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Oral history interview with Otto Robert Frisch, 1967 May 3.

Author: Otto Robert Frisch; Charles Weiner
Edition/Format:   Archival material : Microfilm : English
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Career in nuclear physics, chiefly through 1939; describes differences in atmosphere among the Universities of Vienna, Berlin, London and Copenhagen; his switch from mathematics to physics at Vienna; work at University of Berlin on a grant, with Peter Pringsheim, before going to Hamburg to work with Otto Stern; with Hitler laws in effect, leaves for position with Patrick M.S. Blackett at Birkbeck College, 1933; then  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral history
Interview
Audiotapes
Transcript
Named Person: P M S Blackett, Baron Blackett; Lise Meitner; Rudolf E Peierls; Otto Stern
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Otto Robert Frisch; Charles Weiner
OCLC Number: 83622710
Notes: Interview conducted by Charles Weiner, 3 May 1967.
Reproduction Notes: 10" microfilm reel. 1993. Original recording remastered onto 10" reels.
Description: 1 session, audiotape, 2 5-inch reels, 3.0 hr. Transcript, 44 p.

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Career in nuclear physics, chiefly through 1939; describes differences in atmosphere among the Universities of Vienna, Berlin, London and Copenhagen; his switch from mathematics to physics at Vienna; work at University of Berlin on a grant, with Peter Pringsheim, before going to Hamburg to work with Otto Stern; with Hitler laws in effect, leaves for position with Patrick M.S. Blackett at Birkbeck College, 1933; then to Niels Bohr's Institute, until 1939; anecdotes about working on neutron experiments and nuclear models in Copenhagen; recounts how he and Lise Meitner explained fission, and memorandum with Rudolf Peierls on bomb possibilities; brief comments on postwar career.

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