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Oral history interview with J. Tuzo Wilson, 1993 February 16.

Author: J Tuzo Wilson; Ronald Edmund Doel
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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John Tuzo Wilson (1908-1993). Early experiences in forestry with the Ottawa Field Naturalist Club; study of physics and geology at the University of Toronto (1926-1930, B.A. 1930), influence of Satterly; Massey fellowship to Cambridge University (1930-1932, M.A. 1932), contact with Jeffreys; work at Princeton in geology (1932-1936, Ph. D.) ; contacts with Albert Einstein, Leopold Infeld, Scheidegger, and Feild. U.S.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral history
Named Person: Albert Einstein; Leopold Infeld; Gerard P Kuiper
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: J Tuzo Wilson; Ronald Edmund Doel
OCLC Number: 82630852
Notes: Advance notice of two business days required to use audio or video tapes.
Interview was conducted on February 16, 1993 Ronald Doel.
Description: 4 audiocassettes (4 hr.)

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John Tuzo Wilson (1908-1993). Early experiences in forestry with the Ottawa Field Naturalist Club; study of physics and geology at the University of Toronto (1926-1930, B.A. 1930), influence of Satterly; Massey fellowship to Cambridge University (1930-1932, M.A. 1932), contact with Jeffreys; work at Princeton in geology (1932-1936, Ph. D.) ; contacts with Albert Einstein, Leopold Infeld, Scheidegger, and Feild. U.S. Geological Survey, (1936-1938). World War II Operational Research, Canadian Airborne (1943). Professor of Physics, University of Toronto (1946-1967). International Union of Geology and Geophysics involvement. National Research Council involvement. Scientific contacts with Communist countries, and political implications. Collaboration with Gerald Kuiper on "The Earth as a Planet". President of Erindale College (1967-1974). Collaboration with J. Jacobs and Robert Russell on "Physics and Geology". Religious beliefs. Discussion of geophysics and its relation to physics and geology.

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