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Kohn, Hedwig, 1887-1964.
Oral history interview with Hedwig Kohn, 1962 June 7.
This interview was conducted as part of the Archives for the History of Quantum Physics project, which includes tapes and transcripts of oral history interviews conducted with ca. 100 atomic and quantum physicists. Subjects discuss their family backgrounds, how they became interested in physics, their educations, people who influenced them, their careers including social influences on the conditions of research, and the state of atomic, nuclear, and quantum physics during the period in which they worked. Discussions of scientific matters relate to work that was done between approximately 1900 and 1930, with an emphasis on the discovery and interpretations of quantum mechanics in the 1920s. Also prominently mentioned are: Rudolf Walther Ladenburg, Otto Lummer, Fritz Reiche, Clemens Schaefer, Erwin Schrödinger, and Thomas.
Physicist; born in Breslau, Germany. Received Ph.D., University of Breslau, 1913; became Lecturer in Physics, 1930. Worked with the nature of light emission from metal vapors in flames. Emigrated to the U.S. in the late 1930s; made instructor in physics at Women's College of the University of North Carolina in Greensboro, 1940. Appointed lecturer at Wellesley College in physics, 1942; associate professor, 1945; full professor, 1948. After retiring joined the staff of the physics department at Duke University.
Schrödinger, Erwin, 1887-1961
Atomic theory.
Nuclear physics.
Quantum theory.
Science -- History.
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
Physicists -- Interviews. lcsh
Ladenburg, Rudolf Walther.
Lummer, Otto.
Reiche, Fritz.
Kuhn, Thomas S. interviewer.
AIP-ICOS
American Institute of Physics. Center for History of Physics. Archives for the History of Quantum Physics.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA
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