This interview was conducted at intervals during a symposium on the History of Nuclear Physics at the University of Minnesota.
Family background, early education, and science-technology interests in California and Oregon; Willamette College and radio electronics; contacts w
In this interview Harold Weaver discusses topics such as: family background and his childhood; becoming interested in astronomy; visiting Lowell Ob
Berkeley Radiation Laboratory; Laurence Livermore National Laboratory; Manhattan Project; classification and declassification issues; use of comput
Slater leaves Harvard University for Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1930 (Karl Compton) to build up Physics Department there; work on qua
Childhood in New York City; high quality of public schools during Depression; decision at 13 to become physicist; inspirational high school teacher