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Wilson, Harold A. (Harold Albert), 1874-1964.
Oral history interview with Harold A. Wilson, 1964 March 3.
Brief outline of career starting with his association in 1897 with Joseph J. Thomson. At University of Cambridge started work on electron charges in a cloud chamber; appointed to King's College (work on rotation of discharge in a radio magnetic field), 1904. McGill University, Montreal, 1909-1912. Accepted offer from Rice Institute in Houston (Edgar Odell Lovett) to organize the physics department, 1912; spent the rest of his professional career at Rice, except for a brief return to the University of Glasgow (Lord Kelvin's 100th anniversary). Developed nuclear physics program at Rice; he and Tom Bonner built the Institute's Van de Graaff Generator, mid-1930s. Brief remarks on graduate physics education.
Kelvin, William Thomson, Baron, 1824-1907
Thomson, J. J. (Joseph John), Sir, 1856-1940.
Wilson, Harold A. (Harold Albert), 1874-1964.
King's College (University of Cambridge).
McGill University.
Cloud chamber
Nuclear physics.
Physics -- Study and teaching
Van de Graaff generator.
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Interviews. aat
Sound recordings. aat
Transcripts. aat
Bonner, Tom Wilkerson. 1910-1961.
Lovett, Edgar Odell.
William M. Rice Institute.
Phillips, Gerald, interviewer.
King, W. James. interviewer.
AIP-ICOS
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA
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