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Dr. Harris discusses his career in acoustics, his training and education, and membership in the Acoustical Society of America.
Harry Bernard Miller, an amateur violinist and a chemistry major at Harvard, became a graduate student in physics and engineering upon becoming acquainted with physics professor Frederick Saunders, who was doing acoustical research on violins. After many conferences and consultations with Professor Ted Hunt, and graduate courses in electrical engineering and physics, Harry Miller was employed by Brush Development Company and did early research and development on magnetic recording.
Topics include his childhood and the influence of his mechanic father and religiously idealistic mother; his work in graduate school at UCLA with Norman Watson and Vern Knudsen; other mentors including Sepmeyer, Veneklassen, Cyril Harris, and Isadore Rudnick; his move to San Diego and start of his Naval career; activism in noise control; Fletcher's critical band theory and the training of sonar operators; work in underwater environmental acoustics; his interests in sailing and church work; influence of Alpha Gamma Omega christian fraternity; his transition after World War II to permanent Na
In this interview Basil Hiley discusses topics such as: family background; nuclear physics; Cyril Domb; quantum mechanics; Hermann Bondi; University of London; Birkbeck College; Dave Bohm; Werner Ehrenberg; John Bernal; Maurice Wilkins; Roger Penrose; Leon Rosenfeld; Rudolph Peierls; Louis de Broglie; Schrodinger equation; Hamilton-Jacobi equation; Alan Wilson; Abner Shimony; Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel; Alberto da Rocha Barros; Marco Fernandes; Mario Schenberg; determinism; philosophy; chaos theory.
Family background; freshman course instructors at the University of Chicago; war-time training program; living next door to Manhattan Project people; Radio Research Laboratory at Harvard University; work on jamming tools (radar counter-measures) and antennas; work and graduate study at the Institute for the Study of Metals the University of Chicago (with Clarence Zener); work with Andy Lawson; E. R.
Education, decision to go into physics. Environment at the University of California, Berkeley in early 1950s, especially Charles Kittel's group; Charles Overhauser, et. al. At Berkeley as a graduate student after Charles Kittel's arrival, 1950, Kittel's development of the department (after the loyalty oath); focus on solid state physics, mainly resonance physics (ferromagnetic resonance, cyclotron resonance); University of Chicago and Berkeley relationship. Cohen at Chicago's Institute for the Study of Metals, from 1952.
Early life in the Cotswolds, England; Bristol University, 1943, and physics program during WWII; teachers include Nevill Mott and Edward Tyndall; effect of WWII; work with Harrie Massey on meson capture; University College, London; meets wife and growing contacts in astronomy, late 1940s; thesis, 1952; work in stellar atmosphere; visit to U.S.
Early interest in radio; Carnegie Institute of Technology's physics department, 1932-1936; first department research program; summer research experience, 1932-1936; graduate work at University at Berkeley under J.
Topics discussed include: family background and childhood; his education at King's College, London; the difference between American and British physicists; quantum mechanics; and David Baum.
Brief account of family background and childhood; education: Stanford University from 1922; Munich spring and summer 1926 (Sommerfeld and Wentzel); Harvard University 1926. Main part of interview discusses publications and collaborators. War-related work at Watertown Arsenal 1942-1945; most to Institute for the Study of Metals, University of Chicago, to work on micro-mechanism of fractures. Ferromagnetism work starts 1950. Move to Westinghouse, comments on industrial laboratories (U.S. Steel, Bell Laboratories); move to Carnegie-Mellon 1968.