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Panofsky, Wolfgang K. H. (Wolfgang Kurt Hermann), 1919-2007
Oral history interview with Wolfgang Kurt Hermann Panofsky, 1973 May 15 and 1974 March 6 and June 3.
Family background and childhood in Germany, 1919-1934; emigration to U.S. and undergraduate study and life at Princeton University, 1934-1938. Graduate work at California Institute of Technology, 1938-1942; work with Jesse W. M. DuMond, course load, and importance of his thesis. War work at California Institute of Technology; problems because of enemy alien status; work on firing error indicators. War work at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory: atomic bomb explosion, feelings concerning implications. Research at University of California at Berkeley, 1945-1951: construction of linear accelerator under Luis Alvarez (training, funding, working relationships, work schedules, relationship with other research groups), work on synchrotron, bevatron, Material Testing Accelerator project, neutal meson work and pion work; campus life, teaching responsibilities, textbook writing with Melba Phillips; security measures at Berkeley, 1945-1951: Berkeley's loyalty oath leads to move to Stanford University, 1951. The "Screw Driver" report (with Robert Hofstadter) for the Atomic Energy Commission. Korean War-related work (Felix Bloch, Edward L. Ginzton, Robert Kyhl); rigid politics of physics department; Washington involvement; consultant to the Air Force Science Advisory Board; Hans Bethe, Edward Teller; Bethe's Conference of Experts, 1958; Geneva negotiations, 1959; George Kistiakowski and Isidor I. Rabi; appointment to President's Science Advisory Committee, 1960; Dwight D. Eisenhower. Government support of science; Stanford Linear Accelerator (SLAC); Joint Committee on Atomic Energy hearings (Ginzton, Varian Associates); avoiding the "Berkeley image" at SLAC. Also prominently mentioned are: Sue Gray Norton Alsalan, Carl David Anderson, Raymond Thayer Birge, Hugh Bradner, Henry Eyring, Don Gow, Alex E. S. Green, William Webster Hansen, Joel Henry Hildebrand, Giulo Lattes, Ernest Orlando Lawrence, Edwin Mattison McMillan, John Francis Neylan, Hans Arnold Panofsky, Ryokishi Sagane, Robert Gordon Sproul, Raymond L. Steinberger, Charles Hard Townes, Watters, Gian Carlo Wick, John Robert Woodyard, Dean E. Wooldridge, Fritz Zwicky; Federation of American Scientists, and Lawrence Radiation
Alvarez, Luis W., 1911-1988-
Anderson, Carl D. (Carl David), 1905-1991-
Bethe, Hans A, (Hans Albrecht), 1906-2005
Birge, Raymond T. (Raymond Thayer), b. 1887.
Bloch, Felix, 1905-
Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969.
Fowler, William A.
Ginzton, Edward L. (Edward Leonard), 1915-
Green, Alex Edward Samuel, 1919-
Hansen, W. W, (William Webster), 1909-1949.
Harnwell, Gaylord.
Hildebrand, Joel Henry, 1881-
Kistiakowsky, George B. (George Bogdan), 1900-
Lauritsen, Charles Christian, 1892-1968.
Lawrence, Ernest Orlando, 1901-1958.
McMillan, Edwin M. (Edwin Mattison), 1907-
Millikan, Robert Andrews, 1868-1953.
Oppenheimer, Frank, 1912-1985
Panofsky, Wolfgang K. H. (Wolfgang Kurt Hermann), 1919-2007
Phillips, Melba, 1907-
Rabi, I. I. (Isidor Isaac), 1898-1988
Sagane, RyƤokichi, 1905-1969.
Seaborg, Glenn T. (Glenn Theodore), 1912-1999
Serber, R. (Robert)
Sproul, Robert Gordon, 1891-1975.
Teller, Edward, 1908-2003
Townes, Charles H.
Wooldridge, Dean E.
Zwicky, F. (Fritz), 1898-1974
Bechtel Corporation.
Bell Telephone Laboratories
California Institute of Technology
Federation of American Scientists.
Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. Material Testing Accelerator.
Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.
Pugwash Conferences on Science & World Affairs.
Princeton University.
Stanford Linear Accelerator Center.
Stanford University.
United States. Air Force Science Advisory Board.
United States. President's Science Advisory Committee
University of Birmingham.
University of California, Berkeley.
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
Varian Associates.
International Conference on High Energy Physics.
Bevatron.
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Science.
Mesons.
Nuclear energy -- Research -- Laboratories.
Nuclear explosions.
Nuclear physics.
Particle accelerators.
Physical laboratories -- Administration.
Physics -- Study and teaching.
Pions.
Science and ethics.
Science and state.
Synchrotrons.
United States -- National security.
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
Sound recordings. aat
Transcripts. aat
World War, 1939-1945 -- Science.
Alsalan, Sue Gray Norton.
Anderson, Clinton Presba, 1895-
Bechtel, Stu.
Bradner, Hugh, 1915-2008
DuMond, Jesse W. M. (Jesse William Monroe), 1892-1976
Emrich, Raymond J.
Eyring, Henry.
Gow, Don.
Herter, Christian Archibald.
Hofstadter, Robert, 1915-
Kyhl, Robert.
Lattes, Giulio (Cesar).
McCone, John A. (John Alex), 1902-1991.
Neylan, John Francis.
Panofsky, Hans A.
Reynolds, Wallace B.
Selstedt, Walter.
Steinberger, Raymond L.
Watters, Leon Laizer, 1877
Wick, G. C. (Gian Carlo)
Woodyard, John R., 1904-1981.
Hansen Laboratories of Physics.
Northern California Association of Scientists.
Weiner, Charles. interviewer.
AIP-ICOS
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA
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