Background and education, University of Iowa with James van Allen and Satoshi Matsushima, circa 1959-1963; working at the Naval Observatory, 1963-
Emigrates from Austria to England in 1938, and then to the United States in 1939; parents unhappy in America in the 1940s; father's socialism in Au
Interview complements an extensive oral history interview made by William Glen in 1977, and focuses on academic geophysics.
Developments in quantum mechanics, familiarity with the old quantum theory; Edwin C.
Family background and early education; Illinois Institute of Technology; California Institute of Technology, PhD; University of Kansas; Commission
This interview with Jim Stith was conducted following his retirement as Vice President of the AIP’s Physics Resource Center.
Topics discussed include: Harvard education, war work at Woods Hole, research with Edward Purcell, University of Illinois, Albert Overhauser, super
Slater leaves Harvard University for Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1930 (Karl Compton) to build up Physics Department there; work on qua