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Family background; graduate study in mathematics at University of Chicago in the 1930s under Gilbert A. Bliss, Marsten Morse and Eliakim Hastings Moore; faculty position at the University of Michigan, 1939-1948; war work at the Ballistics Research Laboratory and at the Moore School of Electrical Engineering in Philadelphia; ENIAC and counter technology; John Von Neumann's involvement with computers at Princeton's Institute of Advanced Study; mathematics after World War II. Also prominently mentioned are: Paul N. Gillon, T. H.
Born in Oregon 1912, entered Purdue University, 1932, studying solid state physics, teaching assistant work with Lothar Nordheim on crystal structure, 1937; Ph.D. thesis, 1937 (published 1940); physics department under Karl Lark-Horovitz grows in the 1930s, visiting lecturers (refugees from Germany and Europe: Lothar Nordheim, Hans Bethe, Edward Teller, Eugene Wigner). First cyclotron (homemade), 1935.
Family background. Born 1913; school and university in Rochester, New York. Undergraduate chemistry major; Ph.D. in physics (Lee DuBridge), 1939; Massachusetts Institute of Technology as postdoc (Arthur von Hippel). War work at University of Pennsylvania, silicon diodes; with Frederick Seitz at Carnegie Institute of Technology, 1942-1944, working on Dark Track tube subcontracting, in conjunction with MIT Radiation Laboratory.
University of Michigan, 1935; work with George E. Uhlenbeck; history of “dislocations.” Postdoc with Frederick Seitz at University of Pennsylvania, Westinghouse fellowship; Seitz becomes department head at Carnegie Institute of Technology during World War II. Work with Office of Scientific Research and Development on armor penetration, and in Manhattan Project on radiation damage and mechanical properties of uranium. Colleagues and history of research in solid state. Sabbatical at University of Cambridge.
A short interview taken during an IAU Symposium covering Dr. Wood’s early training and influences; experience as student at Princeton; contact with R.S. Dugan and H.N. Russell; fellowship and position at University of Arizona; positions at Pennsylvania and Florida.