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Armstrong, J. A. (John A)
Oral history interview with John Allan Armstrong, 2004 March 2 and 3.
Family background and early education; Harvard University (1952-1956); Sheldon traveling fellowship (1956-1957); Harvard University (1957-1961); interactions with John Van Vleck, George Benedek, Nicholas Bloembergen; non-linear optics with Nicholas Bloembergen; Harvard University Research Fellow (1961-1963); Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Lincoln Laboratory (summer 1959); considering jobs at IBM, Bell Laboratory, General Electric; IBM Research Division (1963-1979); "Golden age" of industrial research; academic misconceptions of industrial physics; IBM Corporate Technical Committee (1979-1980); IBM manager of Materials and Technology Development (Circa 1980-1984); IBM Research Division, Vice President of Logic and Memory (circa 1984-1989); IBM Zurich Laboratory; IBM Research Division, Vice President of Science and Technology (1989- ); Ralph Gomory as a mentor and manager; philanthropy and post-retirement activities.
Research scientist at IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center from 1963. In 1986 he was named director of research and the following year was elected IBM vice president and director of research. He was elected a member of the Corporate Management Board and named vice president, science and technology in 1989.
Armstrong, J. A. (John A)
Benedek, George Bernhard, 1928-
Bloembergen, N.
Gomory, Ralph E.
Van Vleck, J. H. (John Hasbrouck), 1899-
International Business Machines Corporation -- Research.
Physics -- Industrial applications.
Research, Industrial.
Science and industry.
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Lassman, Thomas Charles interviewer.
Brock, David C., 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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