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Waly, Adnan.
Oral history interview with Adnan Waly 1990 November 12.
Early education with Gustav Hertz. Work as a nuclear physicists for the German General Electric Company under Fritz Lange. Doctoral studies with Max von Laue. Use of natural electronic discharges to produce nuclear disintegration. Discovery of Rupp's fradulent evidence for positive electrons. Coverup of the incident by Ramsauer. Waly's anti-Nazi activities before the outbreak of war. Work with Cockcroft and Walton on sealing discharge tubes. Priority dispute about the discovery of fission by Lise Meitner, together with her nephew Otto Frisch, and Otto Hahn. Collaboration with Leo Szilard. Early work on biophysics and cancer treatment.
Adnan Waly, born 1910, was a nuclear physicist working for Fritz Lange in the German General Electric Company (AEG) while pursuing his Ph.D. with von Laue. The laboratory was directed by Ramsauer. Recollections cover the period 1930-1945. During this period, Waly had personal contact with almost all the eminent scientists in Germany, and in other countries involved in nuclear physics.
Frisch, Otto Robert, 1904-
Hahn, Otto, 1879-1968.
Laue, Max von, 1879-1960
Meitner, Lise, 1878-1968.
Szilard, Leo
Nuclear explosions.
National Socialism.
Anti-Nazi movement.
Positrons.
Fusion.
Fission (Biology).
Cancer -- Research.
Biophysics
Oral histories. aat
Transcripts. aat
Nuclear physicists. lcsh
Cockcroft, John, Sir, 1897-1967.
Hertz, Gustav, 1887-
Lange, Fritz.
Ramsauer.
Rupp.
Walton.
Waly, Adnan.
German General Electic Company.
Tennenbaum, Sacha, interviewers.
AIP-ICOS
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA
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