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Feather, N. (Norman)
Oral history interview with Norman Feather, 1971 February 25 and 5 November.
Undergraduate atmosphere at University of Cambridge: course work, lecturers, extra-curricular groups, training experiments in radioactivity and scintillation-counting; obtains old radon tubes for neutron experiments while doing radioactivity work with Robert W. Woods at Johns Hopkins University in 1929; discussions with James Chadwick of Joliot papers, 1932; move with Chadwick to University of Liverpool, 1935; return to University of Cambridge 1936; reaction to selection of William Bragg as Ernest Rutherford's successor; shift in Cavendish Laboratory's world role in nuclear physics; World War II service at Cambridge: administration, teaching, measurement of fission cross-sections; move to University of Edinburgh to replace Charles D. Barkla, 1945.
Born in 1904.
Barkla, C. G. (Charles Glover), 1877-1944
Bragg, William Henry, 1862-1942
Chadwick, James, 1891-1974
Feather, N. (Norman)
Rutherford, Ernest, 1871-1937
Wood, Robert Williams, 1868-1955.
Cavendish Laboratory (Cambridge, England)
Johns Hopkins University.
University of Cambridge.
University of Edinburgh.
University of Liverpool.
Nuclear physics.
Radioactivity.
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Weiner, Charles. interviewer.
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American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA
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