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Cameron, A. G. W. (Alastair Graham Walter), 1925-
Oral history interview with Alastair G. W. Cameron, 2003 February 10.
This interview with A. G. W. Cameron focuses on selected aspects of Cameron's research including nucleosynthesis and use of computers in research. Covers Cameron's different topics of research as well as various institutional appointments. Also comments on style of research and William Fowler's receipt of Nobel prize. Other topics discussed include: his family background and childhood, graduate work at the University of Saskatchewan, Leon Katz, photonuclear reactions, astrophysics, Paul Merrill, galactic evolution, Iowa State teaching nuclear physics, Chalk River, advising work for Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) and Department of Energy (DOE), hydrogen bomb, origin of the moon, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Stirling Colgate, nuclear astrophysics, teaching at Yale University, big bang theory, Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Fred Whipple, Leo Goldberg, Hans Suess, Harold Urey, William Fowler, Fred Hoyle, Geoffrey Burbidge, California Institute of Technology, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
(1925-2005); Canadian astrophysicist and space scientist; Ph.D. University of Saskatchewan (1952); held academic positions at the California Institute of Technology, the Goddard Institute for Space Studies, and Yeshiva University. Became a professor in astronomy at Harvard University in 1973 and remained there for 26 years. Pioneered the theory of stellar nucleosynthesis.
Burbidge, Geoffrey R.
Cameron, A. G. W. (Alastair Graham Walter), 1925-
Colgate, Stirling
Fowler, William A.
Goldberg, Leo
Hoyle, Fred, 1915-2001
Katz, Leon.
Merrill, Paul W. (Paul Willard), 1887-1961
Suess, Hans Eduard, 1909-
Urey, Harold Clayton, 1893-1981.
Whipple, Fred L. (Fred Lawrence), 1906-2004
California Institute of Technology
Chalk River Nuclear Laboratories.
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.
Iowa State University.
Los Alamos National Laboratory.
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
United States. Department of Energy
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
University of Saskatchewan.
Yale University.
Astrophysics
Big bang theory
Computers.
Galaxies -- Evolution
Hydrogen bomb.
Nobel Prizes.
Nuclear astrophysics.
Nuclear physics.
Nucleosynthesis
Photonuclear reactions.
Moon -- Origin.
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McCray, Patrick (W. Patrick), interviewer.
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