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Baker, James Gilbert
Oral history interview with James Baker, 1980 June 9.
In this interview, James Gilbert Baker discusses: his family and childhood; William Marshall Bullitt; Harlow Shapley; University of Louisville; Walter L. Moore; American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO); Richard Prager; Harvard University; Bart Bok; Otto Struve; A. Pannekoek; Cecilia Payne Gaposchkin; Ted Sterne; Don Menzel; E. Bright Wilson; Leon Campbell; Lawrence Aller; Rudolph Langer; Henry Norris Russell; S. Chandrasekhar; Joe Boyce; George Harrison; optics; Leo Goldberg; Harvard Society of Fellows; Ivan A. Getting; atomic bomb; Lise Meitner; Niels Bohr; R. W. Wood; aerial photography; Ted Dunham; Fred Whipple.
American optical physicist and astronomer (1914-2005). M.A. (1936), Ph.D astronomy and astrophysics (1942), Harvard University. Professional experience includes: resident fellow, director of optical research laboratory, observatory associate professor, observatory research associate, Harvard University (1942-1962); research associate, Lick Observatory (1948-1960); consultant, United States Air Force (1949-1957); member, Scientific Advisory Board (1952-1957); chairman, vice rpesident, International Commission for Optics (1956-1962); consultant, Aerospace Corporation (1966-1975); associate, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (1966-2005); photographer of physics, Polaroid Corporation (1966-2005); trustee, Perkin fund (1970-2005).
Aller, Lawrence H. (Lawrence Hugh), 1913-2003
Baker, James Gilbert
Bohr, Niels, 1885-1962
Bok, Bart J. (Bart Jan), 1906-1983
Boyce, Joseph Canon, 1903-1983-
Bullitt, Wm. Marshall (William Marshall), b. 1873
Campbell, Leon, 1881-1951
Chandrasekhar, S. (Subrahmanyan), 1910-1995
Dunham, Theodore, 1897-1984.
Gaposchkin, Cecilia Helena Payne, 1900-
Getting, Ivan A. (Ivan Alexander), 1912-
Goldberg, Leo.
Harrison, George L.
Langer, Rudolph Ernest, 1894-1968
Meitner, Lise, 1878-1968.
Menzel, Donald H. (Donald Howard), 1901-1976
Moore, Walter Lee 1898-1989
Pannekoek, Anton, 1873-1960
Prager, Richard 1883-1945
Russell, Henry Norris, 1877-1957
Shapley, Harlow, 1885-1972.
Sterne, Theodore E.
Struve, Otto, 1897-1963.
Whipple, Fred L. (Fred Lawrence), 1906-2004
Wilson, E. Bright (Edgar Bright), 1908-
Wood, Robert Williams, 1868-1955
American Association of Variable Star Observers.
Harvard University.
Harvard University. Society of Fellows
University of Louisville
Aerial photography
Atomic bomb
Optics
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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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