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Oral history interview with Robert Marshak, 1970.

Author: Robert E Marshak; Charles Weiner
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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Childhood and early education in New York, undergraduate education in philosophy at Columbia College, 1932-1936; years of graduate study in physics at Columbia University, 1936-1937; influence of Isidor I. Rabi, the joint NYU-Columbia seminar in physics; transfer to Cornell University for graduate work in nuclear physics, 1937-1939; influence of Hans Bethe; thesis work on white dwarfs; first teaching position at
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Genre/Form: Oral history
Interview
Audiotapes
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Named Person: Robert F Bacher; Hans A Bethe; S Chandrasekhar; Lee A DuBridge; Albert Einstein; Richard Phillips Feynman; Murray Gell-Mann; J Robert Oppenheimer; George Braxton Pegram; Frédéric Joliot-Curie; I I Rabi; Julian Schwinger; Edward Teller; Victor Frederick Weisskopf; Robert R Wilson
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Robert E Marshak; Charles Weiner
OCLC Number: 81515112
Notes: Interview conducted by Charles Weiner on 15, 16 June, 19 Sept., and 4 October 1970.
Reproduction Notes: 10" reel. Bethesda, MD: Cutting Corp., 1999. 9 reels for 6/15-16/70 and 8 reels for 9/19/70 and 10/4/70. Original recording remastered onto 10" reels.
Description: Audiotape: 5 5-inch reels (16.0 hrs.) Transcript: 257 pp. (4 sessions)

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Childhood and early education in New York, undergraduate education in philosophy at Columbia College, 1932-1936; years of graduate study in physics at Columbia University, 1936-1937; influence of Isidor I. Rabi, the joint NYU-Columbia seminar in physics; transfer to Cornell University for graduate work in nuclear physics, 1937-1939; influence of Hans Bethe; thesis work on white dwarfs; first teaching position at University of Rochester, joint work with Victor Weisskopf in nuclear physics and particles; remarks on war years, astrophysics, cyclotrons, and other matters; Shelter Island Conferences. Formation of the Federation of American Scientists (F.A.S.) in 1946; Marshak succeeds Robert Wilson as Chairman, 1947. World Federation of Scientific workers, chaired by Frédéric Joliot-Curie, wants to enroll F.A.S. (1947, in Paris meeting). Marshak's work on two-meson theory. F.A.S. issues in the 1950s; the Emergency Committee and F.A.S.; Einstein's interests and views on relation of science to society; comments on J. Robert Oppenheimer; chairmanship at University of Rochester; Lee DuBridge; long-range plan and extensive development of physics department funded through AEC contracts; training of students from abroad such as Okubo, Sudarshan, Messiah, Regge. Last half of interview covers the Rochester conferences. Scientific work during the 1950s, the V-A interaction (George Sudarshan) theory (a.k.a. Feynman-Gell-Mann theory of

weak interactions); books and works with graduate students. Travels to Europe and India (Tata Institute), 1953. Accepts City College (CUNY) presidency; reasons for leaving University of Rochester. Also prominently mentioned are: Robert Fox Bacher, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, George Braxton Pegram, Julian R. Schwinger, Edward Teller; Lawrence Radiation Laboratory, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology Radiation Laboratory.

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