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Research in solid state physics from period of Sommerfeld's institutes; thesis, work in Frankfurt and Stuttgart; writing of Sommerfeld-Bethe Handbuch article. Also prominently metioned are: Patrick Maynard, Stuart Blackett, Felix Bloch, Clinton Joseph Davisson, Lester Halbert Germer, Werner Heisenberg, Irwin Madelung, Herman Francis mark, Sir Rudolf Ernst Peierls, Robert Wichard Pohl, Erwin Schrödinger, and Arnold Sommerfeld.
Part of the Archives for the History of Quantum Physics oral history collection, which includes tapes and transcripts of oral history interviews conducted with ca. 100 atomic and quantum physicists. Subjects discuss their family background, how they became interested in physics, their educations, people who influenced them, their careers including social influences on the conditions of research, and the state of atomic, nuclear, and quantum physics during the period in which they worked.
Brief interview focused on secrecy in the 1940s. As member of the National Academy of Sciences, Division of Physical Sciences, Breit expressed the necessity of keeping track of the fission problem through a publications committee headed by Frank B. Jewett. Comments on Manhattan Project scientists (Leo Szilard, Hans A. Bethe).
In this interview, Roman Jackiw discusses topics such as: his childhood and family background; undergraduate education at Swarthmore; graduate work at Cornell University; working with Hans Bethe and Kenneth Wilson; particle physics; David Gross; working at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); John Bell; awards and degrees he has been awarded.
In this interview Norman Kroll discusses his career, particularly his work with magnetrons. Topics discussed include: rising sun magnetron; Columbia Radiation Lab; I. I. Rabi, Willis Lamb; Arnold Nordsieck; field theory; Otto Halpern; double Compton effect; Ernest Rutherford; Shelter Island conference; Lamb shift; Hans Bethe; J. Robert Oppenheimer; Saul Epstein; Hal Lewis; Sid Dancoff; Julian Schwinger; Richard Feynman; Freeman Dyson; Institute for Advanced Study; masers; Charles Hard Townes; Hans Motz. International Business Machines Corporation; Institute for Defense Analyses; N.
Research on stellar energy in the 1930s. Eddington-Milne models controversy encourages stellar structure work. Switch from classical astronomy to astrophysics during graduate studies (Niels Bohr); contact with physicists (George Gamow, Lev Landau). Background of his review articles. Discussion of Gamow's theory; comparison of Hans Bethe and Carl Friedrich Weizsacker's work on nuclear reactions in stellar interiors; comments that energy production problem was solved by physicists.
Career at the University of Rochester, 1934-1940, 1946, with emphasis on the Rochester cyclotron. The cyclotron's funding is covered in particular detail, with the aid of documents from the E. O. Lawrence Papers (Bancroft Library, Berkeley, CA). Comments on the Rochester Physics Department and its relations with other institutions, and on biophysical and medical research. Also prominently mentioned are: Hans Albrecht Bethe, Stafford Warren, H.