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Atkinson, Robert d'Escourt, 1898-1982
Oral history interview with Robert d'Escourt Atkinson, 1977 April 22.
Early life and education in Manchester; World War I; spectroscopy work at Oxford under Frederick A. Lindemann; visits to Göttingen and Berlin in 1920s; ideas on stellar energy source and stellar structure; work and teaching at Rutgers (1929-1937); World War II research on de-Gaussing, ballistics; moves to Greenwich, then Herstmonceaux observatories; their administration and instruments; solar eclipse work; general relativity theory; return to U.S. Also prominently mentioned are: Herbert Jefcoate Atkinson, Irmin von Holton Atkinson, Mary Kathleen Jane Ashe Atkinson, Niels Henrik David Bohr, John Edward Campbell, Arthur Stanley Eddington, George Gamow, I. O. Griffith, Fritz G. Houtermans, Edwin Powell Hubble, James Jeans, H. Spencer Jones, Walther Nernst, Henry Norris Russell, Frederick Soddy, Richard van der Riet Woolley; Aberdeen Proving Ground, Balliol College of University of Oxford, Great Britain Admiralty, Indiana University, Royal Astronomical Society, Royal Greenwich Observatory, United States Proving Ground at Aberdeen, MD Ballistics Research Laboratory, and Universität Göttingen Observatory.
Atkinson, Robert d'Escourt, 1898-1982
Bohr, Niels, 1885-1962
Cherwell, Frederick Alexander Lindemann, Viscount, 1886-1957.
Eddington, Arthur Stanley, Sir, 1882-1944.
Gamow, George, 1904-1968.
Hubble, Edwin Powell, 1889-1953
Jeans, James Hopwood, Sir, 1877-1946.
Russell, Henry Norris, 1877-1957.
Aberdeen Proving Ground (Md.)
Balliol College (University of Oxford)
Great Britain. Admiralty.
Indiana University.
Royal Astronomical Society.
Royal Greenwich Observatory.
Rutgers University.
Universität Göttingen.
University of Oxford.
Astronomical observatories -- Administration.
Astrophysics
Ballistics.
Degaussing.
Solar eclipses.
General relativity (Physics)
Stars -- Structure.
World War, 1914-1918.
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
Transcripts. aat
Sound recordings. aat
Spectrum analysis.
Atkinson, Herbert Jefcoate.
Atkinson, Irmin von Holton.
Atkinson, Mary Kathleen Jane Ashe.
Campbell, John Edward.
Griffith, I. O.
Houtermans, Fritz.
Jones, H. Spencer (Harold Spencer), 1890-
Nernst, Walther.
Soddy, Frederick.
Woolley, Richard van der Riet, Sir.
Universität Göttingen. Observatory.
DeVorkin, David H., 1944- interviewer.
AIP-ICOS
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA
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