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Lamb, Willis E. (Willis Eugene), 1913-2008-
Oral History interview with Willis E. Lamb, 1985 March 7 and May 10.
Some of the topics discussed include: the development of his career along with the problems of the simultaneous development of his wife Ursula Lamb's career in academia; radiation; megnetron oscillators; laser theory; quantum theory of lasers; government funding of research. Some of his associates mentioned are: Arnold Nordsieck, George Uhlenbeck, Van der Pol, Charles Townes, Leonel Menegozzi, William Wing, Marlan Scully, E. T. James, William Bennett, Richard Fork, Sargent, among others.
Physicist (optics). Major affiliations: Columbia University, New York, NY, USA, 1938-1952; Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA, 1951-1956; University of Oxford, Oxford, England, UK, 1956-1962; and Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA, 1962-1974; University of Arizona from 1974. Nobel Prize in Physics, 1955.
Lamb, Willis E. (Willis Eugene), 1913-2008
Lamb, Ursula.
Scully, Marlan O. (Marlan Orvil), 1939-
Townes, Charles H.
Lasers
Magnetrons.
Quantum optics.
Lasers -- Research -- History.
Radiation -- Research -- History.
Science and state.
Interviews. aat
Oral histories. aat
Transcripts. aat
Fork, Richard.
Menegozzi, Leonel N.
Nordsieck, Arnold.
Uhlenbeck, George Eugène, 1900-1988.
Wing, William Hinshaw, 1939-
Bromberg, Joan Lisa. interviewer.
AIP-ICOS
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA
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