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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).
Early life and schooling in Manitoba, Canada. Undergraduate studies (engineering, later physics) at University of Manitoba; graduate studies at Princeton University, Ph.D. 1962 (Robert Dicke); the gravity research group. Comments on family. Rest of interview is mainly discussion of his published papers on temperature of meteorites and Paul A. M. Dirac’s cosmology (with R. Dicke, J. Geophys. Res., 1962) done before his thesis work: Blackbody radiation and the formation of galaxies (Astrophysics J. 1965), helium production (Ralph Alpher and Robert Herman); primeval helium abundance (1966); works on pregalactic objects, young galaxies (1967-68), superclusters of galaxies (with Jer Tsang Yu, Astrophysics Journal, 1969) and masses of galaxies (with Jeremiah P. Ostriker, 1974); Big Bang cosmology (with Dicke, 1979). Collaboration with Dicke, his graduate students and other co-workers. Comments on the Space Telescope and on the dark matter puzzle.