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Compton, Betty Charity McCloskey, 1916-
Oral history interview with Betty Compton, 1968 April 11 and 15.
Early life on Ohio farm; College of Wooster; Arthur Holly Compton, his family, his academic and extracurricular interests. Princeton years, 1913-1916; associations and fellowships; marriage, 1916; experimentation at Westinghouse Lamp Co., 1917-1919; work on "large electron" leading to National Research Fellowship at Cavendish Laboratory, 1919-1920; association with Ernest Rutherford and J. J. Thompson, living arrangements, weekly colloquia; recollections of Albert Einstein. Chairman of Department of Physics at Washington University, 1920-1923; bringing in new faculty; freedom of research. Guggenheim Fellowship at Punjab University, 1926-1927; organizing Kashmir expedition, observational work and other expedition details. Reaction to A. H. Compton's Nobel Prize award, 1927; trip to Sweden and Nobel address. Recollections of Solvay and Volta Conferences; association with James Franck, Niels Bohr, and Marie Curie; development of A. H. Compton's cosmic ray interest, world cosmic ray expeditions, 1931-1934; anecdotes and places visited; Compton-Robert A. Millikan controversy; comments on Century of Progress Exposition, 1933; memories of stay at University of Oxford on A. H. Compton's Eastman professorship, 1934-1935; associates at Oxford; recollection of European colleagues Aston, Enrico Fermi, Werner Heisenberg, and Karl Sommerfeld. About A. H. Compton: chairman of Physics Department at University of Chicago, 1940-1945; earlier contacts with Chicago; relation to Michelson; widening of philosophical interests; long-term consultant to General Electric Co., 1926-1945; consultant to National Cancer Advisory Council and Chicago Tumor Institute. Disappointment in Compton family life; close working relationship between A. H. Compton and Betty; relation of physicists' wives to their husbands' work; Betty's assessment of her career.
Bohr, Niels, 1885-1962
Bragg, William Henry, 1862-1942
Cherwell, Frederick Alexander Lindemann, Viscount, 1886-1957.
Compton, Arthur Holly, 1892-1962.
Compton, Betty Charity McCloskey, 1916-
Curie, Marie, 1867-1934.
Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955
Fermi, Enrico, 1901-1954.
Franck, James, 1882-1964.
Heisenberg, Werner, 1901-1976
Jauncey, G. E. M. (George Eric MacDonnell), 1888-1947.
Lindsay, Robert Bruce, 1900-
Michelson, Albert A. (Albert Abraham), 1852-1931
Millikan, Robert Andrews, 1868-1953.
Page, Thornton.
Raman, Chandrasekhara Venkata, Sir, 1888-1970.
Russell, Henry Norris, 1877-1957
Rutherford, Ernest, 1871-1937
Sommerfeld, Arnold, 1868-1951.
Thomson, J. J. (Joseph John), Sir, 1856-1940.
Waterman, Alan Tower, 1892-1967.
Wood, Robert Williams, 1868-1955.
Balliol College (University of Oxford)
Cavendish Laboratory (Cambridge, England)
General Electric Company.
Panjab University.
Princeton University.
United States. -- National Cancer Advisory Board.
University of California, Berkeley.
University of Chicago.
University of Minnesota.
Washington University (Saint Louis, Mo.)
Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company.
Worcester College (University of Oxford)
International Congress of Physics (1927: Como, Italy)
Cosmic rays.
Electrons.
Nobel Prizes.
Physics -- Scholarships, fellowships, etc.
Physics -- Study and teaching.
Scientific expeditions.
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
Sound recordings. aat
Transcripts. aat
Physicists. lcsh
Ahmad, Nazir.
Aston, Francis William.
Benade, M.
Bose, Jagadis Chandra.
Broglie, Maurice de.
Cooke, L.
Cumberland, W. W.
Curtiss, G.
Egerton, W.
Enfield, William.
Fry, Bernard Mitchell.
Hagenow.
Huxley, Julian.
Magie, William Francis, 1858-1943.
McCloskey, B.
Rand, Sally.
Schein, Marcel, 1902-1960.
Siegbahn, Manne, 1886-1951
Sponer, Hertha, 1895-1968.
Thorn B.
Sandoval Vallarta, Manuel, 1899-1977.
West, A. F.
Williams, T.
Zeleny, John.
Zeleny, Anthony.
Chicago Tumor Institute.
Electro-Radio-Biological Congress.
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.
Solvay Conference on Physics
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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