Comments on some of Wolf's research: first studies of coherence in the mid-1950s; lasers and the problem of complete coherence; holography; global
Origin of interest in nuclear physics, discussions of compound nucleus, Copenhagen, 1936; work on interaction of evaporation and nuclear temperatur
This interview was conducted as part of the Archives for the History of Quantum Physics project, which includes tapes and transcripts of oral histo
Family background and early education, motivation and funding for college; math program at Stanford University, from 1928; physics studies at Calif
This interview is part of a small program to document the recent history of the American Astronomical Society.