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Inglis, David Rittenhouse, 1905-1995-
Oral history interview with David Rittenhouse Inglis, 1977 May 9 and 10.
Youth and family origins; student days at Amherst College, 1924-1928, and at Ann Arbor 1928-1931. Contact with European physicists and rising Nazism, 1932-1933; the physics departments at Ohio State University, University of Pittsburgh, Princeton University in the 1930s, and Johns Hopkins University in the 1940s; atomic spectroscopy, ferromagnetism, uses of the vector model, shift from atomic to nuclear spectroscopy, the Thomas precession and spin-orbit coupling in nuclei, shell and droplet models for nuclei, intermediate coupling model for light nuclei, the earth's magnetic field, wind-dynamos and nuclear reactors; Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory during World War II, Argonne National Laboratory in the 1950s and 1960s; expression of social concern, especially in relation to the nuclear arms race, in the 1950s through the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, the political victimization of Donald Flanders, the Federation of American Scientists, congressional testimony concerning Lewis Strauss' (nominee for Sec. of Commerce) experiences at Pugwash Conferences, obstacles to slowing or reversing the arms race. Also prominently mentioned are: A. P. Alexandrov, Clinton Anderson, Niels Henrik David Bohr, Isiah Bowman, Gregory Breit, Hendrik Brugt Gerhard Casimir, Walter Francis Colby, Edward Uhler Condon, Sydney Michael Dancoff, Paul Ehrenfest, Elmer Eisner, Enrico Fermi, James Franck, Wendell Furry, Samuel Abraham Goudsmit, Stanley Hanna, Werner Heisenberg, Walter Heitler, Karl Ferdinand Herzfeld, Alger Hiss, Edith Hoyle, John Charles Hubbard, Alfred Landé, Otto Laporte, Joseph McCarthy, Gale McGee, Arnold Nordsieck, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Wolfgang Pauli, Rudolf Ernst Peierls, Ernest Poole, Leonard Schiff, Hugh Scott, Alpheus Wilson Smith, Arnold Johannes Wilhelm Sommerfeld, Edward Teller, Llewellyn Hilleth Thomas, John Osgood Thomson, George Eugène Uhlenbeck, Robert Jamison Van de Graaff, John Archibald Wheeler, Norbert Wiener, Samuel Robinson Williams, Robert Williams Wood, Lloyd Young; Bayrische Wahl, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Saturday Review, United States Army Signal Corps, United States Atomic Energy Commission, United States Congress, Universität Leipzig, Universität Zurich, University of Chicago, University of Michigan Summer Symposium in Theoretical Physics, and Zeitschrift für Physik.
Aleksandrov, A. P. (Aleksander Petrovitch)
Anderson, Clinton Presba, 1895-
Bohr, Niels, 1885-1962.
Bowman, Isiah
Breit, Gregory, 1899-1981-
Casimir, H. B. G. (Hendrik Brugt Gerhard), 1909-2000-
Colby, Walter F. (Walter Francis), 1880-
Condon, Edward Uhler, 1902-1974.
Dancoff, Sidney M., 1913-1951
Ehrenfest, Paul, 1880-1933.
Eisner, Elmer
Fermi, Enrico, 1901-1954.
Flanders, Donald
Franck, James, 1882-1964.
Furry, W. H. (Wendell Hinkle), 1907-
Goudsmit, Samuel A. (Samuel Abraham), 1902-1978
Hanna, Stanley S.
Heisenberg, Werner, 1901-1976.
Heitler, Walter, 1904-
Herzfeld, Karl F. (Karl Ferdinand), 1892-
Hiss, Alger
Hoyle, Edith
Hubbard, John Charles
Inglis, David Rittenhouse, 1905-1995
Landé, Alfred, 1888-
Laporte, Otto, 1902-
McCarthy, Joseph, 1908-1957.
McGee, Gale
Nordsieck, Arnold
Oppenheimer, J. Robert, 1904-1967
Pauli, Wolfgang, 1900-1958.
Peierls, Rudolf E. (Rudolf Ernst), 1907-1995
Poole, Ernest
Schiff, Leonard I. (Leonard Isaac), 1915-1971
Scott, Hugh
Smith, Alpheus W. (Alpheus Wilson), 1876-1968.
Sommerfeld, Arnold, 1868-1951.
Strauss, Lewis L.
Teller, Edward, 1908-2003
Thomas, Llewellyn Hilleth
Thomson, John Osgood
Uhlenbeck, George Eugène, 1900-1988
Van de Graaff, Robert Jemison, 1901-1967.
Wheeler, John Archibald, 1911-2008
Wiener, Norbert, 1894-1964.
Williams, Samuel Robinson, b. 1879.
Wood, Robert Williams, 1868-1955.
Young, Lloyd
Amherst College.
Argonne National Laboratory
Federation of American Scientists.
Johns Hopkins University.
Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Ohio State University.
Princeton University.
Pugwash Conferences on Science & World Affairs
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
United States. Army. Signal Corps.
United States. Congress.
Universität Leipzig
Universität Zürich.
University of Chicago.
University of Michigan.
University of Michigan. Summer Symposium in Theoretical Physics.
University of Pittsburgh.
Bulletin of the atomic scientists.
Saturday Review.
Zeitschrift für Physik.
Atomic spectroscopy.
Ferromagnetism.
Magnetic fields.
National Socialism.
Nuclear arms control.
Nuclear disarmament.
Nuclear physics.
Nuclear reactors.
Nuclear spectroscopy.
Nuclear warfare -- Social aspects.
Physics -- Study and teaching.
Quantum theory.
Science -- International cooperation.
Scientists -- Political activity.
Wind power.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Science.
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Heims, Steve J. interviewer.
AIP-ICOS
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA
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