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Wilson, Robert R., 1914-2000-
Oral history interview with Robert Wilson, 1977 May 19.
Career until departure from University of California at Berkeley in 1940, particularly youth on a Montana ranch; early interest in science and undergraduate education at Berkeley; graduate work under Ernest O. Lawrence on theory of cyclotron and proton-proton scattering; and social relations around the Radiation Laboratory and Berkeley physics department from 1933 to 1940. Also prominently mentioned are: Luis Walter Alvarez, Lawrence Emo, F. Exner, Victor Fritz Lenzen, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Nellie Rathbun, Harry White, Milton Grandison White; and Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.
Physicist; received A.B. from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1936. Studied with Prof. Ernest O. Lawrence there and received the Ph.D. in 1940. Known for expertise in designing and constructing cyclotrons and synchrotrons, serving as a consultant on projects around the world. He was also highly regarded as a lecturer and teacher of physics and historian of world affairs relating to the developing uses of atomic energy.
Alvarez, Luis W., 1911-1988-
Emo, Lawrence
Exner, Franz Serafin, 1849-1926.
Lawrence, Ernest Orlando, 1901-1958.
Lenzen, Victor F. (Victor Fritz), 1890-1975
Oppenheimer, J. Robert, 1904-1967
Rathbun, Nellie
White, Harry
White, Milton Grandison
Wilson, Robert R., 1914-2000
Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.
University of California, Berkeley.
Cyclotrons.
Nuclear physics.
Protons -- Scattering.
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Weart, Spencer R., 1942- interviewer.
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