Philosophy

Interviewed by: 
David Zierler
Interview date: 
June 23, 2020
Location: 
Teleconference

In this interview George E. Smith, professor in the Department of Philosophy at Tufts University, discusses his life and career.

Interviewed by: 
R. Bruce Lindsay and W. J. King
Interview date: 
June 3, 1964
Location: 
Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island

Early education and family background; Harvard University (1895-1900) mathematics and physics courses and teacher including Wallace Sabin; Yale Uni

Interviewed by: 
Finn Aaserud
Interview date: 
May 4, 1988
Location: 
Wheeler's office, Princeton University

First part of interview focusses on Wheeler's work and relationship with Niels Bohr at the Copenhagen Institute in the 1930s; discovery of the meso

Interviewed by: 
Alan Lightman
Interview date: 
October 14, 1988
Location: 
Stanford, California

Family background; early interest in mathematics; early hobbies; early reading; influence of grandmother; education at Cornell; influence of Paul O

Interviewed by: 
Joan Bromberg
Interview dates: 
September 9 and 10, 2002
Location: 
Shimony's home, Wellesley, Massachusetts

In the interview Shimony discusses his undergraduate years at Yale in mathematics and philosophy; influence of C. S. Peirce, A. N.

Interviewed by: 
W. J. King
Interview date: 
July 9, 1964
Location: 
Lindsay's office, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island

Early life in New Bedford, MA; father’s informal education as chemist and engineer; difficulties in early education.

Interviewed by: 
Henry Margenau and W. J. King
Interview date: 
May 6, 1964
Location: 
Margenau's office, Sloan Physics Laboratory, Yale University

Early life in New Bedford, MA; father’s informal education as chemist and engineer; difficulties in early education.

Interviewed by: 
Alan Lightman
Interview date: 
October 22, 1987
Location: 
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Student work with D. A.

Interviewed by: 
David DeVorkin
Interview date: 
December 5, 2007

Interview is a biographical profile of theoretical astrophysicist David Layzer, with emphasis on his career at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for A

Interviewed by: 
Olival Freire
Interview date: 
January 11, 2008
Location: 
Birkbeck College, London, England

In this interview Basil Hiley discusses topics such as: family background; nuclear physics; Cyril Domb; quantum mechanics; Hermann Bondi; Universit

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