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Houston, W. V. (William Vermillion), 1900-
Oral history interview with W. V. Houston, 1964 March 3.
Postgraduate work at University of Chicago; early work in spectroscopy using the Fabry-Perot interferometer; studies of e/m and hydrogen fine structure. Study at Universität München with Arnold Sommerfeld and the development in electron spin research in the 1930s; work with and impressions of Werner Heisenberg and others. Later work in solid state; interest in quantum statistics and its relation to statistics of ensemble. Discussion of major problems in modern physics; teaching methods and responsibilities, administration and research, solid state developments.
Died 1968.
Heisenberg, Werner, 1901-1976
Houston, W. V. (William Vermillion), 1900-
Sommerfeld, Arnold, 1868-1951
University of Chicago
Universität München.
Electron paramagnetic resonance.
Fine-structure constant.
Hydrogen.
Interferometer.
Physics -- Research.
Physics -- Study and teaching
Quantum theory
Quantum statistics.
Solid state physics
Solid state physics -- History
Spectrum analysis
Sound recordings. aat
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
Transcripts. aat
Spectrum analysis.
Phillips, G. C. (Gerald Cleveland), 1922- interviewer.
King, W. James. interviewer.
AIP-ICOS
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA
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