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Mayer, Joseph Edward, 1904-
Oral history interview with Joseph Edward Mayer, 1975 January 24.
Childhood and early education, Hollywood High School, graduates in chemistry from Caltech, 1924; to University of California, Berkeley (Gilbert N. Lewis), 1924; postdoc at Berkeley for 1Œ years working on statistical mechanics. To Göttingen (James Franck), 1929; marries Maria Goeppert; return to Göttingen, 1932, works with Born on lattice energy calculations. Comments on work done with Maria Goeppert. Discussion of the application of the new quantum theory to solids.
Died 1983.
Born, Max, 1882-1970
Franck, James, 1882-1964.
Lewis, Gilbert Newton, 1875-1946.
Mayer, Joseph Edward, 1904-
Mayer, Maria Goeppert, 1906-1972.
California Institute of Technology
University of California, Berkeley.
Universität Göttingen.
Lattice theory.
Quantum theory.
Solid state physics.
Statistical mechanics.
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Hoddeson, Lillian. interviewer.
AIP-ICOS
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA
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