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Riehl, Nikolaus, 1901-1990
Oral history interview with Nikolaus Riehl, 1984 December 13 and 1985 October 17.
Work with the Auer Society on rare earths, luminescence, and radiation; an "invitation" to go to Russia in 1945 and work on uranium metal production. Otto Hahn's discovery of nuclear fission; the reactions of German physicists to this discovery. Great care taken while working with radiation. National Socialism and science in Germany; competition within the German uranium project, Werner Heisenberg; the interests of the Auer Society during the war; Riehl as one of the instigators of nuclear power in Germany; on the technique of smoking cigars. Riehl at the Munich Technical University as of 1955 and work with Heinz Maier-Leibnitz on a "swimming-pool" reactor. Also prominently mentioned are: Barwich, Adolf Hitler, Philipp Hörnes, Lise Meitner, Timofejew-Ressowsky, and Zimmer.
Hahn, Otto, 1879-1968.
Heisenberg, Werner, 1901-1976
Hitler, Adolph, 1889-1945.
Meitner, Lise, 1878-1968.
Riehl, Nikolaus, 1901-1990
Timofeev-Resovskiĭ, N. V.
Universität München.
Earths, Rare.
Luminescence.
National Socialism.
Nuclear energy -- Germany -- Laboratories.
Nuclear fission.
Radiation -- Safety measures.
Swimming pool reactors.
Uranium.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Science.
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
Transcripts. aat
Physicists -- Germany. lcsh
Barwich.
Hornes, Philipp.
Maier-Leibnitz, Heinz.
Zimmer.
Auer Society.
Walker, Mark, interviewer.
AIP-ICOS
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA
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