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Schwartz, Charles Leon, 1931-
Oral history interview with Charles Leon Schwartz, 1987 May 15.
Family background, education, and development of interest in physics; experience at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, absorbs prevailing political views. Postdoc position at Stanford University; relationship with Sidney Drell; fails to get tenure. Victor Weisskopf helps obtain position at University of California, Berkeley; Berkeley's environment. Participates in 1962 summer study as junior JASON; work on arms control issues with Matthew Sands; not invited back; negative implications of government consulting. Political transformation, 1966-1967; joins faculty peace group; letter to Physics Today refused publication on political grounds; SPD hearing; drafts proposal to amend American Physical Society constitution. Activism extends to concern with role of science in society; formation of Scientists and Engineers for Social and Political Action (SESPA); attack on JASON; research on power structures. Other activities: Hippocratic Oath for scientists; organizes free speech protests at Livermore; publication of Murray Gell-Mann papers; impact on career. Current involvements; views on crisis within physics.
Professor of Physics, University of California, Berkeley.
Drell, Sidney D. (Sidney David), 1926-
Sands, Matthew L. (Linzee).
Schwartz, Charles Leon, 1931-
Weisskopf, Victor Frederick, 1908-2002
American Physical Society.
Lawrence Livermore Laboratory
Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Stanford University.
University of California, Berkeley.
JASON Defense Advisory Group
Scientists and Engineers for Social and Political Action.
Physics today (Journal).
Arms control.
Physics -- Study and teaching.
Science -- Social aspects.
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
Sound recordings. aat
Transcripts. aat aat
Scientists -- Political activity -- United States. lcsh
Aaserud, Finn interviewer.
AIP-ICOS
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA
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