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Press, Frank, 1924-
Oral history interview with Frank Press, 1997 July 1 and 30.
Discusses his childhood in the Jewish tenements of Brooklyn; his education at City College of New York; his graduate education at Columbia as a student of I. I. Rabi, Norman Ramsey, Willis Lamb, and Maurice Ewing; the beginnings of Lamont; Ewing's impact on Lamont; work in seismology, wave propagation; mapping the sea floor; the importance of the International Geophysical Year; professional societies including American Geophysical Union, Geological Society of America, and Society of Exploration Geophysicists; UNESCO appointment to install seismographs in Israel; geophysics curricula at Columbia University; collaborating with Russian scientists; work at California Institute of Technology (1955-1965 on seismology and lunar seismology; director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Earth and Planetary Sciences Department (1965-1977); his work as President Carter's Science Advisor. Prominently mentioned are: Albert Crary, Jimmy Carter, Maurice Ewing, Cecil Green, Bruce Heezen, Arthur Holmes, M. King Hubbert, Harold Jeffreys, Marshall Kay, Jack Oliver, J. L. Worzel.
Frank Press, 1924- , M.A. and Ph.D. in Geology, Columbia University, 1949; taught geophysics at Columbia University until 1955; taught geophysics at California Institite of Technology; professor and head of the Dept. of Geology and Geophysics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1965. Science advisor to President Jimmy Carter from 1977 - 1981 when he became president of the National Academy of Sciences.
Carter, Jimmy, 1924-
Crary, Albert P. (Albert Paddock), 1911-1987.
Ewing, W. Maurice (William Maurice), 1906-1974
Green, Cecil Howard, 1900-2003
Holmes, Arthur, 1890-1965.
Hubbert, M. King (Marion King), 1903-
Jeffreys, Harold, 1891-1989-
Kay, Marshall, 1904-1975.
Oliver, J. E. (Jack Ertle), 1923-2011-
Press, Frank, 1924-
Worzel, J. Lamar (John Lamar), 1919-2008
California Institute of Technology. Dept. of Geophysics.
Columbia University -- Faculty.
City University of New York. City College -- Study and teaching.
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences.
American Geophysical Union.
Geological Society of America.
Geophysics.
Seismology -- Israel.
Science and state -- United States.
Science -- History.
Tenement houses -- New York.
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
Transcripts. aat
Geophysicists -- Interviews. lcsh
International Geophysical Year, 1957-1958.
Doel, Ronald Edmund interviewer.
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.
AIP-ICOS
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA
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