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Kowarski, Lew.
Oral history interview with Lew Kowarski, 1974 November 20 and 2 August 1976.
In this interview, Lew Kowarski discusses the discovery of artificial radioactivity, as related to Kowarski by Frederic Joliot-Curie; Kowarski's own work in England during World War II; and politics within the French Commisariat a l'Energie Atomique circa 1950-1951. Topics discussed include: Wolfgang Gentner; Irène Joliot-Curie; Hans von Halban; Imperial Chemical Industries; Franz Simon; Rudolf Peierls; Frederick Lindemann; British and American atomic weapon programs; MAUD Committee; Marcus Oliphant; Harold Urey; G. B. Pegram; Francis Perrin; Yves Rocard; Pierre Guillaumat; Francois de Rose; Bertrand Goldschmidt; French particle accelerators; Andre Louis Debierne.
French atomic physicist. Ph.D., University of Paris.
Cherwell, Frederick Alexander Lindemann, Viscount, 1886-1957
Debierne, André-Louis
Gentner, Wolfgang, 1906-1980
Goldschmidt, Bertrand.
Guillaumat, Pierre
Halban, Hans von, 1908-1964.
Joliot-Curie, Frédéric
Joliot-Curie, Irène, 1897-1956
Kowarski, Lew.
Oliphant, Mark, Sir, 1901-
Pegram, George Braxton. 1876-1958.
Peierls, Rudolf E. (Rudolf Ernst), 1907-1995
Perrin, Francis.
Rocard, Yves
Rose, François de, 1910-
Simon, F. E. (Francis Eugene), 1893-1956
Urey, Harold Clayton, 1893-1981.
France. Commissariat à l'énergie atomique
Imperial Chemical Industries, ltd.
Maud Committee.
Nuclear energy -- France.
Nuclear weapons
Particle accelerators -- History -- France.
World War, 1939-1945.
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Weart, Spencer R., 1942- interviewer.
AIP-ICOS
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA
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