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Schwartz, Brian B., 1938-
Oral history interview with Brian Schwartz, 2001 August 10.
Discussion includes: his childhood and early education, his undergraduate study at Cooper Union and City College of New York; his graduate work at Brown University under Leon Cooper; his post doc at Rutgers; move to MIT's National Magnet Lab; early work with superconductivity and magnets; prevalence of classified work ; emerging interest in science policy; interest and role in the Anti-ballistic missile movement; Charlie Schwartz; ABM's effect on American Physical Society meetings; Schwartz's "Alchemical method" and APS reaction to it; tenure at MIT denied; move to Brooklyn College; building up the science program there; academic politics; becomes Education Officer of the American Physical Society in the late 1980s; AIP/APS move to College Park, Maryland; fund raising for APS; planning Centennial; major changes in physics during his career.
Theoretical physicist; professor of physics at Brooklyn College, since 1977; Education Officer (1987-94) and Associate Executive Secretary, American Physical Society (1990-94). He was a founding member of the APS's Forum on Physics and Society in 1972. His specialty is theoretical solid state physics and he has performed research in the following areas: low temperature physics, superconductivity, type II superconductors, Josephson junctions, the response of ferromagnetic metals, and the many-body problem.
Cooper, Leon N.
Schwartz, Brian B., 1938-
Schwartz, Charles Leon, 1931-
American Physical Society.
American Physical Society. Centennial Meeting (1999: Atlanta, Ga.)
Brooklyn College -- Faculty.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. National Magnet Laboratory.
Antimissile missiles
Science and state -- United States -- 20th century.
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McCray, Patrick (W. Patrick), 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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