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Oda, Minoru, 1923-
Oral history interview with Minoru Oda, 1988 August 5.
In this interview, Minoru Oda discusses his career in physics. Topics discussed include: Osaka University, Seishi Kikuchi, magnetrons, Sin-Itiro Tomonaga, Japanese atomic weapons project, World War II, solar radio astronomy, Yuzuru Watase, Yoichiro Nambu, Sachio Hayakawa, Bruno Rossi, European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), cosmic ray physics, Bill Kraushaar, Stanislaw Olbert, George Clark.
Japanese physicist. He was involved in the founding of the Institute of Space and Aeronautical Science (ISAS) which became a national facility to which all Japanese universities have access, and where he became project director. He later became director-general of the organization in 1984, and chairman of its council a few years later. He then became president of another of Japan's laboratories, RIKEN, from 1988 to 1993.
Clark, George W.
Hayakawa, Sachio, 1923-
Kikuchi, Seishi, 1902-1974
Kraushaar, William L.
Nanbu, Yōichirō, 1921-
Oda, Minoru, 1923-
Olbert, Stanislaw
Rossi, Bruno Benedetto, 1905-
Tomonaga, Shinʼichirō, 1906-1979
Watase, Yuzuru
European Organization for Nuclear Research
Ōsaka Daigaku
Cosmic rays -- Research.
Magnetrons.
Nuclear weapons -- Research -- Japan.
Physics -- Japan.
Radio astronomy
Solar radio emission.
World War, 1939-1945
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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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