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Bretscher, Hanni
Oral history interview with Hanni Bretscher, 1984 July 10.
Interview about Egon Bretscher with his wife. Joins Ernest Rutherford at University of Cambridge in 1934. Work on nuclear cross-section measurements leads him to Los Alamos, at Niels Bohr's request; collaboration with Edward Teller on hydrogen Bomb project. Plutonium work is discussed. Many anecdotes; comments on the Oppenheimer spirit at Los Alamos; the Trinity test, effect of Nagasaki bombing on him; his views on atomic energy in 1946 and 1966; retirement years. Also mentioned are: Chadwick, Klaus Fuchs, Otto Hahn, Hans von Halban, Lise Meitner, and Wolfgang Pauli.
Bohr, Niels, 1885-1962
Bretscher, Egon
Bretscher, Hanni
Fuchs, Klaus Emil Julius, 1911-1988
Hahn, Otto.
Halban, Hans
Meitner, Lise, 1878-1968.
Oppenheimer, J. Robert, 1904-1967
Pauli, Wolfgang, 1900-1958.
Rutherford, Ernest, 1871-1937
Teller, Edward, 1908-2003
Los Alamos National Laboratory.
University of Cambridge.
Hydrogen bomb.
Nuclear energy.
Trinity Test.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations -- Japan.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Moral and ethical aspects.
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Bennett, J. A., interviewer.
Shepherd, Anne, interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA