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Flatté, Stanley M.
Oral history interview with Stanley Martin Flatté, 1986 July 2.
Childhood in Los Angeles; study of physics at California Institute of Technology; graduate school at University of California at Berkeley, Ph.D. with Lynn Stevenson in particle physics, 1966, simultaneous geophysics project on shifting area level; early publications (1965, 1967); postdoctoral research at Berkeley, 1966-1970; building Beam Line at Stanford Linear Acceleration Center with Joe Murray, Sidney Drell; modified bubble chamber, cusp phenomenon; cosmic rays, 1967-1970; with Bill Toner and Ted Zipf at SLAC. Consulting for Defense Department; official membership in JASON, 1970, as part of recruitment effort for young experimentalists; appointment at University of California at Santa Cruz, 1971; structure and hierarchy of JASON. Involvement with JASON projects: impact on ABM treaty of Soviet air defense becoming missile defense, 1970, (Drell); anti-submarine warfare project with Walter Munk and Kenneth Watson, fluctuation of oceanic acoustics, 1974; devised computer program based on parabolic equation. Preference for technical problems over considerations of U.S. policy; appraisal of JASON's impact on U.S. policy; problems of secrecy, integration of interests with academic community; work at La Jolla Center for Non-linear Dynamics. Also prominently mentioned is: Luis Alvarez.
Professor of Physics, University of California, Santa Cruz. Born 1940; Died 2007.
Alvarez, Luis W., 1911-1988-
Flatté, Stanley M.
California Institute of Technology
Stanford Linear Accelerator Center.
University of California, Berkeley.
University of California, Santa Cruz.
JASON Defense Advisory Group
Anti-submarine warfare.
Ballistic missile defenses.
Bubble chambers.
Cosmic rays.
Military research.
Particles (Nuclear physics)
Science and state.
Science consultants.
Underwater acoustics.
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Anti-ballistic Missiles Treaty.
Drell, Sidney D. (Sidney David), 1926-
Munk, Walter H. (Walter Heinrich), 1917-
Stevenson, Lynn.
Toner, Bill.
Watson, Kenneth M.
Zipf, Ted.
Center for Nonlinear Dynamics (La Jolla, Calif.)
Aaserud, Finn interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA