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|Persona incaricata:||Raymond T Birge; Winston Churchill; Leslie R Groves; Ronald W Gurney; W Averell Harriman; Ernest Orlando Lawrence; Philip M Morse; J Robert Oppenheimer; Erwin Schrödinger|
|Tipo documento:||Archival Material|
|Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori:||
Edward Uhler Condon; Charles Weiner
|Note:||Interview conducted as part of the International Project in the History of Solid State Physics.
Interview conducted by Charles Weiner, 17 October 1967 to 12 September 1973.
|Reproduction Notes:||10" microfilm reel. Bethesda, MD: Cutting Corp., 1999. 2 reels for 10/17-18/67 and 7 reels for 9/11-12/73. Original recording remastered onto 10" reels.|
|Descrizione:||3 sessions, audiotape, 2 5-inch reels, 4 cassettes, 9.5 hr. Transcript, 277 p.|
Evaluation of Westinghouse's four million-volt machine. Description of Nimitron, a physical computer, designed for 1939 World's Fair. Discussion of 1928 radioactivity. Reminiscences of Ronald Gurney's later career and his trouble with security. Discussion of postwar events, such as the Quebec Conference, McMahon Act, Moran's book about Winston Churchill. Peacetime development of atomic energy; establishment of the Senate's Special Committee on atomic energy. Directorship of the National Bureau of Standards (NBS), 1945-1951. Work on superconductivity; W. Emmanuel Maxwell and John Pelham. Accomplishments at NBS. Hearings in 1948 and 1952 before the Department of Commerce under Truman's loyalty program; Averell Harriman. Director of Research at Corning, 1951. House Un-American Activities Committee hearing, 1954; J.R. Oppenheimer and Bernard Peters; reopening of clearances, loss of Corning position; becomes Corning consultant. Head of Washington University physics department, 1956-1963; Oberlin College, 1962; interest in modernizing teaching; Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics (JILA), from 1963; editor of Reviews of Modern Physics, 1957-1968; establishment of the National Accelerator Laboratory (Chicago); the UFO story. Comments on his most satisfying and his least satisfying work. Also prominently mentioned are: Raymond T. Birge and Henry Wallace.
- Birge, Raymond T. -- (Raymond Thayer), -- 1887-
- Churchill, Winston, -- 1874-1965.
- Groves, Leslie R., -- 1896-1970.
- Gurney, Ronald W. -- (Ronald Wilfrid)
- Harriman, W. Averell -- (William Averell), -- 1891-1986.
- Lawrence, Ernest Orlando, -- 1901-1958.
- Morse, Philip M. -- (Philip McCord), -- 1903-1985.
- Oppenheimer, J. Robert, -- 1904-1967.
- Schrödinger, Erwin, -- 1887-1961.
- American Physical Society.
- Bell Telephone Laboratories, inc.
- Columbia University.
- Corning Glass Works.
- International Education Board.
- Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics.
- Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.
- Los Alamos National Laboratory.
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
- National Accelerator Laboratory.
- Oberlin College.
- Princeton University.
- United States. -- Congress. -- House. -- Committee on Un-American Activities.
- United States. -- National Bureau of Standards.
- Universität Göttingen.
- University of California, Berkeley.
- University of Michigan. -- Summer Symposium in Theoretical Physics.
- U.S. Atomic Energy Commission.
- Washington University (Saint Louis, Mo.)
- Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company.
- Bell system technical journal.
- Reviews of modern physics.
- Nuclear energy.
- Nuclear physics.
- Nuclear structure.
- Particle accelerators.
- Physical laboratories -- Administration.
- Physics -- Industrial applications.
- Physics -- Study and teaching.
- Quantum theory.
- Radio astronomy.
- Science -- Scholarships, fellowships, etc.
- Solid state physics -- History.
- Unidentified flying objects.
- Wave mechanics.
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Science.