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Purcell, Edward M.
Oral history interview with Edward Mills Purcell, 1977 June 8 and 14.
Early life in Illinois; B.S. from Purdue University under Karl Lark-Horovitz, 1929-1933. Visit to Technische Hochschule in Karlsruhe. Theoretical and experimental work and teaching at Harvard University, 1934-1941, under Emory L. Chaffee, Kenneth T. Bainbridge, John Van Vleck. World War II research on radar at MIT Radiation Laboratory, 1941-1946. Return to Harvard; teaching, nuclear magnetic resonance and 21-cm line research. Discusses government consulting work, 1950-1970, especially President's Science Advisory Committee, American Physical Society presidency; teaching at Harvard. Interests in astrophysics, developing physics curricula. Also prominently mentioned are: Kenneth Tompkins Bainbridge, Felix Bloch, Bobby Cutler, Robert Henry Dicke, Edwards, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Harold Ewen, Ferry, William Francis Giauque, William Webster Hansen, Malcolm Hebb, Ted Hunt, Lyndon B. Johnson, Fritz Leonhart, Dunlap McNair, Otto Oldenburg, Jan Hendrik Oort, Wolfgang Pauli, Robert V. Pound, Isidor Isaac Rabi, Norman Foster Ramsey, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Schnabel, Julian R. Schwinger, Francis Eugene Simon, Charles Steinmetz, Henry Torrey, Hendrik Christoffell van de Hulst, John Von Neumann, Isidor Walerstein, Walter Witzel, Hubert J. Yearian, Jerrold Reinach Zacharias; Bell System Technical Journal, Great Britain Royal Air Force Coastal Command, Radio Research Laboratory, Illinois Southeastern Telephone Co., Killian Committee, Lawrence Radiation Laboratory, National Academy of Sciences, Rijksuniversiteit te Leiden, Unitarian Church, United States Office of Naval Research, University of California at Berkeley, and Voice of America.
Vital dates, 1912-1997.
Bainbridge, Kenneth T. (Kenneth Tompkins), 1904-1996.
Bloch, Felix, 1905-
Chaffee, Emory Leon, 1885-1975.
Dicke, Robert H. (Robert Henry)
Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969.
Giauque, William F. (William Francis), 1895-1982.
Hansen, W. W, (William Webster), 1909-1949.
Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973.
Lark-Horovitz, K. (Karl), 1892-1958.
Oldenberg, Otto, 1888-
Oort, Jan Hendrik.
Pauli, Wolfgang, 1900-1958.
Purcell, Edward M.
Rabi, I. I. (Isidor Isaac), 1898-1988
Ramsey, Norman, 1915-2011-
Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945.
Steinmetz, Charles Proteus, 1865-1923.
Van Vleck, J. H. (John Hasbrouck), 1899-
Von Neumann, John, 1903-1957.
American Physical Society.
Great Britain. Royal Air Force. Coastal Command.
Harvard University.
Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Radiation Laboratory.
National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)
Purdue University.
Rijksuniversiteit te Leiden
Technische Hochschule Karlsruhe.
United States. Office of Naval Research
United States. President's Science Advisory Committee
University of California, Berkeley.
Bell System Technical Journal.
Theoretical physics
Nuclear magnetic resonance.
Physics -- Study and teaching.
Radio astronomy.
Science consultants.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Science.
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
Sound recordings. aat
Transcripts. aat
Cutler, Bobby.
Ewen, Harold Irving, 1922-
Hebb, Malcolm.
Hunt, Ted.
Leonhart, Fritz.
McNair, Dunlap.
Pound, Robert Vivian.
Schwinger, Julian Seymour, 1918-
Simon, F. E. (Francis Eugene), 1893-1956
Torrey, Henry Cutler, 1911-
Hulst, H. C. van de (Hendrik Christoffel), 1918-
Walerstein, Isidor.
Witzel, Walter.
Yearian, Hubert J.
Zacharias, Jerrold Reinach, 1905-1986
Harvard University. -- Radio Research Laboratory.
Illinois Southeastern Telephone Co.
Killian Committee.
Unitarian Church.
Voice of America.
Sopka, Katherine Russell interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA