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Meitner, Lise, 1878-1968.
Oral history interview with Lise Meitner, 1963 May 12.
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: Max Abraham, Niels Henrik David Bohr, Ludwig Edvard Boltzmann, Max Born, Paul Ehrenfest, Albert Einstein, Emil Fischer, James Franck, Johannes Hans Wilhelm Geiger, Otto Hahn, Werner Heisenberg, Gustav Ludwig Hertz, Max Theodor Felix von Laue, Frederick Lindemann, Ernst Mach, Walther Nernst, Ida Noddack, Wilhelm Ostwald, Friedrich Paschen, Wolfgang Pauli, Max Planck, Ernest Rutherford, Karl Schwarzschild, Johannes Stark, Otto Stern, Wefelmeier, Carl Friedrich Weizsäcker, Wilhelm Wien; Universität Berlin, Solvay Congress, and Universität Wien.
Bohr, Niels, 1885-1962
Boltzmann, Ludwig, 1844-1906.
Born, Max, 1882-1970
Cherwell, Frederick Alexander Lindemann, Viscount, 1886-1957
Ehrenfest, Paul, 1880-1933.
Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955
Franck, James, 1882-1964.
Hahn, Otto, 1879-1968.
Heisenberg, Werner, 1901-1976
Hertz, Gustav, 1887-
Laue, Max von, 1879-1960
Mach, Ernst, 1838-1916
Meitner, Lise, 1878-1968.
Nernst, Walther, 1864-1941.
Pauli, Wolfgang, 1900-1958
Planck, Max, 1858-1947.
Rutherford, Ernest, 1871-1937
Schwarzschild, K. (Karl), 1873-1916.
Stark, Johannes, 1874-1957.
Stern, Otto, 1888-1969-
Weizsäcker, Carl Friedrich, Freiherr von, 1912-2007
Wien, W. (Wilhelm), 1864-1928.
Universität Berlin.
Universität Wien.
Solvay Conference on Physics
Atomic theory.
Nuclear physics.
Quantum theory
Science -- History.
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
Sound recordings. aat
Transcripts. aat
Physicists -- Interviews. lcsh
Women physicists -- Interviews. lcsh
Abraham, Max, 1875-1922.
Fischer, Emil.
Geiger, Hans, 1882-
Noddack, Ida, 1896-1978
Ostwald, Wilhelm.
Paschen, Friedrich.
Frisch, Otto Robert, 1904- interviewer.
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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