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Compton, Betty Charity McCloskey, 1916-
Oral history interview with Betty Compton, 1968 April 11 and 15.
Early life on Ohio farm; College of Wooster; Arthur Holly Compton, his family, his academic and extracurricular interests. Princeton years, 1913-1916; associations and fellowships; marriage, 1916; experimentation at Westinghouse Lamp Co., 1917-1919; work on "large electron" leading to National Research Fellowship at Cavendish Laboratory, 1919-1920; association with Ernest Rutherford and J. J. Thompson, living arrangements, weekly colloquia; recollections of Albert Einstein. Chairman of Department of Physics at Washington University, 1920-1923; bringing in new faculty; freedom of research. Guggenheim Fellowship at Punjab University, 1926-1927; organizing Kashmir expedition, observational work and other expedition details. Reaction to A. H. Compton's Nobel Prize award, 1927; trip to Sweden and Nobel address. Recollections of Solvay and Volta Conferences; association with James Franck, Niels Bohr, and Marie Curie; development of A. H. Compton's cosmic ray interest, world cosmic ray expeditions, 1931-1934; anecdotes and places visited; Compton-Robert A. Millikan controversy; comments on Century of Progress Exposition, 1933; memories of stay at University of Oxford on A. H. Compton's Eastman professorship, 1934-1935; associates at Oxford; recollection of European colleagues Aston, Enrico Fermi, Werner Heisenberg, and Karl Sommerfeld. About A. H. Compton: chairman of Physics Department at University of Chicago, 1940-1945; earlier contacts with Chicago; relation to Michelson; widening of philosophical interests; long-term consultant to General Electric Co., 1926-1945; consultant to National Cancer Advisory Council and Chicago Tumor Institute. Disappointment in Compton family life; close working relationship between A. H. Compton and Betty; relation of physicists' wives to their husbands' work; Betty's assessment of her career.
Ahmad, Nazir
Aston, Francis William
Benade, M.
Bohr, Niels, 1885-1962
Bose, Jagadis Chandra
Bragg, William Henry, 1862-1942
Broglie, Maurice de
Cherwell, Frederick Alexander Lindemann, Viscount, 1886-1957.
Compton, Arthur Holly, 1892-1962.
Compton, Betty Charity McCloskey, 1916-
Cooke, L.
Cumberland, W. W.
Curie, Marie, 1867-1934.
Curtiss, G.
Egerton, W.
Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955
Enfield, William
Fermi, Enrico, 1901-1954.
Franck, James, 1882-1964.
Fry, Bernard Mitchell
Hagenow
Heisenberg, Werner, 1901-1976
Huxley, Julian
Jauncey, G. E. M. (George Eric MacDonnell), 1888-1947.
Lindsay, Robert Bruce, 1900-
Magie, William Francis, 1858-1943.
Michelson, Albert A. (Albert Abraham), 1852-1931
Millikan, Robert Andrews, 1868-1953.
Page, Thornton.
Raman, C. V, 1888-1970.
Rand, Sally
Russell, Henry Norris, 1877-1957
Rutherford, Ernest, 1871-1937
Sandoval Vallarta, Manuel, 1899-1977.
Schein, Marcel, 1902-1960
Siegbahn, Manne, 1886-1951
Sommerfeld, Arnold, 1868-1951.
Sponer, Hertha, 1895-1968
Thomson, J. J. (Joseph John), Sir, 1856-1940.
Thorn, B.
Waterman, Alan Tower, 1892-1967.
Wood, Robert Williams, 1868-1955.
West, A. F.
Williams, T.
Zeleny, Anthony
Zeleny, John
Balliol College (University of Oxford)
Cavendish Laboratory (Cambridge, England)
Chicago Tumor Institute
Electro-Radio-Biological Congress
General Electric Company.
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.
Panjab University.
Princeton University.
United States. -- National Cancer Advisory Board.
University of California, Berkeley.
University of Chicago.
University of Minnesota.
Washington University (Saint Louis, Mo.)
Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company.
Worcester College (University of Oxford)
International Congress of Physics (1927: Como, Italy)
Solvay Conference on Physics
Cosmic rays.
Electrons.
Nobel Prizes.
Physics -- Scholarships, fellowships, etc.
Physics -- Study and teaching.
Scientific expeditions.
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
Sound recordings. aat
Transcripts. aat
Physicists. lcsh
Weiner, Charles. interviewer.
AIP-ICOS
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA
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