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Oliver, J. E. (Jack Ertle), 1923-2011-
Oral history interview with Jack E. Oliver, 1996 March 8 and 1997 September 27.
A discussion of his youth, education; his education in physics and earth science at Columbia University taught by 5 Nobel Prize winners (I.I. Rabi, Charles Townes, James Rainwater, Willis Lamb, Polykarp Kusch); his work at Lamont Doherty Observatory in seismology with Maurice Ewing; work on atmospheric acoustics with Albert P. Crary and Norman Haskell; influence of the International Geophysical Year (1957-1958); worldwide seismograph network; Nuclear Test Ban Treaty; Earthquake seismology at Lamont; Columbia University's support of seismology; the Seismological Society of America (early 1960s); reasons for leaving Lamont; teaching versus research at Lamont; Ewing's problems with Heezen and the Doherty Gift; personal views on religion and science. Also prominently mentioned are: Walter Bucher, Charles Drake, Frank Press.
Geophysicist (Seismology). Research associate, Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory, 1953-1955; Professor of geology, Columbia University, 1955-1971; chairman of dept. of geology, Cornell University from 1971.
Bucher, Walter H. (Walter Herman), 1888-
Crary, Albert P.
Drake, Charles L.
Ewing, W. Maurice (William Maurice), 1906-1974
Kusch, Polykarp, 1911-
Lamb, Willis E. (Willis Eugene), 1913-2008
Oliver, J. E. (Jack Ertle), 1923-2011-
Press, Frank, 1924-
Rabi, I. I. (Isidor Isaac), 1898-1988
Rainwater, L. James, (Leo James), 1917-1986.
Townes, Charles H.
Columbia University. Dept. of Physics -- Study and teaching.
Columbia University. Dept. of Physics -- Faculty.
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.
Seismological Society of America.
Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (1963)
International Geophysical Year, 1957-1958.
Geophysics.
Geology.
Seismology
Seismology -- International cooperation.
Science -- History.
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
Transcripts. aat
Seismologists -- Interviews. lcsh
Doel, Ronald Edmund interviewer.
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.
AIP-ICOS
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA
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