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Oral history interview with Sir Rudolf Ernst Peierls, 1963 June 17 and 18.

Author: Rudolf E Peierls; J L Heilbron
Edition/Format:   Archival material : Microfilm : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This interview was conducted as part of the Archives for the History of Quantum Physics project, 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,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
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Named Person: Niels Bohr; William Henry Bragg; Louis de Broglie; Constantin Carathéodory; Peter J W Debye; Max Delbrück; Enrico Fermi; Otto Halpern; Werner Heisenberg; Friedrich Hund; L D Landau; Ettore Majorana; Walther Nernst; Wolfgang Pauli; Rudolf E Peierls; Max Planck; Robert Wichard Pohl; Arnold Sommerfeld; Albrecht Unsöld; Hermann Weyl; W Wien; Frank Clive Champion; Heinrich Ott; Niels Bohr; William Henry Bragg; Louis de Broglie; Constantin Carathéodory; Peter J W Debye; Max Delbrück; Enrico Fermi; Otto Halpern; Werner Heisenberg; Friedrich Hund; L D Landau; Ettore Majorana; Walther Nernst; Wolfgang Pauli; Rudolf E Peierls; Max Planck; Robert Wichard Pohl; Arnold Sommerfeld; Albrecht Unsöld; Hermann Weyl; W Wien
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Archival Material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rudolf E Peierls; J L Heilbron
OCLC Number: 881395983
Notes: Remastered recordings and loan copies available at the American Philosophical Society.
Interview conducted by John L. Heilbron, 17 and 18 June 1963.
Interview conducted as part of the Archives for History of Quantum Physics (AHQP) project.
Reproduction Notes: 10" microfilm reel. Bethesda, Md.: Cutting Corp., 2003. Original recording remastered onto 10" reels and sent to the American Philosophical Society.
Description: Transcript: 51 pages audio recording: 1 7 in. reel (3.5 hr.)
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This interview was conducted as part of the Archives for the History of Quantum Physics project, 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, Bragg, Louis de Broglie, Constantin Carathéodory, Frank Clive Champion, Peter Josef William Debye, Max Delbrück, Enrico Fermi, Otto Halpern, Werner Heisenberg, Friedrich Hund, Lev Davidovich Landau, Ettore Majorana, Walther Nernst, Heinrich Ott, Wolfgang Pauli, Max Planck, Robert Wichard Pohl, Arnold Sommerfeld, Albrecht Unsöld, Hermann Weyl, Wilhelm Wien; Universität Berlin, Universität Leipzig, Universität München, Univeristy of Cambridge, and Zeitschrift für Physik.

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