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Oral history interview with Merle Antony Tuve, 1982 January 13 and February 5.

Author: Merle Antony Tuve; Thomas D Cornell
Edition/Format:   Archival material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Early youth in Canton, South Dakota; teenage interest in radios and electricity (Ernest O. Lawrence). Origins of physics interest at Augustana Academy, Canton; college years at the University of Minnesota, until 1923; graduate work at Princeton University and Johns Hopkins University; Ph. D. at Hopkins, collaboration with Gregory Breit studying ionosphere with radio waves, 1926; position at Carnegie Institution's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Interviews
Sound recordings
Transcripts
Named Person: Gregory Breit; Odd Dahl; Lawrence Hafstad; Ernest Orlando Lawrence; Merle Antony Tuve; Gregory Breit; Lawrence Hafstad; Ernest Orlando Lawrence; Merle Antony Tuve
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Archival Material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Merle Antony Tuve; Thomas D Cornell
OCLC Number: 966203151
Notes: Interview conducted by Thomas D. Cornell, 13 January and 5 February 1982.
Reproduction Notes: Digital master copy 2013. saved to external hard drive, Loan copies may be made from digital copy.
Description: audio recording: 5 cassettes (3.0 hr.) Transcript: 91 pages

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Early youth in Canton, South Dakota; teenage interest in radios and electricity (Ernest O. Lawrence). Origins of physics interest at Augustana Academy, Canton; college years at the University of Minnesota, until 1923; graduate work at Princeton University and Johns Hopkins University; Ph. D. at Hopkins, collaboration with Gregory Breit studying ionosphere with radio waves, 1926; position at Carnegie Institution's Department of Terrestrial Magnetism (DTM); nuclear physics work with Odd Dahl, Lawrence Hafstad, and others using Tesla coils in 1920s, and Van de Graaff generators in 1930s; head of proximity fuse work and first director of the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory during World War II; return to DTM; Director, 1946-1966; DTM research during directorship in seismology, biophysics, and radio astronomy.

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