Education including time as a student working with E. C.
Serber’s studies at the University of Wisconsin with John Van Vleck.
Born in Poland, attended City College of New York and Columbia University; Ph.D. work with Isidor I.
Topics discussed include: family background, education at Duke University, graduate work at Princeton University with Don Hamilton, Ruby Sherr and
Focussed interview on Elsasser's career in the United States.
Personal highlight in solid state physics and magnetism, 1928-1933.
This interview begins with a discussion of Babcock's childhood and youth around Mt. Wilson Observatory, with comments on father (Harold D.
Discusses his childhood and education in Illinois, undergrad and graduate work at Harvard; writing his thesis with Van Vleck; working at Bell Labor