Displaying 1 - 3 of total 3 results:
Interview covers changes in the organization of physics research departments at Bell Laboratories during the period of Burton's career, from 1938-1958. Childhood and educational background.
Composition of George F. Smith's laser group in the early 1960s; laser radar work at Malibu; work on Q-switching with Robert Hellwarth; discovery of the stimulated Raman effect, and some of the follow-up research; and the spirit of laser work at Hughes' laboratories in the early years.
This interview was conducted as part of a series documenting the history of scientific work on the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS). Robert Thomas discusses his education in physics at the University of Liverpool, and his entry into glaciology through the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey/British Antarctic Survey, and his subsequent education at the Scott Polar Research Institute in Cambridge under Charles Swithinbank.