In this interview, Edward Uhler Condon discusses topics such as: his family background; early education; influence of high school physics teacher,
Education, decision to go into physics.
Relation of the individual to the whole; California Institute of Technology (1939-1940); negative experience at Caltech; interest in Chinese and Ja
Anderson discusses his interest in Complexity and Physics of Information; the Santa Fe Institute; his doubts about DCS theory of superconductivity
Covers the gradual move from Bell Labs to Princeton, at first part time then full; discusses work on spin glass problem and ramifications for optim
Anderson discusses the theory of superfluid Helium-3; recalls germination of the idea and eventual publication of "More is Different"; reviews work
Interview focuses briefly on personal details of Philip Anderson's life and almost exclusively on technical aspects of Anderson's research.
Discusses his childhood and education in Illinois, undergrad and graduate work at Harvard; writing his thesis with Van Vleck; working at Bell Labor