In this interview Lucy Wilson, 90 years old at the time, hard of hearing but very lucid, provided a lengthy commentary on various aspects of her pe
Parental background; influence and encouragement from mother; early schooling in England: technical schools versus academic schools; influence of r
This interview was conducted as part of the Archives for the History of Quantum Physics project, which includes tapes and transcripts of oral histo
Aspects of Peierls life and work in theoretical physics.
Origins of interest in nuclear physics when Gamow came to Gottingen and wrote his alpha radioactivity paper.
Topics discussed include: his work at Manchester University and Cambridge University, atomic collisions, theory of transition metals, Ronald Gurney