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Randall, Harrison M. (Harrison McAllister), b. 1870.
Oral history interview with Harrison M. Randall, 1964 February 19, 20 and 1965 June 21.
Initial experiences with science during student years at University of Michigan; brief period as high school teacher; spent 1910 at Eberhard Karls Universitat in Tübingen under Friedrich Paschen, began work in infrared spectroscopy. Return to University of Michigan, 1910; appointment as chairman of Department of Physics, 1917, scientific contributions of faculty such as Ralph Sawyer, Samuel Goudsmit, George Uhlenbeck, Otto Laporte and others during 1920s; development of the department as a research institution and relationships among members. Establishment of the Michigan Summer Symposia in Theoretical Physics in the 1930s with visiting European physicists. Critical evaluations of former students. Also mentioned at some length are Nelson Fuson, John Strong, Ernest Baker, James Cork, Walter Colby and Floyd Firestone.
Colby, Walter F. (Walter Francis), 1880-
Cork, James M. (James Murle), 1894-
Goudsmit, Samuel A. (Samuel Abraham), 1902-1978
Paschen, F. (Friedrich), 1865-1947.
Randall, Harrison M. (Harrison McAllister), b. 1870.
Sawyer, Ralph A. (Ralph Alanson), 1895-1978
Strong, John, 1905-
Universität Tübingen.
University of Michigan
University of Michigan. Summer Symposium in Theoretical Physics.
Theoretical physics
Infrared spectroscopy
Physics -- Research.
Physics -- Study and teaching
Oral histories. aat
Sound recordings. aat
Transcripts. aat
Baker, Ernest.
Firestone, Floyd Alburn.
Fuson, Nelson, 1913-2006
Laporte, Otto, 1902-
Uhlenbeck, George Eugène, 1900-1988-
Dennison, David M. (David Mathias), 1900-1976 interviewer.
King, W. James. interviewer.
Smith, Donald W., interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA