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Lauritsen, Thomas, 1915-1973.
Oral history interview with Thomas Lauritsen, 1967 February 16.
Early training as a physicist; quartz-fibre electrometer; high-voltage installations, above 200 kilovolts; high-voltage accelerator, especially Van de Graaff machines; cloud chamber; fission 1939; reminiscences of Niels Bohr; leaving Europe 1939; warwork at National Bureau of Standards 1940; rocket work 1940s; postwar rehabilitation of laboratory facilities; technological improvements after the war; learning nuclear physics after the war; nuclear spin; development of shell model; rotational model 1952; gamma-ray detection; changes in research styles; research plans for the present (1967). Also prominently mentioned are: Hans Albrecht Bethe, Jr︣gen K. Bg︣gild, Robert F. Christy, Eugene Feenberg, William Alfred Fowler, Otto Robert Frisch, Trevor Gardner, Raymond George Herb, Torben Huus, David Rittenhouse Inglis, J. H. D. Jensen, Donald W. Kerst, Dieter Kurath, Milton Stanley Livingston, Maria Goeppert Mayer, Robert Andrews Millikan, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Herb Parkinson, Matthew Sands, Trump, Victor Frederick Weisskopf; Finsen Radiation Institute, Institute for Theoretical Physics (Copenhagen), Inyokern Project, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Niels Bohr Institutet, Philips Elektronik Industrie GmbH, United States Navy, and University of Wisconsin.
Bethe, Hans A, (Hans Albrecht), 1906-2005
Böggild, Jörgen K.
Bohr, Niels, 1885-1962.
Christy, Robert F.
Feenberg, Eugene
Fowler, William A.
Frisch, Otto Robert, 1904-
Gardner, Trevor
Herb, R. G. (Raymond George), 1908-1996
Huus, Torben
Inglis, David Rittenhouse, 1905-1995
Jensen, J. Hans D.
Kerst, Donald William, 1911-1993
Kurath, Dieter
Lauritsen, Thomas, 1915-1973.
Livingston, M. Stanley (Milton Stanley)
Mayer, Maria Goeppert, 1906-1972.
Millikan, Robert Andrews, 1868-1953.
Oppenheimer, J. Robert, 1904-1967
Parkinson, Herb
Sands, Matthew Linzee
Trump, John George
Weisskopf, Victor Frederick, 1908-2002
California Institute of Technology.
Finsen Radiation Institute
Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Niels Bohr institutet.
Philips Elektronik Industrie GmbH.
United States. National Bureau of Standards
United States. Navy
Universitetets Institut for Teoretisk Fysik (Copenhagen)
University of Wisconsin.
Cloud chamber
Federal aid to research.
Gamma rays -- Measurement.
Inyokern Project.
Nuclear fission.
Nuclear physics.
Nuclear shell theory.
Nuclear spin.
Particle accelerators.
Research grants
Rockets -- Research.
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
Transcripts. aat
Sound recordings. aat
Weiner, Charles. interviewer.
Richman, Barry, interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA