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Oppenheimer, Frank, 1912-1985
Oral history interview with Frank Oppenheimer, 1973 February 9 and May 21.
Childhood, early schooling, early trips to New Mexico and Europe. Influences of parents, brother (J. Robert Oppenheimer), and physics teacher; impressions, contacts with scientists, and experiences at Johns Hopkins University, Cavendish Laboratory, Florence Laboratory, Caltech, Stanford University, University of California at Berkeley, University of Minnesota, and University of Colorado; political involvements and subsequent blacklisting; ranch years, 1949-1959; return to scientific career; and current involvement in science museums (San Fransisco Exploratorium). Also prominently mentioned are: Luis Walter Alvarez, Carl David Anderson, Kenneth Tompkins Bainbridge, George Barere, Gilberto Bernardini, Jay W. Buchta, James Chadwick, Gerhard Heinrich Dieke, Charles D. Ellis, William Alfred Fowler, Phyllis Freier, Garbosso, Paul Horgan, Petr Kapitsa, Otto E. Klemperer, Klock, Charles Christian Lauritsen, Ernest Orlando Lawrence, E. Lofgren, Robert Andrews Millikan, Nevill Francis Mott, Quig Newton, Giuseppe Occhialini, Mark Oliphant, Ella Oppenheimer, Julius Oppenheimer, Mike Oppenheimer, Wilson Powell, Giulio Racah, Richman, Ernest Rutherford, Geoffrey Ingram Taylor, Edward Teller, George Eugène Uhlenbeck, Harvey White, Robert Rathbun Wilson, A. M. Wood; Archuleta County Soil Conservation Board, Cavendish Laboratory, Ethical Culture School, Ethical Culture Society Fieldston High School, Lawrence Hall of Science, Los Alamos National Laboratory, McCarthy-Army controversy, Pagosa Springs High School, Physical Sciences Study Committee, Princeton University, San Francisco Maritime Museum, San Francisco Palace of Fine Arts, United States Congress House Committee on Un-American Activities, United States Federal Bureau of Investigation, United States Office of Naval Research, Università degli Studi, Università di Firenze, University of Colorado, Boulder, University of Minnesota, University of Rochester, and Wheatridge High School.
Alvarez, Luis W., 1911-1988
Anderson, Carl D. (Carl David), 1905-1991
Bainbridge, Kenneth T. (Kenneth Tompkins), 1904-1996.
Bernardini, Gilberto.
Chadwick, James, 1891-1974
Fowler, William A.
Kapit︠s︡a, P. L. (Petr Leonidovich), 1894-1984
Kittel, Charles
Lawrence, Ernest Orlando, 1901-1958.
Millikan, Robert Andrews, 1868-1953.
Mott, N. F. (Nevill Francis), Sir, 1905-
Occhialini, Giuseppe, 1907-1993.
Oliphant, Mark, Sir, 1901-
Oppenheimer, Frank, 1912-1985
Oppenheimer, J. Robert, 1904-1967
Rutherford, Ernest, 1871-1937
Taylor, Geoffrey Ingram, Sir, 1886-1975.
Teller, Edward, 1908-2003
California Institute of Technology
Cavendish Laboratory (Cambridge, England)
Cornell University
Ethical Culture Society. Ethical Culture School.
Exploratorium (Organization).
Johns Hopkins University
Lawrence Hall of Science.
Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Princeton University
San Francisco Maritime Museum.
Stanford University.
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Un-American Activities
United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation.
United States. Office of Naval Research
Universita di Firenze.
Università di Roma.
University of California, Berkeley.
University of California, Berkeley. Nuclear Engineering.
University of Colorado, Boulder
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Minnesota.
University of Rochester.
Color centers.
Crystallography
McCarthy-Army controversy, 1954.
Nuclear physics.
Science and ethics.
Science museums.
Solid state physics
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
Sound recordings. aat
Transcripts. aat
Barere, George
Buchta, Jay W.
Dieke, Gerhard Heinrich, 1901-1965
Ellis, C. D.
Freier, Phyllis.
Garbasso, Antonio.
Horgan, Paul.
Klemperer, Otto.
Klock, Augustus.
Lauritsen, Charles Christian. 1892-1968.
Löfgren, Edward J., 1908-
Newton, Quig.
Oppenheimer, Ella.
Oppenheimer, Julius.
Oppenheimer, Mike.
Powell, Wilson.
Racah, G. (Giulio), 1909-1965.
Uhlenbeck, George Eugène, 1900-1988-
White, Harvey Elliott, 1902-
Wilson, Robert R., 1914-2000-
Wood, A. M.
Archuleta County (CO). Soil Conservation Board.
Physical Sciences Study Committee.
San Francisco Palace of Fine Arts.
Wheatridge High School (Jefferson County, CO).
Weiner, Charles. interviewer.
AIP-ICOS
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA
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