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Years from undergraduate days at Radcliffe College, 1961, through research at California Institute of Technology, to 1973: scientific work, evolution of career objectives, and history of marriage. Charles H. Townes' MIT research group on nonlinear optics, Caltech as an environment for women scientists; fall and subsequent rise of self-confidence as a scientist. Also prominently mentioned are: Ray Chiao, Edward Mills Purcell, Ron Shen, Amnon Yariv; and Harvard University.
In this interview Katherine Harris discusses topics such as: her childhood and family background; going to school at Radcliffe College; getting her doctorate at Harvard; her time at the City University of New York (CUNY) and Haskins Laboratories; speech production; her time with the Acoustical Society of America and her presidency; Ira Hirsh; J. C. R. Licklider; George Miller; Fred Skinner; Franklin Cooper.
Interview concentrates on the history of the physics department at Harvard University. Topics discussed include: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Radcliffe College; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; early radio broadcasting; National Electrical Code.
General interview examining family origins; early life in Milwaukee; interest in mechanical things; development of interest in astronomy; engineering at University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee campus; interest in photoelectric photometry; graduate study at Madison and work with C. Huffer and I. Stebbins; Stebbins and A.E. Whitford’s work; graduate study at Lick Observatory and Berkeley; photoelectric instrumentation; Lick in the pre-war years; World War II at MIT and Caltech; return to Lick and use of lP2l photomultipliers; W.
In this interview, Melba Phillips discusses: Bryn Mawr College; group theory; Oppenheimer-Phillips process; Maria Goeppert-Mayer; teaching physics; Brooklyn College; her experience as a woman in physics; Freda Friedman Salzman; George Salzman; University of Minnesota; Frank Oppenheimer; Leo Nedelsky; Dave Bohm; Harvard University; Radcliffe College; University of California, Berkeley; status of professional women in the 1950s; Columbia University Radiation Laboratory; radar countermeasures; Federation of American Scientists; Association of Scientific Workers; Francis Bonner; May-Johnson bil
Family history. Margaret Harwood’s lectures at Maria Mitchell Observatory in Nantucket; B.A. from Barnard College, 1925; work with Harlow Shapley at Harvard University, 1926; funding of astronomy projects and Shapley’s other interests in phenomena of nature. M.A. from Radcliffe, 1928. Other female astronomers: Helen Hogg, Antonia Maury, Cecilia Payne Gaposchkin; marriage of the Gaposchkins. Her paper at dedication of Tonantzintla Observatory.
Biographical profile of Babette Whipple, widow of Fred Whipple, concentrating on her marriage and life. Early home life, parent's divorce, peripatetic existence. Growing up in Memphis. Extended visits to New York City. Move to Europe with mother at age 12. Schooling in Cannes and experiences in Europe. Mother's personality. Visiting father in New York City. Momentary estrangement from mother, move to New York, and eventual return to Europe to stay in Brussels. Choice of Wellesley and major in philosophy. Graduate yaer at Radcliffe in philosophy and switch to psychology.