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Ney, Edward Purdy, 1920-
Oral History interview with Edward P. Ney, 1984 February 29.
In this interview Ney discusses his upbringing; his undergraduate education in physics at the University of Minnesota; his postgraduate education and work at the University of Virginia during World War II; his cloud chamber experiments for balloon research with Jean Piccard; balloons versus rockets in research; his involvement with the Orbiting Solar Observatory; and his work in the astronaut training programs for Mercury and Gemini. Ney concludes by discussing his research the area of infrared astronomy; his work with Robert Brown and Richard Twiss; and overall thoughts of the military's balloon program in the 1950s. Other topics discussed include: Charles Critchfield, Phyllis Freier, Edward Löfgren, Al Nier, and spectroscopy experiments in general.
Edward Purdy Ney (1920-1996). Physicist. Education: University of Minnesota, B.S., 1942; University of Virginia, Ph.D. (physics), 1946. Professional experience: University of Virginia, Research Associate (1943-46), Professor of physics (1946-74), Chair of Astronomy Department (1974-78); Univesrity of Minnesota, Professor of physics and astronomy (1974-); Naval Research Laboratory, Consultant (1974-). Research interests: mass spectroscopy, cosmic rays, atmospheric physics, and infrared astronomy.
Brown, R. Hanbury (Robert Hanbury)
Critchfield, Charles Louis, 1910-
Ney, Edward Purdy, 1920-
Nier, Alfred O. (Alfred Otto), 1911-
Piccard, Jean Felix, 1884-1963
Naval Research Laboratory (U.S.)
Orbiting Solar Observatory (OSO).
University of Minnesota.
University of Virginia.
Astronauts -- Training of.
Astrophysics -- History.
Balloons in astronomy.
Cloud chamber -- Experiments.
Infrared astronomy -- Research
Rocketry.
Spectrum analysis -- Experiments.
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Freier, Phyllis.
Löfgren, Edward J., 1908-
Twiss, Richard
DeVorkin, David H., 1944- 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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