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Dee, Philip Ivor, 1904-1983
Oral History interview with Philip I. Dee, 1971 November 5.
In this interview, Dee begins with a brief biographical discussion, before speaking in detail about entering Cambridge and his experience with the tripos exams. His discussion of his early scientitfic career focuses on his training under C.T.R. Wilson, and his work with James Chadwick, Sir John Cockcroft, Ernest Rutherford, Mark Oliphant. The conversation then emphasizes his work with photographing and detecting events in nuclear physics, and the development of cyclotrons in Cambridge laboratories. Throughout the interview, Dee discusses various aspects of working at Cavendish and the people there.
Philip Ivor Dee (1904-1983), physicist. Educational background: Marling School, Stroud; Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge; Stokes student, Pembroke College, Cambridge (193033). Professional experience: Cavendish Laboratory; Fellow of Sidney Sussex College (1948) and University Lecturer (1934); Superintendent of the Ministry of Aircraft Production TRE (telecommunications research establishment); Lecturer in Physics, Clarendon Laboratory (1934-1943); Professor of Natural Philosophy, University of Glasgow (1943-1972). Honors: Fellowship of the Royal Society (1941), appointment to OBE (1943) and CBE (1946), and the Hughes medal (1952). Research interests: cloud chambers, transmutation of atoms, accelerators, energy sources for radar, nuclear science.
Chadwick, James, 1891-1974
Cockcroft, John, Sir, 1897-1967.
Dee, Philip Ivor, 1904-1983
Oliphant, Mark, Sir, 1901-
Rutherford, Ernest, 1871-1937
Wilson, Charles Thomson Rees, b. 1869.
Cavendish Laboratory (Cambridge, England)
University of Cambridge -- Entrance examinations.
Cyclotrons.
Photography in nuclear physics.
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Weiner, Charles. interviewer.
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American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA
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