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Elsasser, Walter M., 1904-
Oral history interview with Walter M. Elsasser, 1962 May 29.
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: Max Born, Clinton Joseph Davisson, Albert Einstein, Werner Heisenberg, David Hilbert, Ernst Pascual Jordan, Philipp Lenard, Erwin Madelung, Reinig, Ritz, Arnold Sommerfeld, Wilhelm Wien.
Died 1991.
Born, Max, 1882-1970
Davisson, Clinton Joseph, 1881-1958.
Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955
Elsasser, Walter M., 1904-
Heisenberg, Werner, 1901-1976
Hilbert, David, 1862-1943.
Sommerfeld, Arnold, 1868-1951.
Atomic theory.
Nuclear physics.
Quantum theory.
Science -- History.
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
Sound recordings. aat
Transcripts. aat
Physicists -- Interviews. lcsh
Jordan, Pascual, 1902-1980
Lenard, Philipp, 1862-1947.
Madelung, Erwin, b. 1881
Reinig.
Wien, Wilhelm.
Heilbron, J. L. 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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