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Epstein, Paul S. (Paul Sophus), 1883-1966
Oral history interview with Paul Sophus Epstein, 1962 May 25, 26 and June 2.
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, Arthur Compton, Peter Josef William Debye, Carl Henry Eckart, Paul Ehrenfest, Albert Einstein, Peter Paul Ewald, Folsom, Kasterin, Felix Klein, Hendrik Anthony Kramers, Max Theodor Felix von Laue, Petr Nikolayevich Lebedev, Hendrik Antoon Lorentz, Robert Andrews Millikan, Walther Nernst, John William Nicholson, Max Planck, Adalbert Wojciech Rubinowicz, Erwin Schrödinger, Karl Schwarzschild, Arnold Sommerfeld, Johannes Stark, Timiriazev, Umov, Theodore von Kármán, Wagner, Hermann Weyl; California Institute of Technology, Rijksuniversiteit te Leiden, Universität Leipzig, University of Moscow, and Universität Munich.
Bohr, Niels, 1885-1962
Compton, Arthur Holly, 1892-1962.
Debye, Peter J. W. (Peter Josef William), 1884-1966-
Eckart, Carl, 1902-1973
Ehrenfest, Paul, 1880-1933.
Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955
Epstein, Paul S. (Paul Sophus), 1883-1966
Ewald, Paul Peter, 1888-1985
Klein, Felix, 1849-1925.
Kramers, Hendrik Anthony, 1894-1952.
Laue, Max von, 1879-1960.
Lebedev, P. N. (Petr Nikolaevich), 1866-1912.
Lorentz, H. A. (Hendrik Antoon), 1853-1928.
Millikan, Robert Andrews, 1868-1953.
Nernst, Walther, 1864-1941.
Nicholson, John William, b. 1881.
Planck, Max, 1858-1947.
Rubinowicz, Wojciech.
Schrödinger, Erwin, 1887-1961
Schwarzschild, K. (Karl), 1873-1916.
Sommerfeld, Arnold, 1868-1951.
Stark, Johannes, 1874-1957.
Von Kármán, Theodore, 1881-1963.
Weyl, Hermann, 1885-1955.
California Institute of Technology
Rijksuniversiteit te Leiden
Universität Leipzig
Universität München.
Atomic theory.
Nuclear physics.
Quantum theory.
Science -- History.
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
Sound recordings. aat
Transcripts. aat
Physicists -- Interviews. lcsh
Ewald, Paul Peter, 1888-1985
Moscow M. V. Lomonosov State University.
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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