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Edwin M. McMillan interview, 1972, June 1 and October 30.

Author: Edwin M McMillan
Edition/Format:   Book : Manuscript   Archival Material : English
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Transcript of tape recorded interviews conducted by Charles Weiner, Center for History of Physics, American Institute of Physics. Covers his youth and early education; undergraduate study at California Institute of Technology and influence of Arthur A. Noyes and Linus Pauling; graduate work in physics at Princeton University, especially molecular beam research with Karl T. Compton, Edward U. Condon and Robert J. Van  Read more...
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Named Person: K T Compton; Edward Uhler Condon; Ernest Orlando Lawrence; Arthur A Noyes; J Robert Oppenheimer; Linus Pauling; Robert Jemison Van de Graaff; K T Compton; Edward Uhler Condon; Ernest Orlando Lawrence; Arthur A Noyes; J Robert Oppenheimer; Linus Pauling; Robert Jemison Van de Graaff
Material Type: Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Edwin M McMillan
OCLC Number: 82546436
Notes: Included in: History of Science and Technology Collection.
Reproduction Notes: Xerox typescript.
Description: [18], 311 l. : Ms.(phot.)

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Transcript of tape recorded interviews conducted by Charles Weiner, Center for History of Physics, American Institute of Physics. Covers his youth and early education; undergraduate study at California Institute of Technology and influence of Arthur A. Noyes and Linus Pauling; graduate work in physics at Princeton University, especially molecular beam research with Karl T. Compton, Edward U. Condon and Robert J. Van de Graaff; career with the Physics Department and the Radiation Laboratory of the University of California, Berkeley, and relationship with Ernest O. Lawrence and J. Robert Oppenheimer; World War II research on radar, sonar and the automic bomb; postwar development of accelerators; and receipt of the Nobel prize in 1951.

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