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In this interview, Chuck Leith discusses his early life and the development of his career as a physicist, a mathematician, and a climate modeler. Topics discussed include: University of California, Berkeley; Ernest Lawrence; Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Manhattan Project; Edward Teller; Emilio Segrè; Herb York; John Von Neumann; computer atmospheric modeling; Bob Richtmyer; Joe Smagorinsky; J.
Interview covers Tuve’s reflections on and involvement in the proximity fuze program and the initial atomic bomb program during World War II and the radar development program during the 1920s and early 1930s. Also covers Adm. Deak Parsons’s role and contributions to the proximity fuze program and radar development program.
In this interview Ray Kidder discusses topics such as: Atomic Energy Commission; Lawrence Livermore Laboratory; California Institute of Technology (Caltech); Manhattan Project; serving in the navy as a technician during World War II; finishing his undergraduate degree at Ohio State University; hydrogen bombs; nuclear weapons; laser fusion; underground nuclear testing facilities; Richard Rhodes; Theodore Maiman; Keith Brueckner; Edward Teller; Los Alamos National Laboratory; Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (ACDA); Hans Bethe; KMS Fusion.