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Oral history interview with Norman Feather, 1971 February 25 and 5 November.

Author: N Feather; Charles Weiner
Edition/Format:   Archival material : Microfilm : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Undergraduate atmosphere at University of Cambridge: course work, lecturers, extra-curricular groups, training experiments in radioactivity and scintillation-counting; obtains old radon tubes for neutron experiments while doing radioactivity work with Robert W. Woods at Johns Hopkins University in 1929; discussions with James Chadwick of Joliot papers, 1932; move with Chadwick to University of Liverpool, 1935;  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Interviews
Sound recordings
Transcripts
Named Person: C G Barkla; William Henry Bragg; James Chadwick; N Feather; Ernest Rutherford; Robert Williams Wood; C G Barkla; William Henry Bragg; James Chadwick; Ernest Rutherford; Robert Williams Wood
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Archival Material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: N Feather; Charles Weiner
OCLC Number: 966255683
Notes: Interview conducted by Charles Weiner, 25 February and 5 November 1971.
Reproduction Notes: 10" microfilm reel. Bethesda, MD: Cutting Corp., 1999. Original recording remastered onto 6 10" reels. Digital master copy 2012. saved to preservation server, Loan copies may be made from digital copy.
Description: audio recording: 3 cassettes (5.5 hr.) Transcript: 90 pages

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Undergraduate atmosphere at University of Cambridge: course work, lecturers, extra-curricular groups, training experiments in radioactivity and scintillation-counting; obtains old radon tubes for neutron experiments while doing radioactivity work with Robert W. Woods at Johns Hopkins University in 1929; discussions with James Chadwick of Joliot papers, 1932; move with Chadwick to University of Liverpool, 1935; return to University of Cambridge 1936; reaction to selection of William Bragg as Ernest Rutherford's successor; shift in Cavendish Laboratory's world role in nuclear physics; World War II service at Cambridge: administration, teaching, measurement of fission cross-sections; move to University of Edinburgh to replace Charles D. Barkla, 1945.

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