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Weizsäcker, Carl Friedrich, Freiherr von, 1912-2007
Oral history interview with Carl Friedrich Weizsacker, 1984 February 15.
Wartime uranium project, Kaiser Wilhelm Institut, Kurt Diebner, von Weizsäcker's and his father's attitude; Werner Heisenberg's political motives in the Hitler era. Niels Bohr and Heisenberg in Copenhagen, 1941. Origin of planetary system, the age of the sun. Physics and astronomy studies in Universität Göttingen and elsewhere (Heisenberg, Max Born, Hans Kienle, Ludwig Biermann). American contacts at and visits to Lick, Mt. Wilson, Yerkes Observatories (Gerard Kuiper) after the war. Charles P. Snow's Two Cultures. The 1957 Göttingen Manifesto. The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Living Conditions of the Scientific-Technological World. Comments on 1955-1958 work Grundlagen der Quantentheorie und die Sogenannte Hypothese der Uralternativen. Hans Bethe's Nobel Prize; some thoughts on the future of astrophysics.
Biermann, Ludwig, 1907-1986.
Bohr, Niels, 1885-1962
Born, Max, 1882-1970
Heisenberg, Werner, 1901-1976
Kienle, Hans, 1895-
Kuiper, Gerard P. (Gerard Peter), 1905-1973
Snow, C. P. (Charles Percy), 1905-1980
Weizsäcker, Carl Friedrich, Freiherr von, 1912-2007
Kaiser Wilhelm-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften.
Lick Observatory.
Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften.
Mount Wilson Solar Observatory
Universität Göttingen.
Yerkes Observatory.
Astronomical observatories.
Astrophysics
Cosmology
Nobel Prizes.
Uranium.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Science.
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
Sound recordings. aat
Transcripts. aat
Diebner, Kurt.
Harwit, Martin, 1931- interviewer.
AIP-ICOS
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA
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