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Born in Russia 1921, moved to New York 1922; Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute (physics); Purdue University (Ph.D.), 1942- 1949; works teaching military students, 1943-1945; cyclotron and beta ray spectroscopy projects (related to Manhattan Project); Karl Lark-Horovitz as blanket-adviser; semiconductor project with Ron Smith; spreading resistance measurements; Edward Teller, John Bardeen, William Shockley; the self-transistor effect (Bell Laboratories); third electrode work by Seymour Benzer, 1949; semiconductor project; comments on Lark-Horovitz. Also prominently mentioned are: Joseph A.
Family background, childhood and education up through college, all in Indiana; her graduate study, first at Battle Creek College (M.A.), then at the University of California under J. Robert Oppenheimer, Ph.D. 1933; also attended University of Michigan Summer Symposium in Theoretical Physics, 1929. Between her Ph.D. and her first college faculty position (Connecticut College for Women, 1937-1938) she held postdoctoral fellowships at University of California, Bryn Mawr College and the Institute for Advanced Study.
Discussion includes Schwartz's childhood and early education, his undergraduate study at Cooper Union and City College of New York; his graduate work at Brown University under Leon Cooper; his post doc at Rutgers; move to MIT's National Magnet Lab; early work with superconductivity and magnets; prevalence of classified work; emerging interest in science policy; interest and role in the Anti-ballistic missile movement; Charlie Schwartz; ABM's effect on American Physical Society meetings; Schwartz's "Alchemical method" and APS reaction to it; tenure at MIT denied; move to Brooklyn College; bu