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Topics include: his family and early education; his decision to attend Cambridge University and Kings College; the impact of WWII on his education; his Naval experiences; his post-war education; getting into geophysics; work on seismic refraction at sea; his dissertation work on the velocity of sound through the sea-bottom sedimentation; obtaining a Fulbright scholarship to go to U.S.
Gives background on his parents. Recounts his early schooling in Mendoza, Argentina. Describes his home, the family library, and his reading. Chooses to become an engineer and to study at the University of Buenos Aires. Lists courses. Recalls mathematics professor Dr. Julio Rey Pastor. Describes the Argentine reaction to the U. S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Begins an advanced degree as a postgraduate engineer specializing in geodesy and geophysics at the Instituto de Petroleo in 1939. Works for the Yacimientos Petroliferos Fiscales (YPF) from 1939 until 1974.
In this interview Robert Noyes discusses topics such as: his family background; undergraduate at Haverford College; graduate work at California Institute of Technology (Caltech); Frank Press and geophysics; Fay Ajzenberg Selov; Robert Leighton as his advior in graduate school; Mt.
Michael MacCracken discusses topics such as: his family background and childhood; climatology; undergraduate work at Princeton University in engineering; being interviewed by Edward Teller for a fellowship; University of California, Davis; Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; Michael May; Chuck Leith; geophysics; Project Plowshare; National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Ames Research Center; Climate Impact Assessment Program (CIAP); United States Department of Energy; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA); climate change; George Hidy; Peter Mueller; Fred Ko