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Segrè, Emilio.
Oral history interview with Emilio Gino Segrè, 1964 May 18.
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, O. M. Corbino, Enrico Fermi, Otto Robert Frisch, Ettore Majorana, Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman, Arnold Sommerfeld, Otto Stern, Pieter Zeeman; Como Conference, Rome Conference, Rome Institute of Engineering, and Universität Hamburg.
Emilio Gino Segrè (1905-1989), Italian physicist and Nobel laureate in physics. University of Rome, Ph.D. (physics), 1928, studying under Enrico Fermi. Assistant professor of physics, University of Rome (1932-1936); director of the Physics Laboratory, University of Palermo (1936-1938); research assistant, Berkeley Radiation Lab and lecturer in the physics department, University of California, Berkeley; Los Alamos National Laboratory, group leader for the Manhattan Project (1943-1946); professor of physics and history of science, University of California, Berkeley (1946-1972); University of Rome, professor of nuclear physics (1974- ).
Bohr, Niels, 1885-1962.
Fermi, Enrico, 1901-1954.
Majorana, Ettore.
Raman, Chandrasekhara Venkata, Sir, 1888-1970.
Segrè, Emilio
Sommerfeld, Arnold, 1868-1951.
Stern, Otto, 1888-1969-
Zeeman, Pieter, 1865-1943.
Universität Hamburg.
Conference on Nuclear Physics (1931: Rome, Italy)
International Congress of Physics (1927: Como, Italy)
Atomic theory.
Quantum theory.
Nuclear physics.
Science -- History.
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
Transcripts. aat
Sound recordings. aat
Physicists -- Interviews. lcsh
Corbino, O. M. (Orso Mario) 1876-
Rome Institute of Engineering.
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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