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Spitzer, Lyman, 1914-1997
Oral History interview with Lyman Spitzer, 1991 November 27.
This interview centers around a discussion of Henry Norris Russell, and his influences as Director of the Princeton University Observatory. In this interview, Spitzer also addresses: his education at Yale University; the relationships between Russell, Sergei and Cecilia Gaposchkin, and Zdeněk Kopal; and his lifetime of research on stellar evolution. Other topics and affiliations discussed include: Subrahmanyan Chandrasekher, Ray Dugan, Newton Pierce, Martin Schwarzchild, and photometric research.
Lyman Spitzer, Jr. (1914-1997). Education: B.S. (Physics), Yale University; Cambridge University; M.A., Ph.D. (Astrophysics), Princeton University. Professional experience: Professor, Yale University and Princeton University; Chairman of Astrophysics and Director of the Observatory, Princeton University; helped to develop the Hubble Space Telescope. Research interests: stellar dynamics, plasma physics, thermonuclear fusion, and space astronomy.
Chandrasekhar, S. (Subrahmanyan), 1910-1995-
Dugan, Raymond Smith, 1878-1940
Gaposchkin, Cecilia Helena Payne, 1900-
Gaposchkin, Sergei, 1898-
Kopal, Zdeněk, 1914-1993
Russell, Henry Norris, 1877-1957.
Schwarzschild, Martin
Spitzer, Lyman, 1914-1997
Princeton University Observatory
Yale University.
Photometry -- Research.
Stars -- Evolution.
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Pierce, Newton Lacy, 1905-1950
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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