Dynamo theory (Cosmic physics)

Interviewed by
Finn Aaserud
Interview date
Location
Elsasser's office
Abstract

Focussed interview on Elsasser's career in the United States. His decision to emigrate, 1935; on choosing geophysics; California Institute of Technology (Robert Millikan, Theodore von Kármán), 1936-1940; connection between meteorology and work in magnetism; inception of the idea of the dynamo effect (Albert Einstein).