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Shockley, William, 1910-1989
Oral history interview with William Shockley, 1974 September 10.
Born in London in 1910; childhood in Palo Alto, California; undergraduate at University of California, Los Angeles and California Institute of Technology; graduate school at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (JohnSlater, thesis advisor); Bell Laboratories, 1936; war-related work at Bell Laboratories, Whippany (ca. 1 year), patents on radar ideas (Columbia University Project); fission work with James Fisk (National Bureau of Standards); the transistor; Solid State Physics group organized in 1945 at Bell Labs under Shockley and Stanley Morgan. Also prominently mentioned are: Walter Houser Brattain, Karl Kelchner Darrow, Clinton Joseph Davisson, John R. Dunning, Enrico Fermi, James Brown Fisk, Harvey Fletcher, J. R. Haynes, Alan Holden, William Vermillion Houston, Mervin J. Kelly, Philip McCord Morse, Foster Cary Nix, Linus Pauling, Frederick Seitz, Frederick Emmons Terman, and Dean E. Wooldridge.
Died 1989.
Brattain, Walter H. (Walter Houser), 1902-1987
Darrow, Karl K. (Karl Kelchner), 1891-
Davisson, Clinton Joseph, 1881-1958.
Fermi, Enrico, 1901-1954
Fletcher, Harvey, 1884-1981
Holden, Alan
Kelly, Mervin Joe.
Morse, Philip McCord, 1903-
Pauling, Linus, 1901-
Seitz, Frederick, 1911-2008
Shockley, William, 1910-1989
Slater, John Clarke, 1900-1976.
Wooldridge, Dean E.
Bell Telephone Laboratories
California Institute of Technology
Columbia University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
United States. National Bureau of Standards
University of California, Los Angeles
Nuclear fission.
Radar.
Solid state physics
Transistors.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Science.
Transistors.
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
Transcripts. aat
Sound recordings. aat
Dunning, John R. (John Ray), 1907-1975.
Fisk, James B. (James Brown), 1910-1981.
Haynes, James R. (James Richard)
Houston, W. V. (William Vermillion), 1900-
Nix, Foster Cary, 1905-
Terman, Frederick Emmons, 1900-1982.
Hoddeson, Lillian. interviewer.
AIP-ICOS
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA
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