63

Scope and Content

The collection contains research notes, graphs and correspondence.


  • 1970s-1980s


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Biographical Sketch of Aneesur Rahman (d. 1987)

Aneesur Rahman was a native of Hyderabad, India. He earned his undergraduate degree in physics and mathematics from Cambridge University in England and his Ph.D. in theoretical physics from Louvain University in Belgium. In 1960, Dr. Rahman began a 25-year tenure as a physicist at the Argonne National Laboratory (Argonne, Ill.). In 1985, Dr. Rahman joined the faculty at the University of Minnesota as a professor of physics and fellow at the Supercomputer Institute. Aneesur Rahman died in June of 1987.

Dr. Rahman is known as the father of molecular dynamics, a discipline of physics that utilizes computers to simulate microscopic behavior of physical systems. First awarded in 1993, the Aneesur Rahman Prize is the highest honor in the field of computational physics given by the American Physical Society. In 1997 Dr. Rahman was awarded the Irving Langmuir Prize by the American Physical Society.


7 boxes (9.1 linear feet)


Collection contains the papers of Aneesur Rahman, professor of physics at the University of Minnesota.

Source of acquisition

The collection was deposited in University Archives in July 1989.

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Aneesur Rahman Papers, 1970s-1980s
Karen Spilman
March 2005
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