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This interview with A. G. W. Cameron focuses on selected aspects of Cameron's research including nucleosynthesis and use of computers in research. Covers Cameron's different topics of research as well as various institutional appointments. Also comments on style of research and William Fowler's receipt of Nobel prize. Other topics discussed include: his family background and childhood, graduate work at the University of Saskatchewan, Leon Katz, photonuclear reactions, astrophysics, Paul Merrill, galactic evolution, Iowa State teaching nuclear physics, Chalk River, advising work for Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) and Department of Energy (DOE), hydrogen bomb, origin of the moon, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Stirling Colgate, nuclear astrophysics, teaching at Yale University, big bang theory, Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Fred Whipple, Leo Goldberg, Hans Suess, Harold Urey, William Fowler, Fred Hoyle, Geoffrey Burbidge, California Institute of Technology, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
In this interview, David Zierler, Oral Historian for AIP, interviews Raymond Orbach, professor of physics emeritus at the University of Texas at Austin. Orbach recounts his childhood in Los Angeles, his early interests in chemistry, and his undergraduate experience at Caltech. He discusses his graduate work at Berkeley on integral equations and his research at Bell Labs and at Oxford where he worked on resonance relaxation. Orbach explains his research agenda at UCLA, including his work on magnetic resonance and the antiferromagnetic ground state. He discusses his work as chancellor of UC Riverside and his ability to keep up research while working in administration. Orbach recounts the circumstances leading to him becoming director of science at DOE and his “dual-hatted” work as Undersecretary of Science for DOE. He provides an overview of the state of high energy physics in the early 2000s and the long-term affect of the SSC cancellation. In the final part of the interview, Orbach talks about his research on energy issues at superconducting quantum interference devices at UT.
In this interview, David Zierler, Oral Historian for AIP, interviews Pier Oddone, currently a grape farmer in Sonoma County and formerly director of Fermilab. Oddone recounts his childhood in Peru and what life was like as the child of Italian immigrants. He describes his early interest in physics and he describes the circumstances leading to his decision to go to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for his undergraduate education. Oddone discusses his graduate work at Princeton University, where he worked on composite scattering and participated in experiments at the Princeton Penn Accelerator. He describes his postdoctoral work at Caltech where he conducted research under the direction of Alvin Tollestrup. Oddone explains his decision join a research group at Berkeley and his collaborative work at SLAC where he worked on the BC25 bubble chamber experiment and the Positron-Electron Project (PEP) machine at the Berkeley Lab. He explains the significance of the time projection chamber (TPC) project and the impact of superconducting super collider (SSC) planning on the field. Oddone discusses his work for the National Cancer Institute and his decision to move to Fermilab. He explains his involvement with the Tevatron project, his management of relations with the DOE, and the legacy of the B-Factory program. At the end of the interview, Oddone describes his advisory work since his retirement.