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Blewett, John P. (John Paul), 1910-
Oral history interview with John P. Blewett, 1979 March 22 and May 11.
Early life and family; postdoctoral years at Princeton University and University of Cambridge, 1933-1937. General Electric Company; wartime work on radar countermeasures; Donald Kerst; 100 MeV betatron (W. Westendorp, E. Charlton); invention of synchrotron (Edward McMillan, V. Veksler), building the first electron synchrotron (Herb Pollack, Robert Langmuir); observing the effects of radiation. Move to Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) (Jerrold Zacharias); building the Cosmotron (Stanley Livingston, Leland Haworth), problems; the Berkeley Bevatron story. Alternating Gradient Synchrotron conversion, 1965; failure of agreement to build joint machine with Russians; Committee on Chinese program (Luke Yuan, T. D. Lee); superconducting powerline (Jack Jensen, Hugh Long, Eric Forsyth); California Institute of Technology (Matthew Sands); problems of building super energy machines; Brookhaven Superhigh Energy Committee (Yuan, Sam Lindenbaum, Ralph Shutt, Ronald Rau); BNL interactions with University of California, Berkeley (Maurice Goldhaber, McMillan), multiple proposals for 200 BeV machine (Edward U. Condon, Leona Marshall), 1965; Atomic Energy Commission. Blewett directs Brookhaven's energy program; design for synchrotron light source, proposal and competition; Hanford/Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory collaboration gets the job.
Nuclear physicist (1910-2000). Ph.D, physics (Princeton, 1936). Senior physicist, Brookhaven National Laboratory; consultant on accelerator technology to the French Atomic Energy Commission and the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). Research in particle accelerators and synchrotron radiation.
Blewett, John P. (John Paul), 1910-
Condon, Edward Uhler, 1902-1974.
Goldhaber, Maurice, 1911-2011-
Lee, T. D., 1926-
Livingston, M. Stanley (Milton Stanley)
McMillan, Edwin M. (Edwin Mattison), 1907-
Sands, Matthew L. (Matthew Linzee)
Veksler, V. I. (Vladimir Iosifovich).
Zacharias, Jerrold Reinach, 1905-1986
Brookhaven National Laboratory.
California Institute of Technology
General Electric Company.
Hanford Works (Wash.)
Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory.
Princeton University.
University of Cambridge.
University of California, Berkeley.
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
Betatrons.
Particles (Nuclear physics) -- International cooperation.
Group work in research.
Physics -- Research.
Radiation -- Research.
Superconductivity.
Synchrotrons.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Radar.
World War, 1939-1945 -- War work.
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
Sound recordings. aat
Bevatron.
Cosmotron.
Charlton, E.
Forsyth, Eric.
Haworth, Leland J. (Leland John), 1904-
Kerst, Donald William, 1911-1993
Langmuir, Robert.
Long, Hugh.
Marshall, Leona.
Pollack, Herb.
Rau, Ronald R.
Shutt, R. P.
Yuan, Luke C. L.
Brookhaven National Laboratory. Superhigh Energy Committee.
Hoddeson, Lillian. interviewer.
AIP-ICOS
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA
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