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Evans, Robley Dunglison, 1907-
Oral history interview with Robley D. Evans, 1972 May 2, 3, 1974 May 5 and 1978 June 14.
Family background; grows up in California; early interest in electronics. Undergraduate and graduate studies at Caltech. Strong interest in history of science as undergraduate. Ph.D. in physics, 1932. University of California at Berkeley, 1932-1934. MIT from 1934; founder of the Radioactivity Center. Starts first course designated "nuclear physics," January 1935. Strong interest in study of radium poisoning; radium tolerance in humans, cancer research. World War II work, postwar work; establishment of Laboratory for Nuclear Science and Engineering. Markle Foundation supplies funds for the Radioactivity Center's Cyclotron; the 1940 Conference on Applied Nuclear Physics (sponsored by the American Institute of Physics and MIT); World War II work at the Radioactivity Center at MIT; radium dial paint studies; radium and plutonium safety regulations (Glenn Seaborg); work relations with the Manhattan Project; the MAMI (marked mine) project reveals indication of German plutonium project. Also prominently mentioned are: Carl David Anderson, Joe Aub, Joe Boyce, Vannevar Bush, Evan Byers, John Cockcroft, Robert Colenko, Arthur Holly Compton, Karl Taylor Compton, Enrico Fermi, Horace Ford, Ralph Howard Fowler, George Gamow, Newell Gingrich, Clark Goodman, Leslie Richard Groves, George Harrison, Hobart, Elmer Hutchisson, Ray Keating, Arthur Kip, Pinkie Klein, Rudolf Ladenburg, Charles Christian Lauritsen, Thomas Lauritsen, Ernest Orlando Lawrence, Gilbert Newton Lewis, Willard Frank Libby, Milton Stanley Livingston, Leonard Benedict Loeb, Sam Lynd, Edwin Mattison McMillan, Robert Andrews Millikan, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Elmer Robinson, Ernest Rutherford, John Clarke Slater, Sorensen, Robert Jamison Van de Graaff, Ernest Thomas Sinton Walton, Martin Wittenberg, Jerrold Reinach Zacharias; American Institute of Physics; American Cancer Society, Bausch and Lomb Co., National Research Council, Radiation Standards Committee, United States Federal Cancer Commission, United States Food and Drug Administration, United States National Bureau of Standards, United States Navy, University of Rochester, University of Utah Salt Lake City Project, Wesleyan University, World War I, and World War II.
Anderson, Carl D. (Carl David), 1905-1991
Aub, Joe
Boyce, Joseph Canon, 1903-1983
Byers, Evan
Cockcroft, John, Sir, 1897-1967
Colenko, Robert
Compton, Arthur Holly, 1892-1962.
Compton, K. T. (Karl Taylor), 1887-1954.
Evans, Robley Dunglison, 1907-
Fermi, Enrico, 1901-1954
Ford, Horace
Fowler, R. H. (Ralph Howard), 1889-1944.
Gamow, George, 1904-1968
Gingrich, Newell Shiffer, 1906-
Goodman, Clark Drouillard
Groves, Leslie R., 1896-1970
Hobart, James
Hutchisson, Elmer, 1902-
Kip, Arthur Frederic
Klein, Pinkie
Ladenburg, Rudolf Walter, 1882-1952.
Lauritsen, Charles Christian, 1892-1968.
Lauritsen, Thomas, 1915-1973
Lawrence, Ernest Orlando, 1901-1958.
Lewis, Gilbert Newton, 1875-1946.
Libby, Willard F.
Livingston, M. Stanley (Milton Stanley)
Loeb, Leonard B. (Leonard Benedict), 1891-
Lynd, Sam
McMillan, Edwin M. (Edwin Mattison), 1907-
Millikan, Robert Andrews, 1868-1953.
Oppenheimer, J. Robert, 1904-1967
Robinson, Elmer
Rutherford, Ernest, 1871-1937
Seaborg, Glenn T. (Glenn Theodore), 1912-1999
Slater, John Clarke, 1900-1976.
Van de Graaff, Robert Jemison, 1901-1967
Walton, Ernest, 1903-1995.
Wittenberg, Martin
Zacharias, Jerrold Reinach, 1905-1986
American Cancer Society.
American Institute of Physics.
Bausch & Lomb Optical Company
California Institute of Technology
Markle Foundation
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Radioactivity Center.
United States. Air Force
United States. Federal Cancer Commission
United States. Food and Drug Administration.
United States. National Bureau of Standards
United States. Navy
University of California, Berkeley.
University of Rochester.
University of Utah. Salt Lake City Project.
Wesleyan University (Middletown, Conn.).
Conference on Applied Nuclear Physics (1940 : Cambridge, Massachusetts)
Cancer research -- United States.
Cyclotrons.
Manhattan Project (U.S.)
Nuclear energy -- Research -- Germany.
Nuclear energy -- Research -- United States.
Nuclear physics.
Plutonium
Physics -- Study and teaching
Radiation.
Radioactive substances -- Safety regulations -- United States.
Radioactivity -- Physiological effect.
Radium.
Radium paint.
World War, 1914-1918.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Science.
World War, 1939-1945.
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
Sound recordings. aat
Transcripts. aat
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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