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Schreiber, R. E. (Raemer Edgar)
Oral history interview with Raemer Edgar Schreiber, 1976 February 13.
Family background and early education in Oregon, undergraduate studies at Linfield College, majoring in physics and mathematics (Hershell Howett), 1931; Master's degree University of Oregon, 1932. Research assistant at University of Oregon, graduate studies at Purdue University, from 1935. Ph.D. thesis on Energy Distribution of Neutrons from Fission, 1941. Comments on the research group (Hans Bethe, Karl Lark-Horovitz, Marshall G. Holloway, Charles P. Baker). To Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory and the Manhattan Project in 1943; construction of water boiler reactor; Holloway's group (Fat Man Assembly) and the Trinity Test. Reflections on wartime climate; discussions of transition and postwar reorganization (Leslie Groves, Norris E. Bradbury), decision to stay at Los Alamos and comments on colleagues at that time (Darol Froman, et. al.). Los Alamos mission in the late 1940s and 1950s. Character of the Lab; H-bomb development (Holloway). Remarks on contacts with other Atomic Energy Laboratories (Livermore). Establishment of Rover Program. Technical associate director from 1962. Commments on retirement. Organization and personnel.
Raemer Edgar Schreiber (1910-).
Bethe, Hans A, (Hans Albrecht), 1906-2005
Groves, Leslie R., 1896-1970
Lark-Horovitz, K. (Karl), 1892-1958.
Lawrence Livermore Laboratory
Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory.
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
Purdue University.
University of Oregon.
Atomic bomb
Hydrogen bomb.
Manhattan Project (U.S.)
Nuclear reactions.
Nuclear fission.
Nuclear weapons -- Testing.
Physical laboratories -- Administration.
Project Rover.
Water boiler reactors.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Science.
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
Transcripts. aat
Sound recordings. aat
Trinity Test.
Baker, Charles P.
Bradbury, Norris, 1909-1997.
Forman, Darol Kenneth.
Holloway, Marshall G.
Howett, Hershell.
Linfield College.
Norberg, Arthur L. (Arthur Lawrence), 1938- interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA