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Randers, Gunnar, 1914
Oral history interview with Gunnar Randers, 1986 August 19.
In this interview Gunnar Randers discusses his career and his involvement in science policy. The interview is based on Randers's autobiography, Light Years. Topics discussed include: his childhood in Oslo and Sauda; Svein Rosseland; University of Oslo Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics; astrophysics; Mount Wilson Observatory; Boy Scouting; nuclear processes in the Sun; Harvard University; Edwin Hubble; Martin Schwarzschild; California Institute of Technology; five dimensional relativity; H. P. Robertson; Albert Einstein; Yerkes Observatory; University of Chicago; S. Chandrasekhar; Edward Teller; the American scientific milieu; service in the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment during World War II; Harald Ulrik Sverdrup.
Norwegian physicist. M.A. astrophysics, University of Oslo (1936). Professional experience includes: Mount Wilson Observatory (1939-1940); Yerkes Observatory (1940-1941); Technical Committee of the Norwegian High Command (1942-1945); assisting secretary general of research, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) (1968-1973); chief executive officer, Scandpower (1975-1980).
Chandrasekhar, S. (Subrahmanyan), 1910-1995
Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955
Hubble, Edwin Powell, 1889-1953
Randers, Gunnar, 1914
Robertson, H. P. (Howard Percy), 1903-1961
Rosseland, Svein, 1894-1985
Schwarzschild, Martin
Sverdrup, H. U. (Harald Ulrik), 1888-1957.
Teller, Edward, 1908-2003
California Institute of Technology
Harvard University.
Mount Wilson Observatory
Norway. Forsvarets forskningsinstitutt.
Universitetet i Oslo. Institutt for teoretisk astrofysikk
University of Chicago
Yerkes Observatory.
Boy Scouts
Relativity (Physics)
World War, 1939-1945.
Interviews. aat
Oral histories. aat
Transcripts. aat
Aaserud, Finn interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA