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Morrison, Philip
Oral history interview with Philip Morrison, 1967 February 7.
Early interest in radio; Carnegie Institute of Technology's physics department, 1932-1936; first department research program; summer research experience, 1932-1936; graduate work at University at Berkeley under J. Robert Oppenheimer, 1936-1940; sources of fellowship support; Berkeley journal club; interactions of theorists and experimentalists at Berkeley, and with Stanford University and Caltech, late 1930s; reactions to fission; nuclear physics at University of Illinois, 1941-1942; sources of funds for accelerators to 1941; recruitment to University of Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, 1942; Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, 1944-1946, personnel, research, plans and expectations for peacetime work; scale and financing of physics at Cornell University in immediate postwar period; rise of particle physics after 1949; differences between pre- and postwar physics, job expectations, style of research; evolution of accelerating and detecting methods, 1920s to 1950s; connections between physics and astronomy. Also prominently mentioned are: Paul Aebersold, Luis Walter Alvarez, Hans Albrecht Bethe, Raymond Thayer Birge, Niels Henrik David Bohr, Kevin Burns, Robert F. Christy, Immanuel Estermann, Enrico Fermi, Richard Phillips Feynman, William Alfred Fowler, Otto Robert Frisch, Maurice Goldhaber, Harry Hower, Fred Hoyle, Donald W. Kerst, Charles Christian Lauritsen, Ernest Orlando Lawrence, Philip A. Morrison, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Isidor Isaac Rabi, Ernest Rutherford, Emilio Gino Segrè, Otto Stern, Leo Szilard, Robert Rathbun Wilson; Allegheny Observatory, California Institute of Technology, Cavendish Laboratory, Columbia University, Cornell University, International Conference on High Energy Physics, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Princeton University, United States Army, United States Navy, United States Office of Naval Research, University of Birmingham, University of California at San Diego, University of Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Nuclear Engineering Program.
Born 1915.
Aebersold, Paul C. (Paul Clarence), 1910-1967
Alvarez, Luis W., 1911-1988-
Bethe, Hans A, (Hans Albrecht), 1906-2005
Birge, Raymond T. (Raymond Thayer), b. 1887.
Bohr, Niels, 1885-1962
Burns, Kevin, 1881-1958
Christy, Robert F.
Estermann, I. (Immanuel), 1900-1973.
Fermi, Enrico, 1901-1954.
Feynman, Richard P. (Richard Phillips), 1918-1988
Fowler, William A.
Frisch, Otto Robert, 1904-
Goldhaber, Maurice, 1911-2011
Hoyle, Fred, 1915-2001
Kerst, Donald William, 1911-1993
Lauritsen, Charles Christian, 1892-1968
Lawrence, Ernest Orlando, 1901-1958.
Morrison, Philip
Oppenheimer, J. Robert, 1904-1967
Rabi, I. I. (Isidor Isaac), 1898-1988
Rutherford, Ernest, 1871-1937
Segrè, Emilio.
Stern, Otto, 1888-1969-
Szilard, Leo.
Wilson, Robert R., 1914-2000
Allegheny Observatory.
Carnegie Institute of Technology.
Cavendish Laboratory (Cambridge, England)
California Institute of Technology
Columbia University
Cornell University
Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Princeton University.
United States. Army.
United States. Navy
United States. Office of Naval Research.
United States. Office of Scientific Research and Development. Metallurgical Laboratory
University of Birmingham.
University of California, Berkeley.
University of California, San Diego.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
International Conference on High Energy Physics.
Astronomy.
Astrophysics
Nuclear fission.
Nuclear physics.
Particle accelerators.
Physics -- Research.
Research -- Finance.
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Weiner, Charles. interviewer.
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