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Wigner, Eugene Paul, 1902-1995-
Oral history interview with Eugene Paul Wigner, 1963 November 21 and December 3, 4.
This interview was conducted as part of the Archives for the History of Quantum Physics project, which includes tapes and transcripts of oral history interviews conducted with circa 100 atomic and quantum physicists. Subjects discuss their family backgrounds, how they became interested in physics, their educations, people who influenced them, their careers including social influences on the conditions of research, and the state of atomic, nuclear, and quantum physics during the period in which they worked. Discussions of scientific matters relate to work that was done between approximately 1900 and 1930, with an emphasis on the discovery and interpretations of quantum mechanics in the 1920s. Also prominently mentioned are: Richard Becker, Niels Henrik David Bohr, Max Born, Gregory Breit, Richard Courant, Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac, Freeman Dyson, Albert Einstein, Enrico Fermi, Ferdinand Georg Frobenius, Werner Heisenberg, Walter Heitler, David Hilbert, Friedrich Hund, Ernst Pascual Jordan, Max Theodor Felix von Laue, Fritz London, Herman Francis Mark, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Wolfgang Pauli, Michael Polanyi, Ratz, Riemer, Erwin Schrödinger, G. Schur, Leo Szilard, John Von Neumann, Victor Frederick Weisskopf, Hermann Weyl, Wigner (Eugene's father), Enos E. Witmer; Berlin Technische Hochschule, Princeton University, and Universität Göttingen.
Becker, Richard, 1887-1955.
Bohr, Niels, 1885-1962
Born, Max, 1882-1970
Breit, Gregory, 1899-1981-
Courant, Richard, 1888-1972.
Dirac, P. A. M. (Paul Adrien Maurice), 1902-1984
Dyson, Freeman J.
Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955
Fermi, Enrico, 1901-1954.
Heisenberg, Werner, 1901-1976
Heitler, Walter, 1904-
Hilbert, David, 1862-1943.
Hund, Friedrich, 1896-1997-
Jordan, Pascual, 1902-1980
Laue, Max von, 1879-1960.
London, Fritz, 1900-1954.
Mark, H. F. (Herman Francis), 1895-
Oppenheimer, J. Robert, 1904-1967
Pauli, Wolfgang, 1900-1958.
Polanyi, Michael, 1891-1976
Schrödinger, Erwin, 1887-1961
Von Neumann, John, 1903-1957.
Weyl, Hermann, 1885-1955.
Wigner, Eugene Paul, 1902-1995
Princeton University.
Technische Hochschule Berlin.
Universität Göttingen.
Atomic theory.
Nuclear physics.
Quantum theory.
Science -- History.
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
Sound recordings. aat
Transcripts. aat
Physicists -- Interviews. lcsh
Frobenius, Ferinand Georg.
Schur, G.
Wigner, Anthony (Eugene's father).
Witmer, Enos E.
Kuhn, Thomas S. interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Center for History of Physics. Archives for the History of Quantum Physics.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA