In this interview, David Zierler, Oral Historian for AIP, interviews Frank Wilczek, Herman Feshbach Professor of Physics at MIT.
Transcription of dictation using notes made at a short interview, not tape-recorded, during an IAU meeting.
Career in astronomy beginning with early work in the radio astronomy group at University of Cambridge in 1951.
In this interview Joseph Silk discusses topics such as: influence of Boy Scouts in childhood; family background; high school education; early inter
Edwin Turner discusses his childhood experiences looking up at the stars; background of parents; encouragement and support of parents; early intere
Family background and early education; undergraduate studies in engineering at University of Michigan, faculty who influenced him; doctoral thesis
Background information, early interest in stars; meets Werner Heisenberg in Copenhagen and Berlin, 1927; studies at Universitat Berlin, 1929; Heise
More discussion of the reasons why particle physicists began working on cosmology in the 1970s; importance of theoretical work by Kirzhnitz and Lin
Awareness in high school of the Sandage Program to observe the rate of expansion of the universe and awareness of the impending operation of the Mt
Family background; early interest in mathematics; early hobbies; early reading; influence of grandmother; education at Cornell; influence of Paul O