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In this interview Arthur V. Phelps discusses topics such as: Ted Holstein; Westinghouse Research Laboratories; Julius P. Molnar; John A. Hornbeck; Louis Malter; Dan Alpert; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Sandy Brown; Manfred Biondi; Will Allis; Leonard Loeb; atomic and molecular physics; high vacuum techniques; National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST); Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics (JILA); electron energy distribution; Chun Lin; atomic collisions; Lewis M.
Childhood and youth; his family life and siblings; eduation at Furman during the Depression, 1931-1935; merit scholarship. Graduate study at Duke University in 1936; shifts to Caltech during second year; early interest in astronomy; works with Fred Zwicky. His first job and Bell Telephone Laboratories, from 1939-1947; scientific associates (Deal Woodridge, William Schokley). Discussion of work on microwave spectroscopy and NH3 spectrum; competition with Bleaney and Good. Accepts I. I. Rabi's offer to join Columbia University faculty in 1948.