Recounts Strand’s (b.
Korean war spurs formation of study group at Princeton University (John A. Wheeler) for military research, 1951.
Early life and family origins; Phillips Andover Academy; teachers; Andover and Max Millikan; early interest in astronomy; methodology of science; u
Early life in New York and California, and decision to do undergraduate work in astronomy at University of California at Berkeley.
Ionospheric work in the ‘50s; Lloyd Beckner, extensively; McKerran Act and scientists; Satellite discussions in the early ‘50s; meeting and attende
Interview covers early education in Minneapolis and Washington, D.C. and early interests in astronomy and science; early contact with H.
Family background; education at Tubigen Univ.; Schrodinger Theory thesis at Univ. of Munich (1927), influence of Sommerfeld, Heisenberg.
Discusses his family background and education; World War I experiences; J. J.