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Alvarez, Luis W., 1911-1988-
Oral history interview with Luis Alvarez, 1967 February 14 and 15.
Early education in physics at University of Chicago in the 1930s; high-energy particle counter; discovery of positron; discovery of neutrons; neutron experiments; reminiscences of University of California, Berkeley; foundation support of research; 60-inch cyclotron; building cloud chambers; neutron spectroscopy; neutron time-of-flight; magnetic moment of the neutron; transuranium elements; announcement of fission; the Tizard Mission; war research work; building of a betatron; effect of war techniques on postwar research; cyclotron work, 1947; impressions of nuclear physics in 1966. Also prominently mentioned are: Philip Abelson, Carl David Anderson, Hans Albrecht Bethe, Felix Bloch, William Morrison Brobeck, Vannevar Bush, Winston Churchill, Jacob Clay, Arthur Holly Compton, John R. Dunning, Enrico Fermi, Otto Robert Frisch, William W. Havens, William Alfred Higinbotham, J. Barton Hoag, Thomas Johnson, Charles Christian Lauritsen, Ernest O. Lawrence, Frederick Alexander Lindemann (Viscount Cherwell), Milton Stanley Livingston, Alfred Loomis, Edwin Mattison McMillan, Robert Andrews Millikan, Robert Sanderson Mulliken, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Kenneth Pitzer, Harold Plumley, James Rainwater, Emilio Gino Segrè, Robert Serber, Arthur Snell; Columbia University, Lawrence Radiation Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Michael Reese Hospital, and Stanford University.
Died in 1988.
Bethe, Hans A, (Hans Albrecht), 1906-2005
Bloch, Felix, 1905-
Bush, Vannevar, 1890-1974.
Cherwell, Frederick Alexander Lindemann, Viscount, 1886-1957.
Churchill, Winston, 1874-1965
Compton, Arthur Holly, 1892-1962.
Fermi, Enrico, 1901-1954.
Frisch, Otto Robert, 1904-
Hoag, J. Barton.
Lauritsen, Charles Christian. 1892-1968.
Lawrence, Ernest Orlando, 1901-1958.
Loomis, Alfred L. (Alfred Lee), 1887-1975.
Livingston, M. Stanley (Milton Stanley)
McMillan, Edwin M. (Edwin Mattison), 1907-
Millikan, Robert Andrews, 1868-1953.
Mulliken, Robert Sanderson.
Oppenheimer, J. Robert, 1904-1967
Segrè, Emilio.
Snell, Arthur H.
Tizard, Henry Thomas, Sir, 1885-1959.
Columbia University
Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.
Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Stanford University.
University of Chicago.
Betatrons -- Design and construction.
Cloud chamber
Cyclotrons.
Dipole moments.
Neutron sources -- Spectra.
Neutrons.
Nuclear fission.
Nuclear physics.
Particle accelerators.
Particles (Nuclear physics)
Positrons -- Emission.
Research grants.
Transuranium elements.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Science.
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
Sound recordings. aat
Transcripts. aat
Abelson, Philip Hauge
Anderson, Carl D. (Carl David), 1905-1991-
Brobeck, William Morrison, 1908-
Clay, Jacob.
Dunning, John R. (John Ray), 1907-
Havens, William W. (William Westerfield), 1920-2004-
Higinbotham, William A.
Johnson, Thomas Hope.
Pitzer, Kenneth S. (Kenneth Sanborn), 1914-
Plumley, Harold.
Rainwater, Leo James.
Serber, R. (Robert)
Michael Reese Hospital.
Richman, Barry, interviewer.
Weiner, Charles. interviewer.
AIP-ICOS
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA
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