Early youth in Canton, South Dakota; teenage interest with E. O.
Research on nonlinear optics at MIT, 1962-1967. Other laser research in MIT period.
Childhood and youth; his family life and siblings; eduation at Furman during the Depression, 1931-1935; merit scholarship.
In this interview Joseph Taylor discusses topics such as: his family background and childhood; Haverford College; Fay Ajzenberg-Selove; Tom Benham;
Early life in Illinois; B.S. from Purdue University under Karl Lark-Horovitz, 1929-1933. Visit to Technische Hochschule in Karlsruhe.
Early home life and schooling in Turkey; years at University of Edinburgh and University of London after fall of Smyrna, 1922; work in London with
Discussion of Oort's family background and childhood interest in astronomy.