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Jossem, E. Leonard,
Oral history interview with E. Leonard Jossem, 2001 October 4.
Discussion includes childhood and education; his interest in physics and graduate school at Cornell; war work at Los Alamos; reaction to Trinity and Hiroshima; Los Alamos Association of Scientists; Feynman; ethical questions about nuclear weapons; move to Ohio State University and more x-ray physics work; his management style as department chair at OSU; the formationof and his work with the Commission of College Physics; transfer of teaching ideas to other areas of science; training teaching assistants; reaction of other physicists to Jossem's work; involvement with American Association of Physics Teachers; AAPT committee on teacher preparation for elementary and secondary school; his involvement with the International Commission on Physics Education; UNESCO; and physics as a universal language.
Professor of Physics, Ohio State University, 1956-2001.
Jossem, E. Leonard,
American Association of Physics Teachers.
Commission on College Physics.
International Commission on Physics Education
Ohio State University. Dept. of Physics -- Faculty.
Physics -- Study and teaching.
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McCray, Patrick (W. Patrick), interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA