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Oral history interview with John Bardeen, 1984 May 29.

Author: John Bardeen; William Aspray
Edition/Format:   Archival material : EnglishView all editions and formats
Publication:Princeton mathematics community in the 1930s : an oral history project
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Bardeen recounts his early career: undergraduate education in electrical engineering, work in geophysics while employed by the Gulf Oil Company in Pittsburgh, the mathematics Ph.D. program at Princeton, and Junior Fellow of the Society of Fellows at Harvard. He talks about Eugene Wigner, John Van Vleck, and John Slater as pioneers of solid-state physics. Bardeen describes his years at Princeton and the close  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Named Person: Eugene Paul Wigner; J H (John Hasbrouck) Van Vleck; John C Slater
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: John Bardeen; William Aspray
OCLC Number: 63297188
Notes: Recorded in Urbana, Ill.
Description: Transcript : 13 p.

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Bardeen recounts his early career: undergraduate education in electrical engineering, work in geophysics while employed by the Gulf Oil Company in Pittsburgh, the mathematics Ph.D. program at Princeton, and Junior Fellow of the Society of Fellows at Harvard. He talks about Eugene Wigner, John Van Vleck, and John Slater as pioneers of solid-state physics. Bardeen describes his years at Princeton and the close relationship between the mathematics and physics depts. in those years.

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