In this interview, David Zierler, Oral Historian for AIP, interviews John Browne, former Director of Los Alamos Laboratory.
This interview with Isadore Rudnick covers topics such as: his family background and childhood; going to school at University of California, Los An
Emigrates from Austria to England in 1938, and then to the United States in 1939; parents unhappy in America in the 1940s; father's socialism in Au
Early education and exposure to field; attends Duke University; graduate work at California Institute of Technology; Caltech environment; work with
Childhood and youth; his family life and siblings; eduation at Furman during the Depression, 1931-1935; merit scholarship.
Discussion of Fritz London's papers, beginning in 1927, on chemistry, dispersion forces, adiabatic chemical reactions (Polanyi, Eugene Wigner, Eyri
Topics discussed include: family background, education at Duke University, graduate work at Princeton University with Don Hamilton, Ruby Sherr and
Status of unpublished papers.