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McKee, Christopher, 1942-
Oral history interview with Christopher McKee, 2002 July 29 and 30.
A biographical interview with McKee; covers childhood and education. Discussion about relationship with Edward Teller and classified research at UC Berkeley. Graduate career at Berkeley and impressions of program. Professorship at Center for Astrophysics and later move to Berkeley. Development of three phase model of interstellar medium with J. Ostriker. Interplay between astrophysics and nuclear weapons design including work of Stirling Colgate and Russians. Support of theorists through grants. Discussion about numerical modeling. McKee's experience on Academy decadal survey committees including one he co-chaired with Joe Taylor. Views about building large telescopes and relation between astronomy and physics.
Astrophysicist. Prof. of Physics and astronomy, University of California, Berkeley.
McKee, Christopher, 1942-
Ostriker, J. P.
Teller, Edward, 1908-2003
University of California, Berkeley -- Faculty.
University of California, Berkeley -- Graduate work.
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.
Astrophysics -- Research.
Interstellar matter.
Large astronomical telescopes.
Interviews. aat
Oral histories. aat
Transcripts. aat
Astrophysicists -- Interviews.
McCray, Patrick (W. Patrick) interviewer.
AIP-ICOS
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA
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