Slater leaves Harvard University for Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1930 (Karl Compton) to build up Physics Department there; work on qua
Scully’s passage from petroleum engineering in Wyoming to a theoretical physics thesis at Yale University under Willis E. Lamb, Jr.
Student work with Arnold Sommerfeld, Wolfgang Pauli, Werner Heisenberg; first paper with Heisenberg; paper on Hall Effect; history of early contrib
Aspects of Peierls life and work in theoretical physics.
Origins of interest in nuclear physics when Gamow came to Gottingen and wrote his alpha radioactivity paper.
Interview focusses on Heisenberg's papers on nuclei published in the 1930s.
Recollections of physics community in 1920s and early 1930s; opportunities for physics work in Europe; awareness of political climate in Germany (1