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Thomson, G. P. (George Paget), 1892-1975
Oral history interview with Sir George Paget Thomson, 1963 June 20.
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: Max Born, Clifton, Karl Compton, Ralph Fowler, Harold Jeffreys, William Thomson Kelvin, Frederick Lindemann, Ernest Rutherford, John Joseph Thomson, Mrs. (J.J.) Thomson, John Sealy Edward Townsend; British Association meeting (Oxford), Cambridge Philosophical Society, and University of Aberdeen.
Died in 1975.
Born, Max, 1882-1970
Cherwell, Frederick Alexander Lindemann, Viscount, 1886-1957.
Compton, K. T. (Karl Taylor), 1887-1954.
Fowler, R. H. (Ralph Howard), 1889-1944.
Kelvin, William Thomson, Baron, 1824-1907.
Rutherford, Ernest, 1871-1937
Thomson, G. P. (George Paget), 1892-1975.
Thomson, J. J. (Joseph John), Sir, 1856-1940.
Townsend, John, Sir, 1868-1957
Cambridge Philosophical Society.
University of Aberdeen.
Atomic theory.
Nuclear physics.
Quantum theory.
Science -- History.
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
Sound recordings. aat
Transcripts. aat
Physicists -- Interviews. lcsh
Jeffreys, Harold, Sir, 1891-
Thomson, Rose Paget.
British Association Meeting (Oxford, England)
Heilbron, J. L. 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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