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Family background and early interests, knowledge of Russian, the eclipse of 1925, the Depression; studies and teaching at City College of New York, fellow students, Mollier surfaces, graduate work at Princeton, infrared spectroscopy, Einstein/Bohr controversy, ideas about macromolecules, infrared spectrum of liquid nitrogen; marriage, war effort work on the proximity fuse, the Applied Physics Laboratory at Johns Hopkins, work with Alpher, Gamow, Wallis, work at University of Maryland, General Motors, University of Texas, consulting and committee work, editorships, committee work, speculatio
Early interest in science; training in physics and graduate work at Johns Hopkins, courses, books ,seminars,informal atmosphere,1927-33; summer work in spectroscopy labortory at National Bureau of Standards,1929; interest in elementary particles, attraction of nuclear physics,1933;post-doctoral work with G.Breit on pair theory; New York University 1933-34; potential well model and its application to experimental results,1933-35; studies at Bohr Institute,Copenhagen 1934-35; discussions in Copenhagen on electrodynamics; role of experimental results in formulation of Bohr’s concept of compoun
Early education, Real-gymnasium; Universität Berlin, 1930; early interest in physics; courses, books studied, method of noting original ideas; University of Cambridge, 1933; first formal paper on nuclear physics; reaction in Berlin to discovery of neutron, colloquium of Lise Meitner; beta decay and the neutrino hypothesis; working habits at Cavendish Laboratory; collaboration with James Chadwick; photodisintegration of the deuteron; work with slow neutrons; circumstances of move to U.S., 1938; consequences of death of Ernest Rutherford on research at Cavendish Laboratory; use of proportiona
Family background, early education and interests; undergraduate at Sacramento Junior College and University of California, Berkeley; first independent physics work under Harvey White; graduate work at Berkeley, career choices, joining Ernest Lawrence on cyclotron work; work on ion sources, taking over running of small cyclotron and verifying creation of high energy proton; reactions to discovery of the neutron, developing Geiger counters with Donald Cooksey, announcement of Cockcroft-Walton discovery of artificial disintegration, work on disintegration of lithium; work schedule; work on bor
Topics discussed include: his family and early childhood, education at Yale and Berkeley, Army and geodetic research, Otto Struve, George Herbig, Lick Observatory, Palomar Observatory, Carnegie Observatories, Mt. Wilson Observatory and stellar topics.
This interview begins with a discussion of Babcock's childhood and youth around Mt. Wilson Observatory, with comments on father (Harold D. Babcock), Walter S. Adams, and Edwin P. Hubble. Also discussed in this interview: education at Caltech, University of California at Berkeley and Lick Observatory (1934-1939), and at Yerkes and MacDonald Observatories; work at MIT and Caltech on World War II hardware; astronomical instrumentation work, especially postwar Mt.
Family background; influence of uncle in early interest in astronomy and construction of first telescope in 1942; discussions between Schmidt's father and Adriaan Blaauw about the possibility of a career in astronomy; copying tables of astronomical data as a boy; early work on galaxies and mass models for galaxies; university education and influence of Blaauw, Oort and Minnaert; work as a Carnegie Fellow on optical structure of open clusters; work at Caltech on helium abundance in HII regions; history of discovery of quasars; learning about cosmology from Alan Sandage; work with the 200-inc
A biographical interview with McKee; covers childhood and education. Discussion about relationship with Edward Teller and classified research at UC Berkeley. Graduate career at Berkeley and impressions of program. Professorship at Center for Astrophysics and later move to Berkeley. Development of three phase model of interstellar medium with J. Ostriker. Interplay between astrophysics and nuclear weapons design including work of Stirling Colgate and Russians. Support of theorists through grants. Discussion about numerical modeling.
Interview centers around early life in Wisconsin; family background in Milton, Wisconsin; physics at Wisconsin and graduate work there; quantum mechanics under J.H. van Vleck and spectroscopy with Julius Ellis Mack and Mendenhall's influence; contact with astronomy and work for Joel Stebbins circa 1930; NRC Fellowship at Mount Wilson and contact with I.S.