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Serber, R. (Robert)
Oral history interview with Robert Serber, 1974 May 13.
Pre-World War II relations with Japanese physicists, Sagane at Berkeley, 1937; the first bomb, decision to drop bombs and feelings about doing so, messages to Sagane dropped by planes over Japan; postwar visit to Hiroshima and Nagasaki to record bomb damage, contacts with Nishina and other Japanese scientists; Davis' speech on occasion of Roosevelt's death, return to Los Alamos, knowledge of destruction of Japanese cyclotron, political activities concerning civilian or military control of atomic energy, Yukawas' trip to Berkeley, Serber's 1959 visit to Japan, Office of Naval Research denial of clearance for 1952 Conference on Theoretical Physics.
Robert Serber (1909-1997). Physicist (Nuclear physics). Ph.D. from University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1934. University of California, Berkeley, 1934-38 and 1945-51; University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1938-45; Manhattan Project, 1942-45; Columbia University, 1957-77; Emeritus Professor of physics, Columbia University 1977-1997.
Nishina, Yoshio, 1890-1951.
Serber, R. (Robert)
Yukawa, Hideki, 1907-
Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory.
Cyclotrons -- Japan.
Atomic bomb -- Japan -- Blast effect.
Nuclear energy -- Political aspects.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Japan.
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
Sound recordings. aat
Physicists -- Japan.
Sagane, RyƤokichi, 1905-1969.
Weiner, Charles. interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA