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Landé, Alfred, 1888-
Oral history interview with Alfred Landé, 1962 March 5, 6, 7, 8 and June 15.
This interview 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 ca. 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: Ernst Back, Niels Henrik David Bohr, Max Born, Constantin Carathéodory, Peter Josef William Debye, Paul Ehrenfest, Albert Einstein, Walther Gerlach, Samuel Abraham Goudsmit, Werner Heisenberg, Heinrich Mathias Konen, Peter Lertes, Fritz London, Erwin Madelung, Wolfgang Pauli, Max Planck, Erwin Schrödinger, Arnold Sommerfeld, Otto Stern, George Eugène Uhlenbeck; Artillerie Prüfungs-Kommission, Universität Göttingen, Universität Marburg, Universität München, Universität Tübingen.
Alfred Landé (1888-1975). Physicist (quantum theory, spectra). On the physics faculty at the Universität Frankfurt-am-Main, 1919-1922; Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen, 1922-1931; and Ohio State University from 1931.
Back, E. (Ernst), 1881-
Bohr, Niels, 1885-1962
Born, Max, 1882-1970
Carathéodory, Constantin, 1873-1950.
Debye, Peter J. W. (Peter Josef William), 1884-1966-
Ehrenfest, Paul, 1880-1933.
Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955
Gerlach, Walther, 1889-1979-
Goudsmit, Samuel A. (Samuel Abraham), 1902-1978
Heisenberg, Werner, 1901-1976
Konen, Heinrich Mattias, 1874-1949
Landé, Alfred, 1888-
Lertes, Peter
London, Fritz, 1900-1954.
Madelung, Erwin, b. 1881
Pauli, Wolfgang, 1900-1958.
Planck, Max, 1858-1947.
Schrödinger, Erwin, 1887-1961
Sommerfeld, Arnold, 1868-1951.
Stern, Otto, 1888-1969-
Uhlenbeck, George Eugène, 1900-1988
Artillerie Prüfungs-Kommission
Universität Göttingen.
Universität Marburg.
Universität München.
Universität Tübingen.
Atomic theory.
Nuclear physics.
Quantum theory.
Science -- Theory.
Oral histories. aat
Transcripts. aat
Interviews. aat
Sound recordings. aat
Physicists -- Interviews. lcsh
Kuhn, Thomas S. interviewer.
Heilbron, J. L. interviewer.
AIP-ICOS
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
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