In this interview, David Zierler, Oral Historian for AIP, interviews the Honorable France Córdova, former Director of the National Science Foundati
This interview examines Martin Harwit's tenure as a physicist at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), his time as a National Science Foundation fel
Family, early education, attendance at University of California at Berkeley, 1924-1928, and change to major in astronomy. Influence of William F.
Family history and educational background; undergraduate degree from University of California Los Angeles (1924-1927); PhD from University of Calif
This interview reviews Westphal's family background, education, and early employment at the Seismograph Service Corporation and at Sinclair Researc
Early life and family interests in Holland; study at the Rijksuniversiteit te Utrecht; courses in mathematics, physics and astronomy; move to Rijks
Background information, early interest in stars; meets Werner Heisenberg in Copenhagen and Berlin, 1927; studies at Universitat Berlin, 1929; Heise