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Unsöld, Albrecht, 1905-
Oral history interview with Albrecht Unsöld, 1978 June 6.
Family background; education at Tübingen University; thesis on the Schrödinger Theory at Universität München (1927), influence of Arnold Sommerfeld, Werner Heisenberg. Potsdam experiments inspired by Karl Schwarzschild, J. Robert Emden; Local Thermodynamic Equilibrium and curve of growth. Spent 1928 at Mt. Wilson. Return to Germany to teach physics during Depression; use of microphotometer, the Coude spectrograph; analysis of Tau Scorpii. Pre-war professorship at Yerkes Observatory with Otto Struve; line profile information, stellar composition. WW II return to Universität Kiel, star temperature detection, solar spectrum analysis, elements/energy production. Isolation and destruction of German physics, anti-German attitude. Remarks on history of science, views on contemporaries and astrophysical (radio) research; fate of correspondence. Also prominently mentioned are: Wilhelm Heinrich Walter Baade, Brueck, Robert Hooke, Hans Rosenberg, Henry Norris Russell, Erwin Schrödinger, A. Wilkens; International Astronomical Union, Pädagogische Hochschule "Karl Liebknecht" Wissenschaftlich-Technisches Zentrum, Universität Hamburg, Universität Kiel, and Universität München.
Adams, Walter S. (Walter Sydney), 1876-1956.
Baade, Walter, 1893-1960.
Chandrasekhar, S. (Subrahmanyan), 1910-1995
Debye, Peter J. W. (Peter Josef William), 1884-1966
Eddington, Arthur Stanley, Sir, 1882-1944
Gaposchkin, Cecilia Helena Payne, 1900-
Heisenberg, Werner, 1901-1976
Heitler, Walter, 1904-
Hooke, Robert, 1635-1703.
Hoyle, Fred, Sir
Mie, Gustav Adolf Feodor Wilhelm Ludwig, 1868-
Öpik, Ernst Julius, 1893-
Peierls, Rudolf E. (Rudolf Ernst), 1907-1995
Russell, Henry Norris, 1877-1957
Schrödinger, Erwin, 1887-1961
Schwarzschild, K. (Karl), 1873-1916.
Shapley, Harlow, 1885-1972.
Sommerfeld, Arnold, 1868-1951
Struve, Otto, 1897-1963.
Unsöld, Albrecht, 1905-
Wentzel, Gregor, 1898-1978.
International Astronomical Union
Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften.
Mount Wilson Solar Observatory
Universität Hamburg.
Universität Kiel.
Universität München.
Universität Tübingen.
University of Cambridge.
Yerkes Observatory
Astrophysics
Hydrogen ions.
Microphotometer.
Quantum theory
Radio astronomy
Schrödinger equation.
Science -- History.
Spectrograph
Spectrum analysis
Spectrum, solar.
Stars -- Structure.
Stars -- Temperature.
Thermodynamic equilibrium.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Science.
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
Sound recordings. aat
Transcripts. aat
Brueck.
Emden, Jacob Robert.
Grotrian, Walter.
Hohl, Helmuth.
Milne, Edwin.
Pahlen, Emanuel J. von der.
Rosenberg, Hans.
Hulst, H. C. van de (Hendrik Christoffel), 1918-
Wildt, Rupert.
Wilkens, A.
Kiel Observatory.
Padagogische Hochschule "Karl Liebknecht" Wissenschaftlich-Technisches Zentrum.
Gingerich, Owen. interviewer.
AIP-ICOS
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA
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