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Urey, Harold Clayton, 1893-1981
Oral history interview with Harold Clayton Urey, 1964 March 24.
This interview was conducted as part of the Archives for the History of Quantum Physics project, which includes tapes and transcripts of oral history interviews conducted with circa 100 atomic and quantum physicists. Subjects discuss their family backgrounds, 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. Discussions of scientific matters relate to work that was done between approximately 1900 and 1930, with an emphasis on the discovery and interpretations of quantum mechanics in the 1920s. Also prominently mentioned are: Bichowsky, Raymond Thayer Birge, Walker Bleakney, Niels Henrik David Bohr, Ferdinand Graft Brickwedde, Compton, Albert Einstein, Samuel Abraham Goudsmit, Werner Heisenberg, Richard Jesse, Edwin Crawford Kemble, Hendrik Anthony Kramers, Ralph de Laer Kronig, Gilbert Newton Lewis, Hendrik Antoon Lorentz, Robert Sanderson Mulliken, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Linus Pauling, Arthur Edward Ruark, John Clarke Slater, Arnold Sommerfeld, George Eugn̈e Uhlenbeck, Robert Williams Wood; Columbia University, Johns Hopkins University, Kben havns Universitet, University of California at Berkeley, and University of Montana.
Died in 1981.
Birge, Raymond T. (Raymond Thayer), b. 1887.
Bleakney, Walker, 1901-
Bohr, Niels, 1885-1962
Brickwedde, F. G. (Ferdinand Graft), 1903-
Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955
Goudsmit, Samuel A. (Samuel Abraham), 1902-1978
Heisenberg, Werner, 1901-1976
Jesse, Richard
Kemble, Edwin C. (Edwin Crawford), 1889-
Kramers, Hendrik Anthony, 1894-1952.
Kronig, R. (Ralph), 1904-
Lewis, Gilbert Newton, 1875-1946.
Lorentz, H. A. (Hendrik Antoon), 1853-1928.
Mulliken, Robert Sanderson.
Oppenheimer, J. Robert, 1904-1967
Pauling, Linus, 1901-1994
Ruark, Arthur Edward, 1899-
Slater, John C, (John Clarke), 1900-1976.
Sommerfeld, Arnold, 1868-1951.
Uhlenbeck, George Eugn̈e, 1900-1988
Urey, Harold Clayton, 1893-1981
Wood, Robert Williams, 1868-1955.
Columbia University
Johns Hopkins University.
Kb̜enhavns universitet
University of California, Berkeley.
University of Montana (Missoula)
Atomic theory.
Nuclear physics.
Quantum theory.
Science -- History.
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
Sound recordings lcgft
Transcripts. aat
Physicists -- Interviews.
Heilbron, J. L. interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Center for History of Physics. Archives for the History of Quantum Physics.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA