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Atkinson, Robert d'Escourt, 1898-1982
Oral history interview with Robert d'Escourt Atkinson, 1977 April 22.
Early life and education in Manchester; World War I; spectroscopy work at Oxford under Frederick A. Lindemann; visits to Göttingen and Berlin in 1920s; ideas on stellar energy source and stellar structure; work and teaching at Rutgers (1929-1937); World War II research on de-Gaussing, ballistics; moves to Greenwich, then Herstmonceaux observatories; their administration and instruments; solar eclipse work; general relativity theory; return to U.S. Also prominently mentioned are: Herbert Jefcoate Atkinson, Irmin von Holton Atkinson, Mary Kathleen Jane Ashe Atkinson, Niels Henrik David Bohr, John Edward Campbell, Arthur Stanley Eddington, George Gamow, I. O. Griffith, Fritz G. Houtermans, Edwin Powell Hubble, James Jeans, H. Spencer Jones, Walther Nernst, Henry Norris Russell, Frederick Soddy, Richard van der Riet Woolley; Aberdeen Proving Ground, Balliol College of University of Oxford, Great Britain Admiralty, Indiana University, Royal Astronomical Society, Royal Greenwich Observatory, United States Proving Ground at Aberdeen, MD Ballistics Research Laboratory, and Universität Göttingen Observatory.
Atkinson, Herbert Jefcoate
Atkinson, Irmin von Holton
Atkinson, Mary Kathleen Jane Ashe
Atkinson, Robert d'Escourt, 1898-1982
Bohr, Niels, 1885-1962
Campbell, John Edward
Cherwell, Frederick Alexander Lindemann, Viscount, 1886-1957.
Eddington, Arthur Stanley, Sir, 1882-1944.
Gamow, George, 1904-1968.
Griffith, I. O.
Houtermans, Fritz
Hubble, Edwin, 1889-1953
Jeans, James Hopwood, Sir, 1877-1946.
Jones, H. Spencer (Harold Spencer), 1890-
Nernst, Walther, 1864-1941.
Russell, Henry Norris, 1877-1957.
Soddy, Frederick
Woolley, Richard van der Riet, Sir
Balliol College (University of Oxford)
Great Britain. Admiralty.
Indiana University.
Royal Astronomical Society.
Royal Greenwich Observatory.
Rutgers University.
Universität Göttingen.
Universität Göttingen. Observatory
University of Oxford.
Astronomical observatories -- Administration.
Astrophysics
Ballistics.
Degaussing.
General relativity (Physics)
Solar eclipses.
Spectrum analysis.
Stars -- Structure.
World War, 1914-1918.
Aberdeen Proving Ground (Md.)
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
Transcripts. aat
Sound recordings. aat
DeVorkin, David H., 1944- 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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