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Laporte, Otto, 1902-
Oral history interview with Otto Laporte, 1964 January 29 and 31.
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 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: Joseph Sweetman Ames, Ernst Back, Niels Henrik David Bohr, Max Born, Gregory Breit, Louis de Broglie, Constantin Carathéodory, Eugène Charles Catalan, Peter Josef William Debye, Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac, Paul Ehrenfest, Albert Einstein, Walter M. Elsasser, Walter Grotrian, Werner Heisenberg, A. S. King, Rudolf Walther Ladenburg, Alfred Landé, Max Theodor Felix von Laue, L. S. Ornstein, Friedrich Paschen, Wolfgang Pauli, Arthur Pringsheim, A. Schoenflies, Erwin Schrödinger, L. A. Sommer, Arnold Sommerfeld, Otto Stern, Merle Antony Tuve, Gregor Wentzel, Wilhelm Wien, Robert Williams Wood; Universität Frankfurt, Universität Göttingen, Rijksuniversiteit te Leiden, Mount Wilson Observatory, Universität Munchen, and Universität Munster.
Ames, Joseph Sweetman, 1864-1943.
Bohr, Niels, 1885-1962
Born, Max, 1882-1970
Breit, Gregory, 1899-1981-
Broglie, Louis de, 1892-1987
Carathéodory, Constantin, 1873-1950.
Debye, Peter J. W. (Peter Josef William), 1884-1966-
Dirac, P. A. M. (Paul Adrien Maurice), 1902-1984
Ehrenfest, Paul, 1880-1933.
Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955
Elsasser, Walter M., 1904-1991.
Heisenberg, Werner, 1901-1976
Ladenburg, Rudolf Walter, 1882-1952.
Landé, Alfred, 1888-
Laporte, Otto, 1902-
Laue, Max von, 1879-1960.
Paschen, F. (Friedrich), 1865-1947.
Pauli, Wolfgang, 1900-1958.
Schrödinger, Erwin, 1887-1961
Sommerfeld, Arnold, 1868-1951.
Stern, Otto, 1888-1969-
Tuve, Merle Antony, 1901-1982.
Universität Frankfurt am Main.
Universität Göttingen.
Rijksuniversiteit te Leiden
Palomar Observatory.
Univerität München.
Universität Münster.
Atomic theory.
Quantum theory.
Nuclear physics.
Science -- History.
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
Sound recordings. aat
Transcripts. aat aat
Physicists -- Interviews. lcsh
Back, E. (Ernst), 1881-
Catalan, Eugéne Charles.
Grotrian, Walter.
King, A. S.
Ornstein, L. S. (Leonard Salomon), 1880-1941
Pringsheim, Arthur.
Schoenflies, A. (Arthur), 1853-1928.
Sommer, L. A.
Wentzel, Gregor, 1898-1978-
Wein, Wilhelm.
Wood, Robert Williams, 1868-1955.
Kuhn, Thomas S. 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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