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Early life and education, high school education affected by rheumatic fever; undergraduate work at Hofstra University (1939-1942); graduate work at Cornell University (1942-1945); Brown University professor (1945-??), hired by Bruce Lindsay; beginning of his research focus on acoustics; beginning of his career with the Acoustical Society of America (ASA).
Interview focuses on Frosch's involvement in issues related to seismic detection of underground nuclear weapons test during the 1960s. He also describes his time as director of the Advanced Research Projects Agency's Nuclear Test Detection Office from 1963 to 1965. In this position Frosch helped to manage the Department of Defense's "Project Vela Uniform," which aimed at the improvement of seismic detection capabilites. He played a major role in the realization of the Large Aperture Seismic Array (LASA).
This interview with Isadore Rudnick covers topics such as: his family background and childhood; going to school at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA); Richard Bolt; Ph.D. advisor Vern Knudsen; Leo Delsasso; Bob Leonard; Norm Watson; acoustics; working at Duke University during World War II; working with Robert Bruce Lindsay; Bob Beyer; working at Penn State University; high-frequency sound; working at UCLA; low-temperature physics; his student Kenneth Shapiro; superconductivitiy; Peter Kapitsa; member of the National Academy of Sciences; Acoustical Society of America.
In this interview Chester McKinney discusses his family and education, his association with the Acoustical Society of America, his military service and training, his work while director of the Applied Research Laboratories, work on U.S. Navy Committees, and teaching at Texas Tech University. Topics discussed include Applied Research Laboratories (formerly Defense Research Laboratories), The University of Texas at Austin; Acoustical Society of America; Richard Lane; Paul Boner; childhood interest in radio and electronics; East Texas State Teachers College; M. Y.
Mainly concerns Nix's work at Bell Laboratories. Educational background; recollections of John B. Johnson, Nix's work on barriers for gaseous diffusion plants during World War II; physics seminars at Bell Labs in the 1930s, and the relation of Bell Labs to the international physics community. Also prominently mentioned are: John Bardeen, Joseph A. Becker, Hans Albrecht Bethe, Eugene Booth, Walter Bothe, Walter Houser Brattain, Oliver E. Buckley, James Chadwick, Marie Sklodowska Curie, Pierre Curie, Karl Kelchner Darrow, Clinton Joseph Davisson, John R.
Topics include: his childhood and education in Evansville, Indiana, and college at Evansville College where he studied physics and electrical engineering; graduate school at MIT where he worked with Dick Bolt, Ted Heuter, and Uno Ingard while developing research for his PhD. in 1955; serving on the faculty at University of Minnesota for three years; his year in the UK doing research at Southampton and Manchester where the initial concepts of Statistical Energy Analysis were developed. In 1960, Lyon joined the staff at BBN in Cambridge, Mass. where he stayed until 1970.