Interview focuses primarily on Koepfli's work in the government and NATO in the 1950s and 1960s.
Discussion of O'Dell's role as Project Scientist on the Space Telescope Project, including various episodes in the history of the Project: difficul
Views on the Strategic Defense Initiative of the Reagan era; concerns about destabilization of defense capabilities; development of defensive techn
Youth and early education; undergraduate at Amherst; graduate work at MIT.
Topics discussed include: Lukasik's publication records; family history and early scientific interest; scientific education at Renssalaer Polytechn
Motivations for joining JASON (Kenneth Watson); previous consulting work; opinion about work in JASON; collaboration with Sam Treiman; reasons for
Discusses his education and career; research on the effects of nuclear weapons explosions; JASON; the MIT Radiation Laboratory, 1942-1946; Los Alam