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Family background and early education in Hungary (Ferenc von Kármán). Undergraduate studies in Paris from 1926 (Jacob Salpeter, Felix Ehrenhaft and Paul Langevin); work habits, comments on Prof. A. Guillet, 1928-1931. Studies at Universitaet Berlin, 1929-1931, Max von Laue's weekly seminars; moves to Universitaet Breslau with Francis E. Simon; thesis, "The Thermal and Magnetic Properties of Gadolinium Sulfate," 1931. Social and political climate in Breslau, 1931-1933. Peter Debye's low temperature proposal to Simon (William F.
Contributions to the theory of superconductivity, including superconductivity in the early 1950s, the anomalous skin effect, work on “dirty” materials, work of John Bardeen and Herbert Frohlich, type I and type II superconductors. Also prominently mentioned are: Abrikosov, William Fairbank, Ginzburg, Goodman, Gorkov, Werner Heisenberg, Lev Davidovich Landau, Heinz London, Schubnikov, David Shoenberg, Ernst H. Sondheimer.
Topics discussed include: family background; Slichter's time as a student at Harvard University; John Van Vleck; his time at the University of Illinois; solid state physics; Fred Seitz; discovery of superconductivity; Albert Overhauser; John Bardeen; Ginsberg-Landau theory; Bardeen-Cooper-Schreiffer (BCS) theory.
Interview done with solid-state physicist and former DARPA manager Stuart A. Wolf. Interview done as joint effort between AIP and the Center for Nanotechnology in Society at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Interview covers Wolf's early career including his research on superconductivity. It then addresses Wolf's role as a science manager at DARPA. The final and largest part of the interview concerns Wolf interest in and support of research in spintronics, a particular area of nanoelectronics.