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Nordheim, Lothar, 1899-
Oral history interview with Lothar Wolfgang Nordheim, 1962 July 30.
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: Niels Henrik David Bohr, Max Born, Léon Brillouin, Paul Ehrenfest, Enrico Fermi, Ralph Fowler, James Franck, George Gamow, Werner Heisenberg, David Hilbert, Henri Poincaré, Arnold Sommerfeld, John Von Neumann; Kbenh︣avns Universitet, Universität Göttingen, Universität München, and University of Cambridge.
Bohr, Niels, 1885-1962
Born, Max, 1882-1970
Brillouin, Léon, 1889-1969
Ehrenfest, Paul, 1880-1933.
Fermi, Enrico, 1901-1954
Fowler, R. H. (Ralph Howard), 1889-1944.
Franck, James, 1882-1964.
Gamow, George, 1904-1968
Heisenberg, Werner, 1901-1976
Hilbert, David, 1862-1943.
Nordheim, Lothar, 1899-
Poincaré, Henri, 1854-1912.
Sommerfeld, Arnold, 1868-1951
Von Neumann, John, 1903-1957
Københavns universitet
Universität Göttingen
Universität München.
University of Cambridge.
Atomic theory.
Nuclear physics.
Quantum theory
Science -- History.
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
Sound recordings. aat
Transcripts. aat
Physicists -- Interviews.
Heilbron, J. L. 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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