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Gales, R. S.
Oral history interview with Robert S. Gales, 2000 March 31.
Topics include his childhood and the influence of his mechanic father and religiously idealistic mother; his work in graduate school at UCLA with Norman Watson and Vern Knudsen; other mentors including Sepmeyer, Veneklassen, Cyril Harris, and Isadore Rudnick; his move to San Diego and start of his Naval career; activism in noise control; Fletcher's critical band theory and the training of sonar operators; work in underwater environmental acoustics; his interests in sailing and church work; influence of Alpha Gamma Omega christian fraternity; his transition after World War II to permanent Naval employment; contributions with John Webster and Paul Veneklassen to the development of noise-reducing headsets enabling acoustic communication on noisy carrier decks; his retirement in 1980.
Hearing and noise scientist and past president of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA).
Gales, R. S.
Harris, Cyril M., 1917-2011-
Knudsen, Vern Oliver, 1893-1974.
Rudnick, Isadore, 1917-
Sepmeyer, L. W., 1910-
Veneklasen, Paul Schuelke, 1916-
Watson, Norman A. 1909-
University of California, Los Angeles. Department of Physics
Sound -- Research -- History.
Underwater acoustics.
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Lubman, David, interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA