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Lewis, H. W. (Harold Warren)
Oral history interview with Harold Warren Lewis, 1986 July 6.
B.A. in physics from New York University, 1940; graduate work at University of California at Berkeley; contacts with J. Robert Oppenheimer at Berkeley and Princeton University; move to industrial physics and Bell Labs; re-entered university life at University of Wisconsin; developed University of California Santa Barbara's Institute for Theoretical Physics. Majority of interview devoted to JASON: motivation for joining; chairmanship of JASON during Vietnam involvement; selection of projects; important projects; technical advice versus policy advice; impact of JASON. Also prominently mentioned are: Bruce Babbit, Hans Albrecht Bethe, Sidney David Drell, Richard Lawrence Garwin, Marvin Leonard Goldberger; American Physical Society, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, Stanford Research Institute, Three Mile Island, United States Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, United States Navy, United States President's Science Advisory Committee, and University of California at Santa Barbara Quantum Institute.
Babbit, Bruce.
Bethe, Hans A, (Hans Albrecht), 1906-2005-
Drell, Sidney D. (Sidney David), 1926-
Garwin, Richard L.
Goldberger, Marvin L.
Lewis, H. W. (Harold Warren)
Oppenheimer, J. Robert, 1904-1967.
American Physical Society.
Bell Telephone Laboratories
JASON Defense Advisory Group
Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory.
New York University -- Students.
Princeton University.
Stanford Research Institute.
Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant (Pa.)
United States. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.
United States. Navy
United States. Science Advisory Committee
University of California, Berkeley.
University of California, Santa Barbara. Instutite for Theoretical Physics.
University of California, Santa Barbara. Quantum Institute.
University of Wisconsin.
Military policy.
Physics -- Industrial applications.
Science and state.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975.
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American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA
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