Childhood in New York City; high quality of public schools during Depression; decision at 13 to become physicist; inspirational high school teacher
In this interview, Jorge Sahade discusses such topics as: his family background; being a land surveyor in Bueno Aires, Argentina; going to the Univ
Early life in Illinois; B.S. from Purdue University under Karl Lark-Horovitz, 1929-1933. Visit to Technische Hochschule in Karlsruhe.
Topics discussed include: his family and early childhood, education at Yale and Berkeley, Army and geodetic research, Otto Struve, George Herbig, L
The establishment of the solid state group at the University of California, Berkeley, at the beginning of the 1950s (Charles Kittel).
In this interview Joseph Polchinski discusses topics such as: family background and childhood; undergraduate studies at the California Institute of
In this interview, Melba Phillips discusses: Bryn Mawr College; group theory; Oppenheimer-Phillips process; Maria Goeppert-Mayer; teaching physics;
Family background, childhood and education up through college, all in Indiana; her graduate study, first at Battle Creek College (M.A.), then at th
This interview was conducted as part of the Archives for the History of Quantum Physics project, which includes tapes and transcripts of oral histo