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Tuve, Merle Antony, 1901-1982.
Oral history interview with Merle Antony Tuve, 1982 January 13 and February 5.
Early youth in Canton, South Dakota; teenage interest in radios and electricity (Ernest O. Lawrence). Origins of physics interest at Augustana Academy, Canton; college years at the University of Minnesota, until 1923; graduate work at Princeton University and Johns Hopkins University; Ph.D. at Hopkins, collaboration with Gregory Breit studying ionosphere with radio waves, 1926; position at Carnegie Institution's Department of Terrestrial Magnetism (DTM); nuclear physics work with Odd Dahl, Lawrence Hafstad, and others using Tesla coils in 1920s, and Van de Graaff generators in 1930s; head of proximity fuse work and first director of the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory during World War II; return to DTM; Director, 1946-1966; DTM research during directorship in seismology, biophysics, and radio astronomy.
Breit, Gregory, 1899-1981-
Dahl, Odd
Hafstad, Lawrence, 1904-
Lawrence, Ernest Orlando, 1901-1958.
Tuve, Merle Antony, 1901-1982
Augustana Academy -- Students
Carnegie Institution of Washington. Department of Terrestrial Magnetism
Johns Hopkins University.
Johns Hopkins University. Applied Physics Laboratory.
Princeton University.
University of Minnesota.
Nuclear physics.
Physics -- Study and teaching.
Proximity fuzes
Radio astronomy.
Tesla coils.
Van de Graaff generator.
World War, 1939-1945 -- War work.
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
Sound recordings. aat
Transcripts. aat
Cornell, Thomas D. (Thomas David). interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA