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Drell, Sidney D. (Sidney David), 1926-
Oral history interview with Sidney D. Drell, 1986 July 1.
Education and early professional experience; undergraduate studies at Princeton University; graduate studies at University of Illinois; Ph.D., 1949. Teaching at Stanford University and MIT during the 1950s. Involvement with JASON (Charles Townes) from 1960; JASON-PSAC relations; member of PSAC in 1966. Leaves Stanford for SLAC in 1963. Discussions of selection of members, projects in JASON; collaboration within, political views. Clearance levels and comparison of JASON research and academic physics. Impact of JASON on ABM and his role in ABM policy decisions; JASON's role in public policy making and its unique contributions. Describes the evolution of his career from JASON physicist to activist against SDI and Reagan's Star Wars initiative. Chairman of HEPAP; relationship with Andrei Sakharov. Research from 1960 to present.
Drell, Sidney D. (Sidney David), 1926-
Sakharov, Andreń≠, 1921-1989
Townes, Charles H.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Princeton University.
Stanford Linear Accelerator Center.
Stanford University.
United States. High Energy Physics Advisory Panel.
United States. President's Science Advisory Committee
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
University of Rochester.
JASON Defense Advisory Group
Physics -- Study and teaching.
Schmidt telescopes
Science consultants.
Science -- Political aspects -- United States.
Science and state -- United States.
Strategic Defense Initiative
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Aaserud, Finn interviewer.
AIP-ICOS
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA
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