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Stern, Marvin, 1923-
Oral history interview with Marvin Stern, 1987 May 1.
Family background; education at Brooklyn Polytechnic Institution, New York University (Richard Courant); works as engineer at Republic Aviation while a graduate student in mathematics at Institute of Mathematics and Mechanics; Ph.D. thesis on rolling up of von Kármán vortex sheet (Kurt Otto Friedrichs). To Convair, 1954; Atlas development program (Hans Friedrich); origins of the University of California, San Diego; moved up to General Dynamics Research & Development division, 1958; organizing and filming the Convair Lecture Series (von Kármán, George Gamow). Enters government committee work (von Kármán, Courant); transition to Department of Defense; the Kennedy administration (Robert McNamara, Herbert York, Harold Brown); member of the President's Science Advisory Committee (PSAC). Takes position as vice-president at North American Aviation; leaves as a result of Bobby Baker scandal, 1964. Starts non-defense division of Rand Corporation. Commercial contact with scientists in Soviet Union. Defense Science Board Task Force on High-Energy Lasers. Project 137 (Eugene Wigner, John Wheeler, Oscar Morgenstern, Marvin Goldberger); Project Bassoon (Nick Christofilos); A. G. Hill, James McCormack; origins of JASON (Charles Townes, Goldberger).
Christofilos, Nick.
Courant, Richard, 1888-1972.
Friedrichs, Hans.
Friedrichs, Kurt Otto.
Gamow, George, 1904-1968.
Hill, A. G. (Albert Gordon), 1910-1996.
McCormick, James.
McNamara, Robert S., 1916-2009
Morgenstern, Oskar, 1902-
Stern, Marvin, 1923-
Townes, Charles H.
Von Kármán, Theodore, 1881-1963.
Wheeler, John Archibald, 1911-2008
Wigner, Eugene Paul, 1902-1995-
York, Herbert F. (Herbert Frank).
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences.
General Dynamics Corporation.
JASON Defense Advisory Group
New York University -- Study and teaching.
North American Aviation, inc.
Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn.
Project 137.
Project Bassoon.
Rand Corporation.
United States. Defense Science Board. Task Force.
United States. Department of Defense
United States. President's Science Advisory Committee.
University of California, San Diego.
Atlas (Missle)
Science -- Government policy -- United States.
Science and industry -- United States.
Science and industry -- International cooperation.
Science and industry -- Soviet Union.
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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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