Arrival in the U.S.
Family background, early education, and science-technology interests in California and Oregon; Willamette College and radio electronics; contacts w
Second session deals mainly with science policy and science advising in the United States and Europe after World War II.
Origin of interest in nuclear physics, discussions of compound nucleus, Copenhagen, 1936; work on interaction of evaporation and nuclear temperatur
Origins of and affiliation with JASON; introduction to practical applications of physics through contact with Marvin Goldberger, Keith Brueckner, a
Laser work at Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratory (AFCRL) (Rudolph Bradbury); early work on ruby lasers (Charles H.
Engineering physics at Lehigh University, 1926-1930; graduate work in physics at University of Wisconsin, 1930-1934; Ann Arbor summer school, 1934;
Founding of the school of physics, Università di Roma, role of Orso Mario Corbino and others in recruiting young physicists; the decision to work o
Interview covers Nordheim’s life and career to 1976. Topics include family background, education at Hamburg, Munich, and Gottingen (grad.