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Alvarez, Luis W., 1911-1988-
Oral history interview with Luis Alvarez, 1967 February 14 and 15.
Early education in physics at University of Chicago in the 1930s; high-energy particle counter; discovery of positron; discovery of neutrons; neutron experiments; reminiscences of University of California, Berkeley; foundation support of research; 60-inch cyclotron; building cloud chambers; neutron spectroscopy; neutron time-of-flight; magnetic moment of the neutron; transuranium elements; announcement of fission; the Tizard Mission; war research work; building of a betatron; effect of war techniques on postwar research; cyclotron work, 1947; impressions of nuclear physics in 1966. Also prominently mentioned are: Philip Abelson, Carl David Anderson, Hans Albrecht Bethe, Felix Bloch, William Morrison Brobeck, Vannevar Bush, Winston Churchill, Jacob Clay, Arthur Holly Compton, John R. Dunning, Enrico Fermi, Otto Robert Frisch, William W. Havens, William Alfred Higinbotham, J. Barton Hoag, Thomas Johnson, Charles Christian Lauritsen, Ernest O. Lawrence, Frederick Alexander Lindemann (Viscount Cherwell), Milton Stanley Livingston, Alfred Loomis, Edwin Mattison McMillan, Robert Andrews Millikan, Robert Sanderson Mulliken, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Kenneth Pitzer, Harold Plumley, James Rainwater, Emilio Gino Segr,̈ Robert Serber, Arthur Snell; Columbia University, Lawrence Radiation Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Michael Reese Hospital, and Stanford University.
Died in 1988.
Abelson, Philip Hauge
Alvarez, Luis W., 1911-1988
Anderson, Carl D. (Carl David), 1905-1991
Bethe, Hans A, (Hans Albrecht), 1906-2005
Bloch, Felix, 1905-
Brobeck, William Morrison, 1908-
Bush, Vannevar, 1890-1974.
Cherwell, Frederick Alexander Lindemann, Viscount, 1886-1957.
Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965
Clay, Jacob
Compton, Arthur Holly, 1892-1962.
Dunning, John R. (John Ray), 1907-1975
Fermi, Enrico, 1901-1954.
Frisch, Otto Robert, 1904-
Havens, William W. (William Westerfield), 1920-2004
Higinbotham, William A.
Hoag, J. Barton.
Johnson, Thomas Hope
Lauritsen, Charles Christian. 1892-1968.
Lawrence, Ernest Orlando, 1901-1958.
Livingston, M. Stanley (Milton Stanley)
Loomis, Alfred L. (Alfred Lee), 1887-1975.
McMillan, Edwin M. (Edwin Mattison), 1907-
Millikan, Robert Andrews, 1868-1953.
Mulliken, Robert Sanderson.
Oppenheimer, J. Robert, 1904-1967
Pitzer, Kenneth S. (Kenneth Sanborn), 1914-
Plumley, Harold
Rainwater, Leo James
Serber, R. (Robert)
Segr,̈ Emilio.
Snell, Arthur H.
Tizard, Henry Thomas, Sir, 1885-1959.
Columbia University
Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.
Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Michael Reese Hospital
Stanford University.
University of Chicago.
Betatrons -- Design and construction.
Cloud chamber
Dipole moments.
Neutron sources -- Spectra.
Nuclear fission.
Nuclear physics.
Particle accelerators.
Particles (Nuclear physics)
Positrons -- Emission.
Research grants.
Transuranium elements.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Science.
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
Sound recordings. aat
Transcripts. aat
Richman, Barry, interviewer.
Weiner, Charles interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA