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Davidon, William C.
Oral history interview with William C. Davidon, 1997 July 11.
In this interview, William Davidon discusses his political and social activism and its relationship to his scientific career. Topics discussed include: Albert Einstein; Norman Thomas; Purdue University; Marvin Goldberger; University of Chicago; atmospheric atomic bomb testing; Cold War; JASON group; Federation of American Scientists; American Friends Service Committee; American Physical Society; Adlai Stevenson; Morton Hamermesh; Haverford College; Hans Ekstein; Fay Ajzenberg-Selove; Committee for Nonviolent Action (CNVA); Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs; Science for the People; Russ Stetler; Society for Social Responsibility in Science (SSRS); Mal Benjamin; Vietnam War protests; A. J. Muste; Oscar Handlin; Dan Berrigan; Union of Concerned Scientists; Henry Kissinger.
American mathematician (1927-). M.S. physics (1950), Ph.D. physics (1954) University of Chicago. Professional experience includes: research director, Nuclear Instrument and Chemical Corporation (1948-1954); research associate, Fermi Institute for Nuclear Studies, University of Chicago (1954-1956); Fulbright-Hays research fellow, Aarhus University (1966-1967); associate physicist, consultant, Argonne National Laboratory (1956-1970); Nordica fellow, Trondheim University (1976-1977); professor of physics, mathematics, Haverford College (1961-1991).
Ajzenberg-Selove, Fay, 1926-
Benjamin, Mal
Berrigan, Daniel
Davidon, William C.
Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955
Ekstein, Hans 1908-1984
Goldberger, Marvin L.
Hamermesh, M. (Morton), 1915-2003
Handlin, Oscar, 1915-
Kissinger, Henry, 1923-
Muste, Abraham John, 1885-1967
Stetler, Russell
Stevenson, Adlai E. (Adlai Ewing), 1900-1965
Thomas, Norman, 1884-1968
American Friends Service Committee
American Physical Society
Committee for Nonviolent Action
Federation of American Scientists
Haverford College
JASON Defense Advisory Group
Pugwash Conferences on Science & World Affairs
Purdue University
Science for the People (Organization)
Society for Social Responsibility in Science
Union of Concerned Scientists
University of Chicago
Atomic bomb -- Testing
Cold War
Political activists
Political activists -- United States
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Protest movements
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Catt, Patrick interviewer.
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