A short biographical study dealing with the origins of his family; his upbringing and influences upon him leading him first to engineering and phys
Early education in Kentucky and at Phillips Exeter Academy. World War II service in Navy. College.
Early home life in Indiana, and early schooling. Origins of his interest in astronomy and the influence of both family and teachers.
Interview discusses, not in chronological order: early home life and schooling; undergraduate at Leiden, influence of Paul Ehrenfest, Jan H.
Early life and education in Manchester; World War I; spectroscopy work at Oxford under Frederick A.