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Fok, V. A. (Vladimir Aleksandrovich), 1898-1974.
Oral history interview with Vladimir Aleksandrovich Fok, 1967 October 11.
Family background, early schooling; physics studies at University of Petrograd, Dmitri Rozhdestwensky. Introduction to Niels Bohr's atomic theories; Russian physical sciences tradition; Russian degree system. Stipend at the Optical Institute in Petrograd. Reactions to Werner Heisenberg-Erwin Schrödinger work, 1925-1926; to Göttingen University 1927 and 1928 (Paul Ehrenfest, Paul A.M. Dirac); life in Göttingen. Relationship with Bohr, Bohr's visit to Leningrad, 1934; visit to Copenhagen, 1957; philosophical aspects of physics in Leningrad. Also prominently mentioned are: Maurice de Broglie, Friedman, Goud, Samuel Abraham Goudsmit, Krutkow, Krylow, Liapunov, Hermann Weyl; Kazan V. I. Lenin State University, Leningradskii gosudarstvennyi universitet imeni A. A. Zhdanova, Moscow M. V. Lomonosov State University, Petrozavodsk O. V. Kuusinen State University, Proceedings of the Royal Society, and Universität Göttingen.
Bohr, Niels, 1885-1962
Broglie, Louis de, 1892-1987
Dirac, P. A. M. (Paul Adrien Maurice), 1902-1984
Ehrenfest, Paul, 1880-1933.
Fok, V. A. (Vladimir Aleksandrovich), 1898-1974.
Goudsmit, Samuel A. (Samuel Abraham), 1902-1978
Heisenberg, Werner, 1901-1976
Schrödinger, Erwin, 1887-1961
Weyl, Hermann, 1885-1955.
Royal Society (Great Britain)
Universität Göttingen.
Atomic theory.
Physics -- Soviet Union.
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Krutkow.
Krylow.
Rozhdestwenski, Dimitri Sergeevich.
Kazan V. I. Lenin State University.
Leningrad A. A. Zhdanov State University.
Moscow M. V. Lomonosov State University.
Optical Institute (Petrograd)
Petrozavodsk O. V. Kuusinen State University.
Kuhn, Thomas S. interviewer.
AIP-ICOS
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA
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