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Broxon, James William, 1897-
Oral History interview with James Broxon, 1974 September 21.
This interview begins with a lengthy discussion of his family history, and more personal anecdotes emerge throughout the interview. After the family history, Broxon discusses his undergraduate education at Wabash College. There is a brief discussion of Broxon's Law, concerning the flow of electricity inside the sun and around sunspots. Broxon then goes on to discuss his scientific training at the University of Minnesota, his early experiences at Yale, and the construction of early ionization chambers. The subject then changes to a brief account of his time associated with the Manhattan Project, both in Chicago and Los Alamos. The interview concludes with a few personal reminiscences, prompted by photographs in Broxon's personal albums. Other affiliations discussed include Dr. W.F.G. Swann and Oliver C. Lester.
American physicist. He earned his B.A. from Wabash College in 1919, before moving on to get his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 1920 and 1926. Broxon was a teaching fellow in physics while completing his degrees at Minnesota, and was a professor of physics at the University of Colorado (Boulder), and an instructor at Yale. Broxon was a member of many professional associations, including AAPT, APT, and the Geophysical Union, and was a research associate with the Manhattan Project in Chicago from 1943-1944. His research interests include cosmic rays and ionization in gases.
Broxon, James William, 1897-
Lester, Oliver Clarence, 1873-
Swann, W. F. G. (William Francis Gray), 1884-1962
Manhattan Project (U.S.)
University of Minnesota. School of Physics and Astronomy.
Wabash College
Yale University.
Ionization chambers
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Bartlett, Albert A. interviewer.
Warnow-Blewett, Joan, 1931- 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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