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Oral history interview with Paul Sophus Epstein, 1962 May 25, 26 and June 2.

Author: Paul S Epstein; J L Heilbron
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Part of the Archives for the History of Quantum Physics oral history collection, which includes tapes and transcripts of oral history interviews conducted with circa 100 atomic and quantum physicists. Subjects discuss their family backgrounds, how they became interested in physics, their educations, people who influenced them, their careers including social influences on the conditions of research, and the state of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
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Named Person: Niels Bohr; Arthur Holly Compton; Peter J W Debye; Carl Eckart; Paul Ehrenfest; Albert Einstein; Paul S Epstein; Paul Peter Ewald; Felix Klein; Hendrik Anthony Kramers; Max von Laue; P N Lebedev; H A Lorentz; Robert Andrews Millikan; Walther Nernst; John William Nicholson; Max Planck; Wojciech Rubinowicz; Erwin Schrödinger; K Schwarzschild; Arnold Sommerfeld; Johannes Stark; Theodore Von Kármán; Hermann Weyl; Niels Bohr; Arthur Holly Compton; Peter J W Debye; Carl Eckart; Paul Ehrenfest; Albert Einstein; Paul S Epstein; Paul Peter Ewald; Felix Klein; Hendrik Anthony Kramers; Max von Laue; P N Lebedev; H A Lorentz; Robert Andrews Millikan; Walther Nernst; John William Nicholson; Max Planck; Wojciech Rubinowicz; Erwin Schrödinger; K Schwarzschild; Arnold Sommerfeld; Johannes Stark; Theodore Von Kármán; Hermann Weyl
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Archival Material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul S Epstein; J L Heilbron
OCLC Number: 966231958
Notes: Remastered recordings and loan copies available at the American Philosophical Society.
Interview conducted by John L. Heilbron, 25, 26 May and 2 June 1962.
Interview conducted as part of the Archives for History of Quantum Physics (AHQP) project.
Reproduction Notes: 10" reel. Bethesda, MD. Cutting Corp., 2001. 1 reel. Original recording remastered onto 10" reels and sent to the American Philosophical Society.
Description: Transcript: 33 pages. Audio recording: 3 7 inch reels (4.75 hours).
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Part of the Archives for the History of Quantum Physics oral history collection, which includes tapes and transcripts of oral history interviews conducted with circa 100 atomic and quantum physicists. Subjects discuss their family backgrounds, how they became interested in physics, their educations, people who influenced them, their careers including social influences on the conditions of research, and the state of atomic, nuclear, and quantum physics during the period in which they worked. Discussions of scientific matters relate to work that was done between approximately 1900 and 1930, with an emphasis on the discovery and interpretations of quantum mechanics in the 1920s. Also prominently mentioned are: Niels Henrik David Bohr, Arthur Compton, Peter Josef William Debye, Carl Henry Eckart, Paul Ehrenfest, Albert Einstein, Peter Paul Ewald, Folsom, Kasterin, Felix Klein, Hendrik Anthony Kramers, Max Theodor Felix von Laue, Petr Nikolayevich Lebedev, Hendrik Antoon Lorentz, Robert Andrews Millikan, Walther Nernst, John William Nicholson, Max Planck, Adalbert Wojciech Rubinowicz, Erwin Schrödinger, Karl Schwarzschild, Arnold Sommerfeld, Johannes Stark, Timiriazev, Umov, Theodore von Kármán, Wagner, Hermann Weyl; California Institute of Technology, Rijksuniversiteit te Leiden, Universität Leipzig, University of Moscow, and Universität Munich.

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