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Childhood, early schooling, early trips to New Mexico and Europe. Influences of parents, brother (J. Robert Oppenheimer), and physics teacher; impressions, contacts with scientists, and experiences at Johns Hopkins University, Cavendish Laboratory, Florence Laboratory, Caltech, Stanford University, University of California at Berkeley, University of Minnesota, and University of Colorado; political involvements and subsequent blacklisting; ranch years, 1949-1959; return to scientific career; and current involvement in science museums (San Fransisco Exploratorium).
Family background and early education, motivation and funding for college; math program at Stanford University, from 1928; physics studies at California Institute of Technology; graduate study at Princeton University, beginning 1932, atmosphere of the department, faculty (Lou Turner, Eugene Wigner, John Von Neumann); colloquia, Edward Condon. Development of applications of group theory, work in solid state with Linus Pauling, Hillard B. Huntington, Albert Sherman, William Hansen, William Shockley, Robert R. Brattain, R. Bowling Barnes.