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Unsöld, Albrecht, 1905-
Oral history interview with Albrecht Unsöld, 1978 June 6.
Family background; education at Tübingen University; thesis on the Schrödinger Theory at Universität München (1927), influence of Arnold Sommerfeld, Werner Heisenberg. Potsdam experiments inspired by Karl Schwarzschild, J. Robert Emden; Local Thermodynamic Equilibrium and curve of growth. Spent 1928 at Mt. Wilson. Return to Germany to teach physics during Depression; use of microphotometer, the Coude spectrograph; analysis of Tau Scorpii. Pre-war professorship at Yerkes Observatory with Otto Struve; line profile information, stellar composition. WW II return to Universität Kiel, star temperature detection, solar spectrum analysis, elements/energy production. Isolation and destruction of German physics, anti-German attitude. Remarks on history of science, views on contemporaries and astrophysical (radio) research; fate of correspondence. Also prominently mentioned are: Wilhelm Heinrich Walter Baade, Brueck, Robert Hooke, Hans Rosenberg, Henry Norris Russell, Erwin Schrödinger, A. Wilkens; International Astronomical Union, Pädagogische Hochschule "Karl Liebknecht" Wissenschaftlich-Technisches Zentrum, Universität Hamburg, Universität Kiel, and Universität München.
Adams, Walter S. (Walter Sydney), 1876-1956.
Baade, Walter, 1893-1960.
Brueck
Chandrasekhar, S. (Subrahmanyan), 1910-1995
Debye, Peter J. W. (Peter Josef William), 1884-1966
Eddington, Arthur Stanley, Sir, 1882-1944
Emden, Jacob Robert
Grotrian, Walter
Heisenberg, Werner, 1901-1976
Heitler, Walter, 1904-
Hohl, Helmuth
Hooke, Robert, 1635-1703.
Hoyle, Fred, 1915-2001
Hulst, H. C. van de (Hendrik Christoffel), 1918-
Mie, Gustav Adolf Feodor Wilhelm Ludwig, 1868-
Milne, Edwin
Öpik, Ernst Julius, 1893-1985
Pahlen, Emanuel J. von der
Payne-Gaposchkin, Cecilia, 1900-1979-
Peierls, Rudolf E. (Rudolf Ernst), 1907-1995
Rosenberg, Hans
Russell, Henry Norris, 1877-1957
Schrödinger, Erwin, 1887-1961
Schwarzschild, K. (Karl), 1873-1916.
Shapley, Harlow, 1885-1972.
Sommerfeld, Arnold, 1868-1951
Struve, Otto, 1897-1963.
Unsöld, Albrecht, 1905-
Wentzel, Gregor, 1898-1978.
Wildt, Rupert
Wilkens, A.
International Astronomical Union
Kiel Observatory
Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften.
Mount Wilson Solar Observatory
Padagogische Hochschule "Karl Liebknecht" Wissenschaftlich-Technisches Zentrum
Universität Hamburg.
Universität Kiel.
Universität München.
Universität Tübingen.
University of Cambridge.
Yerkes Observatory
Astrophysics
Hydrogen ions.
Microphotometer.
Quantum theory
Radio astronomy
Schrödinger equation.
Science -- History.
Spectrograph
Spectrum analysis
Spectrum, solar.
Stars -- Structure.
Stars -- Temperature.
Thermodynamic equilibrium.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Science.
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
Sound recordings. aat
Transcripts. aat
Gingerich, Owen. interviewer.
AIP-ICOS
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA
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