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Serber, R. (Robert)
Oral history interview with Robert Serber, 1983 December 19.
Serber's studies at the University of Wisconsin with John Van Vleck. Serber describes his proofreading of Van Vleck's text on susceptibilities; Van Vleck's role as his faculty advisor; Serber's courses at Wisconsin; the atmosphere there; and Van Vleck's personality. Serber makes several comparisons of Van Vleck's style to J. Robert Oppenheimer's. Also prominently mentioned are: William Alfred Fowler, Amelia Frank; and Physical Review.
Robert Serber (1909-1997). Physicist (Nuclear physics). Ph.D. from University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1934. University of California, Berkeley, 1934-38 and 1945-51; University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1938-45; Manhattan Project, 1942-45; Columbia University, 1957-77; Emeritus Professor of physics, Columbia University 1977-1997.
Fowler, William A.
Oppenheimer, J. Robert, 1904-1967
Serber, R. (Robert)
Van Vleck, J. H. (John Hasbrouck), 1899-
University of Wisconsin.
Physical review.
Magnetic susceptibility.
Magnetism.
Physics -- Study and teaching.
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Frank, Amelia.
Fellows, Frederick Hugh, interviewer.
AIP-ICOS
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA
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