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Herman, Robert, 1914-
Oral history interview with Robert Herman, 1983 April 11.
Family background and early interests, knowledge of Russian, the eclipse of 1925, the Depression; studies and teaching at City College of New York, fellow students, Mollier surfaces, graduate work at Princeton, infrared spectroscopy, Einstein/Bohr controversy, ideas about macromolecules, infrared spectrum of liquid nitrogen; marriage, war effort work on the proximity fuse, the Applied Physics Laboratory at Johns Hopkins, work with Alpher, Gamow, Wallis, work at University of Maryland, General Motors, University of Texas, consulting and committee work, editorships, committee work, speculations about creativity in science.
Robert Herman (1914-1997): Best known for his work with Ralph Alpher on estimating the temperature of cosmic microwave background radiation from the big bang explosion.
Alpher, Ralph
Gamow, George, 1904-1968.
Herman, Robert, 1914-
Wallis, John.
City University of New York. City College
General Motors Corporation.
Johns Hopkins University. Applied Physics Laboratory.
Princeton University -- Graduate work.
University of Maryland, College Park
University of Texas.
Depressions -- 1929.
Eclipses.
Infrared spectroscopy
Macromolecules.
Proximity fuzes
Interviews. aat
Oral histories. aat
Transcripts. aat
Harwit, Martin, 1931- interviewer.
AIP-ICOS
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA
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