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Pound, Robert V,
Oral History interview with Robert V. Pound, 2003 May 22 and 23.
Some of the topics discussed include: his early life and education; interest in physics; his only formal degree, a Bachelors from University of Buffalo; from college to defense work and Submarine Signal Company; his work at the MIT Radiation Laboratory; the Harvard Society of Fellows; the discovery of nuclear magnetic resonance in bulk matter; the Bloembergen, Pound, and Purcell paper (BPP); the Pound Box, NMR patent issue; applications of NMR; after the war, writing Rad Lab books; Chicago Federation Group; nuclear quadruple moments; nuclear moments; alpha-gamma correlations and gamma-gamma correlations; becoming Assistant Professor; implications and influence of Mossbauer's work; Glen Rebka; gravitational redshift; Physical Review Letters controversy; Victor Weisskopf; the Harwell group in England; the gravitational redshift experiment; Nobel Prize; heating with microwaves; life as a professor at Harvard; Julian Schwinger leaving Harvard; overview of his career; physicists he has known; changes in the culture of physics; etc.
Physicist. Affiliations: Submarine Signal Co., Mass. (Raytheon); MIT Radiation Laboratory, 1942-46; Harvard University (Fellow), 1945-48; Mallinckkrodt Professor of Physics, 1948-1989 (Emeritus, 1989-present). Completed research in radio-frequency, radar, and nuclear magnetic resonance.
Bloembergen, N.
Devons, Samuel.
Dicke, Robert H. (Robert Henry)
Frauenfelder, Hans, 1922-
Goudsmit, Samuel A. (Samuel Abraham), 1902-1978
Purcell, Edward M.
Rebka, Glen A.
Schwinger, Julian Seymour, 1918-
Weisskopf, Victor Frederick, 1908-2002
Harvard University. Dept. of Physics. -- Faculty.
Harvard University. Society of Fellows
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Radiation Laboratory.
Raytheon Company. Submarine Signal Division.
University of Buffalo.
Nuclear magnetic resonance -- Research -- History.
Radiofrequency spectroscopy -- Research.
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Mössbauer, Rudolf L., 1929-
Pound, Robert V,
Rigden, John S. , interviewer.
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American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA
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