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Interview covers Nordheim’s life and career to 1976. Topics include family background, education at Hamburg, Munich, and Gottingen (grad. 1923, position 1928-1933), recollections of development of physical theories (1920s) and of schools and physicists; trips to Cambridge, U.S.A., Russia, Paris and Holland (late 20s and 30s): positions at Purdue (1935-1947) — secrecy and scientists’ political involvements; and work on H-bomb at Los Alamos (1950-1952). Concludes with opinions on postwar physics, Oppenheimer, and Carter’s Energy Program.