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Fisk, James B. (James Brown), 1910-1981.
Oral history interview with James Brown Fisk, 1976 June 24,
Born 1910 Rhode Island. Engineering interest at an early age; Massachusetts Institute of Technology undergraduate, aeronautical engineering; graduate studies in physics (John Slater, Philip Morse); assistant to Stark Draper, 1932-1934; fellowship at University of Cambridge (Professor Ralph H. Fowler); internal conversion of x-rays (with Geoffrey I. Taylor, 1934); MIT Ph.D. (P. Morse) scattering of slower electrons; William Shockley; junior fellow at Harvard University, 1936-1938; work with Ivan Getting on an electrostatic generator; Harvard Society of Fellows; Bell Laboratories, 1939 (Shockley-Fisk fission work); war work mostly electronics; interaction with industrial research and with universities, 1946 reorganization of physics department forming a solid state physics group; team representing various disciplines to study fundamentals of solid state (Fisk associate director); Director of Research, U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, 1947; professor at Harvard, 1948; Director of Physics Research at Bell Labs, 1949; President of Bell Labs. Also prominently mentioned are: John Bardeen, Oliver E. Buckley, Karl Taylor Compton, Frank Jewett, J. B. Johnson, Ralph Johnson, Mervin J. Kelly, and Gerald Leondus Pearson.
Buckley, O. E.
Compton, K. T. (Karl Taylor), 1887-1954.
Draper, C. S. (Charles Stark)
Fisk, James B. (James Brown), 1910-1981.
Fowler, R. H. (Ralph Howard), 1889-1944.
Kelly, Mervin Joe.
Morse, Philip McCord, 1903-
Shockley, William, 1910-1989-
Slater, John Clarke, 1900-1976.
Taylor, Geoffrey Ingram, Sir, 1886-1975.
Bell Telephone Laboratories
Harvard University.
Harvard University. Society of Fellows.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
University of Cambridge.
Electronics.
Electrons -- Scattering.
Electrostatic accelerators.
Nuclear fission.
Research, Industrial.
Science and industry.
Solid state physics -- History
World War, 1939-1945 -- Science.
X-rays.
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
Sound recordings. aat
Transcripts. aat
Bardeen, John.
Getting, Ivan A. (Ivan Alexander), 1912-
Jewett, Frank Baldwin.
Johnson, John Bertrand.
Johnson, Ralph.
Pearson, Gerald Leondus.
Hoddeson, Lillian. interviewer.
Holden, Alan. interviewer.
AIP-ICOS
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA
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