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Kuhn, H. G. (Heinrich Gerhard), 1904-
Oral history interview with H. G. Kuhn, 1984 July 09.
Departure from Hitler's Germany in 1933; German political situation and antisemitism. Fritz Lindemann's role in securing a position for Kuhn at University of Oxford, where he joined Derek Jackson's group working on high resolution spectroscopy; own interests more in astrophysics. Interview deals mainly with Kuhn's World War II work in Francis Simon's group at Oxford, where he developed diffusion membranes for molecular flow in gases. Impressions of visits to, and travel in the U.S. during the War. Justification for the development of atom bomb; the Franck report. Also prominently mentioned are: Niels Bohr, James Franck, Otto Frisch, and Klaus Fuchs.
Died 1994.
Bohr, Niels, 1885-1962
Frisch, Otto Robert, 1904-
Fuchs, Klaus Emil Julius, 1911-1988
Franck, James, 1882-1964.
Kuhn, H. G. (Heinrich Gerhard), 1904-
University of Oxford.
Astrophysics
Atomic bomb -- Government policy.
High resolution spectroscopy.
Isotope separation.
Refugees, Jewish.
World War, 1939-1945 -- War work.
Germany -- Politics and government -- 1933-1945.
United States -- Description and travel.
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
Sound recordings. aat
Transcripts. aat
Jackson, Derek.
Lindemann, Fritz.
Simon, F. E. (Francis Eugene), 1893-1956
Bennett, John, interviewer.
Shepherd, Anna, interviewer.
AIP-ICOS
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA
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