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Dirac, P. A. M. (Paul Adrien Maurice), 1902-1984
Oral history interview with P. A. M. Dirac, 1962 April 1, 1963 May 6, 7, 10 and 14.
Part of the Archives for the History of Quantum Physics oral history collection, which includes tapes and transcripts of oral history interviews conducted with circa 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: Niels Henrik David Bohr, Max Born, Boyland, Louis de Broglie, Johannes Martinus Burgers, Paul Ehrenfest, Ralph Fowler, Peter Fraser, Werner Heisenberg, Ernst Pascual Jordan, Cornelius Lanczos, Edward Arthur Milne, Wolfgang Pauli, David Robertson, Ernest Rutherford, Erwin Schrödinger, John Joseph Thomson, Hermann Weyl; University of Cambridge, Delta Squared V Club, Kapitsa Club, Kbenhavns︣ Universitet, Merchant Venturer's School in Bristol, University of Bristol, and Universität Göttingen.
Physicist (quantum mechanics, positron, antimatter). Died 1984.
Bohr, Niels, 1885-1962
Born, Max, 1882-1970
Broglie, Louis de, 1892-1987
Burgers, J. M. (Johannes Martinus), 1895-
Dirac, P. A. M. (Paul Adrien Maurice), 1902-1984
Ehrenfest, Paul, 1880-1933.
Fowler, R. H. (Ralph Howard), 1889-1944.
Heisenberg, Werner, 1901-1976
Jordan, Pascual, 1902-1980
Lanczos, Cornelius, 1893-1975
Milne, Edward Arthur, 1896-1950.
Pauli, Wolfgang, 1900-1958.
Rutherford, Ernest, 1871-1937
Schrödinger, Erwin, 1887-1961
Thomson, J. J. (Joseph John), Sir, 1856-1940.
Weyl, Hermann, 1885-1955.
Københavns universitet
University of Bristol.
University of Cambridge.
Universität Göttingen.
Atomic theory.
Nuclear physics.
Quantum theory.
Science -- History.
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
Sound recordings. aat
Transcripts. aat
Physicists -- Interviews.
Fraser, Peter.
Robertson, David.
Delta Squared V Club.
Kapitsa Club.
Merchant Venturer's School (Bristol)
Kuhn, Thomas S. interviewer.
Wigner, Eugene Paul, 1902-1995- 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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