Family background and early education, motivation and funding for college; math program at Stanford University, from 1928; physics studies at Calif
The establishment of the solid state group at the University of California, Berkeley, at the beginning of the 1950s (Charles Kittel).
Childhood, early schooling, early trips to New Mexico and Europe. Influences of parents, brother (J.
Maurer's opinions on the physics of color centers and point defects.
Research on nonlinear optics at the University of Michigan, 1961 to 1964, laser education at Berkeley, 1964-1966; color centers, laser damages, and