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Mott, N. F. (Nevill Francis), Sir, 1905-
Oral history interview with Sir Nevill Francis Mott, 1963 May 13.
This interview was conducted as part of the Archives for the History of Quantum Physics project, which includes tapes and transcripts of oral history interviews conducted with circa 100 atomic and quantum physicists. Subjects discuss their family backgrounds, how they became interested in physics, their educations, people who influenced them, their careers including social influences on the conditions of research, and the state of atomic, nuclear, and quantum physics during the period in which they worked. Discussions of scientific matters relate to work that was done between approximately 1900 and 1930, with an emphasis on the discovery and interpretations of quantum mechanics in the 1920s. Also prominently mentioned are: Hans Albrecht Bethe, Patrick Blackett, Niels Henrik David Bohr, Max Born, Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac, Arthur Stanley Eddington, Eileen Rutherford Fowler, Ralph Fowler, George Gamow, Douglas Rayner Hartree, Walter Heitler, Frederick Lindemann (Viscount Cherwell); Universität Göttingen, Manchester University, and University of Cambridge.
Nevill Francis Mott, 1905-1996. British theoretical physicist; also worked in semiconductors and solid state physics. Major affiliations include: University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England, UK, 1930-1933, 1954-1971; University of Bristol, Bristol, England, UK, 1933-1948; and Taylor & Francis, London, England, UK, 1970-. FRS, 1936. Nobel Prize in physics in 1977 (with P.W. Anderson and J.H. Van Vleck).
Bethe, Hans A, (Hans Albrecht), 1906-2005
Blackett, P. M. S. (Patrick Maynard Stuart), Baron Blackett, 1897-1974.
Bohr, Niels, 1885-1962
Born, Max, 1882-1970
Cherwell, Frederick Alexander Lindemann, Viscount, 1886-1957.
Dirac, P. A. M. (Paul Adrien Maurice), 1902-1984
Eddington, Arthur Stanley, Sir, 1882-1944.
Fowler, R. H. (Ralph Howard), 1889-1944.
Gamow, George, 1904-1968.
Hartree, Douglas R. (Douglas Rayner), 1897-1958
Heitler, Walter, 1904-
Mott, N. F. (Nevill Francis), Sir, 1905-
Universität Göttingen.
University of Cambridge.
University of Manchester.
Atomic theory.
Nuclear physics.
Quantum theory.
Science -- History.
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
Sound recordings. aat
Transcripts. aat
Physicists -- Interviews. lcsh
Fowler, Eileen Rutherford.
Kuhn, Thomas S. interviewer.
AIP-ICOS
American Institute of Physics. Center for History of Physics. Archives for the History of Quantum Physics.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA
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