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Kantrowitz, Arthur
Oral history interview with Arthur Kantrowitz, 2006 June 12.
Kantrowitz discusses his undergraduate and graduate education at Columbia University; his early academic career at Cornell University; the beginnings of Avco-Everett Research Laboratory and the early work done there under an Air Force contract ; the growth of the laboratory with other government contracts; moving into medical research; various projects that the laboratory worked on during his tenure; management of the laboratory; and his departure from Avco at the age of 65.
Arthur Kantrowitz (1913-2008) was a Professor of Engineering at Dartmouth College from 1978. He previously taught aeronautical engineering and engineering physics at Cornell University and founded Avco Everett Research Laboratory. He earned his Ph.D. in physics at Columbia University and held 21 patents. He also served on advisory boards to the Ford White House, the Department of Commerce, NASA, the General Accounting Office, and the National Science Foundation, and was a recipient of the Roosevelt Medal of Honor for Distinguished Service in Science.
Kantrowitz, Arthur
Avco-Everett Research Laboratory
Columbia University. Dept. of Physics -- Study and teaching.
Cornell University -- Faculty.
Science and state -- United States.
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Leslie, Stuart W. interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA