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Bragg, William Lawrence, Sir, 1890-1971.
Oral History interview with Sir William Lawrence Bragg, 1969 June 20.
This interview begins with recollections of Bragg's family members, and a discussion of his family's influence on his social development and early interest in science. Bragg then goes into detail about his early works, before discussing his x-ray research projects with his father, William Henry Bragg, and their shared Nobel Prize in 1915. The final portions of the interview focus on his undergraduate years at the University of Cambridge, his role as a part of J. J. Thomson's research group, and his relationship with C. T. R. Wilson. Other topics and affiliations discussed include: Niels Bohr, Norman Campbell; Ernest Rutherford; Cavendish Laboratory; and x-ray crystallography, among others.
Sir William Lawrence Bragg. Education: St. Peter's College (Austrailia); B.S., Mathematics, Adelaide University (1908); Natural Sciences, Trinity College, Cambridge (1912). Professional experience: Fellow and Lecturer, Trinity College (1914); Professor of Physics, Manchester University (1919-1937); Director of the National Physical Laboratory (1937-1938); Cavendish Professor of Experimental Physics, Cambridge (1938-1953). Research interests: x-ray physics.
Bohr, Niels, 1885-1962.
Bragg, William Henry, 1862-1942
Bragg, William Lawrence, Sir, 1890-1971
Campbell, Norman Robert, b. 1880.
Rutherford, Ernest, 1871-1937
Thomson, J. J. (Joseph John), Sir, 1856-1940.
Wilson, Charles Thomson Rees, b. 1869.
Cavendish Laboratory (Cambridge, England)
University of Cambridge.
Nobel Prizes.
X-ray crystallography
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