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Weisskopf, Victor Frederick, 1908-2002
Oral history interview with Victor Frederick Weisskopf, 1963 July 10.
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 ca. 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: Hans Albrecht Bethe, Niels Henrik David Bohr, Max Born, Paul Ehrenfest, James Franck, Werner Heisenberg, Fritz Houtermans, Lev Davidovich Landau, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Wolfgang Pauli, Rudolf Ernst Peierls, Léon Rosenfeld, Erwin Schrödinger, Otto Stern, Hans Thirring, F. Uhrbach, Gregor Wentzel, Eugene Paul Wigner, E. J. Williams; Kbenha︣vns Universitet, Universität Göttingen, and Univeristät Wien.
Bethe, Hans A, (Hans Albrecht), 1906-2005
Bohr, Niels, 1885-1962
Born, Max, 1882-1970
Ehrenfest, Paul, 1880-1933.
Franck, James, 1882-1964.
Heisenberg, Werner, 1901-1976
Landau, L. D. (Lev Davidovich), 1908-1968.
Oppenheimer, J. Robert, 1904-1967
Pauli, Wolfgang, 1900-1958.
Peierls, Rudolf E. (Rudolf Ernst), 1907-1995
Rosenfeld, L. (Leon), 1904-1974
Schrödinger, Erwin, 1887-1961
Stern, Otto, 1888-1969-
Thirring, Hans, 1888-1976-
Weisskopf, Victor Frederick, 1908-2002
Wentzel, Gregor, 1898-1978.
Wigner, Eugene Paul, 1902-1995-
Københavns universitet
Universität Göttingen.
Universität Wien.
Atomic theory.
Nuclear physics.
Quantum theory.
Science -- History.
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
Sound recordings. aat
Transcripts. aat
Physicists -- Interviews. lcsh
Houtermans, Fritz.
Uhrbach, F.
Williams, E. J. (Evan James)
Kuhn, Thomas S. interviewer.
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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