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Response to early 1930s Ph.D.s Survey, 1980.

Author: Marshall Cathcart Harrington; Argonne National Laboratory.
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
Publication:Responses to Early Ph.D.s Survey, 1980.
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Letter to Spencer Weart, director of AIP Center for History of Physics, including reminiscences about Harrington's interest in physics as a child and as a teen; his graduate education at Princeton University under Karl T. Compton, Allen Shenstone, Henry Norris Russell, Luther P. Eisenhart, Oswald Veblen, Edwin P. Adams, Rudolf Ladenberg, Louis A. Turner, and Henry D. Smyth; his own teaching experiences at Drew  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Reminiscences
Biography
Named Person: Edwin P Adams; K T Compton; Luther Pfahler Eisenhart; Henry De Wolf Smyth; Oswald Veblen; Spencer R Weart
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Marshall Cathcart Harrington; Argonne National Laboratory.
OCLC Number: 78961672
In: American Institute of Physics. Early 1930s Ph.D.s Project
Notes: Forms part of the Manuscript Biography Collection of the American Institute of Physics' Niels Bohr Library.
Description: 5 pp.

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Letter to Spencer Weart, director of AIP Center for History of Physics, including reminiscences about Harrington's interest in physics as a child and as a teen; his graduate education at Princeton University under Karl T. Compton, Allen Shenstone, Henry Norris Russell, Luther P. Eisenhart, Oswald Veblen, Edwin P. Adams, Rudolf Ladenberg, Louis A. Turner, and Henry D. Smyth; his own teaching experiences at Drew University during the Depression; changes during the Second World War; his employment with the Naval Research Laboratory and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research; and his thoughts on current conditions. Respondents were asked to duscuss their choice of physics as a profession and the course of their careers, their satisfactions and disappointments, the changes they saw in working and teaching conditions in the field, and relations within the community and with the society at large.

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