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Anderson, P. W. (Philip W.), 1923-
Oral history interview with Philip Anderson, 1999 March 30, May 30, November 23 and June 29, 2000.
Discusses his childhood and education in Illinois, undergrad and graduate work at Harvard; writing his thesis with Van Vleck; working at Bell Laboratoreis and the scientists there including William Shockley; the rise of interest in solid state physics in the early 1950s; research in superconductivity; the creation of theory groups at Bell Labs in 1956 and the relationship between theorists and experimenters in the lab; decisions on research topics at Bell; his year in Japan with Kubo; security restrictions at Bell and military research; collaborations with John Galt; experiments leading to localization of electrons in 1956-57; development of superconductivity theory; his visit to the Soviet Union in 1958; collaboration with Morel in 1961 on superconductivity; and research philosophy and approach to problems. Others prominently mentioned are: N. Bogolyubov; George Feher, V. Ginzburg, Gorkov, Charles Kittel, Lev Landau, David Pines, Harry Suhl, Gregory Wannier.
Professor of theoretical physics, Princeton University from 1975; professor of theoretical physics, Cambridge University, 1967-1975; technical staff of Bell Laboratories, 1949-1984.
Anderson, P. W. (Philip W.), 1923-
Bogoliubov, N. N. (Nikolai Nikolaevich), 1909-
Feher, George
Ginzburg, V. L. (Vitali Lazarevich), 1916-2009
Gorkov, L. P. (Lev Petrovich)
Kittel, Charles
Kubo, Ryogo, 1920-
Landau, L. D. (Lev Davidovich), 1908-1968.
Morel, Pierre, 1933-
Pines, David, 1924-
Shockley, William, 1910-1989-
Suhl, Harry.
Van Vleck, J. H. (John Hasbrouck), 1899-1980
Wannier, Gregory H.
Bell Telephone Laboratories
Harvard University -- Students.
Military research -- United States.
Science and industry
Solid state physics.
Solid state physics -- Japan.
Superconductivity -- Research.
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Kozhevnikov, A. B. interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA