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Conner, Jerry.
Oral History interview with Jerry Conner, 1984 April 24.
In this interview, Conner discusses his childhood and early education in rural Texas, and his developing interest in science. He moves on to discuss his undergraduate and graduate experience at Rice Institute; his enrollment in the U.S. Navy; the rise in war-time and post-war academic interest in nuclear physics; his work at Los Alamos National Laboratory; his impressions of Tom Bonner at Rice Institute and Los Alamos; and his work with Cockcroft-Walton accelerators. Additional topics discussed include: nuclear physics, x-ray spectroscopy, the Vela Program, and federally funded artificial satellite programs in general.
Jerry Power Conner (1927-). Nuclear physicist. Education: Rice Institute, Ph.D. (physics), 1952. Professional experience: Los Alamos National Laboratory, Physicist (1952-1989) and Consultant (1989-present). Research interests: space radiations and instrumentation.
Bonner, Tom Wilkerson. 1910-1961.
Conner, Jerry.
Los Alamos National Laboratory.
VELA Program (U.S.)
William M. Rice Institute.
Artificial satellites
Astrophysics -- History.
Nuclear physics -- Research -- United States.
X-ray spectroscopy.
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Cockcroft-Walton accelerator.
DeVorkin, David H., 1944- interviewer.
Needell, Allan A., interviewer.
AIP-ICOS
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA
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