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McMillan, Edwin M. (Edwin Mattison), 1907-
Oral history interview with Edwin M. McMillan, 1972 June 1, 2, and October 30, 31.
Youth and early education; undergraduate years at Caltech, 1924-1929; influence of Arthur A. Noyes, Linus Pauling; graduate training and molecular beam work at Princeton University with Karl Compton, Edward U. Condon, Robert Van de Graaff, 1929-1932. National Research Council Fellow at University of California at Berkeley, 1932-1934; at Radiation Laboratory with Ernest O. Lawrence, J. Robert Oppenheimer; on Berkeley staff as teacher and working on cyclotrons, nuclear physics and radiochemistry, 1934-1940. War work at MIT, Underwater Sound Laboratory at San Diego, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, 1940-1945; Trinity Test. Postwar career at Berkeley working on accelerators; Nobel Prize, 1951. Also includes "Impressions of Trinity Test," 2 pp. Also prominently mentioned is: Jesse William Monroe DuMond.
Died in 1991.
Compton, K. T. (Karl Taylor), 1887-1954.
Condon, Edward Uhler, 1902-1974.
DuMond, Jesse W. M. (Jesse William Monroe), 1892-1976
Lawrence, Ernest Orlando, 1901-1958.
McMillan, Edwin M. (Edwin Mattison), 1907-
Noyes, Arthur A. (Arthur Amos), 1866-1936
Oppenheimer, J. Robert, 1904-1967
Pauling, Linus, 1901-1994
Van de Graaff, Robert Jemison, 1901-1967.
California Institute of Technology
Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.
Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Princeton University.
Underwater Sound Laboratory (San Diego)
Molecular beams.
Nobel Prizes.
Nuclear physics.
Nuclear weapons -- Testing.
Particle accelerators.
Underwater acoustics.
Trinity Test.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Science.
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Weiner, Charles. interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA