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Aitken, Thomas D., 1934-
Oral history interview with Thomas Aitken, 1997 March 21 and December 22.
Discusses his youth, family life, and education in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania; recollections of his undergraduate years at Dartmouth and Columbia University; his decision to major in geology, his first job at Lamont and his first cruise on the research vessel Vema; working with John and Maurice Ewing; his later work on the ships and becoming chief scientist aboard in 1965; his role as mediator between Heezen and Ewing; comments on the change in Lamont leadership when Ewing left; women computers at Lamont and their work. Also prominently mentioned is Stewart Smith.
Ewing, J. I. (John I.)
Ewing, W. Maurice (William Maurice), 1906-1974
Heezen, Bruce C.
Smith, Stewart W.
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.
Columbia University -- Students.
Dartmouth College -- Students.
Geology.
Geophysics.
Research vessels.
Science -- History.
Women in science
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
Transcripts. aat
Vema (Ship)
Doel, Ronald Edmund interviewer.
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.
AIP-ICOS
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA
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