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Waly, Adnan.
Oral history interview with Adnan Waly, 1994 February-March.
Early education with Gustav Hertz, and the search for heavy hydrogen. Work for the German General Electric Company under Fritz Lange. Doctoral studies with Max von Laue. Attempt to use thunderstorms to produce nuclear disintegration. Discovery of Rupp's fraudulent evidence for positive electrons coverup. Waly's anti-Nazi activities. Work with Cockcroft and Walton on sealing discharge tubes. Discovery of fission by Lise Meitner, Otto Frisch, and Otto Hahn. Collaboration with Leo Szilard. Early work on biophysics and cancer treatment. German decision to invade Norway. Study with Walther Nernst, Wehnelt, Pringsheim, and Czerny. Memories of Wolfgang Pauli and Schroedinger. Wartime work in Egypt on a microwave mine detector. Patents on fusion and fission. Irradiation of scandium. Frederic Joliot-Curie's letter to Stalin on behalf of Peter Kapitza. Exposing Hans v. Bohndorf's alchemy. Attending 1955 Atoms for Peace conference. Mention of the Rupp fraud, Recollections of Lawrence Ball, Van de Graaf, Halban, Carl von Weizsäcker, Hans Delbrück, Bodenstein, Bruno Pontecorvo, Fritz Houtermans, Bosch, Wehnelt, Erbacher, Racah, Amarldi, Ollendorf, Lenard, Kramer, Zeeman, and Salvador Dali. Nazif Bey's studies on Egyptian optics.
Adnan Waly, born 1910, was a nuclear physicist working for Fritz Lange in the German General Electric Company (AEG) while pursuing his Ph.D. with von Laue. The laboratory was directed by Ramsauer. Recollections cover the period 1930-1945. During this period, Waly had personal contact with almost all the eminent scientists in Germany, and in other countries involved in nuclear physics.
Frisch, Otto Robert, 1904-
Hahn, Otto, 1879-1968.
Houtermans, F. G. (Friedrich Georg), 1903-
Joliot-Curie, Frédéric
Kapit︠s︡a, P. L. (Petr Leonidovich), 1894-1984
Laue, Max von, 1879-1960
Meitner, Lise, 1878-1968.
Nernst, Walther, 1864-1941.
Pauli, Wolfgang, 1900-1958
Pontekorvo, B. (Bruno), 1913-1993
Schrödinger, Erwin, 1887-1961
Stalin, Joseph, 1879-1953.
Szilard, Leo
Waly, Adnan.
Zeeman, Pieter, 1865-1943.
Nuclear explosions.
National Socialism.
Anti-Nazi movement.
Fission (Biology).
Cancer -- Research.
Norway -- History -- Invasions.
Egypt -- World War, 1939-1945.
Sound recordings. aat
Oral histories. aat
Transcripts. aat
Physicists -- Interviews.
Ball, Lawrence.
Bey, Nazif.
Cockcroft, John, Sir, 1897-1967.
Dali, Salvador.
Delbrück, Hans.
Halban, Hans.
Hertz, Gustav, 1887-
Lange, Fritz.
Lenard, Philipp, 1862-1947.
Racah, G. (Giulio), 1909-1965
Van de Graaff, Robert Jemison, 1901-1967.
Waly, Adnan.
Weizsäcker, Carl Friedrich, Freiherr von, 1912-2007-
German General Electic Company.
Atoms for Peace Conference.
Pope, Martin, 1918- interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA