Recollections of family background and early schooling in Holland; interest in science and influence of C.
Childhood and father's influence; high school in Washington, DC.
This interview is a follow-up to a previous interview by S. Weart in 1978. The interview deals with Oertel's career since then.
Topics discussed include: John Jefferies's family background and education in Western Australia, 1925-1942; undergraduate studies at the University
Among the topics discussed: his childhood and early education; his college years at MIT and California Institute of Technology; the effects of th