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Franck, James, 1882-1964.
Oral history joint interview with James Franck and Hertha Sponer-Franck, 1962 July 9 to 14.
This joint interview with James Franck and Hertha Sponer-Franck was conducted as part of the Archives for the History of Quantum Physics project, which includes tapes and transcripts of oral history interviews conducted with circa 100 atomic and quantum physicists. Subjects discuss their family backgrounds, how they became interested in physics, their educations, people who influenced them, their careers including social influences on the conditions of research, and the state of atomic, nuclear, and quantum physics during the period in which they worked. Discussions of scientific matters relate to work that was done between approximately 1900 and 1930, with an emphasis on the discovery and interpretations of quantum mechanics in the 1920s. Also prominently mentioned are: Mrs. Bauer, Richard Becker, Raymond Thayer Birge, Max Bodenstein, Niels Henrik David Bohr, Max Born, Ode Clausius, Edward Condon, Dirk Coster, Richard Courant, Clinton Joseph Davisson, Peter Josef William Debye, Paul Drude, Dymond, Tatiana Ehrenfest, Paul Ehrenfest, Albert Einstein, Walter M. Elsasser, Paul Sophus Epstein, Enrico Fermi, Emil Fischer, Franck James, Walther Gerlach, Ladislas Goldstein, Fritz Haber, George Ellery Hale, Wilhelm Hanle, Werner Heisenberg, Herneck, Gustav Ludwig Hertz, David Hilbert, Johan Holtsmark, Hueckel, Christopher Ingold, Ernst Pascual Jordan, Martin Kamen, Felix Klein, Kunsman, Ferdinand Kurlbaum, Irving Langmuir, Max Theodor Felix von Laue, Philipp Lenard, Gilbert Newton Lewis, Frederick Lindemann, James Clerk Maxwell, Joseph Mayer, Lise Meitner, Robert Andrews Millikan, Rudolph Leo Bernhard Minkowski, Walther Nernst, Mrs. Nordheim, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Friedrich Paschen, Linus Pauling, Max Planck, Robert Wichard Pohl, Georg Quincke, Fritz Reiche, Heinrich Rubens, Carl Runge, H. Seeliger, Emilio Gino Segrè, Arnold Sommerfeld, Johannes Stark, Otto Stern, John T. Tate, Edward Teller, Woldemar Voigt, Otto Warburg, Victor Frederick Weisskopf, Wilhelm Westphal, Wilhelm Wien, Windaus, Robert Williams Wood; Berlin Colloquium in Physics, Berliner Physikalische Gesellschaft, Physikalische-Technische Reichsanstalt (Berlin), University of California at Berkeley, Universität Berlin, Universität Giessen, Universität Göttingen, and Universität Heidelberg.
Becker, Richard
Birge, Raymond T. (Raymond Thayer), b. 1887.
Bodenstein, Max
Bohr, Niels, 1885-1962.
Born, Max, 1882-1970.
Cherwell, Frederick Alexander Lindemann, Viscount, 1886-1957.
Clausius, Ode
Condon, Edward Uhler, 1902-1974.
Coster, Dirk, 1889-1950
Courant, Richard, 1888-1972.
Davisson, Clinton Joseph, 1881-1958.
Debye, Peter J. W. (Peter Josef William), 1884-1966-
Drude, Paul
Ehrenfest, Paul, 1880-1933.
Ehrenfest, Tatiana, 1876-1964
Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955.
Elsasser, Walter M., 1904-
Epstein, Paul S. (Paul Sophus), 1883-1966
Fermi, Enrico, 1901-1954.
Fischer, Emil
Franck, James, 1882-1964.
Gerlach, Walther, 1889-1979
Goldstein, Ladislas
Haber, Fritz
Hale, George Ellery, 1868-1938
Hanle, Wilhelm
Heisenberg, Werner, 1901-1976.
Herneck, Friedrich
Hertz, Gustav, 1887-
Hilbert, David, 1862-1943
Holtsmark, Johan
Ingold, Christopher
Jordan, Pascual, 1902-1980
Kamen, Martin David, 1913-2002
Klein, Felix
Kurlbaum, Ferdinand
Langmuir, Irving, 1881-1957
Laue, Max von, 1879-1960.
Lenard, Philipp, 1862-1947
Lewis, Gilbert Newton, 1875-1946.
Maxwell, James Clerk, 1831-1879.
Mayer, Joseph Edward, 1904-
Meitner, Lise, 1878-1968.
Millikan, Robert Andrews, 1868-1953.
Minkowski, Rudolph Leo Bernhard, 1895-1976
Nernst, Walther, 1864-1941.
Nordheim, Gertrud Poeschl
Oppenheimer, J. Robert, 1904-1967.
Paschen, Friedrich
Pauling, Linus, 1901-1994
Planck, Max, 1858-1947.
Pohl, Robert Wichard, 1884-1976
Quincke, Georg Hermann, 1834-1924
Reiche, F. (Fritz), 1883-1969.
Rubens, Heinrich
Runge, Carl David Tolme
Seeliger, H.
Segrè, Emilio.
Sommerfeld, Arnold, 1868-1951.
Sponer, Hertha, 1895-1968
Stark, Johannes, 1874-1957.
Stern, Otto, 1888-1969-
Tate, John T. (John Torrence), 1889-1950.
Teller, Edward, 1908-2003
Voigt, Woldemar, 1850-1919.
Warburg, Otto Heinrich, 1883-1970
Weisskopf, Victor Frederick, 1908-2002
Westphal, Wilhelm
Wien, W. (Wilhelm), 1864-1928.
Wood, Robert Williams, 1868-1955.
Berliner Physikalische Gesellschaft
Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Berlin
Physikalisch-Technische Reichsanstalt (Germany).
Universität Giessen.
Universität Göttingen.
Universität Heidelberg.
University of California, Berkeley.
Atomic theory.
Nuclear physics.
Quantum theory.
Science -- History.
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
Sound recordings. aat
Transcripts. aat
Physicists -- Interviews. lcsh
Kuhn, Thomas S. interviewer.
Mayer, Maria Goeppert, 1906-1972. interviewer.
Sponer, Hertha, 1895-1968. interviewee.
American Institute of Physics. Center for History of Physics. Archives for the History of Quantum Physics.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA