This interview was conducted as part of a doctoral dissertation, the focus of which is the study of "radical" scientists in America, 1968-1974.
Discussion includes Schwartz's childhood and early education, his undergraduate study at Cooper Union and City College of New York; his graduate wo
Early education and exposure to field; attends Duke University; graduate work at California Institute of Technology; Caltech environment; work with
Early years in Vienna; emigration to Sydney, Australia as refugee; training there in theoretical physics, to 1946.
Work at the Lamont Geological Observatory (1945-1955), continental shelf, ocean crust, continental drift; UNESCO appointment to install seismograph
Gravitational Redshift experiments, 1960-1964. Use of cyclotrons to make radioactive sources. Joe Snyder, Robert Dickey.
Piore's involvement in science research policies; establishment of the Office of Naval Research and its relationship with institutions such as the
Interview focuses on Peterson's contributions to the installation of the Worldwide Standardized Seismograph Network (WWSSN) in the 1960s.
Discusses his early life and education; his work at SRI; his involvement in the formation of JASON; the decision to move JASON from IDA to SRI; mem
Autobiographical oral history with Park.