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Wilkinson, Denys Haigh, Sir.
Oral history interview with Denys Haigh Wilkinson, 1964.
Administrative work at Oxford; research at Brookhaven National Lab; importance of family life; interest in ornithology, medieval architecture; approach to physics problems; self-taught in nuclear physics; importance in "imagined" criticism from real colleagues; new ideas do not end at age twenty-five; role of conferences and holidays in generating ideas; chance observations and the prepared mind; discovering laws of physics; influence of computers; "accidental" selection of research problems; roles of colleagues in testing new ideas and response to criticism; personal life (non-compartmentalization of life), absence of scientific heroes (except Eugene Wigner). Also prominently mentioned are: Brookhaven National Laboratory, and University of Cambridge.
Born 1922.
Wigner, Eugene Paul, 1902-1995-
Brookhaven National Laboratory.
University of Cambridge.
Nuclear physics.
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Meyers, C. J., interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA