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King, Robert B. (Robert Burnett)
Oral history interview with Robert B. King, 1992 March 8.
Discusses his childhood spent in and around the environment of Mount Wilson observatory with his father; his education; graduate school at Princeton working with Russell and others on spectroscopy; PhD in 1933; National Research Council post-doctoral fellowship at Mount Wilson; describes his research on line spectra; the split between spectroscopists and the "direct" program at Mount Wilson; MIT position as instructor in 1935; explains his absolute f-values research; hired back at Mount Wilson in 1938; comments on war effort research on rockets and fuses; comments on the location and conditions of his father's letters; recalls time spend with Russell over the years.
Astrophysicist. California Institute of Technology.
King, Robert B. (Robert Burnett)
Russell, Henry Norris, 1877-1957
Mount Wilson Observatory -- History.
Spectrum analysis.
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DeVorkin, David H., 1944- interviewer
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA