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In this interview, Albert G. Hill discusses his experience in the JASON Defense Advisory Group. Topics discussed include: John Wheeler; Jerrold Zacharias; Luis Alvarez; James Killian; President's Science Advisory Committee (PSAC); Eugene Wigner; Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA); Project 137; Louis Ridenour; Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Lincoln Laboratory; Herb York; Don Price; Oskar Morgenstern; Henry Jackson; Garrison Norton.
Born in Mexico; interested in geology at a young age. Attended Harvard University, majoring in geology; formal physics education limited to half a term; early contacts with Edward M. Purcell, Julian R. Schwinger, and Nicolaas Bloembergen; James Thomson, Albert F. Burch, and George Kennedy most influential teachers; early interest in science policy.
York's involvement in science policy, particularly JASON; types of science policies and science policy advisors: consultants and officials; role of physicists.