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Runcorn, S. K.
Oral history interview with S. Keith Runcorn, 1993 September 16 and 17.
In this interview, S. K. Runcorn discusses the history of geophysics. Topics discussed include: Cambridge University; Manchester University; University of Newcastle upon Tyne; paleomagnetism; continental drift; University of Durham; Rice University; Beloit College; Standard Oil; Sperry Gyroscope; dynamo theory. Individuals discussed include: C. P. Snow; John Douglas Cockcroft; Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington; Mark Oliphant; Patrick Maynard Stuart Blackett; Nevill Francis Mott; S. Chandrasekhar; Walter M. Elsasser; Arthur Holmes; Harold Jeffreys; Felix Andries Vening Meinesz; Walter Bucher; Henry Aldrich; Carlyle S. Beals; Sir Lenox Conyngham; Ernest Rutherford; Maurice Ewing; Francis Birch; Harold Urey; Carey Croneis; James Chadwick; Bernard Lovell; Edward Bullard; John Verhoogen; Beno Gutenberg; Father James Bernard Macelwane; Percy Bridgman.
British geophysicist (1922-1995). M.A. Cambridge University (1948); Ph.D. Manchester University (1949); Sc.D. Cambridge University (1963). Professional experience includes: chair of physics department, University of Newcastle on Tyne (1956-1988); Sydney Chapman professor in physical sciences, University of Alaska (1989-1995).
Aldrich, Henry R. (Henry Ray), b. 1891
Beals, Carlyle Smith, 1899-
Birch, Francis, 1903-
Blackett, P. M. S. (Patrick Maynard Stuart), Baron Blackett, 1897-1974
Bridgman, P. W. (Percy Williams), 1882-1961
Bucher, Walter H. (Walter Herman), 1888-
Bullard, Edward Crisp, Sir, 1907-1980
Chadwick, James, 1891-1974
Chandrasekhar, S. (Subrahmanyan), 1910-1995
Cockcroft, John, Sir, 1897-1967
Croneis, Carey, 1901-1972
Eddington, Arthur Stanley, Sir, 1882-1944
Elsasser, Walter M., 1904-
Ewing, W. Maurice (William Maurice), 1906-1974
Gutenberg, Beno, 1889-1960
Holmes, Arthur, 1890-1965
Jeffreys, Harold, Sir, 1891-
Lenox Conyngham, G. P. (Gerald Ponsonby), 1866-1956
Lovell, Bernard, Sir, 1913-
Macelwane, James Bernard, 1883-1956
Mott, N. F. (Nevill Francis), Sir, 1905-
Oliphant, Mark, Sir, 1901-
Runcorn, S. K.
Rutherford, Ernest, 1871-1937
Snow, C. P. (Charles Percy), 1905-1980
Urey, Harold Clayton, 1893-1981.
Vening Meinesz, F. A. (Felix Andries), 1887-
Verhoogen, John, 1912-
Beloit College
Rice University
Sperry Gyroscope Company, inc.
Standard Oil Company
University of Cambridge
University of Durham
University of Newcastle upon Tyne
Victoria University of Manchester
Continental drift
Dynamo theory (Cosmic physics)
Geophysics.
Paleomagnetism
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Doel, Ronald Edmund, interviewer.
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